I hope you are having fun with the Teacups Quilt Along! This month we go back to a paper pieced block, a little more complex than the others. Time to stretch a bit.
Before we get to today’s pattern, I wanted to show you last month’s embroidery all done. Did you get yours finished?
The block this month is two stacked cups, with handles on opposite sides. I always begin with coloring the pattern pieces so I stay on track.
I wanted these cups to match the teapot, so I fussy cut the cup sections from the same fabric.
This variegated green Aurifil thread is a perfect choice for the fabrics. The 50-wt is the absolute best for paper piecing!
Two cups made, and ready to join together.
This time it worked pretty well. I used the pdf to print the patterns to make sure it worked.
Download the pdf – Stacked Cups – When printing, select ‘print actual size’ not ‘fit to page’. Make one of each teacup by the patterns given on pages 2 and 3, then sew together to make the block. The overall size should be 8 inches square (not including the outside seam allowance) but don’t worry if it isn’t exact. The final design will have some wiggle room. Don’t forget to leave the seam allowance around the edge. It is very light on the pattern pieces. Cups and teapot go together nicely, and will look great in the overall project.
If you use Flickr, I hope you’ll share all your projects as you keep making progress or finish up on From My Carolina Home Project Sharing on Flickr , or share in our facebook group – From My Carolina Home Project Sharing on Facebook. Please comment on each other’s shares too, being a part of the From My Carolina Home community is fun! Here are some of Pat Semeraro’s teacups she shared on Facebook. Looking good, Pat!!
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