Teacups Quilt Along – Block 15

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, …

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Teacups Quilt Along Block 14 Sun Tea

This month, I was looking for some teacup fabric to use as filler for when we begin putting the blocks together later in the year.  I was not successful, but while I was researching with the word teacup, I clicked on a summer tablescape and had a fun idea for this month's block. Sun Tea!  …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 13 Mug

It's the first Friday of August, and time for the next teacup block for our quilt along. It is getting more difficult to find the right thing for the next blocks.  EQ8 isn't making it easy either, insisting on only printing one page for two page patterns.  So I have had to mess with it …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 12

Our block for the July installment of the Teacups Quilt Along takes us back to applique one more time.  We have cups, and a kettle for the water, teapots to steep and hold the hot tea.  What are we missing? Well, tea bags of course!!  This month, we will applique two teabags on an 8-1/2-inch …

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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 …

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Teacup Quilt Along – Block 10

Wow, where did the month go?  It is already time for the next block in the Teacups Quilt Along.  This one snuck up on me, as I am totally consumed with a Mini Cooper club event this weekend that I'll share soon. Anyway, since we have a teapot and lots of cups, we need to …

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Teacup Quilt Along – Block 9

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 …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 8

Last month, we did a teapot, and the discussion that followed was about sugar and creamer (or milk for the true tea drinkers) to go with the quilt along.  I looked around but didn't really see anything I liked.  I briefly considered making an applique pattern from my own little sugar and creamer set from …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Teapot Block 7

This month I wanted to do a teapot, but multiple tries with EQ8 was frustrating yet again.  For some reason, the program refuses to print the entire pattern when it goes over one page.  I have sent yet another bug report to them, but still no fix.  I was also going to make another applique …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 6

For the next block in the Teacup Quilt Along, it is time to applique!  This is a mixed techniques quilt, so let's stretch a bit this month.  Applique is not my forte, I can do an invisible whip stitch as well as anyone, I guess, but the turning under part is what is difficult.  So, …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 5

The next pattern in the Teacups Quilt Along series goes back to paper piecing.  In the spirit of Christmas, I found this one that kind of reminds me of packages for the tree.  Of course, for me that means fussy cutting for the main part of the teacup. This was a supreme pain to get …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 4

This time we’ll do a pieced block with our Teacup Quilt Along!  I want to make this quilt-along with a variety of techniques. Today, Block #4 will be a Milk Pitcher to go with your teacups. Fabric Requirements - Focus fabric for pitcher one rectangle 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 one large rectangle 6 high x 5-1/2 …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 3

This quilt along of mixed techniques began two months ago, with paper piecing.  We'll continue that today, and in a nod to Autumn Jubilee, I chose a print for my teacup that is Autumn in colors, but still Japanese inspired.  The Teacups will eventually have several techniques including applique and will run at least a …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 2

Continuing the Teacups Quilt Along, this month we'll do a block from the Cups and Saucers book.  Actually, we will do three.  If you have this version - Cups and Saucers first edition - the patterns are the same.   So, make three copies of the teacup pattern on page 55 of the first edition, or …

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Teacups Quilt Along – Begins

Thanks to the very positive response to my idea of doing a teacups quilt along, it is a go!  Today we will begin to stretch just a little, come just a small distance out of the comfort zone and learn together.  Make as many or as few as you like.  Do several all the same …

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