kitchen sink quilt

a long time ago, i saw Victoria's kitchen sink quilt on her blog and got to thinking that i had quite a stack of orphan blocks, tidbits, and left overs from all my quilts..what a genius way to use them! the idea got stuck in the back of my mind and i got tired it it peeking out every once in a while and politely asking, "do i get to be a quilt yet?"
tilt your head to the left :)

davis went fishing this morning with a friend so i took the opportunity to seclude myself in my sewing room to have a go at my version of V's kitchen sink quilt.

i went about mine a bit different. see, i have a problem with just 'whacking & sewing'. my anal retentive side won't let that happen....so i decided to make blocks. i went through my stack and realized i had a bunch of 12" blocks, so i just took all the tidbits and sewing them into 12" blocks. i had 3 large blocks, so i made them into 24" blocks. i have the equaliant of 56 blocks, so i'm using a 7 x 8 layout. i have some rejected borders that i might add once i get the 'blocks' sewn together.  notice the kichen sink block in the bottom right hand corner....i made it using the same technique as when i make quilt labels.

the sad thing is i have enough to make another quilt....


11 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea. I hate to think of how many orphan blocks that I have made to "try" to see if I like a design. I may have to give this a go.

    My husband went fishing this a.m. too and I have been sewing as well!!!

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  2. It's (they are) going to be fabulous Shannon!

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  3. That is wonderful, and even more so that you have enough for another quilt...

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  4. Thanks for linking back to me I appreciate it. I say make that baby a king size! ;-) keep on going girlie! looks great!

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  5. How fun! It's going to be a terrific kitchen sink!

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  6. I love it. And funny you have enough blocks to make another one.

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  7. I made a quilt like that a few years ago. It's such a good feeling to use up the orphans and leftovers. Your is so bright and cheerful.

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  8. That's a really fun quilt. It's great to pull out all the rejects and let them play together.

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  9. now that quilt is truly your genius at work... love it Shannon

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