Time for Block 15 for the Teacups Quilt Along, and this month we go back once again to a paper pieced block. I’ve simplified one from EQ8 to eliminate a lot of tiny pieces on the handle. You can do this with traditional piecing too, by cutting apart the pieces and adding seam allowances.
So, let’s begin by printing the pattern, and cutting the major sections apart.
I wanted to fussy cut my teacup print, so I used a door as a lightbox. Hint, if you do this, be sure your print is wrong side up, as this is piece #1.
Attach the pieces together.
Then add a 2-1/2 to 3 inch border all the way around.
Using your large square-up ruler, place the 8-1/2-inch points at an angle.
Cut the first two sides, then flip it around and cut the other two at 8-1/2-inches.
The angle is opposite the other block we set on an angle, with the left side lower for balance. You will have a large open area at the top for embroidery. Add whatever you like. I’ve given some suggestions on the pdf printout, use a poem or a tea word like herbal or chamomile.
I was not able to get my embroidery done yet, and have had to set it aside to complete other Autumn Jubilee projects for this weekend and early next week. Being ill didn’t help! But I hope to get this done during the Teacups QA hiatus over the holidays. Here’s the pattern download – TeacupsQABlk15
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