Friday, June 19, 2009

It's Here!

The new Fat Quarter Shop 2009 Designer Mystery Block of the Month arrived in the mail yesterday! I was heading off to sew with some friends, so I decided to cut it out right away! This months pattern is designed by Brenda Riddle of Little Acorns, and it's a terrific block. These blocks are always designed well, and there is always plenty of fabric to make the block with left-overs to spare! In fact I had so much fun making one block that I decided to make two! Using my Prairie Paisley leftovers from this Schnibbles quilt, I decided to cut out another block. That way, when next May comes around I'll have two Designer Mystery quilts, and I will have used my stash for one!

I can't remember if I've ever shared these little pillows before; I love getting them out and displaying them in June and July. I made them quite a few years ago from a Little Quilts pattern!


Oh, and I wasn't a very good blogger at the sewing get-together yesterday...I forgot my camera! But it was wonderful sewing (actually I just spent the time cutting fabric and visiting). And eating....the food was terrific! We had a wonderful chicken salad, delicious meatballs, an awesome salsa called "glop" and a fruit dip that was served with deep fried cinnamon-sugar tortillas...I quite possibly ate more than I worked on my blocks! Hope you have a terrific weekend!

31 comments:

Kimberly Jolly said...

Hi Sherri
I am so glad you love the block!!!! You were super fast at getting the block together. Looks great

Kimberly - Fat Quarter Shop

Jocelynilla said...

You are definitely fast!!! It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!! Love your work :)

Jocelyn (also Fat Quarter Shop)

CJ said...

I'll say you were fast at getting the block together! WOAH! I like how you are doing two different blocks and will end up with two very different quilts! Smart girl :D

elizabeth said...

Your block is so nice! And thank you for your speed - I am trying to decide whether or not to do the BOM (might even be too late!) and I love seeing a finished block.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

The blog is fabulous! And I'm SO JEALOUS you got to visit with one of my bestest friends yesterday! O.K. so tell the hostess I must be put on the list next time and I'll totally come. ;o) Fruit dip with the tortillas! Ingenious. ;o) ooxx`jod

Cheryl said...

Wow!! I can't believe you already have this block made! I'm glad you love it as much as we do!

Cheryl - Fat Quarter Shop

Debbie said...

Hi Sherry -

Your block looks wonderful! You have lots to look forward to in the months to come! Good Luck!

Fat Quarter Shop

Debbie said...

Hi Sherry -

Your block looks wonderful! You have lots to look forward to in the months to come! Have fun!

Fat Quarter Shop

Carol said...

OMG mine hasn't gotten here yet...I can't wait! Your block is wonderful and I also love it out of Prairie Paisley.

little acorns said...

Hi Sherri!
I love that block too(!) It's so simple - but ends up looking so much more complicated (love those kind!). In fact - I'm making up a bunch of these blocks to make a bedcover - out of some of my stash - (wovens from the Faded Memories line. . . ) I love how it looks with the Prairie Paisley too!!!
xo, Bren

Vickie E said...

that is a great block..now I wish I'd joined...but I re-nigged this year mostly because I am sewing a lot for moda bakeshop...which is for ME too I guess LOL

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Sherri,
Beautiful blocks and so nice to have left overs! Such a great idea to make 2 of everything and end up with 2 quilts. Love your pillows too...so great for the summer.
~Karen~

Karen said...

Oh, a good idea to make two at a time. The block construction looks like it was easy.

w&v said...

V. here... The star block is wonderful. It looks like it may go fast. Sometimes that is exactly what I need. Good idea to make another one while your at it. Two quilts at the end of the year!! V.

Stephanie said...

You're a busy bee Sherri. I can't keep up with you. Great fabrics for the mystery BOM. Cute little pillows.

Amy said...

Just got mine today and can't wiat to start sewing it together.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Sherri,
Your mystery quilt colors are great and I love to make two quilts at one time. You get so much accomplished in about the same amount of time.
Love the pillows.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri your block looks great, cute pillows...and the food sounds yummy, its nearly tea time here and you have made me hungry..

Jody said...

Hi Sherri,
The block is terrific. Mine came yesterday evening and now I can't wait. But first I have to get some cycling in....the thought of sugar, cinnanmon on tortillas....that's enough to ride a few extra miles!
Jody

jaybird said...

i love the pillows!! i'm a big fan of anything americana and i may have to make some like yours!! i just got my stars and stripes table runner out and it made me sooo happy!!

wendysquilting said...

Wow you are fast! I have to run down to the border to pick mine up today (along with the rest of the goodies I ordered) and then the weekend will be too full to piece but hopefully sometime during the week. I love your idea of piecing a second along with it and have 2 done in May.

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love the 3 Sister's fabric. Good idea to make another set of blocks from your stash! Next year you will have another great quilt to display.

BTW-I am so far behind on all of my BOMs! I probably need a whole month to catch up on all of them!

Enjoy your weekend!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Perfect points there Sherri...cute little cushions too!!! You accomplish so much♥x

Simone de Klerk said...

Your work is so precise, Sherri! And the fabrics you used for the block fit perfectly together. Look forward to your next ones! Have a lovely weekend.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful block. This is going to be a stunning quilt. Great job on the piecing, too.

Those are the cutest little flag pillows!

dotti white said...

You are so speedy and inspiring! I love to do things like that, too, making two at once in small amounts and then with two quilts to end up with...did that make sense? I love your pillows, too! Have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

Love your little pillows - you inspired me! Gotta make some. That heart is just the right touch.

Miss L's Craft Room said...

I just finished the 2008 Mystery BOM from The Fat Quarter Shop. I would construct the blocks as soon as they came in too. I have the finishing kit and hope to complete the quilt top soon. Love your block...very beautiful.
Elaine

Terriaw said...

I love that block - such great colors. Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The block is really cute. Good for you. I am going to watch with interest as your project unfolds. I hate when I forget my camera!!! Tonight is quilt night and Lori Holt is coming! yayy

Candace said...

What a great idea to make two blocks - one with scraps! Thanks for the great tip, Sherri! I just love their designer mystery series!
Cheers!