Saturday, June 27, 2009

Things I Heart


I heart this pattern.

This is Madeline, a new applique' design by Joanna of Fresh Figs. It was a lot of fun to make, and since the shapes were simple you don't need to be an expert at applique' to make it. The pattern comes with options to make two sizes; I made the smaller size which will fit into a 16 x 20 frame, but I think I'm going to add some borders and make a small wallhanging with it for my sewing room! I still need to add the embroidered handmade at the top as well.



And I heart this quilt. I finished my "Gift from the Sea" quilt! This is a quilt I've been wanting to make for about three years. It's in the Heather Mulder Peterson book Fat Quarter Five, and Heather calls it "Gypsy Girl." I had ordered some Jennifer Paganelli fabric to make a skirt and knew right away I had to make this quilt from her fabrics. The quilt has fabrics from several of her lines, "Dance with Me," "Pretty Please," "Flower Power," and "Sis Boom." Did I mention that I heart this quilt?!


It's a nice sized quilt with a great scrappy border around the edges (you can see it at the top of the first photo), and I think I'll make a scrappy binding as well!



I heart these wonderful gifts that came in the mail today from Bonnie at Calamity Jane's Cottage! Bonnie had a surprise giveaway and sent me a 4th of July package supreme...a darling apron (beautifully sewn), a cute potholder , a handmade coupon book, the most wonderful dish cloth ever, and two Romantic Home magazines! I love everything! Thanks so much Bonnie! And speaking of giveaways...I'm having a couple of them in July, one for my first blogiversary which is July first, and another later in the month to celebrate my birthday!

53 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I heart your quilts too.

Pat said...

I heart everything on this post! Lucky you.

Dawn said...

I love your "Gift from the Sea" quilt. Beautiful :)
~ Dawn

little acorns said...

I love Joanna's 'Madeline' quilt design too & it's one of the few patterns I picked up from Market. I too want to make it for my studio. . . It's adorable! I also love your colors & how you put together your quilt. It looks different than every other version I ever seen it - & I love it!!! (but then everything you do is always wonderful!)
xo, Bren

Maria said...

I love your Heather Peterson quilt. I would never have thought of using those colors. I made all the blocks for that using Swell. When it came time to cut the block apart, I bailed and put sashing between them instead! It was king size and Heather was there and agreed with me!!! Yours makes me want to make another one and not cheat this time.

Rachel said...

Wow wow wowie! I love the Madeline pattern. The fabrics you used are gorgeous. And I most definitely ♥ your Gift from the Sea quilt. How beautiful! I can't wait to see it all done!

Nedra said...

Looks like Christmas at your house!

Terriaw said...

That little applique dress block is going to look so pretty framed and hanging on your wall! And your new quilt is gorgeous! What fun that you were finally able to make it, after all this time. Such a wonderful surprise package full of goodies to come in the mail too.

blushing rose said...

Beautiful! And WOW what lovely gifts, so colorful & useful. Lucky one ... TTFN ~ Marydon

lesthook said...

Love it all but need rhat Madeline pattern!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh, I heart all off that too!!

Jody said...

Sherri,
Just awesome! Now I need to add a "Madeline' ...so sweet. I have a friend by the same name (Madelyn) & always have a problem figuring out a present for her. Voila! Problem solved. You work so well and so fast -- I'm just amazed.
Enjoy your weekend,
Jody

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Love the whole post! I have been eyeing that pattern from Fig Tree. And those colors in that quilt are beautiful! And if you get tired of your simply fabulous kitchen stuff you got in the mail, you could always send it my way! ;o) ooxx`jodi

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Love, love, love Miss Madeline! Need to make one for myself :)

w&v said...

V. here... Oh Your Madeline and Quilt from the Sea are gorgeous!!! Such a colorful post with the lovely 4th of July gifts! Many thanks.

jaybird said...

so cute!!! we all know i love madeline!! and the little goodies... so sweet! i can't wait for your giveaway!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I love this quilt so much...love the fabrics you chose..thank you so very much. So glad you showed me!!!

Vickie E said...

Great fabric choice for the Anka's Treasure quilt..Jen Pag's fabrics are soo cool. I &#9829 your applique..I am a total FIG Tree groupie..

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I heart everything you do! I so look forward to your posts -- there's always something pretty to see! The Gift from the Sea quilt is extraordinary! Love the fabrics and the tranquil colors.

~D Spack~ said...

Wow Sherri, I too love your quilt! Very Very striking! Good Work!

Dawn said...

I've been lookin at the Madaline wall hanging for a while now. It's a great for a sewing room!! Your sea quilt is pretty too! And congrats on the win!!

Jackie said...

Both of those quilts are just wonderful! The first is very romantic and the second just plain cheery. What a wonderful gift from Bonnie. I just love all the fabrics she used.

CJ said...

The quilt is beautiful! Looks so cool and calming. I like that little applique piece too. You are so productive!

Lurline said...

Lots and lots of pretties!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cardygirl said...

I really love Madeline...will have to look for it here in Aus...your other quilt is fabulous too...I heart your blog!

Sachiko said...

I love the Madeline! I want to make one for my little girls room!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Sherri, your projects are once again devine! I love the applique dress and the "Gift from the Sea" - lovely lovely colors!

Mel said...

Lots of fun pics! I love the dress form block and think it would be darling framed! I didn't know it came in two sizes, I'll have to purchase the pattern now!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri....your Gift From The Sea quilt it totally awesome....I Heart your work...

Mary L. said...

I heart everything too!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love all of it! Especially your quilt, which would look great at my house!

Can't wait for your giveaway. Have a good weekend!

Carrie ~ said...

I heart your post, everything is just beautiful. I just think Joanna's dress pattern is so cute, I think I need to make one for someone its just that cute!!

Annette said...

Your Madeline wallhanging is gorgeous! I especially 'heart' the fabrics, some of my favorites.

Brenda said...

I heart everything you do. I really heart the "dress" I might have to do that for my sewing room.

maria said...

Great work! I particularly like the applique, I would quite like that design in my bedroom.

Sara said...

I heart them all too! Thank you for sharing, and your gift from the sea quilt is beautiful!

Janet said...

I love everything on the post too. Gorgeous goodies.

Linda said...

I love the quilt, the colours are so soft and relaxing. Terrific parcel from Bonnie.

Lisa D. said...

I heart both your quilts too, but your Gift From the Sea is really stunning!

Karen said...

How cute is Madeline and I love Gifts from the Sea! I heart them too!

dotti white said...

I love your quilt and the applique. Now you will have to take a trip to the beach with your lovely quilt when it is done!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, the dress applique is so cute. I just love your blue quilt too. And a big congratulations for winning the giveaway at Bonnie's.

Stina said...

Lucky you who won Bonnies giveaway.. she do the most wonderful things ...!!! :o))
And as always a lot of wonderful quilts in the making at your place.. HEART!!! :o))

amy smart said...

Cute, cute, cute! That dress applique is wonderful. I can't wait to see more! And I love your gift from the sea quilt. So pretty and soothing.

Carol said...

I love your quilts! Just beautiful! Great winnings!

QuiltedSimple said...

I LOVE your dress applique and your quilt - very pretty!
Kris

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Bonnie is a doll. What a sweet bundle you've got there. Well I heart all your things too. That little skirt/dress is to die for. Love it. And the quilt is fantastic. It is like a bento/patchwork bunch of loveliness. Oh it is your birthday next month. Yayy.

ivoryspring said...

Sherri, Madeline is soooooo adorable. I absolutely HEART your work -- you inspire me!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!
I have made the Gypsy Girl pattern too, and love the way it turned out. Yours looks so different than mine, which makes me think I should make the pattern again! I heart it too.

Anna M. said...

I heart your quilt and the adorable dress applique, too! Congratulations on the giveaway win! =)

Eileen said...

oooo.. I love everything in this post too!

Hope you have a terrific holiday weekend Sherri, and belated Happy Anniversday. :-)

Allison said...

I really want that 'gifts from the sea' quilt, its probably a good reason to make my own. :) Thanks for stopping by! -Allison

jacquie said...

trying to catch up...glad i didn't miss this...love the gift from the sea quilt and the applique dress is amazing.