Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tea Time! Dust Off a Book blog hop

Welcome to my stop on the Dust Off a Book blog hop hosted by Bea of Beaquilter!  The idea of this hop is that we all have quilting books on our shelves; Bea challenges us to take one down and use it!  Projects would be from the book as written or inspired by the book.

I knew that February was a busy month for me so I would need a small project.  My guild is making placemats for Friendship Trays as their philanthropy project this year, so something that would work for that size would be ideal.  Say It With Quilts ihas a copyright date of 1997, which happens to be the same year I started quilting.  I'm pretty sure the tea cup pattern is a big part of the reason I bought the book.  It's a 6" finished block, so 6 teacups would make a placemat just the right size.  Perfect!

The teacups went together fairly quickly.  I did some wavy line quilting on the vertical, hoping that it might look like steam coming from the tea.  I used scrappy binding.  I hope it brightens someone's day!

Be sure to check out all the participants in the Dust Off a Book hop:

Monday 3/1

Words and Stitches

 Samelia’s Mum

High Road Quilter

Tuesday 3/2

Karin’s Crazy World

Lemon Tree Snippets


Wednesday 3/3


 Cynthia’s Creating Ark

 A Quilting Readers Garden

Thursday 3/4

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Quilting Patchwork Applique

The Darling Dogwood  -- You are here!

Creatin’ in the Sticks

Friday 3/5


Quilting at the farm

Kathleen McMusing


  1. Cute cups, a great pattern for a placemat! I love the scrappy binding too. Well done!

  2. what a cute project and the quilting DOES look like steam :)

  3. I'm sure that will brighten someone's day. What a great idea for a placemat!

  4. Oh, I love teacups too! I'm sure someone will love these. Your quilting does look like steam coming from the cup! Great job!

  5. Love the tea cups. Will have to save the blog hop reading till evening.

  6. Love your tea cups! It's perfect for the placemat!

  7. Great placemat! I have that book. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Adorable teacups and perfect for the Friendship Tray project. Love to see all the fun books we turned up!

  9. Your mat is so cute. These look super fun to put together. I think this would be a great book to own for sure.


  10. That's a nice book and a really sweet project, Emily!

  11. What a fun project! The tea cups are so cute. Congrats on the finish.

  12. Being a tea drinker, I fully endorse your placemat :-) I have a few books that may like to see the light of day :-( YIKES!!!

  13. I really like you cup placemat. I, too, am a Tea enthusiast.

  14. Very cut cup blocks, great placemat!