Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Latte Lovin'



Wow!  I see it has been three months since I posted ... holey moley!
For those of you visiting after such a long absence from me, I thank you for visiting and give you my sincere appreciation for believing in me to share something worth you time...

Joan of Mooestash Quilting  has assured me that if I just "Have A Latte," it'd help put be back in the swing of blogging.  Joan, thank you for cheering us through this hop and helping me find a bit of inspiration to get be back to the sewing machine!

I'd also like to thank Dan DiPaolo of Clothworks for creating such a fun line of fabric. 


 I admit to having a bit of coffee with my flavored creamers on almost a daily basis (my scales tip a nod or twenty with that statement!)  While I enjoy my latte drinks, I was struck by Dan's fabric for which a line in the design of his panel truly inspired me.  I show you here:

I've been wracking my brain and digging through a mountain of patterns trying to find something  "coffee-ish" if you will, to make for this hop, however I could never settle on one particular design to create.  I just couldn't commit until inspiration struck.

Funny thing about inspiration, you just never know when it'll hit.

So, yesterday morning ... (YES! I KNOW! Procrastinate much????) ... for some reason when I looked at Dan's fabric panel, I instantly knew what I wanted to do.  

I got out my pencil, graph paper, fusible web, as well as my bundle of Have A Latte collection and designed this project to share with you today.   

Granted, there were so very many beautiful fabrics choices, but again, once the idea stuck, it STUCK.  I wanted to use the other fabrics to piece around the striped border.  In fact,  I even cut up a stack of squares.  But nope, this design spoke to me and said "this is it ... no more." 
I have to agree with the design... I love it just the way it came out of my head.
This wall hanging is roughly 20" x 32" in size.

So I have more to use for accessories in my new kitchen when I clear the sewing machine and cutting table from two days of intense creativity ... 
(you fellow crafty-folk know exactly the pile that waits in my sewing area)

Fortunately, it stopped raining and the sun came out long enough for me to get pictures taken this afternoon:


Where Good Friends Meet .... 
for a cup of coffee ...
for a spot of tea ...
for a quick chat ...
for a long visit ...
for just .....
Where Good Friends Meet.



I have said it before, and I probably will a hundred times more, I am thankful for my online quilting, stitching, and blogging neighbors who have shown me so much support and provide me with so much inspiration!  

I would love to say I'm ready to hop back into the blogging neighborhood again but I don't know if I'm there yet.  However, I give you all an open invite to join me any time for a spot of sweet ice tea out in my lovely new favorite outdoor backyard spot:

where good friends meet....this spot is just asking for a visit!

Please visit my fellow Latte loving bloggers today:

Why Knot Kwilt (ya'll are here)

Again, my thanks to Joan for her cheering of this hop and, as always, 
to Madame Samm  for her creative imaginings to get us all involved!



37 comments:

Susan said...

I do wish that I was on my way there to enjoy a pleasant cup of coffee and some wonderful conversation there in your excellent little garden space!
Loving your original design! Very nice! Very creative use of this fun fabric!

Judy B said...

Love you little quilt, perfect saying! Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

An adorable wall hanging; good job!

Mdm Samm said...

oh i love this more than you know....love it...yes coffee and friends a perfect match...great pics too

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wonderful quilt; so pretty and a perfect use of the fabric line!

Needled Mom said...

That is very cute and so creative, Wendy.

Jeanie said...

Yesterday....seriously....yesterday?! What a wonderful hanging... I just love everything about it! Glad to have you back....I fade in and out of blogging too, although I try to keep up with reading the blogs. Hope we see more of you around here!

Julie said...

Love your wall hanging. I also suffer from the last minute inspirational idea. Once the idea becomes clear, the frenzy to get it done begins. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your wall hanging is absolutely beautiful!
I hope you get settled into your " new normal" soon and can enjoy your sewing and blogging again!!

Carol said...

What a woman! You just whipped this beautiful piece up in a day? Of course Wicked Wendy can do that!

Scrapatches said...

Very inviting banner and outdoor spot, Wendy! I'd say your inspiration struck gold. You sure make it look easy. Will keep you in my good wish thoughts and hope you are back to blogging soon. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Lana said...

ADORABLE!!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this....and I love how your creativity works...You DID IT!!!!

Kathy Nutley said...

I applaude the fact you listened to your inner voice....your quilt is dynamic just the way it is!

Kate said...

Love your banner/wallhanging!

Mary said...

Wendy, you did a fabulous job on your quilt. I love, love it. Great choice of fabrics.

Mary Ann said...

What a perfect wall hanging. Will be beautiful in the house or as a flag by that beautiful porch. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Soma Acharya said...

Beautiful and I like how you quilted it too!!

-Soma

Allison CB said...

Lovely!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wendy it's just lovely! What a perfect wall hanging for your kitchen....a constant reminder that you do have good friends, people who love and care about you and how you're doing. Sometimes as we live out our daily routine we lose sight of that, at least I do. I love this! blessings, marlene

Candice said...

Wendy, very cute - and inviting - wall hanging! The perfect sentiment and beautifully crafted.

Calicojoan said...

When can I stop in??? I just love it, what a gun little flag.

Janarama said...

Your wall quilt is fantastic and would be a great addition to any kitchen. That seems to be the room everyone gravitates to when having family or friends over.

LJ said...

Good to hear from you again, Wendy. That is an adorable quilt and the quote so lovely. Hope you're having a cuppa with a friend right now.

tink's mom said...

Wendy I love your banner. I used to hang at a diner where that was their motto. They made really good coffee too. Great memories. Thanks for the memories and for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us.

apple blossom said...

love your yard flag.

JuliaP said...

Wow, what a great wall hanging!!

madebymeinred said...

Oh my what a great quilt. Where do you get your inspiration? I get mine from great creative blogs like yours. Keep sharing.

creativity amongst chaos said...

You were very inspired. What a great looking project! I love the cute fabrics you chose for this one. It is one of my favorites in the hop. I felt the same way with this fabric line.... and finally had an AH HA moment myself. It is such pretty fabric, it just speaks for itself and doesn't need much to make it shine. Beautiful job.

Sunshine Girl said...

What a great project and it sounds like your inspiration comes and goes in exactly the same way mine does!

Quiltsmiles said...

Beautiful wallhanging or should I say tree hanger! lol

Jane's Quilting said...

I love it. It looks great outside. Prefect for on a patio or porch.

Michele said...

I love it and I'm glad that you found something to inspire you. It was a great idea. Whenever life leads you back to blogging, we'll be here.

Joanne said...

This is adorable and I'm so glad you didn't give up and not do anything! It is certainly eye candy for me. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

Amy said...

Wendy,
It is just cute as a button. Your backyard spot looks so beautiful and soothing. I hope all is well with you. :)
Hugs,
Amy

Carla said...

Oh, Wendy, I love it. I can't believe how fast you are. You whipped up a winner in no time. Made me smile...

Renee said...

Oh, I love, love, love your wall quilt! What a fun way to capture the spirit of this blog hop. I cannot believe you made it in a day! (It would have taken me soooo much longer.) Fantastic!

Susan said...

Looking forward to your upcoming blog posts! Have a wonderful day!

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