The third Project QUILTING challenge was posted 13.3 Kitchen Influence and I was stumped! There were almost too many possibilities for me. I really wanted to keep with my 6″ finished quilt size and I just couldn’t figure out anything “cool enough” to make that would fit that. I let the whole thing simmer for as long as I could and I finally decided to just stick with making something that represents my favorite thing that is made in the kitchen – coffee!
I started with a fun neutral fabric that I purchased on my visit to the Blue Bar Quilts. If you look at the fabric closely you’ll see that there are coffee beans with a few images of coffee cups and mugs mixed in. I love that hint of surprise!
I then drew out a line drawing of a cup of coffee on my ThermOWeb Heat N Bond Lite Fusible (#ad) and fused it to the wrong side of a red coffee bean print fabric. YES – ALL THE COFFEE!
I needed some “steam” so I used essex metallic fog linen (which I also got from Blue Bar Quilts!) for the steam and the tiny binding flange.
I haven’t played with free motion quilting much on my new Janome machine so it was time to rip the band aid off and give it a go. I think it turned out pretty well – I even threw the word “coffee” inside the mug.
While this isn’t my most impressive Project QUILTING work yet – I do think it turned out adorable. Also – it’s done and it makes me smile when I look at it. And that is truly the whole point of Project QUILTING. Every piece you make doesn’t have to be a masterpiece. Sometimes you just have to make and not worry about all the rest of the noise.
And … here are all three of my 6″ quilts from Season 13 of Project QUILTING! This is going to make a fabulous little display on one of my walls when this is all done!