Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Coffee with Cream

The blocks have been perking for a long time now. A Coffee with Cream Churn Dash swap was held about three or four years ago. It was a simple swap, really: We made 9" churn dash blocks using brown for the CD and cream for the background. I loved the blocks when the swap-out was completed but -- as so often is the case -- they ended up on the shelf and languished there.

Until this autumn when Sherron took some cream fabrics and appliqued coffee cups and used them to help set the CDs. Golly, did it turn out nice! (No pic -- Sherron hasn't entered blogland and I despair she ever will.) But her finished project got me to thinking about my perking blocks. The LQS had the perfect fabric for the lattice and I got to work. Didn't take long at all to put it together. I don't hold with light-colored fabrics, but this time, cream was what the quilt wanted, and there was a fabric from the same line as the lattice that was just right. Coffee with Cream came back from the machine quilter a couple of weeks ago and was bound almost quicker than you can say "latte." It doesn't have a home other than my home. Which is fine. Except I drink mine black!

9 comments:

Morah said...

Love it! Don't know why but CD is one of my fav. patterns.

The Calico Cat said...

Pretty quilt - love the story. That assortment of browns is nice. Although compared to my coffee, they are all a bit dark!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilt Nancy, love the browns and creams!

floribunda said...

that's a treat, Nancy! I wish I could see a picture of Sherron's, too...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Awesome quilt. I love all the coffee references. I drink mine black, too. I sure do wish I could meet you at Lancaster; someday, somewhere... I'm certain.

Barb said...

Hello Nancy,

The quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I for one love the color scheme.

I'm dropping in to thank you for your recent visit to my blog. I've just seen the photos of your new grandbaby and she's beautiful. I agree with you - she's definitely a blonde.

My goodness, we do have much in common. It looks like her big brother is just about the same age as my little Avery's big brother, Cameron.

Congratulations to us both!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

OMG I LUUUUUV this. Love the Churn Dash Block a lot. Wow.

Tanya said...

That lattice and border fabric wonderful with your blocks. I love the ferny/flowery print.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!
Ray