Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Apparently I wasn't finished...

With blue!

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!

Go Broncos!

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14 comments:

  1. Those are fun cups. Perfect mug rugs. I'm looking forward to seeing if these make the cut for your 2018 RSC project.

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  2. You can never have too much blue stuff. ;) Very cute.
    I'm ready for fall and football!

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  3. works so well as a mug rug, off to see if I can make some now once I find the link. They will make quickly for the charity stall I am trying to fill

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  4. Your morning coffee just got even cuter!

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  5. Your morning coffee just got even cuter!

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  6. They are the perfect ending blue project for the month!

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  7. Those are adorable, and that really is the perfect backing fabric! I agree that it does look like a good pattern for RSC - you could have a lot of fun fussy cutting, too!

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  8. Cute! I think those cups would be a fun block for next year. They would make a great border treatment on a quilt too. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  9. Love the cute mug rugs. And such a great backing fabric! Green Bay training camp started this week; I would bet that so did the Broncos.

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  10. Everything about these little quilts is just perfect ... and yes a great project for a future RSC.

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  11. Cute mug rugs! I like them in the blues!

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  12. I knew that yawning was infectious. Now I am sure that the need to make coffee-mugs/teacups block is contagious :-) They are cute and just perfect. Finding that cute backing is like a swirl of smiley in your cuppa :-)

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  13. I'm with the other Linda - you can never have too much blue!
    Cute coffee mug rugs! Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

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