Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday Stash and Black and White Challenge

A few weeks ago I followed a link to Tamara's Quarter of an Inch blog. I was intrigued because she shows a part of her stash every Sunday and there is a list of other quilters who show off their stash too. Hooray! A group of quilters who love sharing their stash! How cool.

This week I decided to start showing parts of my stash. Below is my meager black and white fat quarter stash - all three of them. Why I am showing my black and white fabrics? Because this past week Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works announced a year long Black and White Quilt Challenge. The rules are simple: sometime during the year create something with black and white fabric and add only ONE color.
I spent the last few days trying to decide what type of project I want to work on and what color do I want to add to the black and white. As I walked into the kitchen tonight the perfect idea came to mind. Do you see the blank space above the kitchen cabinets? DH does not want to use the space for storage. I think the room looks unfinished. What did I decide to do? I'm going to make a series of coffee cup blocks to hang across the wall. I'm thinking of using cranberry as the third color.
Why coffee cups, you ask? Well, five years ago I made this Coffee Time mosaic for the back splash in our previous home. The mosaic now sits behind our kitchen sink. It was the source for the name of both my blogs and over time I've some to think of myself as Coffee Time. Therefore, I think coffee cup blocks are the perfect choice. Don't you agree? DH thinks it's a great idea.
So now I have a little over one month to start planning my first block. I'm excited to begin working on this project, but I must wait to finish my Christmas gifts first. Then it will be time to play with coffee cups.

Would you like to join me in either the Sunday Stash or the Black and White Challenge?
Sweet P


1/4 of an inch said...

Thanks for Joining! I'll add you to this list. I have a black & white collection as well...I love the musical notes...Tam xo

Jackie said...

Fantastic idea for the challenge! I can't wait to see them all made up. They will bright up the kitchen. I always enjoy adding color.

Brenda said...

Such a wonderful idea. Have a great time planning.

Kim said...

Sounds like fun. I just finished the top of a white/bk and red batik . I'll quilt in Dec it's a gift for DD's bf.
Tomorrow is finishing the secret santa gift...enjoy your week!

Lurline's Place said...

Great idea - looking forward to seeing the outcome!
Hugs - Lurline!

Teresa said...

Hi Sweet won my giveaway!! So hop on over and email me your address. Good luck on all your projects. I love the mosaic and can't wait to see your coffee cups.

lesley said...

What a great idea! Your mosaic is lovely. Good luck with the challenge. I can't wait to see your results. Am I right in thinking that you have a whole year to complete the challenge? xx

Ramona-quilter said...

Love the coffee cup mosaic. And I think the cranberry will be a nice zinger. I hope you will post photos of the new cabinet dressing.

DebMc said...

I love your coffee cup quilt block idea. Black, white, and cranberry will be very striking in your kitchen.

I'm amazed at how much you accomplish! What a busy woman you are.