Friday, January 2, 2009

A New Year--More Quilts Ahead!

I've been thinking about projects and goals for the new year, and "Merry Go Round" is at the top of my list! The pattern is by Sandy Klop of American Jane and is found in the October 2008 issue of McCall's Quilting. Actually, I have a few hexagon projects for 2009, and I thought this would be a fun one to start with. I ordered the templates from American Jane...and will be picking up the fabric soon (my Mom gave me some Christmas money that she said I HAD to buy fabric with...no problem there, Mom)!
I've also been doing some "catching up," spending New Year's Eve and New Year's Day finishing up blocks-of-the-month I'd fallen behind on. So now I'm all caught up...and look at the cute pinwheel blocks I made from the left-over triangles from December's Fat Quarter Shop block! Maybe I'll use them to frame a label for the back of the quilt. And speaking of labels...my quilt goals for 2009 include making labels for every project completed. Julia and Nedra have some great ideas on this subject that I enjoyed reading recently.

More blocks...these are for my Golden Memories quilt...I'm never impressed with the blocks individually, but I absolutely love this quilt. One row to go, and this quilt will be ready for the borders! I'm planning on having it ready to be quilted by next week and will share a photo then.

And, you might have noticed the new Christmas button at the top of my sidebar...it's not too early for Christmas 2009. Nanette over at Freda's Hive has a great idea for getting us all organized for next Christmas--be sure to head over and see what's going on!
I just have to say thank you to everyone for all of the great "quilt-inspirations"-- I'm looking forward to a fantastic 2009 and hope to be able to share lots of ideas, quilts and projects!

9 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

merry-go-round is at the top of my list, too! i think it's just beautiful...☺

jacquie said...

ooh, i forgot to add nanette's button. thanks for the reminder. labels on every quilt...that would be a good thing.

Nedra said...

I have the Merry Go Round pattern too, and hope to get to it in 2009. And thanks for mentioning me in your post!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Sherri,

Lovely blocks you have there -- it looks like you have been busy! I hope the New Year brings you very happy stitching memories!

Carol said...

Merry Go Round is on my list too...better get those templates ordered. Love your blocks. The Golden Memories blocks are wonderful...love the colors.

Carrie P. said...

I do remember seeing that quilt in the magazine. I look forward to seeing your finished quilt. The blocks are very pretty too. Looks like you will be busy this year.

Stephanie said...

Love the Merry Go Round. :o)

rachel griffith said...

oh my gosh i LOVE the merry-go-round quilt. it's on my to make list...for 2010.

Sherry said...

I'm impressed with your blocks for the Golden Memories quilt...love them! Thanks for sharing info on labeling quilts, I'm bad about that & my daughter always gets on me for not labeling my quilts. Love that Merry Go Round pattern. Wishing you lots of fun quilting in 2009!