Sunday, April 12, 2015

Have a Latte Blog Hop

Hip hip hurray, its "Have a Latte" blog hop day!
Let the caffeinated celebration begin.

Right now, I think the only thing I might love more than my "coffee" fix is that darn
Dan DiPaolo, the designer of this fun line of fabrics.


Are these fabrics just gorgeous or what?
The rich warm colors, the great designs, and quality fabric...whoo hoo!
It made me want to run right out and buy a latte or two.
Thanks Dan and Clothworks for this delightful line!


Let me start by telling you that my kitchen was done in a coffee theme already.
After finishing my Tree Bird picnic table cloth, I knew that a 
"coffee" table cloth for inside was going to be a must!

Making wonky blocks will all the different fabrics, was the perfect way to
 bring all that color and fun into the room.
It makes me smile everyday!


I even recovered my chair pads!


And made this fun little runner from a pattern  called
"Coffee House Runner"
from Saginaw St Quilt Co.
You can find it right 
What a perfect way to show off all those wonderful co-ordinating fabrics.


My new dining decor makes me soooooo very happy!


I have fallen in love with these dish mats.
This fun little border print was just the right size.


Recycling towels that don't match things anymore is a great way
to give em new life.


You can sandwich a couple of layers of scrap batting between
 that towel and make a great oven mitt too!

All the embroidery's are from Embroidery Library.
You can see more of these gorgeous designs right 
There are lots of stitches and color changes, but oh so worth it!

 I mentioned before that my kitchen was in a coffee theme already.
This is my mixer cover...complete with a cafe latte chicken potholder!
LOL!!
You can see that this new line of fabrics blends in perfectly!
:-)

Wrapping this up...
This guy hangs on my kitchen wall.
He's made from recycled coffee bags.
I did this for the Bloggers Quilt Festival last year.

You can read all about him right 

 Give-a-way you say?
Why of course!
Leave me a comment...share your special coffee moment, and I will have this 
fun little hot pad/mug rug, and as always a little surprise or two!
(wink wink)

I'll be picking my winner on Friday April 24.
You can find the pattern for this fun little hot pad at 
(it's linked for you)

Till then...

Make sure you stop in and visit my fellow bloggers today.
The caffeine rush has made for some spectacular creations!


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69 comments:

  1. As always, everything you made is amazing! I love, love, love your tablecloth! The table runner is fantastic. Love the chair cushions, too and those dish mats are wonderful! Beautiful, beautiful work!

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  2. I love all your projects. Your kitchen is really decked out beautifully.

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  3. Your table runner is so cute! You always sew the most fun projects!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  4. Now this is a wonderful collection, every piece with with a lot of you. flavour, colour and even some mousse. wink. The sink pad and cushions are a fav.

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  5. Love Love Love that tablecloth, but WOW, am impressed with everything else to. You truly put that fabric to good use. I love that stripe to, and now I have a fab idea for it to... Hugs!!

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  6. What a fun group of projects for your kitchen! Looks like I will be doing some dish mats soon, mine are really sad, Thank you for sharing and being a fantastic Cheerleader!

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  7. Lovely project as always, Joan! My favorite is the table runner.
    My special coffee moment is to have a cup together with my husband in the morning.

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  8. My first question would be: How much coffee did you drink to get all that done? You clearly didn't sleep! It all looks amazing.Loving the table cloth. Such fun. I know you didn't do it for this hop, but I like the moose most. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous projects.

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  9. Fantastic projects! I especially love the table runner. I no longer drink coffee...I'm a tea gal...but in my youth I worked in a gourmet food store where we roasted our own coffee beans. I remember that incredible, yummy smell to this day!

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  10. Wow! So many great projects.... I don't know which one I love the most. You must be a true coffee lover...second to moose, I hope! Thanks for sharing all of this caffeine goodness!

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  11. Wow, what great kitchen decor!! You did a fabulous job on all of your projects. I like a few cups of coffee in the morning, especially if it's cold out. And maybe one in the afternoon, on a cold day. But that is plenty for me.

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  12. RIght now is my current favorite coffee moment, as I sip and read my favorite blogs. Thanks for sharing all your great projects. I especially love the moose.

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  13. Looks like you had fun with this one - love all your creations!!

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  14. Oh My Gosh, you created so many great things!! Can't say which I like the best. I still have fabric left, so the hop will give me more great ideas how how to make my kitchen coffeely perfect!

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  15. So, so many great projects here! Your tablecloth, runner and chair pads are just amazing and look fabulous. You've got me wanting to make some of those cute dish mats...I love that idea! You really wow'd me this morning, but that's kind of your norm. :O)

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  16. Each morning I sit down with my coffee and enjoy the peace and quiet before DH wakes up. I am an early riser and he is a stay up all niter. I love the projects you showed. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Joan what a beautiful job you did with your fabrics. I love the idea of a table cloth, and all the fun accessories. Thank you for sharing these lovely fabrics..

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  18. While I have a Kuerig here at the house (and love it) I honestly love it when we camp!! At the camper I have a percolator and use the outdoor kitchen to make my coffee!! I love a cool morning wrapped in a quilt drinking slow brewed coffee!! (Psst we pull the camper out this Thursday for the first trip of the summer!!)

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  19. Oh my... all your projects are so lovely! And you even redid your chair pads.

    My special coffee memory... sitting out on the front porch with hubby having a morning coffee on the weekend when we owned our acreage (long since sold.) We were wayyyyyyyyy out in the country and first thing in the morning it was always so peaceful and quiet.

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  20. Wow! Joan ... I always know to pour myself a cup of coffee and sit down to linger over all the beautiful creations when you post. Today is a two-cup day!! So many beautiful creations and I love them all. The table cloth, chair pads and runner are so inviting. I like the dish mat idea. Great idea. Thank you sew much for all the wonderful inspiration and for fearlessly leading the caffeine fueled quilting pack. I have really enjoyed my coffee break today. Time to do some caffeinated quilting ... ;) Pat

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  21. oh WOWOWOWOWOW!!! YOU TOTALLY ROCKED THIS ONE!!!! I love EVERYTHING!!!!! Makes me want to start all over!!!

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  22. You really went for it! I liked everything equally well! I love this fabric as well. Alas, I have a project that needs to be completed before I can do anything else or I would have loved to participate. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Wow, Joan! These are fabulous!! Love them all!! You have a very beautiful kitchen with all these lovely stitchery. Thank you so much for organising this fun blog hop :)

    -Soma

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  24. My favourite coffee moment is just about any time :). Love all your projects.

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  25. You did an awesome job on all of your latte projects. I LOVE the runner and the tablecloth with matching cushions is such a great way to sow those fabrics. The dishmat is another terrific idea. You really had fun with this hop!

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  26. Wow, Joan! You outdid yourself. What great projects!!!

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  27. Where to begin....love it all. My favorite is the dish mat followed by the awesome idea of the seat pads. Oh then I am mad about the moose. Wonderful job.

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  28. Lots of lovely projects! I don't like coffee but my husband does. However, I do appreciate all that lovely coffee fabric designs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. My goodness, you are always so full of ideas and energy, waoh! I did the same with my Ikea chairs last summer , but not with coffee fabrics, would also have looked great.... next time....
    Love your toppers and your oven mitten ist fantastic, waoh, what a great Recycling Project!

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  30. Oh wow! Your kitchen looks great! I love the idea of re-doing your old towels. I have a few that would look great that way. You always have such great ideas and your Moose is always at hand, he was equally as cute. Thanks for everything.

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  31. Beautiful dining set. It looks gorgeous in there. I use those dish mats but never have made my own. Now I know what to use for the backing. Thanks. And thanks so much for sharing your projects and hosting this hop. Highlight of my mornings.

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  32. So many great projects. I love the table runner and the dish mat.

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  33. I love your coffee kitchen. My favorite coffee was one that Melitta sold in bags. I can no longer find it but it was just wonderful, with a bit of vanilla and caramel. I would sit down in the early evening to enjoy a cuppa after a long day.

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  34. What absolutely wonderful projects! You have been very busy. :-) I've been toying around with a coffee-themed kitchen and your post has just made me think that it can become a reality. I enjoy coffee any time of the day and when I smell a new pot brewing, I instantly start to relax. Now that's kind of funny since I know that I'll soon be consuming caffeine, but it doesn't matter. Anytime is coffee time for me. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations and for cheering us on with this fun hop. :-)

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  35. Wow! Who needs to go to a coffee shop when they can head over to your decked out coffee kitchen? Nice work!

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  36. Good grief Joan - you made so many beautiful things I don't know which one to talk about! I love the tablecloth and the chair pads....and your mixer cover...but honestly my favorite is the mug rug. I love that it looks like a coffee cup! :) blessings, marlene

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  37. What a fun kitchen! Mine is in coffee and tea too as you shall see on Friday, however I do not have a table any more. But if I did I'd be making it as cool as yours!

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  38. An amazing collection! So many beautiful things...I especially like the dish mat. I followed a similar theme for decorating my mother's dining area, but I am embracing the "Slow Stitching" concept, so not as productive as you have been.

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  39. Wow! Love this gorgeous fabric. Your table cloth, runner and chair pads are great. My fav are the dish matts. Love your whole coffee theme kitchen.

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  40. What a cute coffee mug rug. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  41. Great projects...coffee ...cannot go a day without it...DH brings me a cup each morning in bed!

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  42. You have the most fun kitchen décor and I love your Latte theme. Fabulous projects you have created and especially the dish mat/towel. I do not have a coffee moment to share as I have never learned to drink coffee. My mother never drank coffee either. Grandma did and daughter does though! I bought a Keurig for hubby and fill the water tank every day for him to enjoy his two cups each morning. Thank you sew very much for Latte Hopping and participating. Creative Latte Bliss...

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  43. Your kitchen is adorable!!! Love all your coffee projects - you are so creative! I pass on the coffee, love my tea!!!

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  44. Your coffee decor is amazing. You really shine or are you on a caffeine rush? lol Your moose is fabulous in its recycled bags. Love it so much. You always make me smile. You are a great cheerleader. THANK YOU!!

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  45. Congratulations on these amazing projects for this post. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations.
    Doesn't your dining room look stunning.
    Are your family allowed in there??

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  46. wow! love the dish mat and oven mitt recycle projects. The moose is amazing, love him too.
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  47. Love your projects! Especially the pot holders and dish mat. So smart! My favorite coffee moment? The day I found the joys of the keurig machine :)

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  48. I love the dish mat, something else to add to my to make list.. Love all the coffee pieces you made.

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  49. Ohhh I want to come have some coffee in your kitchen! Hubby makes a great organic STRONG french press coffee every morning and we both turn it into iced coffee, but these days I'm not drinking coffee...

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  50. Wow Joan!!! I want to know what kind of coffee you drink to get that many projects finished!! Love all of them!

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  51. wow your projects are wonderful. I especially love the table runner, oh heck they are all just so wonderful.

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  52. I love my coffee each morning while I am doing the crossword puzzle in that days paper. Then I am ready to interact and to get going on the days activities. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  53. That really is a cute coffee pad. And I love the table runner - wait and the Moose too! Okay, Okay I love them all. I just started bring coffee to work with me - I use an old worn out coffee cup thingy with a lid. It is supposed to keep it hot but it doesn't and the seal is old and pokes out and so it drips. My daughter said she would buy me a new one, but can't find any in our local stores. I started looking for one too, and I can't find one either. Is that crazy or what? Thanks for the hop.

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  54. That really is a cute coffee pad. And I love the table runner - wait and the Moose too! Okay, Okay I love them all. I just started bring coffee to work with me - I use an old worn out coffee cup thingy with a lid. It is supposed to keep it hot but it doesn't and the seal is old and pokes out and so it drips. My daughter said she would buy me a new one, but can't find any in our local stores. I started looking for one too, and I can't find one either. Is that crazy or what? Thanks for the hop.

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  55. Thanks, Joan, for sharing all your projects. The fabric line is gorgeous and certainly looks great in your coffee kitchen. My mom made "coffee cake" which was a German concoction that was bread with a sugar/cinnamon topping. We dunked our coffee cake into coffee (it was about half milk and half coffee) most every week. My daughter now makes Grandma's coffee cake and she has Grandma's recipe down to perfection! Yummy.

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  56. lovely creations and I just knew you have to get that moose in there. ;p Love the giveaway mug pad as well. nice touch.

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  57. Wow, you really went to town with all your coffee designs....I am a Latte lover, having one every morning....,thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  58. I love all of your beautiful work in all of the hops. These are spectacular. My husband and I are both retired and enjoy starting our morning with coffee in our sun room watching the birds, reading the paper, and checking our e-mail. This is a special to-gether time for us as we begin our day.

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  59. I love all of your beautiful work in all of the hops. These are spectacular. My husband and I are both retired and enjoy starting our morning with coffee in our sun room watching the birds, reading the paper, and checking our e-mail. This is a special to-gether time for us as we begin our day.

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  60. Loved the table runner. Your hats are a fashion statement.

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  61. A "latte" beautiful projects. They are all just stunning. I love your tablecloth. Thanks for being a fabulous cheerleader.

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  62. My coffee moment was when I found chocolate flavored coffee! I love chocolate and love coffee, perfect. The fabric is wonderful and your projects just perfect for it.

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  63. Wow.... there are so many wonderful things to look at here. I had to look it over a few times. Your kitchen looks great dressed in latte! You have made a fabulous collection. The table runner is my favorite.

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  64. WOW! What a fun filled kitchen. It must be special for your friends to sit there and enjoy a cup of coffee. Can't start my day without a steaming cup and its even better when someone stops by to share it with me.

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  65. Your kitchen is so inviting....it certainly says "come in and sit a spell...have a cuppa or two."

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  66. Love your Latte kitchen Matt. Dark Roast coffee is my kind of coffee.

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  67. Glad I stumbled across the hop today. Been a long time since I was following. Have gone back to the start and am working my way through them all. Lovelies! You must be a great cheerleader.

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  68. Joan I love your projects especially the moose. I am an expresso drinker of which I drink every morning. You must tell me how you find coffee bags.

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