Cups and Saucers is a fun block to make. You can use just two colors, three or four colors. I chose to use four colors. I found a beautiful black batik fabric and just went from there. I pulled the colors that were in the batik and the results are great. This is an impressive block but not at all hard to make. See what you think:
These are not colors I usually work with but I wanted to challenge myself to use colors I am not comfortable with. I am more of a traditional pink, green, maroon or blue quilter. This was alot of fun though and now I feel confident to try other colors outside my comfort zone. I ended up making a lap quilt with the cups and saucers block. Here it is:
With the cups and saucers block it didn't matter which way you turned it. You are going to get the same design regardless. However, it would make a big difference on where you put your colors or how many colors you used. I hope you give this pattern a try. Have fun with it.
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job three years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.
I am currently quilting 200 quilts from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". I am blogging about each block I create. Many of the blocks can be turned to make a different design for your quilt. I will be showing you some of these designs. I hope you enjoy my site.
200 Quilt Blocks
Around The Block
"Around The Block With Judy Hopkins
"Around The Block With Judy Hopkins"
Around The Block With Judy Hopkins
Art Picture Quilts
Block Number Seventeen
Calico Puzzle Patter
Homesewn By Carolyn
Homesewn By Carolyn Blog
Learning How To Make A Picture Quilt
Lovie Lap Quilts
Paper Pinwheels Quilt Pattern
Quilt Block Fifteen
Quilt Block Thirteen
Quilt From Photo
Quilt Patterns From Judy Hopkins
Split Nine Patch Block
Third Quilt Pattern
Wheelchair Lap Quilts