Tea with Lemon

Tea with Lemon by Amy Friend

I made this block for Kylie in my Cocorico Bee. This is our second round of the bee. In the first round, she requested block with a “Best of British” theme. I sent her this block:

Wellie Boot by Amy Friend

(You will find the pattern in my shops labeled “Garden Boot.”)

This time, she wanted to add to the blocks she had received with teapots, teacups and all things tea related. I decided to make a tea cup but wanted to add a little something to it. I search “tea with lemon” and found that it is often served on the edge of a cup. I thought it looked so attractive so I decided to try to design my block around that idea. I wanted to make the lemon scrappy because it’s more fun that way. Since that required a lot of piecing, I kept the cup and saucer themselves simple, with a more modern line. I chose fabrics from the Kissing Booth line by Basic Grey because the floral reminded me a bit of Chintz ware. To do justice to the handle, I felt it needed to be curved. I drew a curved template to create the handle unit. It’s a tight curve but doable with clipping and pins!

Tea with Lemon by Amy Friend

If you would like to try the pattern, it is available for instant download in my Craftsy and Etsy shops.



  1. Beautiful!

  2. So charming!

  3. Love them both!


  5. Love the teacup. So cute.

  6. Wonderful block! Lemon is just too perfect. I love especially the quality of this design, everything is so well designed!

  7. You are amazing! The tea cup is lovely!

  8. Love this, and perfect fabric for an elegant teacup

  9. So cute Amy! So glad I saw this as I haven’t been checking Flickr lately.
    I’ve been enjoying following along in the Little House sew along. xx

  10. Adorable; you always create the most wonderful blocks!

  11. Love these designs, but they are probably a little too advanced for me, since I’ve not sewn in years. Your choice of material is AWESOME! Seeing all these patterns makes me want to pull out the machine I bought myself last year for Christmas and haven’t even plugged in……….SHAME ON ME :}

  12. Judy Tucker says:

    They are both wonderful but I especially like the doggie Wellington boot. That pattern is amazing with it’s perfect lug sole. You have the best stash!

  13. Really love your paper piecing patterns Amy!

  14. Mary Richardson says:

    The garden boot is just perfect! I love it!

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