When I am procrastinating it is usually by spending time on the computer. Invariably that leads me to quilts…funny how that happens. Today I was looking at the eBay listings and found a quilt that I could not pass up. How can you go wrong when you combine quilting and coffee?
The quilt is actually not quilted. It has a backing and no batting, sometimes they call these “summer spreads”. I plan to take off the backing, add batting, and hand quilt it.
I am always interested in the history of a pattern and I looked for some examples in the quilt index. I found one similar quilt
The pattern is very much like one called “coffee cups” published by the Kansas City Star in 1935, and also in 1946 published as “cup and saucer”
the difference being that the cup handle in the pattern is appliqued and the handles in this quilt are pieced
I love the bright colors and variety of fabrics. I get the feeling these are 50’s or 60’s fabrics. I will have to wait for the delivery to look at it more closely.
I really didn’t need another project! But I couldn’t resist it…I guess procrastination can be expensive!
I will post more about this quilt when it arrives.