Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Do You Love Stacks of Quilts?

There is just something about a stack of quilts...as soon as a quilt is quilted--it seems I want to fold it, add it to a stack...and just look at it! So that was the first thing I did after receiving two of my quilts in the mail today...wonderfully quilted by Vivian! Actually, I looked at all of the stunning quilting and then started taking pictures!

My "Golden Memories Quilt"...

And my "Quilter's Journey" quilt are back home...I even stitched a label for "Quilter's Journey"...I'm trying to get better at that!



Vivian is an artist...the quilting is stunning...I love how she quilted all around my stitchery with fun designs!



And, yesterday Dawn and I went to Nedra's for lunch and a "sew" get-together! Nedra took us over to Superior Threads where we had a great time looking at all of the wonderful products (and of course, purchasing a few). Then it was back to Nedra's for chicken salad croissants, pasta salad, veggie chips, grapes, and brownies...everything was delicious! You might notice in the picture below there are two packages with bows near the place settings for Dawn and I. Nedra gave us each packages of "Texture Magic..." a wonderful new Superior Threads product. I can't wait to use it in a project or two or three!


After lunch we spent a few hours sewing in Nedra's spacious sewing studio...I worked on my modern 9-patches and some Halloween Cottage blocks (design by Nanette) for a wall-hanging. Dawn worked on her "In the Leafy TreeTops" quilt (also a Nanette design), and Nedra was making a great quilt for her daughter. Nedra had all of the blocks sewn quickly and was starting to put them up on her design wall before we left!

Oh...and head on over to Rachel's blog...the amazing Fat Quarter Shop (my favorite on-line quilt shop) donated a $50 gift certificate for her giveaway!


Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

43 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty...indeed!

Nedra said...

Thanks again for such a fun day yesterday!

Jackie said...

I just love your Golden Memories quilt! Just beautiful!! What a fun time you girls had!! Food and sewing, what could be better?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Sherri, Your quilt are amazing. I agree, I love to see them all folded and ready to be used. It sounds as if you had a wonderful day, friend, food, shopping, quilting! what else do you need!!

Tam said...

Beautiful quilts and quilting!
Yes! I agree quilts need to be stacked :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts, and beautifully quilted!

Vickie E said...

I love to fold my quilts too!

dotti white said...

What an absolutely fun day! I love working together with friends. Looks like so much fun!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous quilts and what a great day you had with Nedra!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kaaren said...

Fantastic quilts, fantastic quilting, fantastic friends and a fantastic time.

Simply fantastic, Sherri.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your Golden Memories quilt is exquisite. Lots and lots of pieces and so beautifully done. Quilter's Journey just makes me happy. That looks like a fun quilt to make. Cute label, too!

Deb said...

Love your quilts Sherri. Especially the journey of a quilter, I adore Leanne's quilts.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

looks like you ladies had a fun time! love stacks of quilts!!! very gratifying!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love to stack quilts also, which you can tell by looking at my blog. My DH doesn't get it!

You quilts are just beautiful! The "Golden Memories" quilt is on my To Do List. I just love all of the sayings on the quilt!

I am jealous of your get-together! I follow all of their blogs and I think that it would be so neat to meet everyone in person! Ahhh maybe someday.

Terriaw said...

Look at all that stunning piecing and stitching you've done! Beautiful quilts! And what a fun day you had with your quilting friends - such a treat. I entered Rachel's giveaway (fingers crossed for one of us!).

merumo said...

Your quilts are absolutely beautiful as always! I have Leanne's House quilt as WIP, it looks just like your Quilter's Journey quilt and wonder how I should quilt that one as the designs are all over with many hand stitcheries...
And you girls look like had so much fun together :)))

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri....your quilts are amazing...

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Those quilts are Beautiful! You are just amazing! And what a awesome day the three of you had. ;o) Thanks for sharing. ooxx`jod

natalie said...

Your quilts are stunning and so pretty !I LOVE the colours and the harmony ! Congrats !

Carol said...

OMG Sherri...there are no words...Golden Memories is incredible...made the hair on my arms stand up. Your Quilter's Journey is amazing...BEAUTIFUL!!!
What a fun day you all had.

rachel griffith said...

oh i ♥ quilt stacks!!!
thanks for linking to the giveaway.
:)

Darlene said...

Oh, I love stacks of quilts, also! They make me smile!

Your Golden Memories quilt is beautiful. And, ironically I just pulled out my Quilter's Journey flimsy so I can quilt it - it's been sitting way too long.

Linda said...

I'd be surprised if there were a quilter who didn't enjoy looking at a beautiful stack of quilts. Your finishes are just gorgeous. I can only imagine how much work was involved in both.

Cheryl said...

Your quilts are just beautiful..as well as the quilting. Looks like you girls had such a wonderful day. Sewing, shopping, eating and being with friends. How fun.

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malmur said...

What fabulous quilts and it sounds as if you had a real fun day.
Mal x

call me crazy said...

Beautiful quilts! I love stacks too. :-)

Kathy Wheeler said...

Sherri...they are beautiful. I need to drop by for a visit and see them up close and personal. WOW!

Lisa D. said...

There's nothing better than seeing your quilt all quilted. I love your Golden Memories quilt. I got that as a block of the month in reproduction fabrics. I was so excited I did the first 3 blocks right away, and now it's been in a box. I have to get back to it someday soon, especially after seeing yours!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I have been trying to put my labels on before it is quilted. Looks like a fun time with your friends.

ivoryspring said...

Wow, two more to add to your stack of quilts! They look lovely.

Sandi said...

I haven't had time to read blogs for weeks and weeks but finally I am taking a day just to stroll through some of my favorites. I just loved reading about your Grandmother's quilts. I have many quilts and quilt tops made in Iowa. One of my mother-in-law's quilt tops (someday I'll handquilt it) is from fabrics from the Clayton 5 and dime in Humboldt, Iowa that her parents owned. I loved quilts and their stories so thanks for sharing! The two quilts pictured in this post are beautiful. At first one was my favorite, then the other. :-) I think I like the one with the embroidered blocks the best. You do beautiful work. :-)

Rebecca P said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. sounds like you had a lovely day, I just love sew days with my buddy.

Wendy said...

What a wonderful stack of quilts, I love them both. You must be thrilled to have them back home.

naoko said...

Your quilt is Amazing!

Miri said...

Great quilts! Love the way you used the chimney and cornerstone log cabins to "frame" the other blocks!

Candace said...

Sounds like you gals had an incredibly good time! Love your quilts, Sherri!
Cheers!

Michaela said...

Okay, your quilts are way too darn cute! I've heard my mom go on about them, but these really are adorable and very original looking.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw so jealous! It is fun to get together isn't it. I'm glad you had fun. You 3 are my best sewing pals. Thanks for the nice mentions, too. Yes! Love putting my quilts into stacks.

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous quilts! As soon as one of my quilts are finished, I have to display it .... on a wall or bed and touch the quilting. Tactile pleasures does it for me.

Threeundertwo said...

Oh how I love stacks of quilts! It's funny because we spend so much time making the whole thing perfect, but then it's so fun just to see a sample of it next to its brothers.

Can't wait to see your Halloween houses. That's such a fun project.

Steve, ToVah, Avery, and Z said...

Those are beautiful.

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