Sunday, April 14, 2013

In From The Cold

 
Block 1
 
Block 1 is finished, but I will probably redo my steam.  In fact, I'm sure I'll redo it.  I used a variegated thread which didn't turn out like envisioned ....hahaha....need some glasses.  Plus, it's pretty crooked, and I used a  stem stitch which made it too thick. 
 
Yep!  I know the directions said to use a running stitch.  NEXT time I'll use my glasses, a solid gray, follow the directions, and maybe try to steady my hand.
 
Hmmmm......the more I look at this picture the more the cup leans a little to the right.
 
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I'm using my Noteworthy fat quarter bundle.
 
 
Yes, I know it's a Spring fabric.  However, we can't wait for cold weather in Texas to drink our Hot Chocolate.
 
Kris at Kris Loves Fabric ask me to QAL with her on this adorable free pattern.  Couldn't pass that new start up. This should be fun!!
 
Don't forget to check out Kris' blog to see her Block 1.  I already had a sneak peek and it's adorable.
 
The pattern is a free pattern from Moda by Kate Spain
 
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This will also be my April start for
 
2013NewFO
 
and my Slow Sunday Stitching link.
 
Slow Sunday Stitching

28 comments:

Michelle said...

I think the steam looks wonderful. Steam can go anywhere and be in any form. I think you should leave it be....and quit looking at the cup. It doesn't look like it's leaning to me! LOL! ;) It looks great! Good job!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You are too Billie - I think everything is just fine. This is a cute pattern.

Lesley said...

I think your cup is adorable! Love the fabrics you are using!

cucki said...

Aww such a cute one ..I love it too x

Barb said...

I love this block....

B J Elder said...

I saw this pattern the other day and thought it would be great to make my BFF one of these days. Your first block is wonderful. Good job my friend!

claudia said...

You are too hard on yourself. It's so cute!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's perfect as is :)
On the next block you can try another stitch for the steam, and it will give your quilt great character to have each block a little different...and then you can say you meant to do it that way!! LOL
Love that fabric line!
Thanks for linking up!

Teresa in Music City said...

It looks wonderful Billie!!! Makes me want to go grab a cup right now :*)

Teresa F. said...

Your steam looks good but if you'll feel better redoing it just go ahead. Love the fabric you're using, gorgeous!

Deb A said...

It looks like a steaming cup of joe to me! Perfect.

Carrie P. said...

I remember seeing that pattern. It is cute and your cup looks good to me. Even the steam!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love your mug block. Don't you hate when things bother you enough to redo something. I chalk it up to a learning experience!

audrey said...

I think it looks great! Very cute.

Janine said...

I think your cup looks great!

Honeybee Quilter said...

Billie - I love it! Great job!

Sue Daurio said...

Love the cup, how cute. Really you see it tilting to the right? Are you sure you're not tilting your head, cuz it looks so perfect to me. What a sweet block

LynCC said...

I like the steam how it is!! Its boldness emphasizes the wonderfulness of the hot drink, with all its invitation to sit down and enjoy a luxurious sipping session. I wouldn't change it at all. :D

krislovesfabric said...

Love your mug...so sorry I didn't post on Sunday I misunderstood...thought you wanted to do it later...I have mine scheduled to post at midnite tonight to keep from interfering with Samm's hop. I'll be better next time!

Patty C. said...

It looks great as is!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Oh Billie
You and Kris are too funny. Both the mugs look good. I wouldn't worry about the steam. I think the steam and the mug are just fine.
Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

apple blossom said...

love your MUG rug

Wendy said...

If you think it tilts to the right, you obviously just need a bit of caffeine to straighten it out ;) Beautiful mug block and thank you so much for sharing it!!

Barbara said...

I love your cup. Doesn't lean from where I sit.

Kate said...

Very fun block! Looks like a very fun quilt. Thanks for sharing the source.

Leisa B said...

Wonderful block! Quilting and a cup of coffee... two of my absolute favorite things! So glad you shared it :-)

Quilting Babcia said...

Your mug and steam are perfect just the way they are! Great project. May fleeting spring pay you a visit soon!

Sandy said...

I think everything about it is wonderful. It's a great block.