Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Busy Hands

The plan was to gut my sewing room!
You see, it lives in the 1970's
and while I really like the color green
the green faux paneling with it's black trim
just isn't hip any longer!
(pictures to come later)
But, the Lord had other plans
for the cute engineer.
(he'll be doing the remodel)
So for the time being we put
the remodel on hold.
At least for the next few weeks.
My hands really needed to be busy
this past week end
so I popped downstairs
into that 1970's sewing room
and worked on a quilt I
started last fall.
The borders still need to be put on
and then it's off to the quilter!

I just love the fabric!
It makes me smile.
So often I will make
a quilt and then give it away
but this one is staying here.

The fabric is a line from
Moda called Bliss
and the pattern (The Kitchen Sink)
is from the book
Scrap-Basket Surprises
written by Kim Bracket.

I love that book!

I have made several of the
quilts in this book.
The patterns are
easy to follow and you can use
up some of your stash
go shopping!

Kim has a new
book out called
Scrap-Basket Sensations.
Can't wait to make a few things
from that book either.

Happy sewing!



  1. I absolutely love your quilt. I love the colors and the pattern. I wish I could quilt. I appreciate those who do. Blessings and enjoy that one. I do not blame you...That one would stay home too.

  2. Dear Nancy, I too love your quilt and the fabric is delightful. I'm in the middle of a baby quilt for a dear friends first grand daughter. I have other projects I should finish and winter is the perfect time, especially since it is snowing today. You certainly do lovely work my friend. Enjoy your week and stay warm.
    Hugs, Noreen

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Nancy! I love the pattern! I think I have that book, now I will have to look at those patterns again. You did a great job!

  4. That looks like a springtime quilt. How pretty. You don't like having a 1970s sewing room? Imagine that. David relented and let me put my machines in a little nook in our bedroom that has windows on two sides. It was added on to our house in 1959. Fortunately the walls are lath and plaster and there is no paneling in sight.
    Hopefully the engineer guy will have time soon to do some remodeling. What type of color scheme do you have in mind for it?

  5. Thank you again for those lovely aqua fabrics...I hope you popped by yesterdays post to see again how beautiful they are! Bliss is a georgeous collection isn't it...I can't blame you for keeping that quilt..it's lovely. I hope you will show us again when it's quilted and finished.

  6. I cannot get enough of Bliss! Check my blog for 2 of my quilts made with it. Both for 2 year olds... now my 24 year old, mother of one of the 2 year old wants one!