Thursday, April 16, 2015

Have a Latte Blog Hop - PERK POWER!

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and 
my stop in the 
Have a Latte blog hop.


How 'bout I pour you a cup of 
Perk Power?

That's how my grandparents always made coffee.  I remember waking up at their house and smelling the coffee perking on the stove.  That was the best smell...


I've been exploring new techniques and made the coffee pot and the handle of the coffee cup with bias tape.  Perk Power was made similar to the quilt, Love You to Pieces,  a finish in February.


Perk Power
was created with

The sashing is Robert Kaufman Kona cotton in black.

The quilting is whimsical swirls (thanks to my friend Vickie for inspiration) and straight line quilting from the pot to the cup to draw the eye all with
Aurifil 50 wt #4012


I just love that line, "Good Coffee, Good Day!"
(I have been better about labeling my quilts)

Moda marble for the back and a strip of Have a Latte fabrics to make it as fun as the front.  



The binding is a mix of Latte fabric and Kona black.


I'll be out on the patio enjoying a cup of java and checking out the other posts of the day.
ENJOY...




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Thank you Joan  for cheering and organizing this hop.
You always make me smile.

Thanks to Madame Samm and Clothworks for the opportunity to participate in this 
 caffeinated blog hop!!



50 comments:

Judy B said...

Love your quilt! Your use of bias tape makes the percolator pop. Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

The bias tape is a brilliant idea. thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

Gorgeous wall hanging, Carla! I wouldn't mind having that one on my own wall!

Jane's Quilting said...

Your quilt wall ganging is adorable! I used to have a coffee pot that perked coffee when we were first married. Then we graduated to a drip coffee maker. Now the fast Mr. Coffee makers. Gee come to think of it, we must have drank a lot of coffee through the years. I remember a lot of different coffee pots, lol.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great idea, love how your quilt turned out and your quilting is gorgeous.

Mdm Samm said...

bias tape perky idea, lovely project

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's a beautiful and creative quilt, and a great use of the fabrics!

Jeanie said...

I love this hanging! Your use of the black frames to put the designs in the background is perfect!

charlotte said...

I love it. The way it pours from one section to another it brilliant!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Carla, this is a gorgeous piece!! it somsuite where you have it hanging!!

Dorian said...

Oh very nice! I really like that unique pattern. Great job.

Linda said...

Wow!I love it! This really is beautiful and the graphic design and colors really scream coffee.

Thearica said...

I love your quilt! I am so glad I hopped over this morning!

Carol said...

That is just the cutest quilt with the percolator, drops, and cup...love it! Bias tape is a great idea!

Shannon said...

Oh, that is so cute!

Needled Mom said...

That is fabulous! I love the design and those big drips are wonderful. That makes for such a fun quilt.

BarbCarol said...

Love your fabulously fun quilt!

Calicojoan said...

I love it! Everything about it! For some strange reason, I found that I have not been following you...but that's fixed now, and I'm checking out everything I've missed.
Fabulous perky quilt! ;-)

Mary Ann said...

Fantastic. I just love this creative and unique creation. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Carls, Your quilt is spectacular. I love how you used the fabric. Great job. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

MoeWest said...

Your wall hanging looks wonderful! I love those big drops and the bias tape percolator.

Bobbie said...

Way too cool! I just love it! I may have to try the bias tape....

Scrapatches said...

Carla ... this is wonderful! I love everything about it. Great job ... :) Pat

Denise said...

Thanks for your show and tell. It certainly is perky! Great ideas for bias tape!

Kathy said...

There must be a coffee shop somewhere who would love to buy this!! Excellent!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness I am just loving all the projects today! This is just the cutest thing ever - love, love, love it! blessings, marlene

Sally said...

Wonderful quilt! Sew clever.

Cathy said...

Wonderful! Really gorgeous.

Soma Acharya said...

This is incredible! I love how you made the quilt. I am pinning this for future reference. Thank you :)

-Soma

Janarama said...

Aren't you so very clever. The quilt is terrific!

madebymeinred said...

This is, by far, the most creative quilt ever. I love the whimsy and the quilting lines to guide the eye. The coffee pot's bias outline is great. You need to put this in a pattern. That applique with basic blocks is just plain fun.

Amy said...

This is just "perk"fect. I absolutely love the bias tiape design you are doing. Just sew creative.

creativity amongst chaos said...

Your quilt is just perfect. I really like the addition of the black, it gives it such a unique look. Beautiful finish my dear.

Candice said...

What a striking quilt design! It really shows off the fabric and the quilting makes that enticing cup of Joe-elle pop!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh this is so lovely - I didn't notice the coffee pot pouring out at first look but its great and I really don't know how I missed it! Love your quilting too.

Patty D from NC said...

This is a fantastic quilt! So very creative.

Heide said...

What a wonderful quilt!

apple blossom said...

just adore your creation. you are creative. lovely work

Vickie said...

You are so creative Carla ! Your idea of the percolator pouring in the cup, so smart ! A tribute to your grandparent for sure. Your quilting is perfect ! Totally impressed :)

Sherry said...

Your work is so creative. I love your project, thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Goodness, this is the cutest quilt. Not only are the fabrics showcased but I'm loving how you used the bias tape for the coffeepot. My husband always says he likes the smell of coffee better than drinking it. :) Me? I love both!

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Love the bias tape "watermark" coffee pot in the background of the blocks on the quilt. Fabulous job as always!

Lana said...

MY FAVORITE! You always have such a good vision...BRAVO!!!

Kathy Nutley said...

What an eye catcher!! Your work is beautiful!

Marian said...

Well I am loving that perk power... great wallhanging, love how you enbedded the coffee pot, great technique..

tink's mom said...

Wonderful, wonderful,wonderful. great piece. You should enjoy looking at it while sipping your morning brew.

Renee said...

I love it! The name is just as fun as the quilt. Beautiful work!

Brenda said...

Do you remember the old coffee commercial showing the glass top of the percolater with the coffee perking away? The melody, "da da da da DA da" (E C E C F E) came instantly to mind when I saw your quilt. Beautiful job.

Allison CB said...

Very clever!

Joanne said...

I love this! How creative and absolutely fun. You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)