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.

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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!

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Happy Sewing,

Tessa Marie

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9 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  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!

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Tessa

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