InstructionsDirections can be found at http://mosews.blogspot.com/
Type of item: Functional
What was your inspiration?
I was going over the comments on our BOM class and came across the term "orphan block". I had never heard that before, but I knew immediately what it meant. I had an idea for a coffee cup sleeve, and decided to reuse MY orphan blocks (or quarter blocks) from the BOM series, and came up with this. It's kind of a mini-quilt, and for "batting" I used a couple layers of those yellow shammy towels I had gotten from the dollar store and hadn't used. The backing of the sleeve wraps around to finish the front... like a quilt. It wasn't difficult, it was a lot of fun, and didn't take very long. It will be fastened with hook & loop tape as soon as I can find where I put it! :D
What are you most proud of?
I love how colorful and fun it turned out. And that I saved an orphan ( quilt block), and my coffee sleeve may contribute to saving the planet! (well probably not, but I love the concept).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be generous measuring so that you have enough over-lap to go around your cup. I just used a sleeve (that was on a chai cup I purchased) as the pattern. Instead of adding seam allowances and turning it right-side out I just cut the back piece larger so I could bind the edges to the front. Be creative. :D