Friday, August 17, 2007

Coffee Quilt

I love visiting Heather's blog because, not only does she do cross stitch, she is also a quilter! I too am a quilter and love collecting fabric, patterns, books and gadgets. I read quite a few blogs but Heather's is one of the few that also includes quilting. I love to see what beautiful quilt she has stitched! I kept telling her that I would post a picture of my Coffee Quilt, so here you go Heather :-).


For a number of years I spent the majority of my free time behind my sewing machine stitching quilt tops. About a year ago I returned to the world of cross stitch, entered the world of blogging, and became passionate about exchanges and round robins! So much of my time is spent stitching and visiting local (and not so local) needlework shops. I recently had a brilliant idea...I would go visit one of those "not so local" shops, a mere 3 hours way! I drove to The Stitchery/Needlearts, Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, NH. Yes, it was a long drive but worth the trip.

Although I have not abandon my machine it does get a lot more rest these days :-). While attend a quilt show in NJ, I noticed a great "Coffee" quilt displayed in a vendor's booth. I did what any true coffee lover would do...I rushed in, scooped up the last quilt kit, and paid for it~all in under 1 minute! Not a very difficult design at all, I pieced it in no time and sent it off to be machine quilted. No, I do not hand (or machine) quilt my tops. No time for that, my WIP list is much too long.

I am happy to say that my Coffee Quilt is hanging in my Vermont Kitchen. I should point out that my Vermont kitchen is in my VT house. One wonderful visitor to my blog read "my Vermont kitchen" and thought that I had more than one kitchen in my CT house (her comment made me laugh).

I am looking to post an online review of a Vermont Quilt Shop so if you know of a website please let me know~


Until next time...

16 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh my that is a gorgeous quilt! I love the coffee theme. Have you seen the preview for the LHN new coffee thread packs? Too cute.

Michelle said...

Love your Coffee Quilt - it is beautiful!

Michele said...

omgosh! that quilt is awesome! being a huge coffee lover myself I totally understand why you had to have that quilt! I need it and I don't quilt! lol

Judith said...

That is a beautifull quilt and I even don;t like coffee, but still love it. I also love visiting the stitchers/quilters that do both, but also all the others.

quiltorstitch said...

Your quilt is beautiful Marie! I love it :D Thank you for posting a picture for me, I've been dying to see it of course :) Have a great weekend!!!

Becky K said...

Your quilt is fantastic. I absolutely love the colors! Enjoy a cuppa in your kitchen.

Mindi said...

What a fantastic coffee quilt! My mom is a quilter, I should e-mail her a picture of it to give her some ideas for me :)

jane said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I keep thinking I will have the time to start a quilt, and I have tons of material waiting to be used.
My daughter wants me to make one from the bridesmaids dresses she has worn and her wedding dress. I can't decide how to do it exactly, I'm thinking some sort of blocks and the just tying it instead of having it quilted since it will be all satin. What do you think?

Kathy said...

Love the quilt. It is wonderful that you can do both quilts and cross stitch. My "want to" do quilits is there, but I would rather cross stitch.

Jenn said...

Very pretty! I can understand rushing over and picking the kit for this quilt. I think all of us stitchers have down that with a cross stitch kit from time to time. Some things you just MUST HAVE. :)

Julie said...

Marie I love your coffee quilt! Mine would have to be a Pepsi quilt. I'd love to see other quilts you've made.

tkdchick said...

Fantastic quilt!

Jeanne said...

Cute quilt Marie! I'm in the same position as you - my stitching has taken priority and it's hard for me to fit in my quilting anymore. Love your exchange gifts too. :)

Colleen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I've loved looking through yours. I absolutely love your coffee quilt. Heather is a good friend and has re-introduced me to cross-stitching. I used to cross-stitch years ago, but raising 6 kids limited me doing it much for awhile. Alot has changed, I've found. I used to just stitch on aida cloth and Heather introduced me to Linen which is a whole new experience for me but I really like how it looks. I can see myself really getting into it again because I really enjoy it and I've loved seeing stitcher's blogs and all your beautiful work, thanks to Heather.

Heidi said...

very pretty. I love the coffee theme.

Leena said...

Oh you quilt too, what a beautiful quilt! I just love quilts but I don't get along very well nowadays with my sewing maching, LOL.