Friday, September 5, 2014

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Quilt {Finished}

  I actually blogged about this quilt way back when while it was still in the process phase. 
 Now it's another WIP crossed off the list. Yay!

Scrappy Kitchen Sink Quilt Up Close

It was fun to take a crazy hot mess of neglected blocks and give them new life.

Kitchen Sink Quilt Full View
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would turn out so pretty.  I mean, I had hoped it would be cool, but... it turned out so fantastic!  I guess hot messes can be pretty, too.

Floral Vintage Sheet Quilt Back

I had my quilter do an all over baptist fan pattern for the quilting.  (Yep, I jumped on the "Baptist-Fan-Bandwagon.")  Again, I LOVE it!  For the back I used a fabulous vintage sheet I've been hoarding for a couple of years. It wasn't quite big enough, thus the stripes. Vintage sheets were also used for the border on the front.

Scrap Kitchen Sink Quilt Blocks

By far my favorite element in the quilt are those little triangles.
They were a happy accident.

Kitchen Sink Quilt Finished

This quilt contains: leftover blocks from a couple of doll quilt swaps, my 2 daughters' quilts, a quilt I made from my grandmother's clothes, test blocks, bee blocks, leftover strips from my bed quilt, and pieces from quilts that were started and never finished. So many great blocks and so many great memories tied up in one quilt.

Finished Measurements: 68" x 80"
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday

10 comments:

beth said... Reply To This Comment

What a fun quilt!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, I love your quilt! It has such a happy vibe and you'd never know they are orphan blocks. It's so cool that there are so many memories tied up in one quilt, very special!

Coffeebean's Dailies said... Reply To This Comment

That is awesome! It's very cool how they all go together and being orphans!! Good for you!!

Angela Atkins said... Reply To This Comment

You did a great job laying out the blocks--the finished design is beautiful. Now I'm starting to wonder how many orphan blocks I have stashed around.

Carla said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE ! Everything about this is so fabulous. Makes me want to go digging for orphan blocks!

Emmajane said... Reply To This Comment

I think this is a great quilt. There's so much going on! Really keeps your eyes moving.

Renae said... Reply To This Comment

I love this quilt. It just shows that things don't have to match and put together right most everything can look good together. It turned out awesome. I don't know why my posts are coming up from Renae. Mom

SarahZ said... Reply To This Comment

How fun! Not only is it really pretty, but all the different memories wrap it all together! I love it!!!!

Dianne Neale said... Reply To This Comment

Came across your quilt on mama loves quilts. What a great idea - I'll have to give it a go!

Laura C said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Emily,
What a beautiful Quilt. I absolutely love it!
How come that the orphan Quilts turn out so beautiful and special?
Best wishes. Laura