This time around, I played with a little art quilting. If you have visited me, you know I am an big applique "junkie". This time, I took it to a whole new level. Being the huge coffee lover that I am, I started collecting the bags it comes in. I had a vision...and a few years later it came to pass!
This crazy guy was born!
Never having approached anything like this before, it took some brainstorming.
I started with tracing my design on fusible web, and ironed it onto the back on my coffee bags.
The plan in my head was great, but in theory, it didn't work out so well. You can't peel the backing off the web and leave any of it on the coffee bag, with the slick surface!
But it did allow me to cut out my shapes, then
I resorted to using a glue stick to keep my pieces together.
It was a very daunting task, but it worked.
Carefully moving it to my background fabric, I was able to zig-zag each piece down.
I was delighted, how nicely those bags stitched!
And so much fun to see it come to life adding different bags.
It became all about the placement of each piece on the coffee bag...
To frame off my little guy, I added some Herky Jerky coffee cups.
Have you ever Herky Jerkied before???
It's sooooooo much fun!
There you have my coffee inspired friend!
Background quilted and stretched on a canvas, hanging forever in my kitchen... My "homage" to the coffee gods. Reminding me that I drink way too much coffee.
But I wouldn't have it any other way.
Straight up, no cream no sugar.
Your welcome to stop in and share a cuppa anytime!
Just a note:
I think the biggest challenge of this entire project was taking photos. Nothing reflects more in a camera lens than those darn shiny coffee bags...who knew!
So sorry about some of the photos. I did my best.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed.
I myself, am off to see what everyone else has been up to.
See you there.
Thanks again Amy!