Monday, April 27, 2009

A Couple More Finishes!


Yes, I finished it, and the binding is ready to go as well (although I wish I'd cut the binding on the bias--that would have given an extra fun look to the finished quilt)! Heather's Double Takes 3 made this quilt a snap. I've figured out that one layer cake will make three baby quilts using this pattern. I'm going to calculate the yardage for setting triangles, the outer border, and binding and be ready the next time I see a cute layer cake for kids!

This quilt is definitely going at the top of my "to be quilted" stack. I didn't realize how much I was going to love this quilt until the blocks started coming together! I've always loved Mary Engelbreit...and "Baskets of Flowers" definitely says "summer" to me. Using the cream floral print for the setting triangles provided just the right amoung of contrast...and I love the green check binding with the outer border. This quilt finishes at 57 by 67 (I changed up the border from the pattern) and will be great to have out in the family room this summer.



Another project I tackled this weekend was a bag for younger daughter. I used the Amy Butler Swing Bag pattern but made it patchwork (and left off the bow---younger daughter doesn't like big bows)! (Sidenote: younger daughter just read this and says her dislike of bows stems from the fact that I always made her wear huge hairbows in elementary school). She loves purple but has been loving aqua lately as well. I wasn't sure if she really liked it or not...but she took it to school today, so it must be okay!



Hopefully I can get a few more finishes in before the end of the month...wow, can you believe it's almost May?!!! Happy Sewing!

38 comments:

Carrie P. said...

I can't believe it is almost May. The quilt is coming along and looks very nice. So springy. Love the bag.

Stephanie said...

What a great bag. Fresh young colors. Great quilt too. Do you need to change your batteries yet? :o)

Chocolate Cat said...

I love how this quilt has come together, I am definately going to have to get some of that fabric!!! Cute bag, glad my daughter is not the only one 'bow' phobic now apparently due to my hair ribbons!!!

Sara said...

The quilt and the bag are great! I love them both. May will be here in a few short days!! Amazing!

I won't wear pink or purple because that is all my mom used to dress me in!

Jeremy & Chaundra Strickland said...

Beautiful quilt!! I'm going to find some Moda fabric soon so I can start on a quilt. I'm getting many ideas from your blog...thanks!!

RachelJane said...

Wow! You were productive! Love the quilt and the bag. Great projects. If your daughter took the bag to school, she MUST really like it!
I can't believe it's nearly May either. We had snow here all weekend. Blah. It didn't stick, though.

Mel said...

I love how your quilt turned out! Great bag too, I like how you made it patchwork-y. I too am a victim of a "You MUST have a bow" mom. Glad I'm not the only one!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your really on a roll! The quilt did turn out wonderfully and I tell ya I like that it was quick! Then a bag too? Yep, your another Speedy gal!

Candace said...

I don't think you could have chosen a more perfect binding for the quilt, Sherri! And I agree, if you daughter took the bag to school - she must really like it - it's adorable!
Cheers!

Tara said...

Very cute blanket! Would that work for boys and girls, do you think!

Carol said...

May, where did April go???
Love your new quilt...that is great fabric and a wonderful pattern. What a cute bag!

Jackie said...

Those are fantastic! I can't believe that you can get 3 baby quilts from 1 layer cake, amazing and great pattern. I love the bag too!

Lurline said...

Lots of pretties, there! I love all the fresh, spring colours!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dawn said...

Both look fantastic!!

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Hi Barbara! Thank you for entering the draw on my blog for the Shabby Roses giveaway and BOM! I love the things you have been making...and your fabric choices are exactly what I choose myself. :-) Sooooo pretty! Glad you are enjoying the Material Obsessions book - I love my copy, too! Hugs, Jenny

Sheri Howard said...

So cute! That is amazing you can make so many quilts from one layer cake....it makes you feel like your money goes a long way! Thanks for sharing!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Everything is so cute. There must be smoke coming out of the back of your sewing machine!!! You're definitely getting things check off the list of "to finish".
~Karen~

dotti white said...

Sherri--I love how your quilt is turning out. I can't wait to see it quilted! I have made a couple of the Swing Bag--one for myself and one for my mom. I did make the big bows for each of them because I thought it was so cute! Your idea to make it patchwork is absolutely adorable! Have a happy week!

Terriaw said...

What a cute quilt top! I have a pile of "to be quilted" projects too. Love the patchwork bag too. I bet your daughter will love it.

Vicki said...

Very cute Sherri! I love the fabrics. Have fun this week in Utah.

Kritta22 said...

Awesome!!

I just loved a rolled up binding! They are always so pretty!

Sharon said...

OMG!! I love your quilt AND the bag. Adorable!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Great quilt, Sherri! An yes, if your daughter takes the bag to school, she will definitely love it!

Kaaren said...

Sherri, your sewing machine must leave a trail of smoke in it's wake at the rate you go. You never cease to amaze me.

Your creations are always a breath of fresh air and an inspiration to be sure. Thanks for sharing!

QuiltedSimple said...

Both the quilt and the bag are so lovely!!! You were definitely busy this weekend!
Kris

Janet said...

The aqua and purple look really good together and I'm amazed at how far one layer cake went, great little quilt and very nice fabrics, perfect!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love your quilt, and boy does a layer cake go a long way! Also love the darling bag. I wish our weather would say it was almost May, rain, rain, rain!!

jacquie said...

way to go! i love that mary e fabric too....there's something about those flowers that is so happy!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

Both projects looked great! I can't wait to see the quilt finished. Maybe that's why I'm not into bows as much either. My mom used to make me wear these crocheted yarn ribbon things when I was little.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the fabrics. Of course. They are beautiful and sewed up so nice. The bag is great. You've been on a roll Sherri!

maria said...

I can't believe how many items you seem to have finished lately. I love them all!

Gwendie said...

I love the colors in the quilt - fantastic! As is the bag.

Fun blog - I'm having a great time reading and looking at your photos.

Gwendie

Christine said...

That's a gorgeous quilt. Love the Mary E fabrics. Your daughter's bag is great too ... glad she likes it.

Material Mary said...

Fun projects and they look great. Keep getting those projects finished. It makes you feel so good when you do.
Mary

GARI said...

I love the bag, does it have pockets?

Gwendie said...

I love the bag and have to agree with daughter - much nicer without the bow. It's wonderful just the way you made it.

And I love that quilt - really cute! I have some ME fabric and was wondering what to make from it. Now I know

Gwendie

Sherry said...

Hi Sherri. Love your quilt. I made a quilt using a jelly roll & charm pack of the Baskets of Flowers, it's such a fun fabric line. The bag you made for your daughter is just so cute.

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
isn't the pattern gorgeous? I LOVE your version, it really sparkles!!! {btw, I have my own DoubleTakes3 quilt top ready to be quilted...I even have it basted...made it with 'Fig&Plum' fabric ~ it's going to be MY first quilt to snuggle up on the sofa}.
Hugs, Julia