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on Aug 24, 2011 in Blog, blogging others, quilt, WMQG | 3 comments

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?


  1. Kitchen quilts? You betcha. I have a spot on the wall next to our sit-at kitchen counter. And that spot displays a number of small wall hangings that I’ve made over the years: paper-pieced tulips for the spring, maple leaves for the fall, Santa for the winter. I have more of these small quilts than we have seasons!


    August 24, 2011

  2. I had a kitchen quilt in our previous house- perfect spot in the kitchen nook. I took it down when we were moving and washed it- it ran terribly- oh well. No place for it here in the new house. I will have to make a new one and you’ve inspired me to do that! I love your play on words- we love Star Wars!

    Kim Bates

    August 24, 2011

  3. love love love this quilt. what a hoot. it’s geeky, and funny and wordy and quilty. woohoo! I don’t have a kitchen quilt, but heck, now I want one!!!

    Tonya Ricucci

    August 26, 2011

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