Sunday, January 06, 2008

It's a sandwiched quilt!



I think I'm back in the groove. I knuckled down last night and sandwiched the blue recycled quilt that I made over a year ago now. Of course I haven't the faintest idea how I'm going to actually quilt it but I'm thinking simple is good at this moment in time. Although my back aches now, my kitchen floor is brilliant for sandwiching quilts.
Yesterday we also ordered a new kitchen, we had the existing one put in a few years ago but I couldn't begin to tell you about the sheer incompetence of the builder that did it. Some, but not all examples being: plumbing the outside tap to the hot water supply, installing the dishwasher with a chink in the hose so it leaked all over the newly installed laminate floor, building a frame for the new glazed internal double doors without remembering that it would be impossible to get it in through the back door ... oh, how we laughed! Not. Anyway, though the kitchen looks passable, it hides a multitude of sins so we've bitten the bullet and we're going to get it all put right by a reputable (fingers crossed) firm. I'm going to have a new bigger cooker, which I'm really looking forward to (particularly since the door fell off the one I've got). The fridge door is on it's last legs too, and the first dishwasher we had erupted in flames. Definitely time for a change.

22 comments:

Beth said...

Good luck with the kitchen! I'm still living through a kitchen reno and it is not fun! I can't imagine doing it twice in just a few years!

de vliegende koe said...

I love the colours of your sandwiched quilt! Deciding on a quilting-pattern is one of the most difficult (and important) parts to me!

anne bebbington said...

New Year - new kitchen - lucky girl!!! Happy new year to you Fiona - hope 2008 gives you the opportunity to get a bit more quilty time in

Screen Door said...

I'm soooooo jealous of the new kitchen. Great job of the quilting project!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great picture of the scrap recycled quilt... Looks fab!

Good luck with the new kitchen, sounds like you deserve it with all the trouble you've had. We're gearing up here to do the kitchen, but haven't quite bitten the bullet yet.

Clare said...

Lucky you - a new kitchen. Can't wait to see your new cooker. Well done on getting the recycled quilt sandwiched.

Libby said...

Oh what fun to have an all new kitchen!

loulee1 said...

Oooh! A new kitchen, lovely. Better luck this time I hope.
Forgive me for asking, but why is the quilt recycled? Did I forget or miss something?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Good luck with the new kitchen, indicator of a good marriage apparently, the age of your kitchen!
I am presuming by the look of the quilt that it is from our beloved op shop shirts? Looks great, Tracey

Bea said...

That´s all the reasons why I own already a new kitchen, We make this deal 1 year oago and I´m so happy about it! Do it!
Happy quilting
Bea

atet said...

Oh my, a new kitchen, wouldn't that be lovely! (and what a horrid experience you've had with yours so far -- here's hoping the new one is much better) Love that quilt top, and yes, simple is a good thing!

Cheryl said...

Your recycled quilt is wonderful. And a new kitchen, what fun!

Lynda said...

I'm going to have to follow your good example and get a few quilts layered up. Don't worry about the quilting motifs yet. How do you eat an elephant? A bit at a time!

meggie said...

I love that blue quilt!!
Eek to your kitchen woes! Who would have thought there would be so many!

I wish you good luck with the new one!

Wendy said...

After what you've been through a new kitchen will be so much fun.
Love the blue quilt.

Jane Ann said...

Gives new meaning to the name Hell's Kitchen, a historically, notoriously rough neighborhood in New York City!

Love the blue quilt--simple would be best.

Shelina said...

It is a pretty quilt, and will look even more beautiful quilted. Your kitchen looks pretty too, but I can see how you would want to get things fixed - I have a few projects in my house that I wouldn't mind redoing with a better contractor. I hope the next contractor you find is more competent!

Belém said...

A new Kitchen? You are very lucky!
Congratulations for your new quilt too, it is lovely.

momma_donna said...

Are you OK? It's been so long since you've posted. I hope all is well.

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi Fiona just asking the same as the last person..........sorry are you okay.........long time no post.......hope you are fine and just having a blog break.......

Litamora's Patchwork and Quilting said...

Lovely quilt, so beautiful colors!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

hey, missing you, how is the reno? Tracey