Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More Progress...

Last week I finally spent a couple of hours cleaning and organizing my sewing room...it's amazing how much that motivated me to get some things done! First, I finished the above table runner out of a "Harvest Home" charm pack by Moda. The pattern is Heather Mulder Peterson's "Crossroads Table Runner" from her book Charmed and Dangerous. I've now made three projects from that book, and they all went together like a dream.
I just couldn't wait any longer to try out the cottage block tutorial from Nanette over at Freda's Hive. This block was so easy and fun...seriously, I spent only 15 minutes pressing my fabric, cutting the pieces, and sewing the block to completion! I'm participating in her cottage block exchange using this pattern...it's going to be so much fun! I think this cottage needs some cute ric rac along the roofline, though, and I think I need to pick up some of that new Mary Englebreit Christmas fabric--it would make some cute cottages!

I also finished block four from the Mystery Block of the Month over at the Fat Quarter Shop. The stitchery project is a little needle keeper for someone...(hint, hint...my stitcher's angel swap partner likes red)!
And, I got some fun mail yesterday! Last week I won two give-aways...an ironing board cover kit from Nadine over at Material Girls (thanks, Nadine...can't wait to make it...my ironing board in my laundry room is a different size, and I haven't been able to find a cover for it!)...and two journals from Kristin at GraceViolet! I love the button closures on the journals!
Just a few more block of the month finishes from the other day. The green block is block 12 from a quilt called Sampler Magic designed by Lori Smith--it's really going to be striking when combined with the other blocks and setting blocks. The other three blocks here are from my Civil War Love Letters Quilt; they bring my total completed to 18...six more to go, and then I will set them together with a muslin sashing.

And here I have five rows completed of my other Civil War fabric quilt--Golden Memories (also designed by Lori Smith). Thirteen blocks to go, and I can put the remaining four rows together!
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Well, I'm off to review my Christmas projects list, finish up my stitcher's angel projects, and make some more of those Christmas cottages! Happy sewing!

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

Darling cottage! Isn't this going to be fun??? Gorgeous Civil War quilt.

Fiesta said...

all your projects are lovely. I love the cottage.

quilterpolly said...

great job on the cottage...I can't wait for that...It will be so much fun:)

TxChristmasGirl said...

Love to see the great projects. They are outstanding.

Joy said...

I love your table runner - the fabrics are stunning!! Fabulous civil war quilt too :o).

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri...wow lovely post, all your projects look fantastic...table runner looks great...and your Civil War fabric quilt...stunning you must be so very pleased with this...lucky Angel.

ivoryspring said...

Sherri!!

Your work is absolutely beautiful - I love the tablerunner and the Civil War Quilt.

Re: Your William Bradford comment - I think that's the coolest comment I have ever had on my blog!!! Wow, what a lineage you have!!!

Kevin and Vicki said...

I love the Civil War quilt on the floor! The colors are great. Wow! I can't wait for our "lesson" coming up. I think I may be converted after all.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW you've been busy. I love your projects. I'm gonna try that house block. I love yours. ANd yoru civil war quilt is great too.

Sandi said...

All your projects look just lovely. Looking forward to seeing the Civil War quilt when it is finished (it already looks gorgeous)

Carol said...

Love your blocks and OMG the Lori Smith Golden Memories is gorgeous...love your color choices.

Solstitches said...

Lots of lovely eye candy here!
Love the fabric line you used for your table runner which looks wonderful. Cute house block and your Civil War quilt is fabulous!

Purple and Paisley said...

wow - you do absolutely beautiful work! i love your cottage and am so glad you are in the exchange! =)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You and I were both winners at Nadine's shop. I haven't gone to pick my kit up yet but its going to happen soon! Love the cottage block - love it. Thank you for joining our exchange. Its just so lovely. And your civil war quilt is beautiful. I admire it so much.

Linda said...

Your civil war quilt is amazing! LOVE it!

ivoryspring said...

Sherri,

I came back to your blog and re-looked at your tablerunner! I have to say I am in love with its colors!!!! :)

Kris said...

Hi there,
I made your fabric basket using your tutorial yesterday. It turned out darling, and your directions were terrific! I would love to do more, only larger! Thanks so much. I love your blog!

Kris said...

Thanks Sherri,
I just wish the basket were bigger!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh such a cute cottage block, I wonder if we are in the same group, i would love one of yours!

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Carole said...

Wow! you are such a busy quilter! Amazing the nunber of projects you have going and that you finish! Lovely work! Thanks for sharing!