Coffee Cozies and Cone Flowers

Yesterday’s litte project was a little coffee sleeve I made up for Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe in Roanoke, IN. I’ll use it this Saturday to demo a simple machine applique technique using fusible web. We put together kits using Cafe´ Milan and Chef’s Choice fabric lines and  included “This & That” Quilt Pattern: Coffee Crazy, fusible web, rick rack, and batting. (The pattern uses hand embroidery, not applique. I’m switching it up.)

Funny thing is, when I went to set up for the photo – I don’t drink coffee! – so I searched my house for a Star Bucks cup, but alas! the daughters have let me down this time! There was not one to be found sitting around with a sip or two of stale coffee left in the bottom. I came up with a  ”Plan B ” and used a clear plastic cup with iced tea. Hmmm. I don’t think anyone needs a coffee sleeve to protect themselves against the cold of iced tea, but I guess it gets the point across of the sleeve wrapping around the cup!

In this photo, you get a better look at the fabrics.

Next up! Hubby’s garden!  It is looking great right now!

It has me dreaming of a watercolor quilt in pale lavenders with vibrant Cone Flowers appliques on top. Who am I kidding! I’ll just add that to my never ending and long growing list of ‘want to make’ quilts!

I love how some of the petals are drooping and others are ‘sunbathing’!

How is your Summer going? Are you enjoying all the beauty in nature?

I’m linking up to Connie’s Linky Tuesday on her Freemotion by the River blog.


3 Responses to “Coffee Cozies and Cone Flowers”

  1. Yanic A. Says:

    Your cozie is so cute! I was thinking they would make good stocking stuffers for my avid coffee drinkers this year, but I don’t know if I could make them as nice as yours. :-)

    Wish my echinecea looked like that! I haven’t gotten one flower yet.

  2. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow Says:

    What a cute project and lovely flowers! :) I just did a garden post today…One of the things in it is my crazy hollyhock which is close to 12 feet so far. I have a house block that I am working on and it has a vine and berries and i was thinking to replace the berries with something to commemorate this hollyhock. But I know the berries would be easier…so I keep thinking about it rather than deciding ha ha

  3. Nesta Says:

    I hadn’t noticed it was tea, especially not cold tea! I wish I lived closer and colud come to one of your appliquè courses. I love appliquè.

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