Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quilting and broken water heaters

Friday night my DH was doing laundry (I know! He does laundry!! Lucky me!) when we noticed water on the garage floor.  At first we thought our washing machine had finally gave up the good fight, but it turns out our water heater was the culprit.  On Saturday while I was waiting for my DH to get home so we could buy the new water heater I did a little quilting.

I was able to get all the quilting done on my Carpenter Star quilt.  I outline quilted the star and did a meandering stitch in the background.

I tried to take a picture of the back to show the quilting.

Hopefully today I'll find the time to sew the binding on so I can spend this week doing the hand sewing.  This quilt will be donated to Project Linus.

On a happy note, we successfully installed the new water heater last night!  The house is back in working order.


  1. Beautiful quilting on such a happy looking quilt~!

  2. You surely know how to make use of your time, Carolyn! Well, I think the wait for the water heater solution paid off. You were able to create a beautiful piece. And good news is, your water heater is now working perfectly! Now your quilts will be safe from floods caused by a broken water heater! [Elia Lester]

    1. Thank you! It was the water heater one week & the washing machine did actually die on the following week! When it rains it pours. Hopefully I'll be done with the binding this week on the quilt so I can wash the quilt in the new machine.