Monday, January 12, 2009

Distractions

A few distractions kept me from making much progress on my "Merry-Go-Round" quilt this weekend. Friday night I was checking some blogs when Nanette's tutorial posted. I literally ran for my sewing room and made two blocks. Nanette's "Doll House" potholders are amazing...you'll have to go look at hers! These two blocks will be potholders, but I definitely want to make a wall-hanging with this pattern as well.

I picked up a four-inch zipper and wanted to make a little coin purse...it turned out really cute, but I like the back better than the front!
And I couldn't wait to start putting my "extra" four-patch blocks together that I made from the "Merry-Go-Round" scraps. This is going to be a really cute baby quilt!

So, needless to say...my stack of trianges for the half-hexagons patiently waits...

As does this fun pile of fabric...

Oh, and for another distraction...have you seen this new free block-of-the month from Gail Pan? I've got to get going on it as well!
Happy Sewing!




17 comments:

Joy said...

Wow Sherri, you got so much done!!! I really like the little zipper purse too :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Nedra said...

You really have been a busy little quilter this weekend. Isn't Nanettes stuff wonderful? I don't know how she does it all as a mother of 8 children. I love the baby quilt and the coin purse. I can tell the round about will be terrific too!

rachel griffith said...

oh how cute!!!
to ALL of it!!!
i can't wait to try out nanette's tut.
{i think i'm gonna squeeze that in TODAY!!!}

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

wow, great weekend, I also love the doll houses, yours are so cute, love the baby quilt, and the valentine fabric is to die for!! I think your change purse is darling, I might need to try one of those!

jacquie said...

you have been busy! i bookmarked nanette's tut...totally darling!

Kritta22 said...

Oh my stinking goodness!! That baby quilt is adorable!!

Tatty Mum said...

Gosh how much did you do, the pot holders are so cute.
I love the charm squares if seen this fabric on acouple of blogs now and i must have it.

Sheri Howard said...

Oh my heck, you have so many darling projects going on! I want to come sew with you everyday! I love those little coin purses. I recently made a few little zipper bags...for Christmas, they were so fun. I am glad the "quilting" industry is getting back into wearables, and useables...(bags etc.) instead of just quilts...for so long people would sew for practical reasons, then we got into this "quilt" period, so it is fun to see all the new designs everywhere. Thanks for sharing! Happy Sewing!

SG said...

Just found your blog! Your work is great!

Stina said...

I saw them too...but wow you are so fast...!!! :o)
And I finished gails litte stitchery today...Love it!!
And you made another cute little bag...so clever!!

Stephanie said...

Isn't is amazing how we need to stop in the middle of something to start something else. Your little houses are so cute.

Carrie P. said...

You sure have been busy. I have seen that BOM from Gail Pan. I am going to go shopping for fabric tomorrow for it.

Connie W said...

The quilt is so pretty. Cute little coin purses; I may have to give those a try. I was unaware of 4" zippers. Will have to look for them.

Carol said...

You've gotten tons done...YIPPEE! Love your little zipper purse...what do you have planned for Love is in the Air? That is just so darn cute...Love the baby quilt and your triangles are looking good.

Simone de Klerk said...

That all looks very beautiful! I have the same charm pack 'love'. Aren't the colors just gorgeous!

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
just found out you were one of the winners of the moda fabric matcher contest for winter....whooot! Congrats, Sherri!!!
Hugs, Julia

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Sherri your doll house blocks are so cute! Thank you so much. You'be been very productive. I'm extremely impressed. That window pane look with your quit blocks is so attractive. I can't say enough about what a plain white does to set off beautiful fabrics.