Monday, February 9, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays are Perfect for Sewing!

Finally...I went to work on my "A Tisket a Tasket" block of the month quilt! When I saw February's pattern I had to make it first...I just love the little birds! I decided to use "Sweet" and "Swell" for my quilt after seeing this block. I had soo much fun putting this little block together...thanks so much to Anne of Bunny Hill Designs! And you can bet I'll be working on January's block today!

I also spent a little time this weekend finishing my one-inch finished half-square triangles...yes, they're all done (a big thank you to the triangle paper)! And now they've found homes in these blocks...12 of them. The centers will be for the stitcheries which I'll start tracing this week!

Well, it's a wonderful rainy Monday here in southern Nevada...so after some housework...I have lots of plans for sewing today! Hope you get to sew as well! And truly, my thoughts and prayers today go out for those of you in Australia.

23 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you basket!! So spring! So pretty! I cannot even talk about how amazing your frames are, all the tiny pieces, wow!!!

alda said...

looks very good! What kind of house- stitcheries do you want to place into the center of your blocks??

Simone de Klerk said...

I love your tisket a tasket block! And what a nice idea to have stitcheries in those other blocks, with those tiny triangles.

Sheri Howard said...

Your basket turned out so darn cute out of that fabric...I may have to change mine...I was determined to use scraps...

The Demanding Doll said...

Your February block is darling. I gotta get to work on those. Love your stitchery blocks-to-be. It's raining here too. :)

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love the basket! I can't wait to get some fabric from Sweet. Maybe a layer cake! I also think your half square triangles are going to make perfect frames for you stitcheries.

Stina said...

Oh my gosh...I just love your Feb. block!!!The fabrics is just perfect!!!

Joy said...

I love your 1/2 square triangle blocks. Perfect for your stitcheries.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Carrie P. said...

Oh, Your basket block is so cute. Love the stripe in the one heart. I really want to start mine but I need to finish some other things firs. Can't wait to see what you stitch in those blocks.

Christine said...

Your basket block is adorable. Looks great in these fabrics.
Love the stitchery blocks too. Looking forward to seeing what you stitch in the centres.
Very sad time here in Australia. This morning I heard that 173 people have perished so far. Hard to comprehend.
Christine

Dawn said...

Your blocks look great!!

Gillian said...

Yes, thank you for your kind thoughts about us Downunder. We're mostly shocked, even when we live a long way away.

Climate change is bringing hotter temperatures and that will mean more bad fires for SE Australia.

QuiltedSimple said...

The basket is so pretty! And I love your 1/2 square triangles. I can't wait to see what stitcheries you put in there!
Kris

Darlene said...

Love your basket block! Are you putting your basket stitcheries in the center of the half square triangle blocks? Wonderful idea!

Fiesta said...

love the spring look of your basket.

ivoryspring said...

Too adorable, Sherri - I think I am going to participate in the BOM too!!!

Carol said...

Oh I can't wait to see what is going to be in those frames. Very fun!!

Annette said...

Your basket of birds is sweet. I love how it turned out. And the little half-square triangle borders for your stitchery is such a darling idea!!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, you've got lots of awesome quilting going on over here! Your BOM is adorable and I LOVE those little half-square triangle borders!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Sherri--

Thanks so much for the blog visit and note! Good to hear from you!

You've got some fabulous stuff going on there! Can't wait to see more!

Have a great week---

Mary Ann said...

Very beautiful block! I'm also collecting these cute patterns...thanks for inspiring me to start sewing on them!!!
Love your frames...very curious to know what you'll be stitching inside of them+++!!
All the best!
Mary Ann

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
aw, your Bunny Hill block looks so sweet.
Wow, the HSTs are perfectly sewn. I have some 1" thangles at home ~ still haven't tried them... ;o)
I'm curious what you'll stitch in the center square {you definitely know how to tease us! ;o)}
Hugs, Julia

jacquie said...

oh sherri...that basket is so sweet..just perfect..so springy and fresh. just lovely.