As my regular readers know, I am fascinated with Japanese culture and way of thinking about the natural world. So, I had to have a Japanese teacup design as the last block for this project. It made sense too, since all of my fabrics are Japanese or Asian style prints. This teacup has no handles.
I got out the box of Japanese fabrics and my paper piecing tools. Once again, this pattern is simple enough that you could use the traditional piecing method by cutting apart the pieces and adding seam allowances.
Piece the three sections first.
Then put them together, and add the top background piece. Add a 3 inch border all around, and square to 8-1/2 inches.
Here is your pdf free pattern – TeacupBlock16–JapaneseTea
Now the big news, I found the perfect filler fabric!! Windham Fabrics came out just last month with a new line called My Cup of Tea, and it has a words print that is exactly what I’ve been looking for for a year!! Thank you so much to Joy Breedlove who spotted this in a newsletter and emailed it to me. If you click on the photo, and then click on the “View A List of Shops”, it will tell you who has purchased it. But if no shop near you has it, Amazon does!! Click on My Cup of Tea Words Fabric!! If you are local, Foam and Fabric in Fletcher has it. I got two yards and will tea dye it to tone down the white as all of my blocks have beige background.
This will be the last block I do for the quilt along. We will take the month of December off, then look at putting the quilt together sometime in mid-January. If you want to make yours bigger, adding more blocks, feel free. The final design will be very forgiving as the filler fabric will be used to fill the empty spaces.
If you would like to expand your quilt with some additional designs, there are some really good ones at eQuiltPatterns.com. They are all paid patterns, so I didn’t use them in this quilt along, but I wanted you to have the option to add more different designs if you like. eQuiltPatterns Teacups and Teapots. (no affiliation)
Are you caught up with your Teacup blocks?