Back in 2015 (I think), I found an adorable pattern for a coupon organizer from Rebecca Mae Designs that I used to make a couple of Christmas presents. The designer did a great job, and when I met Sherri Noel at Sew Pro the following year, I made sure to let her know (although she may not remember that). So when Sherri asked for help with the blog hop for her new book, Text It!, I knew that I wanted to participate because of the quality of her work.
I would have been happy to make ANY of the projects (I mean, really, have you SEEN some of the quilts and pillows that the other Text It! bloggers have been making?!??), but if you know me even a little bit, you know that the coffee wall hanging is a natural fit.
Sherri encouraged us to personalize our chosen Text It! projects, and some Simon & Garfunkel lyrics felt right to me.
I free-motion quilted everything with a Bernina 550QE. Tiny pebbling fills the background (including in the little cutout sections of the letters). I quilted a swirl inside of the cup to represent the sweet sweet (actually dark and unsweetened) nectar of life sloshing inside and outlined some of the motifs in the saucer, but left the cup unquilted, thinking it would give the cup a bit of rounded fullness. That probably would work better with a bit of trapunto. Live and learn.
All of the cotton fabric came from my stash. I started with the Circle and Dots by Sandy Gervais for Moda in the cup, then chose fabrics that coordinated with that. The saucer is from the Nature Elements Collection by Art Gallery Fabrics, and the interior of the cup came from a scrap without any selvage on it. The background is Della Terra by Nancy Mink from Wilmington Prints. The backing and binding are both from the Awesome collection by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I ordered the wool felt from Twisted Notions on Amazon.
MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY
PAMELA JANE MORGAN – MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES.COM
SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS.COM
TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt
LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS.COM
LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER.COM
KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS.COM
WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK
KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM.COM
CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC.COM
DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING.COM
THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt
JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN.BLOGSPOT.COM
LYNN KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS.COM
TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT.COM
FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging
ELLEN AULT – HANDMADE3D.ME
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS.COM
MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt
DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS.COM
RAEWYN BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL.BLOGSPOT.COM
SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS.COM
TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW
JOANNE HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE.BLOGSPOT.CA
PATTY DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS.COM
ANDY KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER.COM
SANDRA STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER.BLOGSPOT.COM
CINDY PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME.COM
WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging
BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY.COM (HIIII THAT’S ME)
KATIE BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE.BLOGSPOT.COM
ALLA BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES.BLOGSPOT.COM
THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW
TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK.BLOGSPOT.COM
WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM
ERIN SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ.WORDPRESS.COM
FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT
LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA.COM.AU
SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS.COM
CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH – CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS.BLOGSPOT.COM
SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS.COM
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