Sunday, May 13, 2012


Sunday, May 13, 2012
Last but not least of the new patterns is Teacups! Grab a bunch of 2 1/2" strips & a background fabric and you are ready to get sewing!

Teacups features the new Tumbler Double Strip Ruler from Creative Grids. It makes the cutting process fast & simple. The pattern also includes a full size template option as an alternative.

The pattern cover features two quilts. One is a planned layout & the other is a scrappy one. I liked both so much that I decide to have them on the cover together.

Quilt #1 Details Fabric is Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater
Pattern - Teacups
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 4/25/12
Finished on 5/4/12
Quilt measures - 32" x 48"

Quilt #2 DetailsFabric is Summerlove by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Pattern - Teacups
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 4/26/12
Finished on 5/4/12
Quilt measures - 32" x 48"

I knew I wanted the quilts to be pretty flat so that you could clearly see the tumbler. I took them out to our back porch where we have big squares of concrete. The cover came together fast & I don't have many outtakes. All I did was edit out a few grout lines that landed in some odd places on the cover.

The Mama Said Sew quilt is bound in a black and white mini-zigzag stripe.

The Summerlove quilt is bound in a blue dot and also has a small binding flange from a solid light grey. I included binding flange directions in this pattern. To do a flange you'll need 1/4 yard of additional fabric for any size you choose.

With the scrappy layout the binding flange helped to make the binding pop off the quilt.

These quilts are fun & fast to make with the new ruler!

Here are the Teacups quilts with Ditto & Ballerina.


I have to give a HUGE thank you to my mother. She has bound almost every quilt that I have made in the last 2 months. My mom has also bagged my patterns, shipped out orders & cooked me food to make sure that I'm remembering to take breaks from sewing and eat!! There is no way I'd be ready for Quilt Market this week without her help. She has been my #1 help in getting ready for it. So mom, THANK YOU... for market help, for your support, & for your LOVE. You are amazing & always have been. {oh.. and Happy Mother's Day too!!}


It has been great sharing all my new patterns with you!! I know it may be hard to choose... but if you have a favorite I'd love to know!

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Shannon said...

I have two Eerie Alley jelly rolls set aside to make Radio Way. The leftover strips will be perfect for making Teacups!

Jamie Lee said...

Teacups is my favorite for sure, but Chopsticks is an "oldie but goodie"!

mascanlon said...

Yummy and Ballerina! I have Walk in the Woods and Little Apples ready to go for Yummy, just need to decide on hot pink or acid green as the accent. But next up after that is Chopsticks, new fabric on the way!

Amber H. said...

Arg, hard questions! If I *really* had to pick, I'm gonna say Ditto!

(BTW, my husband tells me "Ditto." when I say "I love you." to him sometimes just like in the movie. He says it because he wants to be cool like Patrick Swayze.)

Francis Paul said...

I love the teacup pattern !!(but I hope there will come a digital version too)

Kathryn said...

I'm torn between Ballerina and Ditto as my favorite new ones. Thanks for showing us what's new. Kathie L in Allentown

Almaelou said...

I would say ditto! I like the jagged edges. Have a great day!

Denise :) said...

I really like all of them -- you've done a marvelous job! The Teacups quilt is really darling, but I'm head-over-heals about Three In A Box! :)

Kimberly said...

I really love them all...but if I had to choose one..I will pick Teacup. I love the picture with your niece.
Have fun at the Quilt Market..can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Dorian said...

Wonderful quilts Julie. My favorites are 3 in a box and Ballerina. Your niece is soooo cute!

Patti said...

I adore this quilt. Unfortunately the ruler isn't here yet but a soon as it is I shall have it and the pattern.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Teacups is my favorite out of a bunch that I really like Julie!

Lisa said...

Well I am a ditto lover but I like fast and easy and teacups looks like it could be that. Getting the ruler then ordering teacups! If you meet a woman named Michelle from wv gulits she has the ruler tell here Elizabeth says Teacups!

Jacque said...

Oh, tough call. My top two are Teacups and Yummy!

Auntie Pami said...

Ditto! Ha, now you'll wonder if I'm copying the vote above or Ditto. I love Ditto. So many fun quilting opps there. But, I love them all and will have to make them all. Just wish my FMF would get here.

Heather said...

I really like ballerina, it's not like any quilt pattern I've ever seen. They are all quite wonderful though!

bethanndodd said...

Way to go! They are all wonderful!! Smiles~Beth

Christine Traub said...

Teacups! The Mama Said Sew one is amazing!!! Great job, Julie :o)

Amber said...

I just love the teacups and ditto. I can't wait to make both.

Stephanie said...

You're right! It's hard to choose. The first thing that attracted me to your blog were your unique patterns! That said, I whittled it down to Ditto, Firecracker, and Ballerina. Thanks for the chance.

Nancy M. said...

love them all so after the first of the year I should get them all.