Before lunch, we were all hanging out in the living room watching Food Network. While we were all commenting on the cooking shows, I was also making the last few stitches on the binding for the Scrappy Coffee Cup quilt (aka But First Coffee).
Scrappy Coffee Cups (aka But First Coffee)
Started 2/27/2012, Finished 10/22/2017
Block patterns from Karen F. Srebro and Janet McCarroll
publised in Block Magic and Block Magic Too by
I really like how this one turned out. The SIT and I were trying to decide on our favorite cups.
The dark blue with the tulip and the brown cup with the yellow rose are two of my favorites.
The SIT really likes the Christmas mug on the lower left and the tiger cup in the upper right. The blue floral with the gold accents has always struck her as being a very elegant cup, but it would one of those you look at and not use.
The backing is from some yardage that's been in the stash for a while.
The floral on the back is more green than yellow, but it didn't photograph that way. It's not a perfect match, but I wanted something light since there is so much white space on the front. I stuck with the same dark green that's in the outer border as the binding. I suppose that's a bit boring. At least the label is fun.
Scrappy Coffee Cups was my first venture into the Rainbow Scrap Challenge back in 2012. I've participated every year since. Of the five rainbow scrap quilts started, this is only the second one finished. I always finish the blocks but stall when it comes to setting them together. It's nice to see this one come off the UFO list and off my fourth quarter list for the 2017 Finish Along. But First Coffee is my seventh finish for the year. That ties my best year for finishes ever. It seems that finding time to sew each day coupled with setting priorities via the One Monthly Goal and 2017 Finish Along have really paid off this year.
Linking up with:
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall
Needle and Thread Thursday
2017 Finish Along 4th Quarter Linky Party