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?