This is a quilt that goes along really well with the last one I posted. I made this one for Jill. It says: you are a fabulous friend - come over for a cup of coffee anytime. (Yes, Darcie, I have been known to drink coffee, so long as there is lots of cream and sugar.)
I really enjoyed making this one, using colors I don't normally use and raiding a friend's stash to get the koi fabric for the one pot. I free-pieced the whole thing and played around with making the coffee mug handles in different ways. I don't have a better picture of this one unfortunately and no pics of the quilting. I used black perle cotton for most of it, making swirls of steam rising from the cups and doing the 1/16" in outline of all the images, finishing it off with a wonky cross-hatch in the border.
Sewcatherine mentioned a book in a recent comment and the truth is I did actually start one a few years ago. I even sent a proposal to one of the publishers, but they wanted to do a project book, not what I had in mind at all (which was an explanation of the technique and many examples and inspirations, kinda exactly what I do on this blog). I knew it would destroy my soul to try and precisely make and describe cookie-cutter projects with exact measurements and yardage. Couldn't do it.
Plus, my life kinda got topsy-turvy with my hubby changing jobs and us moving overseas. So for now, I'm content putting this all out on the blog and maybe one of these days I'll get my act together and do a webpage. Actually received an html book the other day as a gift - maybe it was a sign.
Wherever ya'all are, Happy Thanksgiving. Eat well and travel safely.
P.S. speaking of inspiration, take a look at what And Sew It Is Holly is doing with the free-pieced letters