Updated: Feb 6
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.
P.S. The last thing I do before I list a quilt for sale is spritz her with Quietly Quilting fiber spray so she will look and smell her best.