Finally I have returned to my I Believe in Angels series. I like to keep my angels close so I have made many angel quilts over the years. So far, I have 8 of these quilts on my design wall.
I start each day with a quiet cup of coffee, and that is often when one of my angels will visit me — reminding me to be grateful, reminding me to keep going, reminding me to work hard and love much. My morning coffee is the inspiration for “I Believe in Coffee Angels.”
“I Believe in Coffee Angels” is created using fused appliqué sewn with a machine blanket stitch. Her dress bears a coffee motif which sets the theme for the quilt. I made her hair on my Janome sewing machine using a decorative stitch and variegated thread. After adding the borders, the quilt measures 37x37 inches, a good size for a wallhanging.
My friend Maxine Moore did a masterful job of carrying out the theme of the quilt with coffee steam swirls quilted into the background of the quilt.
After adding binding, a hanging sleeve for easy display and a label to document the quilt, I embellished “I Believe in Coffee Angels” with charms, buttons and crystals. The charms on her feet say “Live the dream”. Her earring is a coffee pot. The crystals are brown so that they do not over power the quilt. I love painted buttons, and I add them whenever I can.
I signed it on the front and added a charm near my signature that says “angels watching over me”.
This quilt is one-of-a-kind. Perhaps a coffee angel could get your day off to a great start.
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