Thursday, January 8, 2009

Projects

I've been making a few more bags...a girl can never have too many bags, right?! They were great around the holidays for gifts, so I thought I should build up a little supply so that I always have a "thank you" on hand. I love the top one...I used some older Amy Butler fabrics for it. The bottom one is really cute as well...love the reproduction fabrics!

I've also been working on "Merry-Go-Round." Lots and lots of strips...although I'm actually glad I used fat quarters for this project rather than the jelly rolls...since my strips are shorter they're easier to work with.

This strip combination is one of my favorites. I hadn't really looked at the pattern when I started and didn't realize the blocks were all half-hexagons...the hexagons are formed when you set the rows together.


You might have noticed the four-patch block above...there are enough scraps from the strip sets to make 40-4 1/2" four-patch blocks...I'm thinking about a baby quilt with the four-patches when I'm done. It will probably go into my Etsy shop (which I'll be opening soon) when finished...no babies around here!




One strip set, if you're using jelly roll strips (or two strip sets if using fat-quarter strips) yields the pieces above...and enough scraps to make one four patch.


I'm having fun with this...but I'm just working on about ten strip sets a day...I've got some other projects in the works as well!


Happy sewing!

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wasn't it hard to cut into your coveted older Amy fabric? Thanks for showing the process on your hexagons. It's going to be a pretty quilt. Oh boy...let me know when you open your etsy shop.

Simone de Klerk said...

This looks lovely, Sherri! The colors an pattern are wonderful! I look forward to your progress.

Tatty Mum said...

My goodness your really hitting on with your quilt and thoes bags are gorgeous.
How do you manage to get so much done and blog about it?
Joanne xx

Carrie P. said...

What a great idea keeping some bags on hand. Your quilt is going to beautiful.

nwalker said...

Sherri,
I love the small cute bags. If you don't mind me asking what pattern did you use? I have been sewing some small items for gifts to have around the house for the thank you's and small gifts. I love Heather Baileys site and fabics along with Amy Butler. Thanks for sharing your projects!
Nancy

Erin O. said...

Super cute pattern. I have the same magazine and finally found fat quarters that I'm going to use. Thanks for the tip about cutting more strips!

Joy said...

Gorgeous fabrics, the pink is so vibrant!!! Those are cute little bags too :o).
Can't wait to see your Etsy shop :o).
Hugs,
Joy :O)

Nedra said...

I wish I had time right now to work on my own Merry Go Round. The pattern just sits lonely on my bookcase and calls to me, but I have too many others that have to be finished first.

Lorraine said...

I agree on the bags...can never have too many - and they make great gifts! Loving the colour combo in the quilt and great that you get the four patch blocks as a bonus....you are a busy girl!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love your merry-go-round colors. I need to break out of my primary colors mode this year I think - well sometime.

Carol said...

Love your little bags and your Merry Go Round is looking wonderful!

Kritta22 said...

Great colors!!

I didn't know there was going to be leftovers so I cut out all of the strips of my jelly roll. It will make another lap quilt with all the scraps! But I love that blocks! Wish I would have known!

Stina said...

Finally back in blogland and catching up on all the beauty...
Love your new quilt!! :o)

belinda said...

Hi Sherri....I thought I would come over and see what you have been up to....WOW....quite a lot I see. You have been very busy...lots of good stuff!!

Angela Yosten said...

CUTE BAGS! Great idea on making some to keep on hand for gifts.

ElizabethandJeff said...

I can't wait to see it finished. I love those colors.

Threeundertwo said...

I'm making this same quilt. I love the idea for the leftover strips - mine were sitting in a pile and I hadn't decided what to do with them.

I love your blog - just found it.