A couple days ago, I found this pattern for some coffee cup blocks. It's from allpeoplequilt.com, the website for American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. The block is called Coffee Time. I had been looking for a pattern like this ever since I saw Kate's coffee cup quilt, and wanted to try making a similar block.
Well, the blue scrap bin was out, so, just for fun, here's what I made - a light blue coffee cup and a dark blue one.
I always enjoy trying a new block, and these came together very easily! I did add a 1.5" strip on the right side of both blocks where the handles of the cups are.
Wouldn't these make a fun quilt in all different colors? I might put them on my list for next year's RSC, but meanwhile, I decided to make these into a couple mug minis for our morning coffee spot. I like to change those out fairly regularly and it gives me an excuse to make something small! :)
I quilted them in a diagonal cross-hatch, and because they are rectangular (6.5 x 7.5), the cross-hatching has a diamond shape. I bound the dark cup in the light blue and the light cup in a dark blue.
I had the perfect backing fabric in my stash!
And here's why blue is perfect for the end of July - Bronco training camp has started. Time to get out the Bronco mug!
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