Monday, February 14, 2011

Come Around for Coffee All Year

Last year I participated in a self-chosen Block-of-the-Month. The only requirement was that our quilts had to be either tea- or coffee-themed. I'm not much of a tea drinker but coffee is one of my favorite things in life. Coincidentally, Pam had recently published her Come Around for Coffee placemat pattern. I instantly fell in love with it and knew it would be perfect for my quilt. And now, it's completely finished! I finished the binding last week, quickly embroidered a label and washed the quilt in Woolite. Officially done!
Note the scrappy binding...I love how it turned out!
Here is the back. I pieced together two coffee-themed fabrics.
Love a finished quilt! Thank you Pam for inspiring is a great pattern and I loved working on each and every block! ♥

Have a happy Valentine's Day everyone! Any big plans? The kids and I will make chocolate-covered strawberries when they get home for dessert. We do this every year, they're so simple and delicious.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsps. vegetable shortening
1 lb. fresh strawberries with leaves

In a double-boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the leaves, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. Turn the strawberries while dipping and let excess drip off. Spoon sprinkles, mini M&M's, or coconut flakes over the chocolate. Cool on waxed paper.
The cookbook winner will be chosen in two days! Make sure you left a comment on the post linked to HERE. I hope your week is starting off well!

♥ Jen


  1. OHMYGOSH I TOTALLY LOVE IT!!!! I'm all giddy about it. xo

  2. I absolutely love that quilt, you did a wonderful job on it, its beautiful!! Happy Valentines Day to you too.

  3. You did a wonderful job on it Jen. WOOHOOO to you for getting it all done! Happy Valentine's day!

  4. Your quilt is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing all of the detail. You are always an inspiration to me. Happy Valentines Day!

  5. I'm a hot chocolate gal but I love mugs and cups so much. I want to make this! Pam is amazing. Your version is delightful. Love how it quilted up.

  6. Chocolate strawberries--I will be there in a minute or two--save me one!!!
    Love your quilt---me though I am a tea drinker--don't know why--both of my parents were coffee drinkers--but come to think about it all three of us girls are all tea drinkers--only my brother is a coffee drinker--how odd!!!!
    Happy Valentines day from Di and miss gracie

  7. Jen ... Good Morning! Your Come Around For Coffee quilt is beautiful ... and so inviting! Thanks for the link to the pattern on Pam's site. I love the rick-rack handles on the cups. I am sharing my morning cup of coffee with you right now while I read your blog. I wandered here via two other quilty blogs. Pass the chocolate covered strawberries and I'll pass the last piece of Berry Lover's Pie I made for Valentine's Day ... ;) Pat

  8. Jen, I love the quilt! You did a great job. Can I have a chocolate covered strawberry? :)


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