Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A beautiful day in the neighborhood....

or at least a beautiful day in the backyard. (thanks to Mr. Rogers) The sun was shining and the temperature hit mid 60's. It was a glorious tease of a day. I know that it is still mid-February and we are very probably gonna get another dump or two of snow but today is the kind of day that makes it possible to soldier on to Spring. I took advantage of the weather to haul a couple of quilts I've finished outside and take some pictures. The first quilt is my Kitchen Sink quilt from Scrapbasket Surprises by Kim Brackett.

As you can see mine got much larger than the one in the book. It topped out at around 95" square. My oldest son has claimed it since it is big enough for him to wrap up in. And this close up shows ome of my favorite blocks...

This guy reminds me of our cat Big Dude and it shows the great texture after being washed. All of the fabric in this quilt is Debbie Mumm and it all came out of my stash including the backing, so I consider this to be a free quilt. KWIM?? Yeah, you know I'm deluding myself but it lets me hold onto whatever little sanity I still have. Anyway, I love this overall swirly pattern my long arm quilter, Cass, used. And she knows I love variegated colored thread.

The second quilt uses the "Off Kilter" pattern in the Anka's Treasures book Livin' Large.

As I remember, the fabric was a Moda line, Wonderland by Momo. I love prints of the scissor and the polka dots that have dots and the dot that looks like an aqua blue lady bug. I used the scissors fabric on the back too.

And coincidentally this quilt has the exact same swirly quilting pattern and uses a variegated thread - oh I am too predictable - LOL!

Well tomorrow is suppose to be another lovely day here in southwestern Ohio, but I have other obligations which will keep me from any sewing tomorrow. I'm looking forward to some more sewing time this weekend. I've been working on the SNW UFO that's been on my design wall and I have almost all the blocks sewn into rows. Sewing the rows to each other will take some time since there are a lot of points that will have to be matched but it is looking good.

Hope the weather is nice in your neighborhood. Happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. Wonderful quilts!! I love the pink one!

  2. Wow, great use of your scraps in Kitchen Sink.

    Off-Kilter is fabulous, as well.

    I love to do a swirl design on my quilts.

  3. Your Kitchen Sink quilt is fantastic! I see that besides tripling the size you also expanded the border--I made mine 9" finished. Love the quilting, too. An overall pattern will be my choice as well since I do my own quilting on a DSM. And the LIvin Large book is open on my sewing desk too--I'm going to make a Square Dance quilt. We are twins! Except I don't have any polka dotted chickens :)

  4. I absolutely love your Kitchen Sink...I'm going to start digging in my scraps! You've inspired me. What fun Off Kilter is!

  5. Love the kitchen sink quilt! I want to make one of those! Isn't this weather great? Any day above 30 is a good day! :0)

  6. LOVE your kitchen sink! I've been working on mine these two last days, and hope to finish it this weekend. Yours are much bigger than the original! Lots of work, but beautiful!!!

  7. Your Kitchen Sink quilt is gorgeous! I wish I had made mine that size. And I'm really loving the Off Kilter quilt. Too cute!

  8. BEAUTIFUL Quilts....Love scrap quilts, they are the main stay of my lively hood.


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