First Friday of the month means the next block for the Teacups Quilt Along is here! I hope you have enjoyed stretching a bit with some new-to-you techniques you might not have tried before. This month, the block can be made in two ways, so you can choose your comfort level.
The inspiration for this block was a teacup that I have had for so many years that I do not remember where it came from. Delicate and pretty isn’t it?
It is unusual in that the saucer has a raised center for the cup to sit on.
I drew the pattern by taking a picture straight on of the cup on its saucer, then used a light box to outline it. I think this block will work either embroidered or applique. I chose to embroider mine. The block should be 8-1/2-inches when you are done.
I pulled some DMC floss in brown, gold and antique violet.
Hand stitching mostly on Sundays, I began by outlining the pieces in brown using a back stitch.
This took only one afternoon.
I used a lazy daisy stitch on the saucer embellishement.
Then I put a five lazy daisy stitch emblem on the cup, and added some little stars in the antique violet.
So, this is it all done. Trim the base to 8-1/2-inches square.
Download the pattern –TeacupQA-Block11
Will you do embroidery or applique on your block?
Now for the news – Monday, June 10 I’ll be presenting my Decisions Decisions program to the Piecemakers Guild of Sevierville, Tennessee. I am looking forward to meeting a few of my blog readers, and make new quilty friends!
And if you get American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you’ll find me on a Moda ad for the Summer At the Shore Quilt Along. Third row down on the left, that’s me!! See the Moda Bake Shop for the first posts on fabric requirements and how to quilt along. My block is scheduled for early July.
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