I’m happy to add a bit of geek to my quilt collection. I made the PacMan quilt a while back, but alas it was for a swap. This new quilt, I’m totally keeping. It will help me remember to not take myself too seriously.
I was watching a quilting tv show and they were talking about a perfect kitchen quilt. I never gave much thought to a quilt expressly designed for the kitchen. ….but now the wheels were turning….
I had the perfect phrase for my goofy sense of humor. And with the Word Play Quilts book, I had the perfect way to bring it all together. Kinda like those Upper Case Living words- only better because the words are in FABRIC! Are you ready for it?
Some might say:
“That is forking hilarious!”
“Jen, you seriously need a forking life.”
“Quit forking around and get back to work!”
Um… yeh…. I love it. It is hanging over our back sliding glass door in the dining room.
It is totally improvisation pieced and measures 42″ x 15″. The original concept (fork + phrase) came to me almost a year and a half ago, when I saw this massive fork at Peir 1 Imports. It was $60. That seemed a bit high for, well, a big fork. I thought I might paint a fork, or have my daughter paint a fork on the wall- then I thought about ordering custom wall decal… well, on and on, it finally came together in fabric. Fabric solves all home dec quandaries. Oh yeh, this is soooooo home dec.
It is made from scrap fabrics from my stash + kona white. I ended up quilting it with jagged little free-motion lines all over, rather than a nice planned out quilting motif. I quilted it on my home machine, since it is relatively small.
So dare I even ask the question- Do you guys have any kitchen quilts?