I kept the quilt design very simple, choosing bordered boxes, because I wanted the embroidery to stand out. I found this free coffee cup design online (I forget where now) and set my Bernina to work. I made 9 coffee cup squares (approximately 6 inches) and bordered them with a 2-inch pretty print for a finished block size of 10 inches.
The other squares (approximately 7 inches) were a perky print featuring coffee cups. Their 1 1/2 -inch borders were a print of coffee beans.
There were 2 quilt borders, a cream-colored print at 1 1/2 inches and the darker border at 3 inches.
The embroidered design was simple and fun and depicted her love of coffee. (We are both big fans of Starbucks.)
The backing fabric was all about coffee, too.
I like to make lap-size quilts because they can be completed in a weekend usually. This quilt was approximately 39 x 69 inches. For my friend this was the perfect size for her to cuddle under while she watched television.