Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My first quilting finish for 2011.....

Last night was the quilt guild meeting and that deadline is my motivation to get a quilt top done so I can take it to my long arm quilter. I sewed the borders on my Kitchen Sink quilt on Sunday afternoon.

This is all Debbie Mumm fabric. There are LOTS of different fabrics here, probably over 150. Some more recent and others that are truly oldies but goodies. Of course, my version of this quilt got waaaaaay bigger than the one in Scrapbasket Surprises. There are 121 individual little paddlewheel blocks and it measures about 87" square.

For the inner border I used this wood grain piece and that outer border is little buttons. Not polka dots but close, real close. I was so pleased with myself for making this quilt out of fabric I already own -- free fabric, right??? I was going to go and buy a seamless big back for this quilt but I looked at my stash - my very large stash - and knew I could make a back out of something on those shelves. I grabbed 2 prints that I had about 3 to 3 1/2 yards of and sewed it up in no time. So the back was free too -- oh aren't I the thrifty one? (don't hurt yourself laughing at this statement - I am delusional and I like it that way - LOL).

So in the first week of 2011 I have finished a cross stitch project, a knitting project and a quilt project - I'm on fire! I don't know how long I can keep this up but I'm gonna try. Tomorrow I should have some time to work on my yellow Crazy Mom QAL top. I think I'd like to do the machine quilting on this myself since I envision just a diagonal grid done in a nice variegated yellow Sulky thread. Simple. I can do simple.

Hope you are having a nice productive week too!
Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. WOWSER! You're on fire! Wonderful! Wonderful finish! I'm cheering you on!

  2. What a beautiful quilt top! And so wonderful that it all came from your stash! :0)

  3. Bello, bello, bellissimo!!!
    Mi piace tanto....
    mi salvo la foto e la metto tra i progetti futuri....

  4. I am just loving this quilt top! And you've given making me happy dance because I have a ton of Debbie Mumm fabrics from a long time ago and didn't know that I'd use them for. Now I know. I'm going to have to get this book!!!

    You did a wonderful job, and even more so because it came out of stash!!

  5. Looks awesome and I'm sure that Cass will do something lovely on it!

  6. What an awesome quilt you have made--and so cute--love all those colors and the fact that you where able to do with out thinking you just had to have something to finish it and that meant spending money!!! Good for you!!
    Oh if you have no place to display that quilt==I do!!!
    Hugs,Di and miss gracie


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