Monday, October 20, 2008

There's Always More to Do!

Here is what I did with my Amy Butler "Daisy Chain" charm pack. I wanted to use a simple setting so as to be able to see every individual print... I love this fabric! It's retro and modern at the same time...the cool colors remind me of the ocean and sea glass...and I also love daisies. The white fabric I used for the sashing has little tiny daisies in it. Did I mention that I love this quilt!!! Some of that ultra soft chenille fabric would make a fun back--I'll have to look for some.
So...I've made a few more baskets...nine more with fun Christmas prints. I think the Mary Englebreit "Isn't Christmas Jolly" has turned out to be one of my favorite Christmas lines this year. I might still be making more baskets...I've got to sit down and really go over my list one of these days. I have a home in mind for each and every basket...I've just got to figure out what I'm going to fill them with!
I also made two more table runners the other day. These two are both from the Heather Mulder Peterson pattern, "Little Charmers 3." I think I'm really going to like them both after they are quilted and bound; the top one is made with an old Thimbleberries charm pack I had in my stash, and thebottom one from the Minnick & Simpson "Winter" line will look especially good after it gets a fun polka dot binding! These runners took a bit longer than the runners I showed in an earlier post...these are still simple and fun...but there is quite a bit of cutting of the individual charm squares before you can start sewing! And...I just found out that Heather has some new charm pack patterns...check out today's post on her blog!

Block 5 of the Fat Quarter Shop's Mystery Designer Block of the Month. I'm glad I did this quilt; I love each month's block design...this is going to be a gorgeous quilt when finished. I should probably start cutting my sashing and setting the blocks together.
Friday I mailed my package of gifts to my Stitcher's Angel in...Sweden! I've never sent any of my handwork so far away--I will be anxiously awaiting word that she has received the package, and then I'll be able to share her identity (she has a very nice blog and is very talented)!
Well, I'm off to really review my list...I'm trying to accomplish the goal of all Christmas made and wrapped before Thanksgiving this year! There are so many projects out there; there is so much wonderful creative inspiration out there in blogland--I guess there's always more to do!

23 comments:

Terriaw said...

Wow, you are making excellent progress on your projects! I admire your ambition for getting presents done by Thanksgiving. I love all your Christmasy baskets, and I really love that mystery block!

Anna M. said...

Your projects are cute, cute, cute! I think I recognize some of the fabric in those baskets from my giveaway that you won. =) How fun to be sending to Sweden...my mom was born and raised there...it's a beautiful country.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sherri I wish I were at the place you are in in your Christmas shopping. But this has been on my mind too. This week I think is list making week. The baskets are darling. Thats exactly what I'm going to do to. I have a birthday present I need to make soon too. It motivates me to see what you've gotten done.

quilterpolly said...

you and your baskets...everyone is going to get a basket for christmas at your house i bet. I love seeing them all. Great job:)

Stephanie said...

Wow Sherri you've been busy. LOVE the Amy quilt. I have 2 charm packs and have a plan but I'm really LOVING what you did.

Anne said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love the Minnick and Simpson table runner. Be sure and show it again when you get the binding on.

Carrie P. said...

Yes, the Amy Butler quilt reminds me of the ocean too. You have been very busy. The baskets will make nice gifts. They are so fun and easy to make.

Carol said...

OMG those table runners are wonderful...I'm off to order Little Charmers 3...I am absolutely nuts about your baskets...I am so bag-a-phobic I haven't gotten the nerve to try one yet...you're right, your Amy Butler is the ocean. Beautiful!

maria said...

Love it all!
I am in the middle of making one of those baskets and I'm sure more will follow.
I also plan to get some fabric from the same Amy range to make some place mats.
Maria x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Sherri...love your quilt the fabrics are gorgeous...the baskets are just so cute and the table runners very nice....

Sandra :) said...

I love the charm squares quilt top - what a fantastic way to showcase all the different prints ... I have two Moda charm sets in the studio that would work well in that setting -Dandelion Girl and Fresh Squeezed ... thanks for the idea! Your baskets and tablerunners are adorable as well - nice eye candy!

Sandi said...

I love every project in this post! You have a good eye for color. Every project looks great!

KrisinTN said...

I love the quilt, and the baskets, and the table runners...Everything you make is so beautiful! My 15 year old daughter saw the quilt as I was pulling up your blog and she was amazed! She couldn't believe that someone made such a beautiful quilt!

ivoryspring said...

Wow, Sherri -- you have been super productive!

I love the quilt. Those Christmas baskets are charming!!! And the tablerunner, it's just to die for!

By the way, I received your lovely note!! You are so sweet!

debbie said...

What a great post! Each project was just as good as the one before, if not better! I wish i was on your Christmas list! ;o)

Debi said...

Love those fabrics, and the baskets are awesome. I need to make a couple of those myself.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG I love the little baskets/bags you made from the Mary E. fabs. CUTE CUTE CUTE! Great table runners too. You've been one busy gal.

Rhonda said...

Wow! I love the colors of your quilt. Great job on all of your projects!

Mel said...

Verry cute!!! Love the colors and your ambition!

Stina said...

Oh my... just love what you have been up to since I last visited you!! So much eye candy!!! :o)

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Wow, you are such a prolific quilter!! It's my first time to your blog and I love what you do. That quilt is great, simple and yet really catches the eye. I also love the binding canister idea, as I have had the same problem!!! Thanks!
Diane

ivoryspring said...

Hi Sherri,

Thank you for visiting my show and tell. It was a much needed break from the quilting I have done for days... ;)

I hope you have a great weekend! Happy Quilting.

Nan said...

I love everything you create! I love the Christmas baskets sitting in a row - they're so happy and bright. The table runners are very pretty - I have that pattern, and I like seeing the runners in different fabrics. Very nice work, Sherri!