Here we are again with Work In Progress Wednesday. Sharon of Pintangle has not only started, but half finished, another beautiful block, and others will post their progress on her comments, too. Click here to have a look.
Progress on my quilt Kafferepet
I have received a lot of comments on my 'unconventional' fabric ink. Yes, I used an ordinary fountain pen filled with Waterman's Florida Blue Ink on the light blue cotton fabric. It worked well. For the brown line on the edge I used a felt tipped pen of fabric ink, Marvy, made in Japan. Both inks have survived a 'bath' so I am willing to use this method again.
In previous posts I have shown you the platter with nibbles, the cup and saucer for the coffee, and here is the coffee pot.
In the 'olden days' in Sweden, coffee was often boiled.
A (coffee)kettle was filled with cold water and coarsely ground coffee beans, put on the wood burning stove and taken off the heat just as the coffee began to swell. It was then left, to let the coffee grind sink to the bottom of the kettle. From there it was poured into a heated coffee pot of china for serving. Boiled coffee is said to hold a much higher temperature than brewed, percolated or pressed coffee. I don't know if there is any scientific evidence in that, but think that boiled coffee 'feels' hotter. I remember that my grandmother's friends who had popped in for a casual cup of newly made coffee would drink it from the saucer, thereby helping it to cool down quickly. They often bit a lump of crystal sugar between their teeth to sweeten the drink. Now I have digressed enough...
So back to the coffee pot. Today when most households use a coffee maker, either an espresso machine where individual cups are prepared, or a filter coffee maker with a glass pot, the coffee is not served from the elegant china coffee pots any more. I love my coffee pot I wanted to have it featured on my quilt 'Kafferepet', so included it.
Now what actual progress have I made since last week? Well, there are some more flowers on the border.
They are appliquéd and the leaves are 'floating' away from the stem. When time comes I will attack both petals and leaves with embroidery stitches, beads (?) and probably couching.