Cafe Mocha

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Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great week!  I wanted to take a moment to introduce Cafe Mocha.  She was originally published in Quiltmaker, but was popular enough to bring back as a pattern in my line. 

I think this is because she is a great vehicle for scraps of feature prints.  Sometimes it is hard to know what to do with large-scale prints, especially when you have less than a quarter yard of them.  The rectangle blocks here are work wonderfully for those – so scour your house for those modern scraps!

I used a dark background with light horizontal bars, but you could do the opposite as well.

This pattern is also deceptively simple because it is assembled in columns.  If you follow the pressing directions all the seams lock and it looks like the blocks are interwoven!

atterns should arrive in the mail today or tomorrow and I’m so excited.  To make Cafe Mocha, you will need:

  • Accent Rectangles – 2-1/2 yards total from an assortment of fabrics
  • Background – 2-7/8 yards dark brown fabric
  • Horizontal Bands and Middle Border – 1-3/4 yards cream fabric
  • Inner Border – 1/2 yard caramel fabric
  • Outer Border and Binding – 2 yards yard dark blue fabric
  • Backing – 6 yards

As an aside, the folks over at Robert Kaufman are mourning the loss of Saul Kaufman, who ran the company for years.  Many employees have written about him on the Robert Kaufman blog.  Gosh – we should all have such nice things said about us at the end of our lives.  I never actually met him, but after reading those comments I wish I had.

Enjoy making a project for someone special in your life.

And if you get a chance, hop on over to Caroline Simas’ blog.  She found some wonderful vintage linens and is looking for advice for how to use them.

Happy sewing!
Amanda

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