Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Some Projects from the Weekend...



I got to spend quite a bit of time this weekend working on my Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks...I have four now...and I love working on them. I especially love working with the soft colors of Aviary...there is something very soothing about this fabric.

I'm definitely hooked on hexagons...they are so easy to take anywhere...although my younger daughter said I embarrassed her today working on them at the orthodontist's office. Of course, I didn't think I was embarassing at all!


Those stars and flying geese I showed the other day are coming together. This is one of those projects that was never on my "to do" list...and yet I couldn't stop working on it! I only started making the flying geese to test out the tape (from this post) that I'd put on the back of my flying geese ruler. I remembered that the pattern "Opening Day" by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company had a lot of flying geese in it...so I started working on this adaptation shown on the back cover.

I had some extra star blocks that I'll use on the back...although I think the star with the scrappy four patch is my favorite...I wish I'd put it on the front of the quilt!




Have you seen Moda's Wonderland by Momo? I just got this charm pack today, and I love this fabric...there's just something about it! It's kind of retro, yet it's modern; it just says "fun!" Pictures don't convey the "personality punch" this fabric delivers...and I can't wait to make some things out of this line! Stephanie made a really cute bag using a Wonderland charm pack that I love...I have a few ideas of projects for this line...it's just so hard to decide!

I've also just finished putting the pieced borders on a quilt I've been working on since February of 2008; it has thousands of pieces, and it feels great to be nearly done...I'll share some pictures soon. Today I get to judge quilts for our county fair...that should be fun! I'm also trying to finish the grand prize for my 100th post giveaway...two posts to go! Have a great day!

37 comments:

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to see what you do with Wonderland. I have another bag idea brewing with the reds from the pack. LOVE your lovely flower garden blocks. Those seem to be quite addicting. They're popping up everywhere. Such pretties you shared today. I know whatever you're making for a giveaway is going to be WANTED by all!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I agree...Wonderland is a nice fabric line (probably shouldn't have seen Stephanie's bag either!) I have way too many projects for lifetime.

If you like your star than unsew a bit and use it where you wised you would have. Now is your chance! LOL Everything for show and share today was wonderful!

andsewon said...

Oh my everything is just lovely.
You do beautiful work.
I did get the tape to try also and seems to work! YES!

Stina said...

Ohh... your garden is growing..:o) Love them...
Soo sweet..:o)
And the second one you are working on..is soo lovley... I think I love whatever you make... :o)
Hmmmm giveaway you said.. sure dont want to miss that one out.. hope I will be back in time for that one..:o) Happy Easter!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Now, that is what I call a busy weekend, i love the hexs, such soft pretty colors and i love the idea of puttin blocks on the back of a quilt , it will be as prtty as the front. You are so lucky to be a judge!! that will be such fun, I can't wait to hear about it. By the way, I still need your address, please email me, so I can send out your winnings.

Annette said...

Your grandmother's garden quilt is going to be so beautiful! And your flying geese is very pretty. Love them both.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hello and nice to meet you!

I am also working on a Hexagon quilt, but I will be a grandmother before I ever finish it. I do like to pick it up every once in awhile because they are addicting!

I am like you...I love all things Moda!

Thanks for sharing

Darlene said...

Always something fun to see when I visit. Can't wait to see the quilt with the new borders. :-)

I think I missed the post about your giveaway - where should I leave my comment - I don't want to miss out. LOL

Molly said...

I am totally salivating over MoMos Wonderland!

from little acorns said...

Hi Sherri! oh, how I love your Aviary Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks. . . perfect! These blocks (GFG) are definitely on my 'to-do' list. . . & I'm so inspired by yours - that maybe I'll get some started during this trip to Market next month. . . Beautiful!
xo, Bren

Tara said...

I wish I had the patience to make a grandmother's flower garden! It's beautiful. I also love Wonderland. I bout 2 yds of the redish butterflies and 1 yd coordinating polka dots to make a skirt for this summer! So cute.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You've been busy! Good for you. Love the new moda fabric. I really like your fabrics here too in the stars and the hexagons. I sometimes would wait in the car while my girls were at the orthodontist so I didn't come in wearing thread and holding fabric.!

Vicki said...

Your stars and flying geese are beautiful in Patisserie. I think you picked the perfect stars for your quilt top. Let the four-patch hang out in the back! Someday you're going to have to give me a lesson on Grandmother's Flower Garden. I have always loved that pattern. (It's also great to finally see a picture of you on your profile!)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love everything you are working on! I just ordered a charm pack of Wonderland too, so will wait to see what you do with yours before I cut into mine.
Yup, I got the tape too!!

Sinta said...

I really like your Opening Day project! Very cute. I am working with the Wonderland group right now. I love the fabric line. I keep thinking of other things I would like to make from it.

Sinta said...

P.S. I got the tape too!

Terriaw said...

Looks like you had a very productive weekend! I still love your hexagon blocks. One of these days I will get to my hexagon table runner.

w&v said...

V. here...
your projects are beautiful..I love to see them.

Millie said...

I just enjoy looking at your grandma's garden blocks. I so agree, these fabrics are so soothing. I have a box with pastels and everytime when I see your blocks, I think I have to start with mine too. What do you use for the templates? Paper or those plastic templates I saw in one of my catalogues.

Pretty star quilt too.

another amy said...

These projects are SO pretty. Love the hexagon blocks. (Laughed about embarrassing your daughter. Guess that's what I have to look forward to. lol)

I really like the Wonderland collection too. I have some I'm ready to sew with right now!

Janet said...

Your hexagons are beautiful. I know I embarass my family by stitching at odd times too.

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love your GFG. I have a question about using the jelly roll I will email you.

I cant' wait to see what you do with the wonderland fabric. It's so cute.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love your flowers. Have you decided what color your paths are going to be? I mailed your package yesterday with the vintage fabric. Sorry it took so long, but I was sewing a little something extra for you to use with your hexagons. Had to make several prototypes until I got the pattern down.
~Karen~

Carrie ~ said...

Both your quilts are wonderful, I love the look of the Patiserrie fabrics all together, its very pleasing to the eye... your charm pack looks very fun too, I bet its full of fun prints.

dotti white said...

Sherri...the flowers are beautiful! Your grandmother would be proud...:) Seriously, though, they are very sweet! I especially love the flying geese with patisserie--May work on something like that eventually! Keep up the awesome creativity!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri, your hexagons are truly lovely...and you must be so very pleased with your other quilt, stars and flying geese...so beautiful.

Jackie said...

What a fantastic post! I love your hexies, but you probably figured that one out. I have four made too and my kids are embarrassed as well when I carry them around. Oh well! I love all your flying geese and your stars. How fun is that to be a judge, or is it difficult?? Looking forward to you #100!!

Sheri Howard said...

Yes I saw the whole line of Wonderland today on my shopping spree, it is WONDERFUL!

Carol said...

Your Aviary GFG's are wonderful...I love your Opening Day blocks...I think the scrappy four patch center is my favorite too.

Nedra said...

You've been a busy girl. Seeing Wonderland really takes me back. I think I made a few dresses out of those designs when I was a young girl.

QuiltedSimple said...

I LOVE your hexagons - very pretty - I especially love the fabrics you've picked.
Kris

Linda said...

I love the hexagon blocks! Where do I get a pattern for that?

Eileen said...

yes.. Stephanie's Allison Wonderland bag is terrific! I love the fabric line. :-)
Your hexagons are really coming along. So funny about your daughter. She must be a around 11 or 12 :-)

Carrie P. said...

Love your hexagons. I would always take something to work on when I had to wait around at different places with my kids. Not so boring then.

Cher said...

mmm mmmm...luv all these. I am a sucker for garden blocks. Love your stuff!

Kritta22 said...

Oh my stinking goodness I love the fabric on the hexagons!

Can I come play at your house?? I'll be really quiet!

Chookyblue...... said...

love your hexagon project.......something I need to learn........