Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Coffee Anyone?

OK, I think I have a problem.  I like to START things,   But finish?  I don't know yet!  I've only finished one thing all by myself so far.  Oh well.  Hopefully, with many to choose from, I won't get bored, right?  That's my theory anyway.  We shall see!

This next project is one I'm still pondering.  I doubt that I'll ever become a designer, it hurts my head!  At work, we are supposed to make up a basket with a theme for our office to take to our next state conference.  This basket will be auctioned off with a silent auction and our department has decided to do a coffee or tea theme.  I volunteered to make a lap quilt for it so I immediately went googling coffee/tea fabric, coffee blocks, etc.   I  found a few choices and our office voted on which they liked best.  So I bought 1 1/2 yards of this (it's all they had left).  Yes, I tend to be a fairly literal person but will work on trying to think outside the box.
I can't decide whether to use this for the back (which will probably need pieced along with something else, or use it on the front design, whatever that ends up being.   I found this block pattern  on McCallsQuilting,com described as a tea cup but it's square enough to pass as a coffee cup.  I would love to do a bunch of these in bright modern colors but how to make that mesh with this coffee fabric?  Hmm!

And now to decide how in the world I'm going to put it all together and how big to make it.  Too many decisions!  Help!

I also fell in love with this wall hanging from 2010 and promptly bought the pattern which I will save for a future day.  It's probably old news to most of you, but I LOVE it !


I want to see this hanging in either my office at work or in my sewing room, IF we ever get our house built.  That's another whole story.

So this post really wasn't about anything I'm working on yet but things that are just ideas at the moment.  And I would welcome ANY thoughts and ideas about how to proceed with my coffee project!

Have any of you ever made any coffee cup quilts?  Inquiring minds wanna know!

I'm linking up with Lorna's Let's Bee Social link party at Sew Fresh Quilts and Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.

Happy quilting!

Janice


6 comments:

  1. I haven't made a coffee cup quilt, but your post made me think of Amanda Jean's
    Cute mini quilt. http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2015/11/mini-coffee-cups.html.

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  2. I haven't made a coffee cup quilt, but your post made me think of Amanda Jean's
    Cute mini quilt. http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2015/11/mini-coffee-cups.html.

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    1. I never thought about doing a mini but now that you've shown me one, it might be a more practical way to go. This is so cute! Thank you, Tami.

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  3. Check out this blogger's post with photos of her coffee cups quilt:
    http://kate-life-in-pieces.blogspot.com/2012/12/rainbow-scrap-challenge-nearing-end.html

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    1. Oh my, I really like this idea! Thank you for sharing!

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    2. Julie, I liked Kate's quilt so much I went out and found the book with the pattern in it. It's on it's way to me!

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