Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Have A Latte And A Giveaway With Me This Morning

It's my day to sit and have a Latte (or cup of tea) with you...COME ON IN!


Madame Samm at Sew We Stitch loves her coffee, so Have A Latte was definitely her style.
Add a spoonful of Joan over at Moosestash Quilting to cheer us on and this is quite a party!

I'm more of a tea drinker, so that beautiful fabric, Have A Latte by Clothworks made me want
to run to the nearest Starbucks to get me one of their Green Tea Lattes and a scone or two. Yum!



I did a little paper piecing (which I love to do) and created a quilt that measures 45" x 45".
It's the perfect size to snuggle under while sipping away at my green tea latte.

A Cup or Two For Me and You!


I found the cup blocks HERE and the coffee grinder block HERE.
The finished blocks were 8" x 8".


I love the striped binding!


The back is just solid colored fabric, but I created it with a method I found at several different
websites. The fabric gets cut on a diagonal and then slides down to make it bigger.
Crazy, but it works!
My fabric was a little less than 43" wide, so using this method added a few inches...very cool!
The link I found and used includes a calculator and instructions - Multi-Patch, Inc. HERE.


Uh-oh! A storm threatened our little photo taking outing.


Another quick shot with the storm in the background...


...and the wind showing us who's in charge. Time to go!


Look who's drinking sewing a cup or two of amazing stuff:

April 13

April 14

April 15

April 16

April 17

April 20

April 21

April 22

April 23

And now....THE GIVEAWAY!
One Winter Wonderland Skinnie Pattern by Margie Ullery at Ribbon Candy Quilting


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  2. One comment per person.
  3. The giveaway can be mailed anywhere.
  4. You don't have to be a follower to play along, but of course that makes me smile if you do.
  5. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on April 23rdEntries after 5 p.m. PST on April 23rd will not be included in the giveaway.
  6. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you aren't sure whether or not you are a no reply blogger, LEAVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS...pretty please! You can't win if I can't contact you! 
Thanks for stopping by!

69 comments:

usagypsy said...

Great quilt! I'm not sure how you did the back. I have to check the link out. But it looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

I love your quilt and as for your giveaway eeek a snowman is all I have to say!

Anita said...

Beautiful coffee cups and grinder, together they make a gorgeous quilt, Carol! I will look into that quilt back idea, thanks for letting us know.
Enjoy your green tea latte and scones while I start my first cup delicious coffee of the day!

Judy B said...

Love your paper pieced cups and grinder! Thank you for sharing the backing idea, really neat.

minibea12 said...

Your quilt is lovely!
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Mdm Samm said...

YOUR pp is beautiful. your photos even more so. Such a lovely quilt.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Your quilt is fabulous! I'll have to go look at where those block patterns originated...well done!

Kim said...

Awesome quilt and photo of the storm. Glad you managed to get your quilt photos done. Please don't include me in your drawing. I don't think I can add another project to my already overflowing plate :-)

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Really beautiful...and a perfect use of the coffee-themed fabric!

Dorian said...

Very nice! A fun pattern, great job.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Love the quilt. Such a fun piece.

My heart is here said...

What a lovely giveaweay! Enter me please :)
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Jeanie said...

Love your little quilt! That coffee grinder in the center really gives it a pop! And now I have to go eat breakfast because that first picture with the scones is making my stomach growl..... :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice Carol....love the grinder!! and you got some very nice shots

krislovesfabric said...

Very nice, great finish :) That backing tip is one I've heard before but not tried, thanks for reminding me of it. I think your green frothy drink looks yum, wish I could drink tea!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Carol I just love this quilt - it really captures the essence of the fabrics and just makes me smile to look at it! I saw that method of cutting the backing demonstrated several years ago but I'd forgotten about it so thanks for the reminder! blessings, marlene

Julie said...

Cute quilt idea for a coffee lover. Thanks for sharing.

tink's mom said...

Terrific quilt. Perfect for this line of fabric. Never saw that idea for the backing before, thanks for sharing it.

Annie said...

What a sweet little quilt of your personally chosen mugs collection! Please serve me with the red with block dots mug...yum!

Cathy said...

Beautiful quilt Jane. Bright and cheery, I like that.

delaineelliott said...

Your quilt is beautiful - you are very talented! Thanks!

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Needled Mom said...

That looks so cute and makes such a nice sized quilt for snuggling under with your drink. Those fabrics are so much fun.

legato1958 said...

Your quilt is beautiful and fun to look at! I love the coffee grinder block especially!
Susie

Lana said...

How Creative! I love that you fussy cut all those cups...you did a wonderful job!!!

Mary Burnette said...

Love the cute cups. Looks like a Christmas gift to me! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Vickie said...

I love your Green Tea Latte cups ! And paper piecing....oh girl I am impressed ! I have never heard of the slide down to make your back work thing...thank you so much, I have needed to make them bigger many times. I appreciate you !

Calicojoan said...

I've fallen in love with paper piecing recently...This quilt is just soooo darn cute. What a great way to enjoy your daily "latte". Thanks for all the great links. I'm definately saving them! Hope you and your quilt didn't blow away with the storm! LOL!! Tis the season isn't it? ;-)

Bobbie said...

A storm just in time to cuddle up with an adorable quilt and that cuppa tea! I'm intrigued as you describe the backing method... Do you have a link? I'm stitching away today and hoping my fabric arrives soon - my day is Friday

Tracine Charest said...

Great little quilt. I'm so excited to try the new method you described for the backing. Thanks so much. Wow knew.
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Gmama Jane said...

Carol, my hero! You make the most wonderful quilts. I don't know how you find the time. I've been gone on a road trip with my husband so my contribution was minimal at best. I have decided I have Waay too much on my commitment plate...I must pare down in order to Enjoy the journey rather than feeling pushed to just get finished. I want to Enjoy every step. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful with extra special attention to color.
Toodles
Gmama Jane

Judy said...

You are fantastic (even if you are a tea drinker, LOL....) and the quilt is smashing! Waoh, love the pics of the storm coming near and the light!
You did an awesome job, just superbe!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful quilt and scenery. I do love wide open spaces <3 You did a great job incorporating all the different fabrics. The coffee grinder is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Createology said...

Fabulous Latte Quilt Carol Dear. Your paper piecing is amazing. Since I am not a quilter...that diagonal gain inches of fabric is very intriguing. Thank you sew very much for Latte Hopping and participating. Creative Latte Bliss...

barbara woods said...

great patterns, i love christmas

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your quilt turned out very cute. Great patterns

Corrie H. @ Mountain Stitches said...

It's perfect! You do such creative work. Good job on the hop ;)

Janarama said...

Gorgeous quilt Carol. Thanks for the link to make fabric wider. Amazing!

Jane's Quilting said...

That is sooo cute. I love it. I am only learning to do paper piecing and am having fun with it.

Carla said...

Aww, what a sweet quilt. Love that paper piecing. Carol, thanks so much for the link to the diagonal quilt back idea. Wish I would have had that idea years ago.

Terry said...

What an adorable quilt Carol…love it!!! That wind was something else yesterday…happy you got in before it blew you and your quilt away ;) Thanks for the links…going to check them out now!!
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Sewgirl said...

I am a big latte fan, so I just LOVE your sweet quilt. Thanks for sharing the links for the cup and grinder patterns, and thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

LJ said...

Your quilt is so darn cute. All that PPing is impressive. That backing trick is interesting and intriguing; who would have thought...! I've heard that the green tea lattes at Starubucks are super yummy.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love your paper pieced cups!! And that coffee grind looks great featured in the center! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. It would be fun to make each of those skinnies in the pattern.

Soma Acharya said...

That looks amazing!! Those cups and the grinder are fantastic. Enjoy your tea and scones :)

-Soma

Patty D from NC said...

Carol, wonderful job on that quilt - the pp looks fantastic.

BarbCarol said...

Great quilt! Thanks for the link for the quilt backing...looking forward to trying it. Scones look delicious.

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks wonderful, Carol.

madebymeinred said...

Great fun quilt. But tell me, how did you find a fence to match your quilting? Cool looking photo shoots. Thx for the links too.

evelyn said...

Love the bright colours and the binding is perfect. Great job paper piecing! Thanks for the link of making a bigger backing-I learned something new!

Amy said...

That is just the cutest! Love the cups and the little grinder, sew perfect. Thanks for sharing a latte with me. I did enjoy it so!!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies. (How's that for SWEET!) Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Marian said...

I love the quilt, it's amazing!!! I am intrigued by the technique you used on the backing, I'll also check it out. :)

Renee said...

Carol, your quilt is amazing! I absolutely love it. (I guess I could say, I love it a latte?!) Thanks for sharing. I have been following your blog for some time now. Your work is always lovely!

Scrapatches said...

Adorable quilt, Carol. I love the cup and grinder blocks. Thanks for the links to the block patterns. A green tea latte... mmmmmmm ... thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Candice said...

Very cute quilt! Perfect for a nap before one's next cup of coffee!

Sunshine Girl said...

Fabulous quilt just perfect for snuggling under with a lovely cup of coffee or tea!

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is so awesome and as you I am more a tea drinker than a coffee drinker. As always you have been so creative. Thanks for sharing your cups with me.

Allison CB said...

Love the coffee grinder block - so cute I can remember using one to grind the beans for my Dad!

creativity amongst chaos said...

What a cute quilt. I love the addition of the coffee grinder, it is sew cute.

Mary said...

What a cute quilt. I love that coffee cup and coffee grinder patterns. They fit the bill. Hope your storm wasn't as bad as the one we had last week.

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful quilt and love all those cups! I'd love to live clse enough to grab a cu[ppa with you from time to time. That storm seemed fierce quickly. We finally now have Spring in my region. TG!

Michele said...

Oh I just love your little brew quilt. The blocks are adorable.

apple blossom said...

your quilt is absolutely adorable. very unique.

Kathy Nutley said...

Oh what a fun quilt! I love what you did with all the coffee cups...reminds me of girl time!

Joanne said...

Your quilt is adorable! I have enjoyed paper piecing since the first time I tried it because of the crisp, clean lines and points. It worked perfectly for your blocks. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

Beth Strand said...

Adorable! I always love what you do! Beth @ Words & Stitches.

Beth Strand said...

Oops, forgot the email pbstrand@msn.com

Kathy H said...

I love your quilt. My sister is a great coffee lover and I always thought of making her a coffee quilt. So have gotten a lot of inspiration from the hop and your quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

cookie said...

Fantabulous! Checking out the site for how you did the back.