Teacups Quilt Along – Block 11 – and some news

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?

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

It is unusual in that the saucer has a raised center for the cup to sit on.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I pulled some DMC floss in brown, gold and antique violet.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Hand stitching mostly on Sundays, I began by outlining the pieces in brown using a back stitch.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

This took only one afternoon.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I used a lazy daisy stitch on the saucer embellishement.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Then I put a five lazy daisy stitch emblem on the cup, and added some little stars in the antique violet.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

So, this is it all done.  Trim the base to 8-1/2-inches square.

Teacups Quilt Along at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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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19 thoughts on “Teacups Quilt Along – Block 11 – and some news

  1. Donna Weeks

    So excited that you will be part of the Moda Bake Shop At The Seashore Summer Quilt Along. This quilt project will be one that I will be doing. I will certainly be behind schedule with the first few sets of blocks, but will finish. Have a great weekend.
    Donna Weeks

  2. Linda B

    Oh congratulations Carole! What a feather in your cap! Looking forward to the QAL and what you come up with! No pressure! Ha!

  3. What a cute embroidery project. I wonder if that teacup is a specialty cup for espresso or hot chocolate or something.

    Congrats on your upcoming special events!!

  4. Yay! Carole. Congratulations on the MODA Bake Shop Quilt ALong. I was looking at that this morning. (Not that I have fourteen seconds to do one more thing). But it sounds like fun. Sigh. Someday.

  5. Joy B

    I really love that you developed this block from a photo of your unusual teacup. And congratulations on the MODA project!

  6. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, Your tea cup is beautiful and that you were able to draw it free hand is amazing. I did not realize that you were able to draw so brilliantly! I am not sure which method I will do for this tea cup, both methods are fun for me. How wonderful and fun for you that you were chosen to create a block for the Moda Summer Quilt Along! Pretty special honor but one that you deserve being such a fantastic quilt designer! I am proud of you and can not wait to see your block! Thank you for sharing your great design today and have a fabulous day!

  7. Sharon Schipper

    Saw that notice in the magazine. Lovely to see your smiling face! I’m so behind on everything right now. I told my boss I need a SABBATICAL not just a 4 day leave! wasn’t enough. My UFO’s are piling up!

    big hug
    sharon

  8. Melanie

    Hi Carole, you are becoming even more famous! I saw your picture in the write up in AP&Q, and so pleased for you as well as your upcoming lecture/presentation in TN. How fun, and hope your knee holds up okay. Loved your tea cup AND your rendition in embroidery. Such a talented lady, you are. :o) Have a great weekend! Hugs, m

  9. Kathy Inozarks

    Wow that is an unusual tea cup both the saucer and the high base on the cup-love your embroidery block from this inspiration.
    and Congratulations on the Moda quilt along, and enjoy your presentation too-exciting quilt news Happy Sunday Kathy

  10. What a lovely teacup! I’ve never seen one with the raised center in the saucer. Just lovely! Thanks for showing the pieced and embroidered options. I prefer the pieced version myself. Will have to get some fabrics together for this one! Thanks!!!

  11. dezertsuz

    How pretty that cup and saucer is. I’ve never seen one raised like that. Was it made in England? It would be tempting to make a little wallhanging set of 4 embroidered cups and saucers! Thank you for the pattern.

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