Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Potpourri



A little while ago Sheri Howard offered a "pay it forward" gift to everyone who commented on her post; last week my gift arrived, and these notecards are the cutest ever!

Perhaps you saw her fun tutorial on the Moda Bakeshop...I can't wait to make some of these great cards for gifts. This is a great way to use up odds and ends of Honey Bun strips! The card with the S is going on my wall...it's just so cute!



I have a busy week ahead, so I didn't plan on much sewing; I had to put together one Confetti Cake block, though. And then I decided to choose strips for another.


Of course I had to sew the second block since the strips were chosen; I also had to put some sashing strips on to see how that would look. This pattern is a fun one, and since you are working with strips cut from a layer cake, the sewing goes quickly.


Also, I can finally show a project I worked on last weekend! Stephanie is designing some bag patterns, and I was able to be a pattern tester for her West Linn Bag! I love this combination of Amy Butler fabrics and linen (great service, by the way, on my order from Kathy at Pink Chalk Fabrics--I'll definitely be ordering from her again)! The pattern was easy and fun to work with--and now I have a great new bag as well! Thanks Stephanie!

38 comments:

Stephanie said...

What beautiful cards from Sheri. Well as long as you had the strips selected why not sew? I'm surprised you didn't get lots more made. :o) Love the block pattern. LOVE your new bag and fabric choices. You're an awesome Supreme!

Carol said...

Love your new bag...and I'm flipping over your blocks. They are just wonderful!

Gwendie said...

Those blocks are fabulous! I love your fabric choices.

And the bags are so cute. West Linn? As in Oregon? It's just across the river out the window.

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love those blocks. How wide is each strip?

szkornelia said...

The blocks are very nice, and I also absolutely love your bag. The colors are so pretty and subtle. Really great job.

Lisa D. said...

You have all kinds of eye candy to share today! Beautiful note cards. I love your Confetti Cake blocks and the bag you made.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The bags are darling. I have some of that fabric! The cards are so cute! And I just made that very block for our Alpine Group swap. Your fabric is cuter than what I used though. It was a fun block to make.

Karen said...

The note cards are oh so cute!
And your Confetti block is a good one. Looks like it wasn't real hard to make.

Terriaw said...

I always thought it would be cool to be a pattern tester for someone. I love the fabrics you chose for those bags! I've never seen those confetti blocks, which are very cool looking. Can't wait to see more of your project with those blocks.

Nedra said...

I saw where you had done the bag as a tester on Stephanie's blog. Way to go! and you did a wonderful job!

jaybird said...

i like your confetti blocks... i've been thinking about making some!

Candace said...

Love the cards, Sherri! And your bag - isn't it great how we all did something totally different?
Cheers!

dotti white said...

I love your sewing on the bags...so very cute! How do you like the title, Supreme! So fun! I commented on that same post as you did with Shari but I have never received anything. She e-mailed me and asked me for my address. I figured she just forgot! Maybe..........

Julia said...

Love your new bag..
I love your fabric choices for your blocks...
Julia ♥

blushing rose said...

How pretty the note cards. Love your creations, too ... lovely choice of fabrics & designs ... TTFN ~ Marydon

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful PIF! Boy you have been very busy.that's a great bag. Also you asked what pattern I used for my Stars and Rails...it's an Atkinson Design pattern. I am using my new computer and couldn't figure how to email you. There will be a slight learning curve for me on this new one I afraid!!

w&v said...

V. here...
cute notecards and thanks for the tutorial. one to keep!! I love your confetti cake. It is so fun to pick out each little snippet square. cute Stephanie bag. Your a good tester! V.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love the cards and you first block is to die for, also I love that you are a tester, the bag is great and I will need to get her pattern!!

Lurline said...

Great Post - love the cards, the confetti blocks and the bag!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Eileen said...

Oh what a good idea.. making that Confetti Cake pattern using Snippets. FABULOUS. I'm really liking his stuff.

Karen said...

Oh boy! I love the Confetti Cake blocks.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Oh my, you have been busy! I love your Confetti blocks (you know that I am a fan of the fabric)!

Congrats on your PIF! The cards are too cute!

Lisa said...

your blocks are great and i love the fabric!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I had seen Sheri's tutorial on Moda Bake Shop and thought they were so cute. With making them personal, that is really cute. I'm the type that can't throw away the smallest of fabric, want to use it all up, these will be great.

Stephanie's bag pattern is going to be a hit, it's really cute with the linen and Amy's fabric.

Now gotta tell ya love those blocks and the colors. I'll be waiting to see this one completed.

Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Sally said...

I love your post, the cards, blocks and bag. You have such lovely colour choices. Where do you find the time ??

sarahmurray said...

Love these confetti blocks! They are gorgeous. And you did such a great job on Stephanie's bag pattern. It looks great! x

Sølvi's blog said...

The bag is beautiful. Love the pink postcards you got as well.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely bag Sherri.........

Mom said...

Awesome Job...beautiful work!

Mom said...

Trying this again.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your confetti cake top/block and the bag you made with Stephanie's pattern is gorgeous! Kathy Mack has such wonderful fabrics and patterns.

Eileen said...

Sherri, I just saw your bag posted over at Stephanie's too.. it is darling! I just love the fabrics you chose.. and it turned out so nice. I can't believe I forgot to comment on that the last time I was here! All I saw were the Snippets. :-D

Sachiko said...

I love the confetti cake quilt blocks! I have some of the same fabrics and your post made me want to start a new quilt.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri lucky your with the cards...and wow, your blocks are just amazing...

Carrie P. said...

What pretty little cards you got from Sherri. She does beautiful things.
Love your confetti blocks.
Saw the bag on Stephanie's blog. It is very nice.

Mel said...

WOW! Lots of inspiring projects!!

amy smart said...

Sherri I love the snippets blocks. So cute. Can't wait to see more. I should be sewing my snippets hexagons instead of being online. So I'm off! Thanks for the motivation. :)

julia said...

Cool, you've been chosen as a secret test sewer - and you did a beautiful job!
The fabrics are just perfect for using in Confetti Cake - who knew!? Amazing how 'versatile' this pattern is...