Friday, March 12, 2010

A Little Bit of Coffee and Kaffe Makes Everything Better

Hello Everyone,

First I want to thank everyone for their wonderful suggestions for border options on my Molita quilt. I have finally read through all of them and am anxious to finish this quilt. Thank you!! Now onto my regularly scheduled post...

I may not be a coffee drinker, but this kind of coffee, Kona that is, makes everything better. Couple that with some Kaffe Fassett prints and you have one quilt that is making my heart sing. Here are the beginnings of this wonderful new project. It is the Weed Whacker pattern from Bonnie.


It consists of 2" strips and 3.5 inch squares. This is something that we all have available to us, right?


The best part of this whole quilt is that Tina taught us all at the retreat last weekend. About half of the 50+ people attending the retreat participated in this project. For pictures of everyone's quilt tops just go here to Tina's blog. She did a fabulous job. You can see her presentation board behind her. This was a quick project to do and sometimes we all need this, something quick. I knew that I did and enjoyed every minute of putting this one together. Thank you, Tina!!


I was so excited about finishing this one that I couldn't stop. So now that I have the body of this top together, I just had to take it outside on this very mild, 60 degree, sunny day and do a photo shoot.


I really love how the Kona Coffee works with the Kaffe prints that I chose.


It looks wonderful in the sun. But, it feels good to be in the sun anyway! Although if you take a close look at some of the photos you can still see snow on the ground.


So here is the whole body of the quilt. I say body because there were some "bonus" pieces that were made in the process of piecing the quilt top that will be added as part of the border. So stay tuned for more. This is not done yet.

The next picture is to prove that winter is not yet gone, but spring really wants to come along soon.


Do you believe it?? These are in my own garden bed. Daffodils are poking their heads through and I am loving it!!

Until Next Time...


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50 comments:

henny said...

Oh Jackie, very pretty!! I'm a coffee drinker, but this is more 'delicious' than coffee :)
The pic of your daffodils side by side with the snow is a little bit strange. Nature often give us 'surprised', isn't it?

Stephanie said...

I never would have thought of Coffee but oh so rich and beautiful. I'm going to pay attention to my color card even more now. We're in the upper 60s and most of the snow has melted and yes, daffodiil shoots popping from the ground. Even the fish in our pond are now coming to the surface--they must be solar powered.

Michele said...

Really beautiful colors. Michele

The Calico Cat said...

I agree that coffee looks great!

Tina said...

Wow! Your top is coming together so quickly. That's the only picture I've seen of me teaching. Cool. I can't wait to get into the garden and start cleaning out the beds. With all the rain coming this weekend, it will be a while.

Merete said...

As always Kaffe's fabrics looks absoltely beautiful:o) I really like the combination with the coffee-colour.

alobsiger said...

LOVE! LOVE! Squealing! I saw the retreat photos of this interesting pattern. Loved everyone's color schemes, but, of course, yours spoke to me with all those Kaffes. The coffee Kona sets the prints off so nicely. So, um, how much Kona coffee am I going to need?? :-)

shellysquilts said...

Gorgeous Jackie! I luv it! Looks like you had a great time on retreat. I'm glad to hear spring is right around the corner for you. (It has been in the 70's here since Monday. Yipee!) Have a fabulous weekend!

Terry said...

Love the quilt top! I look forward to seeing the borders! Love the daffodil sprouts too! Mine are just starting to peek through the ground. :0)

Carol said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Your top is just beautiful...love the brown! Oh look at those daffodils popping up.

Barb said...

I'm not a coffee drinker either ~ but that quilt looks scrumptious! I need to get more "solids" in my stash. I may have to start with that one!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love that block! and that brown is so yummy I can't stand it!! Looks like you had a good time!!! I ran around the school park yesterday desperately looking for daffodils coming up... I found them! yippeee! There's is HOPE for spring!

Messy Karen said...

i don't know when i have seen these Kaffe colors more gorgeous than in your new quilt. also love the alternating pinwheels.

karenfae said...

You are not all that far behind us on your daffodils! with all the rain you will be getting over the next several days all that snow is going to melt quickly!
Love that quilt - would look really good in scraps and white kona cotton for a background too!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nedra said...

I am not a coffee drinker either, but I think I need some Kona Coffee. Especially mixed with Kaffes! I saw Tina's Weed Whacker pattern and it's one I would love to make also. See? I just should have been sitting next to you!

Bunny said...

Love those blocks great way to use up scraps guess this is another one I have to make. LOL.
Can smell the essence of Spring

Pat said...

I'm not a coffee drinker and haven't favored Kaffe fabrics BUT you are changing my mind with the way this looks!!!

Cathi said...

Oh, wow! I love this quilt top -- I usually shy away from brown but this coffee colour? Stunning with the Kaffe prints.

Annette said...

Lovely brave Daffodils. I LOVE your quilt! Beautiful combination of coffee and pretty colors.

Bella Linguini said...

I rarely quilt using more earthy colors since I prefer brights but your quilt looks so rich and warm that it makes me want to try those colors myself. So lovely!!!

Elizabeth said...

The quilt is really great. The Kona coffee does work really well with your Kona prints. It is very eye catching. You did a great job.

I have daffodils too :D. Spring is just around the corner.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, love your color selections Jackie! Those brights go great with the coffee!

Diane said...

What a GREAT background color to use with the vibrant Kaffe prints! It really works.

Cheryl said...

Love your project, and the coffee color is so perfect. What a fun retreat project. Daffodils, my fav!!

Kim West said...

very pretty jackie! I a smiliar quilt with this patterna a while ago for my daughter- but it still needs to be quilted.

Beth said...

I love this quilt! Now I really wan to try one like it!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love coffee, especially Kona, it does look wonderful with the bright prints. I can see why you love it so. It is nice to have a solid for your eyes to rest on. Super job!!

Vicki W said...

The Kaffe fabrics look great set with that coffee solid.

Kathy said...

love the colors!

Janet said...

Kaffe and coffee even sounds good. The top is fabulous, love it.

Melinda said...

I don't usually use brown but I am loving that coffee fabric. Can't wait to see how you are using the bonus 1/2 square triangles.

mascanlon said...

Totally loving that coffee fabric, not something I would have thought of but it just makes the Kaffe's even more stunning!

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Grazia said...

I love Kafee fabrics, but I like coffee too...I'm a sort of caffeine addict! :)
Grazia

wishes, true and kind said...

Love the weedwhacker pattern and quilt! Kona coffee -- hmmmmm -- I'm going to have to give that a try. It looks beautiful with those Kaffes. And I love the title of today's post :)

joan

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
Seu cantinho está maravilhoso...
Lindo, criativo e muito alegre...amei!...
Um ótimo fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Itabira - Brasil

Exuberant Color said...

the Kona coffee looks great with that assortment of Kaffes. It looks like fun meeting another blogger and taking her class.

Rafael's Mum said...

I love the brown together with the Kaffe fabric choices. It is so lovely and warm. Great quilt!

Carol from Panama said...

I would never have thought of brown for a background for Kaffe fabrics - but it works!

quiltmom said...

I love your quilt- The background is perfect with Kaffe's rich colors- it holds them and lets the colors sparkle. It looks like a fun pattern. I really enjoy Bonnie's site. It was one of the first quilting sites that I discovered through a friend.
One day I am going to get some of those Kaffe Fabrics.
Regards,
Anna

Cathy said...

Oh Wow Jackie, I adore Kaffe and coffee and your quilt is inspirational. Your colour choices are fabulous, this is going to be a stunner of a quilt. xo

Vickie E said...

i am finally catching up on blogs this morning. not sure how I missed this post but everything has been crazy so..
anyhow, the Kona coffee fabric looks great. I am totally inspired to do more with solids lately. I have a Quilt Away Weekend coming in April and I am trying to pick projects. This could end up on the list!

pratima said...

Jackie, your coffee quilt is sooo scrumptious like a coffee cake! All I want to do now is take a small bite into it... very delicious ;)

Rumi said...

I generally am not a fan of the color brown but it is stunning in your quilt! Great choice!

Shelly said...

Rich, indeed......the coffee and Kaffe. Look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Melanie said...

This quilt is beautiful, Jackie. Kaffe's fabrics just pop on that warm brown.

Kelly O. said...

that quilt pattern is fantastic! love the coffee colour!

bingo~bonnie said...

I can't honestly say that Weed Wacker is a favorite Bonnie Pattern... but seeing yours with the dark brown background and also the other quilter who used red background.. now those two are my favorites of all these! I think the darker background is very flattering to this pattern. ;)

Sounds like you all had a fun time!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Just yesterday when I got home from church I saw some tender shoots in my flower garden, too. Love that sign of spring. THat brown is so striking. I can't get over it.

foreclosuresc said...

"A Little Bit of Coffee and Kaffe Makes Everything Better"..I could not agree more with this post's title! Great blog, by the way!

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