Friday, February 21, 2014

Trust Circle Blocks and Tutorial

The assignment for my do.Good Stitches group this month was to make a strawberry shortcake-themed 16-patch block and a second strawberry block in a manner of our choosing. I decided you can't have strawberry shortcake without a tea party and made this block of four teacups.

I searched for a pattern that I could use, and found some wonderful inspiration, including these mugs from Lori Holt's Row Along Quilt, Kate Spain's In From the Cold quilt, available as a free pdf from Moda and these delightful cups made by Susannah Kate. I also really like the pattern "All That and the Hatter" in Sarah Fielke's book, Hand Quilted with Love. None of them was quite right, though, so I took inspiration from all of them and made my own.  

Thought you might enjoy a little tutorial, too. Click on the picture to go straight there or keep reading and it follows this post.

 photo teacup_button_zps4408ec1b.jpg

I think it looks pretty cute with the 16-patch block! This is going to be such a sweet quilt for a little girl!

It's a stretch, but I am counting this as a finish and am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts!


Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

Happy Sewing,

Tessa Marie

Follow on Bloglovin


  1. What an adorable little cup & saucer block. It will look wonderful alternated with the 16 patch blocks. The colours are so fresh and bright. I found your blog through Jan's Sew and Sow Farm.

  2. How cute, I love it! So glad you have a tutorial.

  3. I do like this block and thanks will now have a look at your tutorial

  4. Such sweet little teacups!! Good for you;)

  5. Beautiful Tessa....loving the teacups with the 16 patch! Going to look fabulous!!

  6. Oh, this is darling, Tessa! Such a sweet block and your fabric choices really make it so lovely. Will be pinning your fab tutorial for the is block. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us.

  7. This is cute! Stopping by from Sew and Sow Farm Blog to say hi.

  8. Tessa these all turned out beautifully! Love the bright and cheery colors you've used! You did a lovely job on them all!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

  9. Tessa you sweet thing, your tea cups are the cutest ever! Love them.....the 16 patch block is just chock full of the scrappy goodness I love too! The green print in the top left corner, could you tell me what line it's from? I need some and I just can't remember for the life of me! Thanks so much! Hey, I'm planning on popping in for dinner next week at Bricktops, so I will at least get to see all you sweet ladies!


Thank you so much for leaving me a comment. I try to respond to all of them, but if time doesn't permit, please know that I read every one and appreciate the time you took to connect with me :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...