Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Have a Latte Blog Hop

It's my turn for the Have a Latte blog hop hosted by the wonderful MdmSamm and cheerleaded on by CalicoJoan over at MoosestashQuilting.

I love the material that was supposed to be used in this hop but it isn't yet available in Europe and I didn't want to pay the shipping bills that would have occurred if I got it from Canada so I decided to join in and use up some old coffee themed fabrics I had in my stash - I used a charm pack called Java by Moda.  I have to confess that inspiration completely left me in the run up to this hop (particularly as I had got confused and thought I was also in the bird hop and had spent a while making a bucket bag only to realise I wasn't and was too late to join! doh), then I got a general idea of what I wanted to do but then lacked the enthusiasm to get going until a couple of weeks ago - so unlike me but I guess I have just been preoccupied with other things at the moment.  However when I did get going I thoroughly enjoyed making these placemats:


the odd background you can see there is my London themed dining cloth!


and 


all of the backs are like this:


I didn't really want to put them onto black backgrounds but rather than go out and buy more stash I decided to make do with what I currently had and I must say I was pleased I did as they look quite striking in real life.  I aim to make three more but with a tea theme.

I also had two long strips of fabric both with 11 coffee images on so I made these quick coasters:


which are all the same back and front apart from one of each colourway which I have just put a plain back on.

Hope you have enjoyed a nice coffee whilst visiting my blog and thank you for passing through!  The other participants today are:

April 21
Sunshine Reflections  (you are here)

So pop on over to their blogs too.

Thanks for looking - Full of caffeine from Solihull


31 comments:

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your coffee project.

Needled Mom said...

Your placemats are very cute and so creative.

Judy B said...

Love your placemats and coasters! Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

Good looking placemats and coasters!

Mdm Samm said...

love all this coffee magic!

Quiltsmiles said...

All of your creations look lovely and good for you by using up more of your stash. Major KUDOS for that!

Lana said...

I think these are AWESOME!!!! Just a brew of perfection!!!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Fun and creative projects!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

These are great projects. I have stashed a lot of coffee fabric over the years too. Your idea to remain in the hop was a good decision...Bravo!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

great way to use your stash!!!!

Jane's Quilting said...

Great idea, I like how you made your backs...reversable!

Carol said...

I love the coffee fabrics and how great they look in those placemats...sweet!

Farm Quilter said...

Great place mats and coasters! I like your idea of using what you have instead of going out and buying more!!

Soma Acharya said...

Very pretty place mats and the coasters are fabulous!! Great job with using your stash instead of buying more fabric.

-Soma

Gmama Jane said...

The coasters are just adorable and will be loved by anyone taking a nice Latte break with you.
Gmama Jane

Cathy said...

Well done! Your projects are simply wonderful. I like all of them.

Judy said...

Love your placemats and your rugs! Good idea with the Name appliqueed like you did, wonderful!

Mary Ann said...

Great projects. I love the colorful coasters and I think your coffee cups really stand out on that black background. Thanks for sharing.

Janarama said...

I love your coasters and the fabrics you used for them! Great job on all of your projects.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great idea - I like it! blessings, marlene

Calicojoan said...

Oh my gosh, they all are so cute! I love your coffee cups! So glad you joined us in the fun!!!!

Linda said...

Your little coffee creations are beautiful! What fun!!

Joanne said...

Your projects are adorable! I love the Java line and still have some in my stash. This hop certainly made me think about it and even move it to the "need to use soon" pile. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today. :-)

LJ said...

I like the patchwork backs, too. The applique you did with the placemats was lovely. Great coasters; cute fabric, too.

Scrapatches said...

I am catching up with a cup of coffee with the hop today and I am sew happy I did. I really like you coffee creations. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

Kathy Nutley said...

You did a beautiful job on the lettering. Your placemats are adorable.

Amy said...

Love your sweet placemats and coasters. Too cute.

Carla said...

Your placemats and coasters are great! What fun.

BarbCarol said...

Great projects. They will make your coffee taste even better.

apple blossom said...

love your projects

Missus Wookie said...

Oh these are gorgeous! Almost too nice to use but I bet they make the place look so cheerful when you do.