Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Obsessions are healthy, right? Because I am officially crazy head-over-heels for paper piecing.

This block was made for the first month of the cocorico bee over on flickr. Lauree chose "Kitchen Couture" as her theme. After thinking about things for awhile I finally decided to pay homage to my stovetop espresso maker and a sweet little vintage yellow sugar bowl that I have.

This was an insane amount of fun to figure out! Must have drawn it up half a dozen times before settling on something I thought might work. There is probably a better way to piece it all together but for now I'm just going to enjoy the fact that it looks like I was hoping it would! The entire block measures about 12" x 10".

Here's a detail of the little sugar bowl. At first it was just going to be a plain bowl with lid but once I realized that I had the word "sugar" on some fabric I had to add it in there.

And here's a detail of the espresso maker. The little valve on the bottom half is a small black button, which I'll send separately so that Lauree can add it when she's ready. No one wants a pesky button getting in the way when it's time to quilt!

I promise I will write about other things besides paper piecing, but please bear with me and my newest obsession!


  1. I really love it, it's so darn cute!

  2. Its really awesome! Totally impressed.

  3. totally understand the obsession, you have taken to it so well! Fantastic designs

  4. Very sweet. It makes me want to drink coffee. =)

  5. whoa, this is stunning work! congrats!


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