Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy for a Finish!


Well,  I am happy to report I already have a finish on my 4th quarter Finish A-Long list with Leanne she can quilt!  It was a fairly easy finish as it only needed quilting but with my schedule right now, it is challenging to get even something small like this onto the quilting machine.








I kept the quilting really simple and just did horizontal quilting at irregular spacing.

This quilt was really the quilting equivalent of cleaning out the refrigerator.  All sorts of odds and ends went into this top.









Most of the fabrics were left over from this quilt.  I had made this little class sample for some raw edged applique I was teaching to my sewing group Project:Quilt.











Here is the quilt top we made in our sewing bee where I shared the technique.  Everyone brought scraps and a top was made in a few hours.






And here is the project that I wish I could say was finished.  This is currently the state of my kitchen. As my home was built in the 40's, deciding to change out the chipped up enamel sink turned into this.




It will be so nice to have a normal size refrigerator, taller counters and more cabinet space.

Or that is what I try and keep telling myself while I live with this mess.  Hopefully the cabinets will start going in next week and it will start looking like a kitchen again.



Now I am going back to my studio where it is a little quieter and a whole lot cleaner!  As everything that was in the kitchen is now piled here in my office, it looks like an episode of Extreme Hoaders in here.



Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Thursday Threads at The Bored Zombie, TGIFF at Quilt Matters, Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I get a Whoop Whoop!?.

10 comments:

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Pretty and wonderful scrappy quilts! Love the fabric and colors! Oh I bet you will be happy when the restoration work is done! How exciting to be getting a new kitchen!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your finish! Congratulations!

Kelly Young said...

your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love the simplicity of the pattern. it really lets the fabrics shine!

I'm so happy you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

M-R Charbonneau said...

Great finish, Cynthia! I love the fabrics you used. It doesn't look like a scrap quilt at all. Way to go!

Barb said...

Yeah! Your kitchen is in shreds and tatters! It's on its way to taking on a new identity. You have the best ideas for using up fabric, and I love the blues - thanks for sharing!

Tami C said...

Just love your scrappy quilt! I had the same thing happy to our main bath as you did with your kitchen! We ended up with a whole new one. It's worth it in the end.

thriftstorecrafter.com said...

Yay for a finish! I hope it's one of many!

Susan Owenby said...

Love!! Congrats!!

My mom is nearing the end of a kitchen remodel! She was going through something very similar ... would give anything to be out of the mess. Turns out, it was worth it! She made it and so will you. :)

Kris said...

Great finish. I really like your quilt project too.

Jennie said...

Kitchen remodels are no fun in the middle, but you'll love it in the end!

What a great use of leftovers for this quilt. Love it!