Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Confetti and More

I finished the twenty blocks for my Confetti Cake quilt and got them put together; then, I realized I didn't have any fabric for an outer border--so I'll be doing some on-line shopping today! I love this quilt, and it was a lot of fun to make. Sinta over at the Pink Pincushion blog is making this pattern out of Aviary, and I'm sure it will be beautiful...almost makes me want to make another one!
I recently ordered some of the new Jennifer Paganelli fabric, Dance with Me. I ordered two yards of the print on the left from Pink Chalk Fabrics to make a skirt, and then realized I had to have some of this fabric for my quilt stash. I found a great fat quarter group at Fabritopia (Thanks Jona, for the Heather Bailey pattern you added to my order). Both on-line stores are fantastic and have great selection and prices.

These new fabrics arrived this week as well; I won some fat quarters of Deco Park by Robert Kaufman from Kathy at Pink Chalk Studio. She had several wonderful market posts and a terrific post market giveaway. The fabrics are terrific--so vibrant and fun. Thanks so much Kathy!



Two new issues of Australian Homespun arrived today. I heart this magazine. I'm hoping to sit outside on a loungechair and browse these this afternoon (we're actually having a nice break from our typical June weather here in southern Nevada...no 100 degree temps this week)!



And later today I'm going to start sewing with this...can't wait! Some sneak peeks coming soon! It seems like just the other day I was wondering where May went...now it's June 10th already! Next month will be my one year blogiversary and my birthday...so you know what that means...giveaways here at A Quilting Life! Have a wonderful day!

52 comments:

Carol said...

Oh my! I love you Confetti Cakes...what a happy, happy quilts!

maria said...

That huge pile of fabric looks very interesting, can't wait to see what you make with it.
Can you send some of your sunshine over the Atlantic to us, its turned cold here at the moment.

Trisha said...

I'm having some serious fabric envy over here! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with it all. Your confetti quilt is lovely.

dotti white said...

Sherri...I absolutely love the confetti cake pattern--I think I have to make that pattern! Also, the bundle...it looks so delicious. I can't wait to see what you make! Have a great week!

Julia said...

I love you Confetti Cakes Sherri..
It looks like so much work but well worth it!.
Your plie of fabric looks nice, do you have a special quilt in mind?
Julia ♥

Sheri Howard said...

Wow, you have been busy,,,, and I LOVE all your fabrics...especially the confetti quilt...so cute!

Darlene said...

Your Confetti Cakes quilt is adorable. I looked back through my blog and couldn't believe that's been over a year since I made mine, using Prairie Paisley. It's definitely a fun quilt. Thank you for sharing, Sherri.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

There is so much to comment about, wow there is some wonderful eye candy and some fabrics I think I might just need. your quilt is breathtaking!! and nothing like a good magazine and sunshine!!

w&v said...

V. here...
Already?? you have the Confetti Cake together already??? The snippets are such a cute group. Can't wait to see the border. Do you make your quilts for someone or do you keep them? I can't bear to part with mine. L love the Jennifer Paganelli too. I know this project will turn out wonderful. What a tall stack of French General. Maybe you will be able to make more than one quilt. Is it too soon to wish you happy blogversary? I'll send a wish again on the actual day!V.

Debbie said...

These confetti blocks are beautiful. I would love to make some. I am now binding the placemats that you blogged about. I will take pics and put them on my blog soon. They turned out great! Thanks.

Vickie E said...

confetti cakes are too too cute!

Tara said...

It almost makes you want to roll around in all those great fabrics!! How fun!

Lurline said...

Wow, what a great array of fabrics - and your Confetti Quilt - I just love!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I can't believe you finished piecing your confetti quilt already! It seems like only a few days since you first mentioned it. Very pretty quilt.

Can't wait to see what you do with the fat quarter bundle. It's beautiful!

Sew Many Ways... said...

You are my quilt idol...the confetti cake is just beautiful. Can't forget to mention that bundle of goodness. Wow, can't wait to see what you make with that.
~Karen~

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness - what inspiration! That gorgeous quilt (I love it!) and all that beautiful fabric. You must just want to roll around on the floor in the yards and yards of it!!!

Lucky girl!

onlymehere said...

I have to know the name of the Moda fabric at the end!!! This is the color combo that I need to finish a project. I like the Confetti quilt a lot. You've done a great job on it! Cindy

Terriaw said...

Your new quilt is going to be amazing! It looks like it was a lot of work too. So happy to see you found some Jennifer Paganelli fabrics - she's the best! Can't wait to see what you make with all those great fabrics. Lucky you for winning a stack from Kathy too!

Mel said...

Lots of beautiful cotton to look at! I love seeing all your projects!

Karen said...

Confetti Cake is wonderful!!!

Stephanie said...

Love your confetti. Wow you really whipped that together fast. I just can't wait to see what you do with the french general fabrics.

Chocolate Cat said...

Hope you enjoyed reading your Homespun magazines - my favorite!!!

jaybird said...

cute quilt!... how long did it take to pull all of that together?...

Nedra said...

The Confetti Cake is to die for. I am just approaching my one year anniversary too! (and will be having a give away). I'll be watching yours too.

Barbara said...

Love the confettie quilt - looks like it was a hard one but so worth the while. Can't wait to see what you choose for a border print.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I sure heart your Confetti Quilt, it's beautiful and reminds of years past quilts. You are on a roll and they are all great projects.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Jackie said...

I can see why you love this quilt, I do too! It is just fantastic. I think I need/want this pattern and quick. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with that bundle.

Eileen said...

All the lovely new fabric stacks.. EYE CANDY!

And ok.. that does it. I am going to make one of these Confetti Cakes. But maybe just using scraps from my stash.. I think it could be done. I just LOVE how that looks!

Cardygirl said...

I really love this quilt...think that pattern might need to live with me!

Carrie P. said...

Oh my goodness, all kinds of great stuff on your blog.
Just love your confetti quilt.

Sinta Renee said...

I absolutely love your quilt! It turned out just beautiful! I think that I should do one out of those fabrics also:) Isn't it Snippets? I can't wait to see what you are going to do with that bundle... I am so jealous;0)

Screen Door said...

Hey! I have that pattern and a layer cake of fabric I'm dead to cut into. Did you like the pattern? was it easy for you to follow? Any tips?

cathleen said...

That is a very pretty quilt and the rest of your photos...what can I say? The fabrics get me all excited and makes my mind go crazy with all the unlimited possibilities!

Kaaren said...

The confetti cake quilt is one that on my 'to do' list and after seeing yours, Sherri, it just might have to move up a notch or two on the list. It's awesome!!!

After reading your post, I feel like I've just been to a quilt shop except that you went home with all the fabric!!! What incredible eye candy!

Candace said...

Wow - that is a gorgeous Confetti Cake quilt, Sherri! I would never be able to put those different fabrics together so well - how wonderful! Look like you have quite a few goodies to keep you very busy - yes, how time flies!
Cheers!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your confetti cakes quilt - it's absolutely beautiful! I cant wait to see what you make out of all the fabrics - those are so lovely.
Kris

DocSly said...

It is beautiful. The confetti pattern is delightful. And the fabric bundle looks delicious. I love to read your blog.

jacquie said...

this is beautiful!!! i'm using some of that snippets fabric in my modern reproduction quilt...i love that fabric! i was 12 posts behind on your blog...it was so fun just reading and reading. congrats on the graduations! hope things have settled down a bit for you.

Sachiko said...

Wow! I love the Confetti cakes! Such cheerful colors! Do you have any plans on how you are going to quilt it?
I am also very curious about the Australian magazines...

Lisa D. said...

Your Confetti Cakes quilt is amazing! I am planning to make that one out of Rouenneries, but wonder if there is enough contrast to the prints? I can't wait to see what you do with your FQ bundle of them.

Purple and Paisley said...

oh, the confetti cake is absolutely wonderful! the minute i saw yours, i added it to my to-do-list...☺

amy smart said...

Oh that confetti quilt is AMAZING! I love, love, love it. You pulled it together so fast. Is it easier than it looks? Because to me, that looks like some serious work. wow.

Material Mary said...

Love love love the confetti quilt. The colors look so nice and it plays together very well.
Mary

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri the Confetti Cake Quilt that is totally amazing...love all your other fabrics as well....

Jantine said...

This Confetti quit is a beauty! Wonder what it will look like with a border on.

Janet said...

You are so good at getting on with projects. I love the quilt top a lot. It's fabulous. Great purchases by the way.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sherri you have been busy. The confetti blocks are so so so lovely. I can't wait to see what you border it with. Fun things.

Nicole said...

What I wouldn't do to get my hands on a bundle of Rouenneries! I will holding my breath to see what you will do with it!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

that quilt is stunning! absolutely fabulous! love it! ooxx`jodi

julia said...

Ha! NOW I know what to do with my Aviary Layer Cake...hope to find this pattern somewhere on sale {it seems you made my obsession even worse}.
I shouldn't look to long at your GORGEOUS Confetties...if I'm not careful I end up not only buying the pattern but the fabric, too ~ BEAUTIFUL! And - as always so perfectly pieced! Am I allowed to move in your house? It seems I would fit in perfectly *lol*...
Can't wait what you'll come up with for the Rouenneries bundle (yummy!!!)
Hugs, Julia

The Calico Cottage Quilt Shop said...

The Confetti Cake quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I am currently tackling that with the Louisa collection, and yours just gave me a boost in inspiration to get going faster on mine. Beautiful work! Love your blog!

CJ said...

Love the confetti quilt and am wondering how many layer cakes it takes as well as additional yardage. I haven' bought the pattern yet but was going to get some fabric I loved for it. Thanks!