Saturday, March 5, 2016

Perky Embroidery

 I wanted to share a quilt I made using my embroidery machine.  Sometimes a little something special is called for and a bit of embellishment can be just the thing. 

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.


  1. That turned out really cute. I still haven't learned how to use my embroidery machine. Pitiful.

  2. Being a coffee lover I can't help but drool over this quilt. AND I love the colors as well.