Thursday, July 9, 2009

Getting There

I've made some progress this week on a lot of little projects...I love the new Tisket a Tasket free Block of the Month from Anne. I still need to get some wool so I can add the lamb and the little flag--I was going to do the lamb in the cutest white polka dot cotton, but my basket showed through, so wool it will be.

I also finally cut into my French General fabric. I've had the hardest time deciding what to do with it. Anne, Brenda, Camille, Carrie and Lynette have all mentioned on their blogs that they are designing with it now...so I'm kind of waiting to see what they do. Also, yesterday Lissa shared a gorgeous quilt she made with this fabric that will be in an upcoming issues of McCall's Quilting. While I'm not sure yet about everything I'm going to make with French General, I am making a small wallhanging with some stitchery for a special gift, and this house block will be part of it, The pattern for the house is from "My Cotswold Cottages" found in the book Houses by Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan.


Oh, and here is the final gift for my giveaway. I was going to make a couple more small things, but yesterday I decided to make another one of these bags (Mixed Bag to Quilt...pattern by Nanette). I just need to get a button to cover, and it will be finished. This is a great bag to have...I've made 5 now, almost 6--and it's a terrific size (12 inches tall and 16 inches wide). I'll take comments through Saturday...hopefully I can get everything tallied up and ready for Random Generator by Monday morning! Thanks for all the wonderful comments...I'm really trying to respond to every person!
Oh, and did you read Camille's post on three things? On my list of three for today is vacuuming, mopping, and finishing up my Christmas in July swap! Have a great day!

103 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love you basket block, and the house is perfect!! Plus more for your giveaway!! WOW!! Thank you again for the chance!!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That bag is just adorable! Your basket block is so sweet too. Jenn

call me crazy said...

Love your basket block! I'm behind. :-/ Thank you for the great giveaway~ I love the bag! :-)

onlymehere said...

Love this bag and the basket is too cute. I hope you post it when the lamb is done. I haven't worked with wool but I'm sure hearing good things about it in blogland! Love the house too.

~Michelle~ said...

Love Nanette's stuff :) And that bag looks great in that fabric :)

Gwendie said...

The bag is darling!

I have one thing on my list today - vacuum up all the cat hair. It seems endless.

Sharleen said...

Your projects are so cute. Can't wait to see the lamb. Hope you'll put a picture of the finished basket on.

Martina said...

Love your basket block. Looks so sweet in this colours.
And your bag is just great. Wow!
This French General fabric is really wonderful. Have to find out where to get it here in switzerland... Not that I haven't enough projects going on!
Have a great day!

Carol said...

I love your House block...it is just wonderful! Basket block is so cute and that bag...WOWSER! You have been working up a storm!

blushing rose said...

What lovely pieces you share today. The house is darling. TTFN ~Marydon

Coffee_Queen said...

I love all of your Tisket A Tasket blocks :-) Great choice in fabrics, too. I've just finished my January Tisket a Tasket block, so I've got to catch up with the rest of the group. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts!

mom2three said...

oh my, another lovely thing you are giving away! you are so very generous! and inspiring- love that basket block. I have all of the pdfs for that quilt, and sadly haven't made even one block yet...

Michele Swanberg said...

I love that bag! Those fabrics are yummy! Thank you for the chance to win.

Cindy said...

Oh wow!! I love the bag! Thanks for the chance to enter. Have a wonderful day!

Kaaren said...

I love your July T-A-T block. It just screams summer!

I'll certainly be purchasing some of that French general fabric as soon as it becomes available. It looks wonderful.

Beautiful bag as well, Sherri.

angela said...

That is a very cute bag!

sandysshowtellquilts said...

Love the bag! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to finish something that you started a while ago! This morning I ironed some fabric that I bought at least two years ago! I am ready to cut!

Ruth B said...

Beautiful bag and I love the flights of fancy fabrics!

Spencer Family said...

Cute bag. I love the fabric choices. Very summery!

Kritta22 said...

I love this bag! you are so fun!!

Béa said...

Very beautiful bag & happy colours !Thanks for the giveaway

Annette said...

I like how your basket block turned out. I have been working on mine since last night. Hopefully I'll be able to post it later today. I also like how you patchworked the bag. Nanette's pattern is fabulous.

Karen said...

The polka dot basket is cute as can be. Makes it look summery.

w&v said...

V. here...I love the fabrics in the nanette's bag. It is just scrumptious!! Cutest little house and Anne's basket. i love your polka dot and all the other red fabrics. I had trouble with my snowman from Jan showing through and I used a lt. blue print. I don't have white wool for July so maybe I'll have to make a black sheep. (I'll make him a very nice black sheep)

Deb said...

Love the bright colorful bag! I would love to win it! :)

Dawn Heese said...

I am very jealous of all of you who have the French General fabric!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a cute bag Sherri to add to the loot! And enjoy your French General plotting and planning!

Carrie P. said...

Your basket block turned out so cute. Love the fabric on your house block too.
A very summery bag. Nice job.

Cora said...

Love the bag!

Michelle said...

I just discovered your blog. I came over from Kelly's Charming Girls' Quilt Club! I love the bag!

Cora said...

I really love your work. I've posted your blog button and became a follower of yours. I'm also building my list of friends since I just started by blog a little over a week ago. I hope you'll become a follower of my blog also.

Happy Blogiversary!! I hope to reach your hieghts.

Camille said...

Sounds like a good three things to me! I think you should cross off mopping and add "Send Camille that bag". :-) Adorable!

Bonniedoo said...

I absolutely love to read your blog as well as others..I am so impressed with the quality and the quantity of beautiful items you produce..I am inspired to get the lead out :O)...love the bag...love the block....

Sachiko said...

Wow, you have been busy!! I love your basket block, the colors are so cute!

Aine said...

Ooo... Orange! It's my color obsession of the moment.

Your basket is super cute. It looks like a lot of applique in one block. I don't know how you do it, but it looks so perfect. Can't wait to see the little lamb!

dotti white said...

Sherri--the quilt bag is precious! I love the bright colors! And your tisket block is looking wonderful! Hope the "3" work out good for you!

Karen said...

Your basket block is soooooo cute. Love the reds;)

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

cute little basket.

Cardygirl said...

Love the bag- fresh & pretty!

Sheila said...

Adorable blocks....and that bag....wow!

Chocolate Cat said...

I love this bag, it would be just perfect for my holiday which is coming up very quickly!!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, you always get so much done, an inspiration for us to get motivated. Great giveaway and I love Anne's block you did.
Now I'm off to read some of the ones you've posted about.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Love 2 Quilt said...

I still have my fingers crossed. You have such wonderful items for your giveaway

Anita in Florida said...

What a great house! and I do love your basket BOM...I have been meaning to start them. Love the bag...it is soooo cheerful! Fingers crossed!!!

Dawn said...

Sherri,

I love your Tisket a Tasket block. I'm just in the picking out fabric stage of mine this month! Your bag is wonderful too!!

Chookyblue...... said...

no matter what you make it is always beautiful.........

Beth said...

Oh this bag is so cute! I love all the colors in it.

Anya said...

Wonderful bag!

CJ said...

Love your BOM and can't wait to see it with the lamby on there. The purse is gorgeous! So fun and bright.

Ellen said...

Love your basket block! Wow, beautiful bag! Great giveaways, thank you for the chance.

Hugs,

Joyce said...

Your basket block is beautiful. You are so generous to add to your giveaway!

Nova said...

The green geometric is my favourite.

Carol said...

I love this tote bag, please enter my name in the drawing. Did you get your 3 things done? I should really do that for house stuff that never gets done like maybe get out the vacuum and a little dusting perhaps.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Your quilting is gorgeous! I love Nanette's bag...I will just have to go buy the pattern! I've done a different one of her's and they are such fun to make. Thank you for the chance to enter your contest! This is my first visit but I will be back...just like Arnold! :-)

dfuller55 at verizon dot net

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Really love the bag. You've been busy :-)

Jenni said...

Ok you are a sewing maniac! I would actually pay you to make me a bag like this! Does that help my chances of winning?

Jenni said...

I am officially a follower!

Jenni said...

I just put your button on my blog!

Fiesta said...

Love your blocks and love, love that bag!

quiltmom said...

Sherri,
very nice basket block and gorgeous bag that you have created for the giveaway. What a nice thing to do- I love the fun colors that you have used in it.
Regards,
Anna

Jeanie said...

That bag is gorgeous !! I hope I win ! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Lizzie said...

You are such a talented person Sherri, I would love to win. Thanks for having such a generous giveaway, lizzie xxx

Laine said...

Love your July BOM. Its so bright & cheary. Can't wait to see it after you add the lamb on it. Your bag is great and could be used in so many ways. Thanks again for your giveaways. Hope I'm lucky.

lsandes@comcast.net

merumo said...

You have been busy to keep us up with a lot of fun! I love French General fabric :) That is on the top of my wish list for this fall.
Your house block with French General fabric looks very nice and chic. And I really like your Mixed Bag, too! Since I have one now from Nedra, I will be ready to make one on my own!!

jaybird said...

love the basket!! i still haven't started mine yet... and i can't believe you cut into french general.. you got guts!! but the house it adorable!

~D Spack~ said...

Love that bag! Everywhere I turn, there is one of Nanette's cool bags! I think I really need to win this one! You've done a great job with color there.

Janelle said...

Hi Sherri
Such a bright and colourful bag!

Ida13 said...

IT's beatiful!Thanks.

SG said...

Your WIP's are beautiful!
Great bag!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Sherri, your blog button is on the sidebar of my blog now and I am a follower of your blog!

Love your bag! I am behind with stitching the basket blocks...

Dagmar

Ankie said...

Your basket block is wonderful.
I thought about sewing that BOM but I´m already sewing 4!!.But I have saved the patterns so maybee some rainy day.I love your bag.
A woman can´t have too many bags or!!

Mystica said...

I dont know whether overseas visitors are allowed on the giveaways but anyway I had to say the bag is a dream. It is so summery, light, and I would feel 10 kgs lighter carrying one! Its gorgeous.

Anne said...

Oh I LOVE that!

Patsy said...

You have quilted some wonderful things. Love the give-away prizes!

Sherry said...

Your A Tisket A Tasket basket block is so cute. Love that fabric & house block too. Your bags are just awesome. You do such nice work.

Jantine said...

The basket and the house are very pretty, where did you find the time to finish them? not to mention the bag, it will make one feel joyous even in winter!

Sally said...

Another great giveaway, you do make the lovelist things.

Jane S said...

Love it!
Hugs from Sweden!

Dolores said...

I absolutely adore this bag. The colours are so very uplifting.

LyndaG said...

Thank you for the motivation to get moving - get stuck every once in a while, and your pieces have given me the boost -- also love the house block.

Stephanie said...

Just love the French General fabric. I know whatever you decide to make with it all will be beautiful. LOVE the cottage block.

Raegan said...

I have really enjoyed seeing all of your basket blocks. Too bad I only have boys to make things for. I have seen some cute boy things too though.

SarahVee said...

I love this bag! You have great taste in fabrics and how to use them to best advantage. Thanks again. This is a happy blogiversary for all of us too:)

Kim said...

Wonderful Giveaway! Thanks!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Love 2 Quilt said...

That house block is so cute. So is the bag!

free indeed said...

Your basket block is looking quite lovely. I keep downloading all the patterns because I really want to do one of these; I would have to work on Camille's suggestion of Three things on a TO DO list...Helps take the overwhelming feeling away...that happens to me anyway...I stagnate and don't do ANYTHING because I'm overwhelmed....Hate that rut! Love purse...looks to be a perfect size.

Lisa D. said...

Your basket block is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see it with the addition of the lamb and flag. Your house block and the tote are both incredible, too!

libertythreads said...

What a great bag. I would so love to win one of your giveaways!
libertythreads@charter.net

Treasuresofjoy said...

LOVE the Block and the bag is sew perfect!
3 things, finish a quilt, finish a rug, and start working on another quilt.
I know that seems like alot, but I am almost done with 2 out of the three

Chris, Kristina, Nathan and....Audrey! said...

What a pretty bag. I love the bright colors. You do such good work! :) I am a follower too!

SandyQuilts said...

What a cute bag ... thanks for the link ... I want to try it.

Eileen said...

You have been so busy this week. I love your interpretation of the mixed bag.. Nanette will be so pleased.

Grandma Barbie said...

I don't have a blog, but I LOVE looking at all of your creative projects. Looks like fun fun give-a-ways!

Allison said...
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Allison said...

cute cute cute bag! That would make a great summer tote, love it! -Allison

Quilt Nut said...

this bag is fabulous-love the fabrics/colors

Grandma Barbie said...

Just when I think I might catch up on my projects, I see more I want to make. Sooo cute Sherri,

Jeanne B said...

I love the bag!!! It's amazing and quite a nice size for sure! I too am working on the BunnyHill BOM, but I'm doing it in redwork. Your baskets are beautiful!

Lori Kay said...

what a fun bag. I like your color choices!

Helz said...

French General... Luv each & every piece of it !!!

Amanda said...

I love your basket block. It's adorable. I still need to make mine, but I haven't quite figured out what fabric to use. I do know that I would like to use wool, which I've never used before.

Bowlby said...

Love the bag!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sherri what a great job with all your projects. I love how you took my pattern and made it your own. That french general fabric is pefect for that house. Your work is always so good. Good for you! Your block of the months are fabulous. I should have tried to pay you to make double because I love every one of yours and I want them.