Anyone who lived through the 1970s in America probably remembers the coca-cola commercial with the theme song “I’d like to buy the World a Coke, and keep it company…”, originally aired in 1971 (when I was 2, but I remember it well so it obviously stuck around for a while– here’s a refresher of the Christmas version:
I kept humming this song while I made this mug rug for Jill, in October’s Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild Swap:
Jill doesn’t drink coffee or tea, Diet Coke is her liquid of choice. And she happens to be a big fan of foundation paper piecing. I started by sketching the Diet Coke logo, and then free-hand, hand embroidering it:
Then I drew up the bottle, transformed it into a paper pieced foundation and got to piecing. I tweaked it as I went, it’s not perfect, but it looks pretty good. Then I cut into a Munki Munki coca-cola nightshirt I’ve had stuffed in my closet for a few years, and started piecing patchwork around the fussy-cut double decker bus:
Giving this to Jill was such a joy. She made me this fabulous pillow in our last Guild swap, so I wanted to really wow her with something made especially for her.