Finally! It's done! The 2012 Santa "Kitchen Sink" quilt!
Why Kitchen sink? Because I made a quilt in 2009 from all my orphan blocks and called it my *Everything But The Kitchen Sink quilt, and every year since, I make...ONE of these kind of quilts.
I'm flattered when I see people running with the idea and see people calling their quilt the same thing, or a Kitchen sink quilt... Please send me your photos if you've made one...
(*yep, that's my quilt)
|90" X 100"|
Here are all the Fabulous Santas you all sent to me! Everyone I rcvd back, was put into this quilt...Can you spot your block? It was incredibly hard to get a photograph of this on my design wall.. I was standing on my window ledge!
Once I get it quilted and trimmed, I will get a better shot of it! I'm so excited I got the quilt done as close to the year I made it! LOL! Unlike my 2011 version in silk which still hangs on the hanger...This is the year I get that one done too!
...I'm soooo, doing the HAPPY DaNcE over here...
HO HO HO!
Here's a recap of my past "KITCHEN SINK" quilts
This quilt included 10 years of quilt making filled with everything from baby quilts never finished to the dishtowels from my kitchen.. Hence the name! (embroidered hand towel of Cherries top center.)
OLD posts about this quilt are here
2010 Ragamuffin "Kitchen Sink" quilt
Ragamuffin was another compilation of my orphans and orphan blocks from many of you peeps!
This quilt was sold this year and has found a new home.
OLD posts about the Ragamuffin quilt are here
and lastly, the 2011 Silk "Kitchen Sink" quilt, is still on the hanger...
in the parts department... Sad face!
It might be time to get this done... Do you think?
These quilts started because of the way my grandmother quilted. This above, (bottom section of the Everything but the kitchen sink quilt) was my first attempt to make a quilt like hers, but using cotton instead of what she used...Double knit! (below) I attempted to machine applique fabrics like her hand work, and got so bored with it, that I out it away for 10 years, before I pulled it out and stared just sewing my scraps together my own way.
Isn't it fun to see where inspiration comes from?