Two weeks ago, Pat Sloan posted The Coffee Shop block in her 182 Day Solstice Quilting challenge. I was at a quilt show, so I had to wait 6 entire days to start stitching her block into this quilt:
I looked at her pattern and screamed (to myself, since I was in an airport*) "Ribbon Candy!" I thought that the ribbon candy would add great texture to this quilt, and I think it did!
I added two borders to Pat's pattern (The Coffee Shop) and my Chai Tea Latte quilt is approximately 53"x53"
I'm in a neutral fabric phase right now, so expect to see a lot more quilts from me with little contrast:
I'm enjoying letting the quilting provide the contrast in my quilts. I am using an oatmeal-colored thread so that it contrasts ever-so-slightly with the cream fabrics but still blends with the caramel loosely-woven fabric, too.
I've never been accused of being subtle, but I'm so enjoying playing with subtle contrasts in my quilts!
*Can you imagine the reaction if I suddenly screamed "Ribbon Candy!" out loud in an airport? I don't even want to think about it!