Thursday, May 28, 2009

Playing With Color

Wow...I've been busy with family things...track meets, recognition dinners, and graduation activities (my younger daughter graduates from high school next week, and my younger son graduates from 8th grade tonight). But I've been sewing, too--fun things--it's just that I can't share many of them...yet.

I have taken some time to go through my stash and play with color. I have pieces from a lot of designers--Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Sandi Henderson, Paula Prass, and Anne Sutton here; I've used the lines Midwest Modern, Daisy Chain, Freshcut, PopGarden, Ginger Blossom, Farmer's Market, Flights of Fancy, and Angel Houses along with a Moda Bella solid and a Michael Miller polka dot.


Looking at my blocks, I realized rather quickly which colors I need to get in my stash--and, I'm really in need of reds! Well, actually I have lots of reds--Christmas reds and my French General reds--but not the reds that will work in this quilt!

I need to add to my stash so I can make some more of these fun 9-patches!



Oh, and I finally made myself one of these little bags--I've made a lot since last fall and given them all away, but I'm going to keep this one! I hope to be able to show some of the other things I'm working on...soon!
Have a wonderful day!

31 comments:

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I love that little bag!! Very nice. Can't wait to see what else you are making.

Darlene said...

Very busy time of year for so many! Making memories!

Cute little bag - I don't do bags - very bagophobic. LOL

Sweet new project!

Stephanie said...

I just love the colors and how so many different lines go so well together. CUTE little zippy bag. Lots of good things happening in your family. Congratulations on the graduations.

little acorns said...

Well no wonder!. . . One graduation can overtake all your free time. . . but two?!? Wow! I hope you have wonderful memories of these (now hectic) times. . . They go by so fast!
Love your little bag!. . . I really need to try making one of those! xo, Bren

Jackie said...

Wow, busy! My son is also an 8th grader, my daughter in HS not quite a graduate yet. But even with your 2 graduations you are not letting anything slow you down. I just love that bag. Great to pack notions in for a class or retreat!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Oooh!! I love those nine patches!! Great colors, and a peak at your gorgeous stash!! :) Adorable little zip pouch! I still want to make one of those! (on my to-do list!!) Have a great day!

Dawn said...

Your nine patches are darling!! Love all the bright colors. Of course your zippy bag is cute too!!

Terriaw said...

I love all your nine-patches, especially with the solid centers. Great combination of fabrics and colors. Are you going to put them into the same quilt top? I have always wanted to make one of those boxy bags.

CJ said...

Love all of your 9 patches! So colorful. That bag is SOOO CUTE! Is there a pattern for that somewhere?

w&v said...

V. here..
Your colors are gorgeous.. But you're right- there is always a need for more. I love the 9 patches. So colorful!! Cute little bag!!!

Candace said...

Wow - how you have time for sewing is amazing, Sherri! Congrats on all the graduations in your family! I love 9-patches, too - fun, easy and oh, so many possibilities!
Cheers!

Carol said...

Love your little bag...I'm with Darlene...bagaphobic...your blocks are great...happy, happy fabrics.

Rachel said...

I need reds in my stash, too. I buy them, but because I love them so much, they get used quickly. Maybe we should go 'red' shopping together haha.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with those pretty squares.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Doesn't it make you feel really good when you can use some of your fabric in your stash. Love the bag and will be checking in on the rest.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Vickie E said...

On my way to iowa. Saw your post. I liked everything so much I learned how to post from my blackberry!! Love the fabrics in the 9 patches...love the bag in wonderland fab. I have made that bag...

Trisha said...

Cute bag! I can't imagine having a stash like yours to play in. Most of my stash is in big rubbermaid totes hidden away in the closet and I like to pretend it doesn't exist so I don't feel so guilty that I don't love it anymore. Wow, talk about a run on sentence!

dotti white said...

It's crazy how busy the spring gets, doesn't it?! I love the projects and colors that you are working on. I am looking forward to seeing them. I think you are teasing us!

rachel griffith said...

ooohhh your 9 patches...*swoon*

ivoryspring said...

Those fabrics are simply gorgeous - I love all the different colors.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How do you find the time to sew? The nine-patch blocks are very nice. Love all the colors. And that little bag is very cool. Can't wait to see what you're working on!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Those fabric lines are also becoming my favorites! Great choices on your 9 patches.

Congratulations to you and your kids!

Nedra said...

Love your fabric combinations. And I didn't realize you had given me a one of your darling bags before you had one for yourself. I keep mine right on my book case and I think of you everytime I look at it. Thank you again!

Simone de Klerk said...

Wew, Sherry, love these blocks. Great color and design combinations. Baggy is very cut too!
We have something in common: my daughter will be graduating from high school too this year. For her it will be July.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Lauren said...

Every quilt needs a little red! Its my fav color!!
And I love that little bag. So cute!

jaybird said...

nice job making something for yourself... i often make lots for others and forget abut myself... but its nice every once in a while

Material Mary said...

I really really like the 9 patch blocks. I have the little bag pattern that you use charms to make it, but I have a quilter's block on the instructions. I will have to play with it and see if I can figure out where that zipper goes....
Mary

Amy - Park City Girl said...

love your bag! I need to work on my zippers it's been too long :)

Mel said...

OOOOOooooooooooooooooooo!
AAAHHhhhhhhhhhhhh!

What fun colors!!

Carrie P. said...

Those fabrics look good enough to eat, almost. They remind me of candy. Great little bag too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love my little bag. I have it stuffed. I was going to use it as a camera case but I use it as a take along bag in my big bag I drag everywhere. And you can't go wrong with 9 patch blocks. I need to cut some up for leaders and enders projects.

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
always fun to see what you're playing with next {but I'm sure by the time I catched up with all entries I found at least 5 more projects!}
Love that little bag! {mumblemumble...I HAVE to learn to sew in zippers...mumblemumble...;o)}