My husband and I embarked on a delightful trip from our home near San Antonio, TX, to the beautiful state of New Mexico. Instead of hurrying to our destination, we took our time and enjoyed every little place that caught our fancy. One of the most charming stops along the way was the artsy town of Silver City, NM.As we wandered through the town, we stumbled upon a coffee house called TranquilBuzz Coffee House. It is a place to relax (Tranquil) and have great coffee (Buzz) as well.The moment we stepped inside, we were greeted by the mouth-watering aroma of freshly brewed coffee and an eclectic ambiance that we couldn't resist. The walls were adorned with art and guitars, and every nook and cranny was filled with unique and intriguing objects.
I couldn't resist the temptation and ordered a cup of coffee that was as delicious as it smelled. We sat in a cozy nook, enjoying our coffee while catching up on our emails. The coffee shop was so inviting that we found ourselves returning a few days later on our way back home.The coffee shop made such an impression on me that I decided to name my quilt after it. I wanted to capture the essence of the coffee shop in my quilt. The quilt is simple to make, but the use of different colors can transform it into a work of art. You can create a color wash effect by using multiple colors or keep it simple with one color. I decided to use a grunge fabric from Moda for the background to give it a touch of nostalgia.I used bamboo batting for the first time and was pleasantly surprised by the soft texture it provided. The quilt is drapey and beautiful.
But let me tell you, it shrinks…
I lost 4 inches in each direction. That didn't take away from the charm of the quilt. In fact, it added to the appeal, making it look even more loved and cherished.
I can't wait to use bamboo batting again in future projects, but I will make sure to plan for the shrinkage!Click here to find the pattern for Tranquil Buzz Quilt on my website. It is a digital download and not a printed version.