Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coffee Cup Quilt progress

Hello folks! I went food shopping this morning and now I'm home, drinking coffee, and melting a Pumpkin Flapjacks tart from Candles from the Keeping Room. This day is getting better and better! I wanted to show you what I've been working on since the weekend...I finally got the sashing and border fabrics washed and pressed so....the sashing is done...
I really like the red sashing. I'm usually not one for solids, but I'm learning to appreciate them more. For busy blocks like this, solid sashing gives your eye a place to rest, don't you agree? And as you can see I'm working on the inner border.
Next up will be the outer border...that's going to be a red/brown floral, also from Fig Tree. Then for the quilting! I'm kind of at a loss as to what quilting pattern(s) I should do. Any thoughts? I was thinking stippling, but the cup handles may get in the way of that. Hmmmm, I don't know....?
We're making progress on our new sitting room. In fact we got two paint samples that I have to put up on the walls this week. They're Behr colors (from Home Depot); the first one is called "Peanut Butter" and the other is "Fudge Truffle."
 One of those will be for the top half of the walls; the lower half will be white from the chair railing down. The chair railing that we have to install, of course. Hopefully this weekend we can get the top half painting done, at least!

Have a great day!

♥ Jen


  1. Very very cute. Pam tweeted it, so I had to come see it.

  2. Jen,
    Love the quilt and the fabrics you used!
    Your room will be beautiful no matter which color you use ...I like them both.

  3. love your coffee top! I have no advice for you on the quilting. No clue there. And I like the "peanut butter" wall color. Or fudge truffle.... mmmm. Now I'm hungry! LOL!

  4. Oh my how pretty that coffee cup quilt is coming out and you need to be proud of yourself for sticking with it all this time!!!
    I love both of those names and the colors--but I love the Peanut butter one best--I am not a dark color person--I guess!!!
    Hugs,di and that miss gracie


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