Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Listen to hear the quilt speak...

I'm in slight shock over here...
I actually finished piecing the Kitchen Sink Quilt....

I was really getting tired of it on my wall, and although I wanted it done, I wasn't mustering up the steam for the last push to get through it...

I swear it's the longest I have ever worked on one top...
I should have counted how many Y seams were in this monster... sigh.

I was having a hard time getting my Gumption up to finish it...
So much so, that I did nothing on it for days.

So this morning I thought, just give it an hour, and then move on to something else...

Well, let me tell you... This quilt had a mind of it's own...

As I had finally gotten down to putting the last corner on this quilt, it was 1" short.

I pressed the quilt, fixed a loose seam, Swiped it off my Sewing table,

pushing everything else onto the floor... Lots of fabric scraps, blocks etc...

I laid it out on the floor,
and

ONE scrap piece of fabric stuck to the quilt.

Not only was it once inch wide, but it was the exact length
to fill that gap you see just above the corner block...
the dark area where the floor peaks through...

My quilt,
handed me
the very last piece to add to this quilt...

Thank you Quilt GOD!

Onto other things... More red.

Are you even surprised?

Happy Sewing!


43 comments:

  1. Love it!! I definitely have a kitchen sink quilt in my future. I think I'll designate a box for all my orphan blocks.

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  2. it's really, really great. and a fun story. I've found that my liberated quilts just put themselves together too -- pieces and patches fit together without much fuss. It's waaaay more of a problem when I try to be accurate.

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  3. Great job! Are you going to donate it? If yes your recipient will be like, wow, what the heck is going on here?! LOL. Love your new red blocks.

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  4. Hooray for the quilt gods!
    It's spectacular - like you.

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  5. Yipee! and Yeehaw! It's done! I luv how you filled in the last piece. They always talk to you, the question is are you listening? (Or that is the way it seems in my life.)
    Congrats on your finish! Are you just staring at it with a smile on your face thinking, "This is awesome."? You rock, girlfriend! Have fun with your crosses!

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  6. Congratulations on an amazingly well done job putting all those blocks together; it's just like a puzzle!

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  7. The quilt God's were definitely watching over you :) I'm thrilled you've finished it and feel you can fianlly move on. Those 9 Patches are beautiful, but no, I'm not surprised :) Happy days!

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  8. Kitchen Sink is busy, bold, amazing! Congrats on getting it done. It looks to be pretty big. Will you machine quilt it?

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  9. I thought of you this past weekend while playing with my Kaffe fabrics. It was fun playing with Liberated Quiltmaking II. I'm not surprised that you've moved on to more red. It's really such a happy color.

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  10. V - the quilt is specatular! I love it. Thank goodness for quilt gods!

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  11. You did GREAT V! I just love it...and all the stories pushing you towards the finish!

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  12. What a wild quilt! Go Bumblebeans!

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  13. That is a wonderful quilt..and thank goodness it helped you out! So nice to find your fun blog!

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  14. Love your Kitchen Sink quilt. It looks like it took forever....but well worth your effort!

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  15. It looks great!!! Some day I am going to do something like that with all the blocks I have in the orphans box....thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. It is so perfect! Any idea how you will quilt it?

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  17. I think that's the best quilt I've ever seen!!!

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  18. Woohoo! I love that it still seems to have the notion of a border. And I love that something sitting for days seems like an eternity to you! Have fun quilting it!

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  19. Woohoo, congrats!!! I so love this quilt top and I'm still so impressed by all those Y-seams!

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  20. Congratulations! What a refreshing finish! Love the fabrics in those new red & green blocks!

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  21. LOL -- great story about finishing your kitchen sink quilt :)

    joan

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  22. It is wonderful! I was all set to try one myself until you mentioned "Y seams". Not sure I'm up to that - I'll just visit with yours. Good job pushing through to the end. Sometimes the last few seams are the hardest to get motivated to try.

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  23. Congratulations! It's a great quilt, and that last piece. . .just amazing how that worked out! Truly, the Quilt God smiled on you today!

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  24. The kitchen quilt is awesome! Is it for your bed or a wall art? So cool how the last piece found it's way home.

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  25. That was a lot of work in one quilt, but a wonderful piece.

    Debbie

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  26. I know what you mean about wanting to get something done and out of the way.

    The quilt goddess truly spoke!

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  27. Love it! Love the quilt god too
    :-)

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  28. There is a quilt god after all. Some times I think there is a quilt demon also. I'm glad you came through to the other side with the kitchen sink. It's lovely (I like the boldness).

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  29. Love It and you've used orphan blocks and spare parts. These are the BEST QUILTS.

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  30. I'm new to your blog-I think the Quilt god helped you with this because this beauty has the true spirit of quilting!! (Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without...) :D

    Thanks for sharing, and I'll be back to visit again!

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  31. This quilt is fantastic - one of the most fun and clever quilts I've ever seen!!! I'd love to make one for myself but, knowing it must have taken more time and brain power than I have, I'll just secretly covet and admire your quilt from here! Congrats! xo, Nan

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  32. Isn't it wonderful when life hands you exactly what you need. :) It looks wonderful. What a sense of accomplishment you must have! :) Lovely.

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  33. Your quilt reminds me of this antique quilt. Not sure if you have seen this one before? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GpL8tfKYf28/SotF7d6joHI/AAAAAAAAAZk/_GY2wtXBvVU/s1600-h/Sampler+Q.jpg

    The quilters hall of fame has a nice blog also. Your quilt looks great there are so many interesting ways that your top could be quilted.

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  34. Just curious. . .how big is this kitchen sink quilt? It looks huge!

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  35. yes,yes yes! love it soooo much
    the new project looks cheery (and cherry) fun!

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  36. i l.o.v.e. your kitchen sink quilt. i think you are going to start a new trend here. you've set the bar QUITE high, though. it's an amazing piece!!!

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  37. I adore your kitchen sink quilt, it's absolutely amazing! You should be very proud of it V xo

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  38. I'm so happy for you! Yay! The kitchen sink quilt is incredible!

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  39. I love when quilting serendipity moves a quilt project along (or even better to completion!). Always listen to your quilts they tell (or in your case give) you what they need!

    I am passing the link of the posts from this project along to Finn at the "Riding the Orphan Train" blog because I think she'd also really like this one.

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  40. look at the following you are getting..I told you you rocked...:)

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  41. Cheryl at nappytime sent me here to see your quilt.. awesome job! did you quilt it yet?

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