Hello everyone! My name is Cherry and I'm so happy to be back sharing my little kitchen quilt with you all!
Thanks Madame Samm for having me over.
Back in the 70's, both my Mom and Grandma had these large fork-n-spoon sets hanging in their kitchens, and then, the other day, I was at a friend's house and spotted a beautiful modern version of those in her kitchen! That's when I decided I needed to have my own quilted retro fork-n-spoon set!!!
So, this is what I came up with...
a fun, easy, and fast little project for a retro kitchen made with a few charm squares!
This is what you'll need
1 fat quarter for the background
12 charm squares for the fork-n-spoon
1/8 yd binding
1/2 yd backing
Matching thread for appliques
I had this beautiful Chrysalis Charm Pack in my stash that had the perfect colors to match my kitchen. To make my fork-n-spoon fabric, I chose 12 of the darker squares for good contrast against my background fabric
Start by cutting (2) 2" x 5" strips from each charm square
Arrange (2) matching rows and sew them together
Press the seams open.
Next, using a fine tip Sharpie marker,
trace the fork-n-spoon templates onto the paper side of the fusible
and cut them out about a 1/4" away from the drawn line.
Place the fusible side down onto the wrong side of the fork-n-spoon fabric
and fuse down with a hot/dry iron.
Next, cut right on the drawn line.
Cut a 13.5" x 21.5" from the background fabric.
Center the fork-n-spoon and fuse onto the background fabric with a hot/steam iron.
Stitch around the appliques with a blanket stitch.
I like to reduce the length and width of my stitch so it barely shows :-)
Square the block to 12.5" x 20.5"
And it's done! Wasn't that fast?
For the quilting, I wanted my fork-n-spoon to pop out, so I used two layers of batting: Warm & Natural Cotton on the bottom and Quilter's Dream Wool on top, then added heavy quilting all around the fork-n-spoon. Don't you you think they really stand out?
Before binding, I wanted a little hanging sleeve...
Well, I've never been too crazy about the whole sleeve idea, until I found this wonderful method for small quilts at The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative for Fast Finish Triangles
So... what do you think? Are you making one?
Come by my blog to get the templates and for a chance at a little giveaway ;-)
R U Kidding me....line up...there will be many
who will want this...love it Cherry..