This is Sharing Quilt Projects #18, it has been a couple of weeks since I did one as I was finishing up my Heart table runner for Valentine’s Day. Many of you have said you really like it and I hope to see many of them!
It is hard to believe we are at the end of January already! Are you staying warm? We are under a weather alert today as snow and ice are expected. I think I’ll stay in my quilt studio and just work with bright colorful fabrics that remind me of spring.
On the home front
We have snow! I had Builder Bob stand in the path that goes to my bird feeders so you could see how much snow we have! We are supposed to get 8 inches more today.
New kitchen sink
Builder Bob has been busy and we now have a new kitchen sink! When he is Chef Bob, he uses a lot of big pans and it is so easy to wash them now.
I have had a lot of people asking about our new sink so I thought it would be easier to just put the info in this post. Our daughter and I bought the same sink at Menards. Builder Bob installed hers first and had to cut the opening in the counter bigger and also ours so be prepared to do this.
It includes a cutting board, rinse basket, a rack that rolls up for dishes, and sink grid which I didn’t have in for this photo. All of the pieces are removable. It also came with the faucet but I had already bought the one shown so we used it. My daughter used the one that came with the sink and loves it. Tuscany Sink at Menards
I originally was going to buy the sink from Lowes, that one did not come with a faucet which is why I already had bought one. I’m not sure if you would have to cut your counter for this one. Sink at Lowes
New kitchen table
We also have a new kitchen table! Actually it was my daughter’s table and we swapped. We decided we needed a bigger table and this one expands and has six chairs. She has always loved our kitchen table that we bought for the other house and it is perfect for her house.
I already have my Heart Valentine table runner out!
Thank goodness for Builder Bob’s old truck, yesterday we hauled our table to her house and picked up hers. Good thing he was there as her front door had to be removed to get our table in.
I already miss the shelves at the end of the table. I always kept our placemats there.
Notice who grabbed my new Heart table runner! She also took the wall hanging.
My Quilt Projects
What have I been working on? Gosh I’ve been doing things around the house so not as much quilting has been happening as I would like. I pulled out about 5 boxes of “stuff” that I haven’t looked at in a long time.
I found quilt tops and projects I had forgotten about. Several of them are what I’m going to work on now.
I found a pile of blocks that were leftover from my Moon Glow baby quilt. Do you know how old these blocks are? I made that baby quilt in 2012. I still love the colors and the pop of black. I think this was the first bundle of fat quarters I ever bought from Connecting Threads.
I am finishing up a table runner and then I’ll be working on placemats for the last four blocks.
Quilt Projects shared with me
It is always so much fun to see all of the beautiful quilt projects that you are making! f I didn’t show yours, I am so sorry and will try and get them in my next sharing post.
Christmas Truck Table Runner
Melanie this neat Christmas truck table runner that she made with my Christmas Truck table runner tutorial. She used an orphan block in the center! What a great idea!
Twisting Heart Valentine Tutorial
Mary shared her beautiful Twisting Heart wall hanging. She said she pieced it last year, finally quilted it this week and it is now hanging on her wall for Valentine’s Day. Beautiful colors! The Twisting Heart Valentine tutorial is always a favorite.
Twisting Heart Valentine Pillow
Nancy made an 18-inch pillow for her granddaughter with the Twisting Heart tutorial. This is a great idea if you aren’t interested in making a wall hanging. She said she was comfortable free motion quilting it so she followed the seams and quilted it that way. Beautiful and I love the heart border!
Autumn Table Runner
Kathy shared photos of her beautiful table runner made with my Autumn Table Runner tutorial. It is always fun to see what fabrics someone chooses for their backing, do you see the cardinals?
Valentine Heart Table Runner
Linda shared her precious table runner made with my Valentine Heart table runner tutorial. This is the same table runner that I have on my kitchen table right now.
Fabric Basket and Coaster
Karen shared this neat fabric basket and coaster that she made. The quilting is a zig zag stitch and looks perfect! She said she was planning on making several more.
I always enjoy it when you share photos and stories about your pets. If I had my way, we would have more. I keep working on Builder Bob saying he needs to rescue another little Sadie. In the meantime I’ll keep feeding the birds, squirrels, cats and possums!
We now have two opossums! I sure enjoy watching them. Early this morning there was also a new gray cat I haven’t seen before. We are supposed to get another snowstorm so I’ll be putting their food inside the tote to keep it dry for them.
Robin rescued Nana when she was 4 weeks old and says she is In a little spitfire. Just looking at her photo makes me laugh! Pretty hard to quilt when Nana is around!
Moose and Minnie
Ginger sent these sweet photos of her Staffordshire Terriers. The first one is Moose and Minnie is the full brindle and are both rescue dogs. She also has deer show up at her place and told me that they love canteloupe.
Karen shared a photo of her dog Bailey who was an Old English Sheepdog. They are the sweetest dogs, years ago I had one called Alex who was the gentlest dog.
This little cutie is Dallas a Malt-Poo, she really reminds me of our sweet Sadie. Kathy made the neat coat that she is wearing. Isn’t it adorable!
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