Oh dear, it has happened. I have officially deviated from the very first block of the month I've ever participated in. I didn't realize I'm such a rebel! The thing is, I connect so much with the concept of the quilt, capturing moments in my life with fabric (and in a quilt!) but when the teapot came along, it didn't click (haha, pun intended). It has no intrinsic value to me. But a nice hot mug of hot chocolate, oh yeah, there are memories there!
I used the pattern for the mug from the free pattern In From the Cold available from Moda. Here's a link to where you can find all sorts of free patterns from their blog!
Pressed all my seams open.
The butterfly is inspired by the pattern from Fig Tree & Co. I do not have the pattern, I just figured out the measurements I needed for my block, but it certainly looks a lot like Joanna's, so I give her credit. You can get her pattern here.
Also, I just really like butterflies, that's why it's on my mug.
And here is my nearly completed block! I have not actually sewn the white pieces around it to bring the block to the 12.5" x 16.5" size that the blocks have been finishing at, because I noticed they end up with what looks like an additional 1" white border before the red border, and I would rather do a solid piece all the way to the edge, less waste that way.
And I am so happy so say I organized myself a little! I was carrying my fabric for this quilt along on a cutting mat for the last 2 months, and finally remembered we have these nice little storage boxes that they would fit in.
A mug memory for you: when I was growing up it seemed like it always started snowing at 9pm, so dad would let us play outside for a while (even though it was past our bedtime) and mom would prep these huge mugs of hot chocolate for my sister and I. My mug has a peach on a blue background with a yellow brim, my sister's has grapes on a yellow background. I also still will join my mom for cups of cocoa when I go to her house sometimes, and we just sit and pass the breeze. It's so relaxing.
Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!