Monday, March 01, 2010

Maestro, may I have a *drum roll,* please? We now have a fully-finished, fully-furnished, usable kitchen. Wanna have a look?
The working part.
A little closer.
Looking from end-to-end.
And back again in the other direction.
The 'eat-in' part of the island.
And looking out into the family room.
In our old home, we had a galley-style (or what I called a two-butt) kitchen. What I did not realize was just how much counter-top space that gave me . . . . until I didn't have it any longer. I'm so happy to have room to spread out again. One thing I won't miss is being closed in that galley. I will have a great view of what's going on in the family room and a little peek out the window, too.
Let's look in the family room now and see what's going on.
Hexagon progress. I got a lot of stitching done during the Olympics. I ran out of 'pathway' pieces just as the closing ceremony began. Time to baste another batch. With a goal of a queen-sized quilt, that's going to be a lot of basting! I'd better get busy.

45 comments:

julieQ said...

Oh Libby, your kitchen is so wonderful! I know you will love it for years and years to come. I am glad it is done, construction time is the pits. Lovely hexagons, too. I must finish mine!

Screen Door said...

Awesome home--- looks loved:)

Loris said...

Libby, the new kitchen looks beautiful...as does the family room. Love to see your home come together for you again. Enjoy!
Your hexagon quilt is going to be stunning. It looks very rich!

WoolenSails said...

I want your cabinets and sink, lol. I love farm sinks.
We have a galley style with no counter space, so hoping to knock the wall down and put in an island and hanging cabinets to split the rooms. I rather make the small dining area part of the kitchen and make it one big area, some day.

Debbie

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Just fabulous. A great country kitchen. Thanks for not doing stainless appliances. It's a pet peeve of mine that I don't like stainless. The white appliances looks so fresh and new. I have an island and it comes in so handy.

Darlene said...

Libby, it's beautiful. Now you can relax and enjoy.

sewprimitive karen said...

That hexagon quilt is going to be such a treasure. The best part about your home are the gorgeous quilt accents!

kjquilts said...

Love the new kitchen! Everything goes together so well. The hexagon quilt is going to be an heirloom and the quilts from the previous post are wonderful too. And, it's always nice to have an old friend around.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Libby, I love your new kitchen! I dream of a nice kitchen like that.

I love your hexagon quilt WIP. Are you doing English Paper Piecing for it? Also, it looks like most are plaids/homespuns, is that right? I love the gold you are using.

jilly said...

Fabulous job on the kitchen. I don't think I would want anyone stepping foot into, nor cooking for at least a week;-) I would just stand there and admire the beauty.

Glad you posted your hexagon, need to dig mine out and get busy.

Enjoy your new and beautiful kitchen.

Blessings,
Jilly

Wendy said...

Oh my Libby I love your new kitchen, it looks incredible. I have kitchen envy. Mine is still in disrepair, someday it will be pretty again.

Gail said...

Kitchen is delightful! I know you're glad to have the work behind you. I'm thinking of redoing my kitchen so I love looking at pics of people's kitchens.

The hex's are looking great, to bad the Olympics are over!

Sharon said...

Libby your kitchen turned out fab, I love the sink, and the floors, and the stove....I worked on my hexagons during the Olympics. I've got my pathways all made, now putting them around the flowers. Yours is beautiful!

Jo said...

Your hexies ALWAYS inspire me! The kitchen is wonderful....jealous.

Lizzie said...

I just love your kitchen and family room. Delightful! I really like your decorations and wonder what the wood structure on the mantle is? At first glance I thought it was a primitave flag. Could you elaborate on that, I think it looks great. And the irons to use as bookends! brillant! I work in a library and have lots of those old irons in a box. Now I know what I will do with them. Thank you for inspiration! Lizzie

Diane said...

your kitchen is beautiful, I'm drooling, yours is laid out sorta like mine...which gets me thinking...and giving me ideas, hmmm.
Love seeing your hexigon progress, will be an awesome quilt.

Yvonne said...

The kitchen is awesome....love it all! The hexes are looking good...I like the connecting fabric choice. :)

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG...gorgeous and feels so homey! Welcome home!!

Kathie said...

I LOVE your new kitchen
and yes I am very jealous
its beautiful and worth every minute of inconvenience!
I hope you enjoy it for many years.
Kathie
ps fun seeing the LR floor too! LOL
they are wonderful!!!!

paula, the quilter said...

I need an island/counter in my kitchen. Wonder if I'll ever get one?

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh Libby your new kitchen is just beautiful. What wonderful memories and culinary creations you will make in it.

Kelly Ann said...

great...now I want a new kitchen...maybe I'll send DH over to look at your blog....think that will work?

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your kitchen is wonderful! I especially love the LONG counter! And your hexagons are wonderful as always!

Karen said...

You ended up with a beautiful kitchen. I like the term "two butt kitchen".

Mimi said...

You kitchen is absolutely beautiful and I am in awe of your hexagons. Never thought I would find myself thinking of doing them, but your quilt is so inspiring.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the new kitchen...enjoy!
And the hexagon quilt is so cool...I love the way you have the plaid stripes going every which way!

AnnieO said...

Looks very easy to move around in, plenty of areas to "merchandise" with decor, and an engating spot to eat too. Glad it all worked out so well.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Congrats on a beautiful kitchen redo! I love how the island turned out.

Is that a quilt on the back door?

Thanks for sharing the progress on your hexi quilt. It is so inspiring and you should be proud!

Cathi said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous!! As do your hexagons. Your new home really does look comfortable and cozy!

quiltmom said...

Libby,
It is a great space - so clean and bright looking. You must be looking forward to cooking in this space.
Your quilt is coming along nicely- I am sure you will be speeding along with your hexagons.
It is going to be a great quilt too- it will fit right into your home.
Hope you did not have any problems with the recent snowstorms. Saw a photo of a motel in Gloucester Mass that had the complete roof blown off by the wind and snow.

The Olympics were great - so much to fun to watch all the athletes giving their best effort.
Regards,
Anna

tami said...

What a great kitchen. I love the layout and your choices.
Your hexagon quilt is coming along. It is going to be gorgeous.

Chookyblue...... said...

your kitchen looks fantastic............you must be very happy...........

QuiltingFitzy said...

It's very lovely!

Our reno is coming along, almost finished. I'm stuck on the backsplash!

Your hexies are gorgeous, I need to get working on mine again.

Carol said...

Oh Libby it is just wonderful! ENJOY! Love your hexagons.

Barbara said...

Great new kitchen .... know that you are going to enjoy spending time there. And awesome hexies, I think mine is going to stop at full size, originally I was going for king!

Lori said...

Can you hear all the oohs and aahs from the crowd ?! Your kitchen is beautiful!!!
I love what you've got started on your hexagon quilt too!! Very nice!

Stephanie D. said...

Aha! An Olympic kitchen! lol Beautiful, Libby, and I know you're glad it's finished.

QuiltedSimple said...

your kitchen is wonderful! great match on the flooring
kris

Linda said...

So beautiful. I noticed the non-stainless appliances too. The white is nice with your counters. Love your sink. We completed our 3 bathrooms yesterday also. Nice to have that project done. Not quite as disruptive as a kitchen remodel but still an inconvenience!

Guðrún said...

It is beautiful!!! Your hexagon quilt will be awesome.

Jenni said...

Very nice Libby. It must feel nice to have it all "settled in". Keep going on the hexagons - you'll finish it in no time!

MARCIE said...

How exciting! Your new kitchen is great!!! Happy girl!

dee said...

Gorgeous! Everything looks so lovely. I really covet that sink and the floor may have been a pain but it sure turned out great.

Laura said...

I have been watching your kitchen renovation with great interest. We are getting ready to start ours very soon and you have given me some great ideas. Your kitchen looks wonderful. Thanks.

Sweet P said...

Your kitchen turned our great! I bet you will make many wonderful meals in there.