Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quilting Arts Challenge

 'Coffee or Tea' was the theme for the latest Quilting Arts magazine challenge.

I used coffee filters, beads and lace.   First I dyed my coffee filters in coffee overnight.  Then layered them onto my batting.  I stitched curved lines to simulate steam rising from a coffee mug.  

Beads were added to outline the shape of 2 of my favourite cups and lastly added a bit of lace to portray the steam coming out of my coffee.



11 comments:

Renate said...

Well done Jackie! Love the way you used the beads! When are you sending it in.

Susan Being Snippy said...

I realy like the way the filters give the background a very subtle texture!

Mama Pea said...

What a cool idea! It really makes the cups look like they are steaming! Nice job!

Rolanda said...

So cool. It really looks like steam.

Sam said...

I love your ingenuity.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love it!! so unique

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful...I like the idea of the lace for the steam.

Snoodles said...

I never would have thought of the filters....love the "steam" stitching. Great job!

Diane said...

So cool, where do you pull these fabulous ideas from. Your mind must be buzzing all the time. How I wish. Love it.

pegsplace said...

I saw this challenge! So nice to know someone who did it. Really creative. Coffee and tea are the key ingredients to our day; love the steam.

Lauren said...

I love how you put your ideas together! excellent!