Teacups Embroidered Block

This month’s block for the Teacups quilt along is an embroidered block.  The quilt along is a mixed techniques one, so I am throwing in some handwork.  This was mainly due to the complexity of the design I wanted for the sugar and creamer, more delicate and intricate.  If you haven’t joined us for this quilt along, it isn’t too late to start, just click on Teacups Quilt Along for all the posts with the block downloads, book reference or instructions.  The other blocks so far are paper pieced, regular pieced, and applique featuring mostly teacups, with a milk jug and a teapot so far.  The upside is I have something to keep my hands busy while watching TV on Sunday.  Here is where I left off on the day of the block reveal.

Teacups Quilt Along Block 8 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Working with the darkest green first, I outlined the sugar bowl.

Teacups Quilt Along Block 8 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I wanted to do the center in a slightly lighter color to create depth.

Teacups Quilt Along Block 8 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

After I did it, I realized that the value should have been lighter.  It is hard to tell that the center stitching is different from the edges, there wasn’t enough of a value change.

Teacups Quilt Along Block 8 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Oh well, I’m not taking it out.  So, on to the purple flowers.

Teacups Quilt Along Block 8 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Lazy daisy stitches complete the flowers on the sugar bowl and lid.  Since I still had purple thread left, I began the flowers on the creamer.

Teacups Quilt Along Block 8 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

So this is my progress so far.  Hopefully, today, I can polish off the creamer outline, put in the yellow flower centers, and it will be done.  Just in time to go find the next block and get it made for next month’s reveal.

Teacups Quilt Along Block 8 at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I will be linking up today with Slow Sunday Stitching.  Are you working on any handwork?

13 thoughts on “Teacups Embroidered Block

  1. connie wolfe

    Your stitching is delicate and dainty, just like the set you showed from your collection. Knowing that you are a football fan like me and enjoy hand stitching during games, I’m wondering if you saved any of the embroidery work for today’s AAF games? Enjoy the day.

  2. Deanna

    Your embroidery is well done and makes the cream and sugar dishes look frail and delicate. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

  3. These are really sweet. I like the little flowers on them. I have not tried embroidery. I might try something at some point, but right now, I have been having trouble with some tendinitis in my thumb and I haven’t been even crocheting at all.

    Thanks for your comment on my card. On the inside of it, I think I just wrote Happy St Patrick’s day, and that I hoped the card brought them a smile.

  4. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, Choosing the threads for embroidery projects is not always an easy decision and often looks great until we see it all finished in the end. I have unpicked many threads/stitches for that reason or just left them for the same reason. Yet, it does not take long before I am thinking to myself that I did make the right choice and do like that thread choice. So hopefully, that will happen for you in this instance, also. From what I can see from the picture, it is very pretty and delicate and I like everything about it. I hope that you continue to enjoy the remainder of the stitching on this project. I still have some stitching to do on mine also. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  5. Your embroidery is lovely. I like your choice of thread colors. . Thanks for the links to find the design … 🙂 Pat

  6. Melanie

    I try to always have at least one handiwork project going, sometimes many! I am enjoying your beautiful embroidery. I’m not doing the tea cups project, but I did work on my scrappy 4-patches today. I’m slowly making progress. Have more irons in the fire than is probably wise, but what the heck…who’s to know but you and me? LOL

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