Saturday, October 18, 2008

Making of a kitchen sink

I've had a couple emails asking if I was ok, I'm still here, I have just been busy finishing up a few projects and running around.

Thursday I went on a local shop hop with Mary visiting 5 shops here in the valley, I forgot my camera, so no photos to share from that.

Mary and I visited 5 shops, I had never been to 3 of them before. Yesterday I went to 3 more with Lucille. Fun stuff.

My kitchen sink is finished, thanks to Gypsy Quilter for the inspiration.

And a big Thanks to Bonnie at Quiltville for her method of using scraps and enders & leaders.

I made all the quilt blocks while I was working on sample quilts for the quilt shop, using the enders & leaders method.
I have had the top finished for awhile but I was dreading the challenge of quilting it on my Bernina. Then I happened to pop in a quilt shop when Sandy Moore was doing a demo on quilting larger quits in sections, then putting them together, kinda like "quilt as you go" only on a larger scale.

I came right home, took mine apart, dividing it in to 3 manageable sections. NOW it was do-able.

this made it easy to use up those smaller pieces of batting.

no large quilt back to make.

quilt as usual, then sew with right sides together, trim one side of the back, stitch the back together with a by hand with a blind stitch.

I love pieced backs, using this method I was able to use 4 different fabrics on the back.

Now I can see many unquilted quilts being finished in my future.

Now that Mary has closed the shop we find that we still want to get together with all the new friends we made there. Our first meeting of the "Sew n'Sews" was last week there was 8 of us there.
We were ask to bring something for show and tell, I was so busy yacking I only took a couple pictures.
Here I have a couple of quilts to show from that meeting.

Can you believe it,this is Betty's first quilt. She said she didn't know how to applique, so she made all the pieces, lined them, then stitch though from the back to tack them to the quilt. What an amazing job she did.

This is Linda's cat applique isn't it cute, I have it on my to do list.

Our weather here as been typical fall, with the leaves in my yard just beginning to turn. Cool mornings & sunny afternoons. I hear that is about to change.
Until next time.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I love your new quilt. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing that technique. Glad you are getting out and about with the girls and having fun. This weekend was the Spokane quilt show. I missed much going on here. I usually go. Have a good week. :) Karen

  2. That cat quilt is the bee's knees! Sounds like you have a great group of 'off-line' quilt friends :) Sharyn/KalamaQuilts