Monday, March 23, 2009

All Dressed Up and Patisserie

Since Saturday was National Quilting Day I was determined to sew...I did a lot of yard work Friday so I wouldn't feel guilty...and the family was busy watching either the NCAA tournament (the guys) or Twilight (younger daughter)! First on my list was to finish my All Dressed Up quilt from Nanette's pattern. This quilt is going to hang in my sewing room, so I only made 20 dresses and adjusted the borders accordingly. I really enjoyed making each and every dress; this is one of those quilts that is so much fun to work on that you kind of don't want to finish!


When I went to put my border on, the new fabric that I had purchased just didn't seem to "go." I was so excited when a Michael Miller reproduction that I had purchased 4 or 5 years ago went perfectly...I had purchased this fabric for another quilt border and even cut the strips only to decide it didn't work then...so it was a great thing that I was finally able to use this fabric!



I finished the rest of my pinwheel blocks and now have 34 darling pinwheels for another quilt.


I also finished block ten of the Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery Block of the Month (this month's was designed by Camille). And...I started playing with Patisserie...I've decided Patisserie is my new favorite color. I don't remember the last time I loved a fabric line so much. I started out making a couple of little bags with some of my Moda Honey Bun strips...love those pre-cut strips!

And, to motivate me even more to work with Patisserie...Joanna's new book arrived Friday...full of wonderful projects and inspiration. I've started working on a couple other projects with Patisserie...and have some freezer paper hexagons ready to go as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the kind comments! Have a great day!

35 comments:

Darlene said...

I've got to get back to my All Dressed Up project. Yours is adorable!

Lots happening in your sweet corner of the world - enjoy!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

ooh this looks like fun stuff. The dresses are darling. The border is perfect. It frames the quilt. I'm so excited to see it. Thank you. You've been busy! And I'm still so impressed with your pinwheels.

ElizabethandJeff said...

All Dressed Up turned out so dcute. I love Patisserie also. Can't wait to see what you do with those hexagons!

maria said...

It sounds like you got lots of sewing done at the weekend. The dresses are so cute and great for a girly sewing room wall.

Purple and Paisley said...

wow, you got a lot accomplished this weekend! good for you and wonderful stuff! ☺

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a weekend, I adore the dresses, and the border is perfect, I also love pinwheels, can't wait to see what you do with those!!

Nedra said...

You really have been busy. Nanette's All Dressed Up is lined up for my next applique project. I've been collecting fun little buttons and trim.

Millie said...

The dress quilt is adorable. I like the secondary pattern showing up between the dresses. Very cute!

Peddlecar Quilts said...

My Goodness! You have been so busy! Look at all the things you've gotten done, and they are all beautiful to be sure. I love the new Fig Tree line too, am waiting for my book as well. Those little dresses are to die for, and I love it when I can use something from my stash that I just didn't know what it would be useful for!!

Linda said...

My gosh that makes me tired just reading what you achieved over the weekend. I adore your dress's, and how great that you were able to use the fabric on hand.

Stephanie said...

You got patisserie already! I love it. Cute quilt but I love the pinwheels you made with the leftovers. :o)

I was packing and cleaning on National Quilting Day but I made up for it yesterday. :o)

Stina said...

Fantastic colours...you did a fantastic job on this one ... so cute... and all the small pinwheelblocks they will be gorgeous quilt someday :o)

Des said...

HOw did I miss national quilting day??!! AND, why didn't "I" watch twilight while all the boys were watching NCAA. You've got it going on at your house!

I love that dress quilt. It's so cute to see them all finished. And I love leftover triangle squares!! Good Job!!
p.s. I'm going to go check on the fabric that i used on my backing of today's quilt.

Candace said...

Sherri - your version of Nanette's quilt is adorable - what a great quilt for your sewing room! I've ordered Joanna's book as well - can't wait to get it!
Cheers!

Dawn said...

Oh, your quilt turned out darling!! Can't wait to see it in person. I want to make another one!

Karen said...

Love the dress quilt. I have yet to start mine.

Susan said...

Your quilt is so pretty and that border fabric is made perfectly to fit. I like how you used one print per square for the triangles.

Eileen said...

So many good things going on here today. LOVE the new fabric for the Nanette Quilt. Yes.. it is perfect. And I can't wait to see what you do with the pinwhels. :-)

Joy said...

Oh I LOVE the Patisserie line too, it's irresistable!!! Your little bags are so cute, boy you've been busy :o).
You're absolutely right too - that border fabric is perfect for your dress quilt, love it!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Kerri said...

oh, what pretty dresses!! you sure got a ton done this week-end!! all such great projects too!

Sheri Howard said...

I really loved working with that Patisserie fabric, it made me feel so happy, sounds like you felt that too!

Carol said...

You have been the busiest girl...All Dressed Up is adorable...love it. I am crazy about your pinwheels...I love that the blades are all different. And your little bags...WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Oh wow!!! I love all the things you are working on!! I am a HUGE fan of pinwheels! And I can't wait till I am brave enough to try the dress quilt. I also love those little honey bun purses!! SO cute! Glad you had a great weekend sewing!!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Hi Sherri--

Thanks for the blog visit and note! Glad you enjoyed seeing the rickrack.

Wow! You've been busy! Some great stuff you've got going there!

Thanks again and please keep in touch---

Carrie P. said...

I just got that book too. Don't you just want to make everything in it.
You know I love the dress quilt.

Jackie said...

The All Dressed Up quilt is simply adorable! Who wouldn't just love it?!

Sew Many Ways... said...

You are my quilting hero...you get so much done!! Love all the fabrics and can't wait to see my favorite, the hexagons.
~Karen~

GARI said...

You were really productive on National Quilting Day. And all of your work is beautiful.

jen duncan said...

Sherri! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. You have so much wonderfulness going on here, clearly I need to add you to my Google Reader so I won't miss a thing! Lovely stuff, and these pinwheels from leftovers--brilliantly divine!

Deb said...

Sherri, your all dressed up quilt looks fabulous. I so love Moda's Patiserrie fabrics AND the new Aviary range out also. Yummy.

Mary Ann said...

Sherri, I can see why you love Patisserie!! It's such a gorgeous line of fabric!!! Right up my alley!
Your All Dressed Up quilt turned out so very lovely!! I am going to have to get back to mine, as well! Those little dresses are just so cute!!!
All the best! Mary Ann

Nicole said...

Have you ever been busy! That Dress Up quilt is the sweetest thing ever. I agree with you about Patisserie!

joanna said...

looks like you will be quite busy!

So glad you like it.

Joanna
www.figtreequilts.typepad.com

ivoryspring said...

Awww - Sherri, the quilt is so very cute and adorable. I always enjoy looking at your work.

another amy said...

Wow Sherri! You have done so much! I'm still in love with you dress quilt. I think I will do a similar size. Patisserie IS so pretty! I'm excited to see what you do with it!