Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blocks, Fabrics, and Exciting News!

I've been busy sewing for Joanna with the gorgeous fabrics of Mill House Inn...projects I can't share yet! So for now, I'll just have to share a few of the other things I got finished this week. I love Anne's Tisket a Tasket free block of the month quilt, and August's "Picnic Time" is one of my favorites. I still need to find four heart-shaped pink buttons--one for the top of each cupcake and one for the top of the block. I think the ladybug is adorable!

The 2009 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop came this week, and I couldn't wait to get started! This month's block was designed by Margot of The Pattern Basket Blog, and it is stunning!

I'm making two blocks each month--one with the Glace' that comes with the pattern, and a second one from my stash of Prairie Paisley, American Primer, and Flag Day Farm.


Oh, and this lovely bundle of goodness came in the mail this week! I had a birthday in July and patiently (well, not really--I wasn't patient at all) saved my birthday money for some Simple Abundance...any guesses on how long before I untie the bundle and start working with these fabrics?
One more thing...stay tuned...some super exciting news is coming to my blog this week! I can't wait to tell you all about it!



55 comments:

Erin said...

Ooh..I Love simple abundance, I cant wait to see what you come up with! I am doing the designer mystery too and am loving the blocks so far!!

Carol said...

Oh WOW! I love the new Designer block done with the Prairie Paisley...fabric. It is so striking. That Simple Abundance stack is just beautiful...I'll be right here waiting for your exciting news.

The Quilt Buddy said...

If you need help unwrapping the Simple Abundance, I will gladly come and help you!

Wise choice for the birthday present!

DocSly said...

The blocks are beautiful. I too love the Prairie Paisley. Thanks for sharing.

Carol R. said...

Both BOM's are beautiful. I especially like the red/white/blue one.

fiberdoodles said...

Your blocks are beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with your fabric ;)

Sharon

Nedra said...

You are one busy lady doing cute, cute stuff!

CJ said...

Love the BOMs you have done - again. I can't wait to see what you are working on for Joanna and what your plans are for the Simple Abundance bundle. All that AND some exciting news??? WOW! I had to scroll on down and visit your Authentic bag again....sigh.

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I love the new fabric and i think I would probably fondle it a bit before I actually did anything with it because I would be afraid of using it on something in case something better came along to use it on. I love your mystery blocks and the tisket a tasket block. I also really love the bag you posted about earlier. (keep it for yourself). I can't wait to hear about your news.

onlymehere said...

I really love Simple Abundance! You lucky girl to get to sew with it. I'm excited to see what you make. Cindy

Amy said...

Your blocks are perfect. I really need to start on mine...I am glad I have someone's too look at as a reference.

dotti white said...

Sherri....I love your work! I love Simple Abundance, too and did get two charm packs this week from fat quarter shop so I can really enjoy them. And Mill House Inn...I got 2 charm packs of that, too! How exciting for Joanna to have you sew for her! She is a lucky gal and so are you! Can't wait for the surprise!

Material Mary said...

Love your projects. You do such beautiful work and I love to come to your blog to check on the fun things you make.
Mary

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love your blocks!

Anne said...

Your picnic block is adorable. I love the basket fabric. The designer blocks are so so pretty!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

oh you are right the lady bug is so cute, I also love your blocks, I have to say the look so hard and you did a perfect job, fun idea to make two at a time!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

that basket is so cute!
i always get inspired when i see other quilters' work... that basket and ladybug inspire me to try something new!

trelly said...

Wonderful stars! I am working on this BOM too! I love your fabrics choice for the second one...

Joy said...

What a gorgeous block with the lady beetle!!! Just love the BOM blocks though, they've turned out beautifully in both fabrics!!
Can't wait to hear what you've got up your sleeve ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :)

Stina said...

Your Anne block is so cute!!! :o) Love the colours chosen... and busy busy.... good luck sewing!! :o)

Melvin said...

Designs are beautiful....
that fabric is awesome...

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Stephanie said...

I just purchased the baby sister to Simple Abundance...a charm pack! So pretty. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it and I'll be back for the exciting news.

Jackie said...

I really love those blocks! They look great in both color ways. Ummmm... let me guess, it took you all of about 2.5 seconds before you tore into that fat quarter stack?

Kaaren said...

Can't wait for the exciting news, Sherri. I just bet it's very SPECIAL!

Love that 'Simple Abundance' line and your designer blocks are wonderful!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your designer blocks are wonderful! Looking forward to hearing about this news!

Terriaw said...

That basket block is really adorable. I love the labybug too, and the cupcakes look yummy. And your star blocks - stunning! It looks like there is a lot of little piece piecing. Always fun to see your admirable stitching projects. Can't wait to hear your news!

call me crazy said...

Oh I love that block! Very neat, great fabrics for it! And your Tisket Tasket block is adorable.~ I'm behind in that one. And I love your FQ tower! Have fun! ;-)

Tam said...

Beautiful blocks!
Can't wait to hear your news.

w&v said...

V. here... your basket block is as cute as can be. Let me know where you find your buttons because I just finished my Jan. block and am now on my Apr block. (I am skipping around) I am way behind.
Love your gorgeous blocks. I love the prairie paisley now that you clued me in . It is so beautiful. I love your earlier post with the top you made from it. Can't wait for More Exciting News. Can't Wait!!

Candace said...

Can't wait to hear your exciting news, Sherri! Hmmm...I suspect you're working on the Simple Abundance right now - LOL!
Cheers!

Colleen said...

Yummy fabrics! And your block is so cute :o)

Karen said...

Love your Picnic Time basket!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Your Picnic Time basket is just adorable, I am enjoying it too!!
Love your Designer BOM blocks, they are going to make up into wonderful quilts.
Enjoy your birthday treat fabric, I'd say in about two seconds you had the bundle open, just long enough to set your camera down!!
I LOVE surprises!!

Mary said...

I need another block of the month like I need another hole in the head ... but you have seriously tempted me with this new one from FQS.

Love your cupcakes. I thought that was about the most fun block (from that BOM) yet.

amy smart said...

You are always doing such great things! I can't wait to see what you are doing with Mill House Inn. What a fun thing to do!! Yay!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sewing for joanna is exciting enough! Good for you. I'm excited for any good news coming to my friends. Lovely blocks really. Your work is always so good.

Dawn Heese said...

Lovely, lovely,lovely.

naoko said...

Oh! so cute yummy cup cakes.Your Ladybug is lovely,too.And your star blocks are beautiful.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I love how your Bunny Hill BOM block looks! Can't wait to hear your news...

scraphappydenise said...

I have been saving all those cute little basket blocks. Some day I'll actually get started on them.... You do very nice work.

I like your new designer block as well.

Linda said...

Amazing how different the blocks look sewn in different fabrics. I thought your exciting news was that you were sewing for Joanna. Now you've peeked my interest.

Threeundertwo said...

Cutest. Basket. Ever.

Millie said...

The blocks are beautifull and I love your new fabric.

jen duncan said...

Fabulous quilty goodness as always! Csn't wait to hear your fun news!!

Carrie P. said...

OOOHHH you are such a tease.
Love your blocks. All great stuff.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh your work on "Picnic Time" is delightful. I'm in love with this months block! Aren't you happy you're making two? I sure am! Pretty. Super pretty. And gosh, what a great birthday to you present. Simply Abundant Hugs, *karendianne.

Carol said...

Your designer mystery blocks are really nice, I'm behind on that BOM still need to make my blocks. If I had money to buy a FQ bundle Simple Abundance would be the one I would buy. Have fun with it.

Jody said...

Hi Sherri,
Stopped by for a quick hello and to see what wonderful work you've accomplished! Your blocks are marvelous. I love Brenda's new one and still rank Prairie Paisley as one of my favorite lines.

Taught my nieces and nephews some paper pieceing while on vacation. We all made little hexagon blocks. They were faciniated and so was I, just watching them. An awesome experience!

Take care,
Jody

merumo said...

Great blocks! Prairie Paisley is one of my favorites :) Actually, my next project is going to be used them. Simple Abundance is of course on my list, too! Can't wait to see what you are planning to make with them!

Jantine said...

Love your basket! The ladybug is super. And I wonder if you will be able to wait more then... say 24 hours?

Brenda said...

Your BOM's are great. I am behind on my basket blocks really need to get caught up. Have you gotten into the Simple Abundance stack yet????

Rita said...

Your design is simple and sober. I like all of them.

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Michell said...

Your blog is so beautiful..
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Simone de Klerk said...

Not having been on your blog for a short time, means missing a lot of lovely projects. How fun it is catching up with you again, dear Sherri!!! And to see what you have been up to and organizing. Hope you are sleeping better again.

Christy said...

Don't you love the Mystery Designer BOM! The blocks are fabulous! I love the Glace, but I love the one you did with Prairie Paisley too! What a good idea! I might have to start a second one too!