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