Friday, August 28, 2009

Fun!

Sewing and quilting are just fun! They are a wonderful part of my life--not a day goes by that I'm not grateful to my Mom and Grandmother for not only modeling their love of the domestic arts but also encouraging me to try my hand at whatever I wished. Even if my daughters never love quilting as I do (although they've both made quilts this year...so there is hope)...I know they will always know of my love of this great art. I started a few new projects this week; I began two quilts, one applique' project using Simple Abundance (the first block is above), and one with piecing and applique' (sneak peek next week after I've finished the first block).

This is a sneak peek of another project I started this week...Flower Sugar dresdens are all over my sewing room...can't share yet...but hopefully soon!

I made another Mill House Inn pincushion. I like this one even better than my first one; for this one I used Carrie's Courthouse Steps version from her Tuffets pattern.


I also made a couple of Flower Sugar Pincushions. I used my own design for these (a traditional log cabin) and have added them to my Etsy shop along with one of these Pink Japanese Craft Books.


Oh, and I've been working on my August Charming Girls' Quilt Club project. I ran out of the muslin (which I need a bit more of to finish the inner border) and won't get to the quilt shop before the end of the month, so I won't be able to count this as an August finish...but I'm so glad for the motivation...these blocks would most likely still be sitting in a drawer without the quilt club motivation--plus, I'll easily be able to finish this for a September project!
The Year of Schnibbles project is coming along great (if you've just signed up in the past day or two, I'll be getting back to you soon)--I believe we have over 70 members now! Sinta and I have been brainstorming ideas with each other and with our featured quilt shops, and of course we are busy working on the first project which will be announced September 1st.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

46 comments:

Ms Robin Blake said...

I love your applique'd block. One day, I plan on giving applique a try.

GOOD ON YA!

Robin

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness--dresdens and Flower Sugar. Can't wait. :o) Love your darling little pincushions.

Beth said...

These pincushions are super cute! Love your applique block at the top of the post - gorgeous fabric combination!

CJ said...

The dresden plates are STUNNING! Love the fabric and colors! You've been busy!

Candace said...

Fun - you said it all, Sherri! Charming Girls is really coming along beautifully!
Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

Lovely things being made at your place.
Question: Do you fill up the whole pincushion with the walnut shells? I found some at one pet store but I am going to look at some of the other stores to see if I can find it cheaper.

Dawn Heese said...

I love the applique block!!!!What pattern is that? The other projects are also very lovely.

Karen said...

All of your projects are a hit with me today. The applique block especially and the reproduction look quilt you are working on.

jabeybaby said...

Oh wow, it's all so beautiful! Can't wait to see that simple abundance quilt finished!

Sinta Renee said...

I love the Flour Sugar Dresden's... they are so sweet! and the applique... just beautiful Sherri! I have saved my tiniest of scraps of Mill House Inn to make the courthouse tuffet pincushions.

Melody said...

I love all your fabric choices! Your work is lovely! I can't wait to see what the first schnibble project is going to be.
Sew long,
Melody

Carol said...

Sherri I LOVE all your pin cushions...oh my the August Charming Girls is beautiful. Those Dresden's are awesome. You sure have been a very busy girl.

Trisha said...

You have so many lovely projects you are working on. I love getting to see them! I can't wait to start my first Schnibbles quilt!!

Millie said...

Thank you for sharing all these wonderful quilt and pillow pictures. I so agree...quilting is so much fun to do and that is why we love it so much. May you have a great quilting weekend!

Annette said...

Your dresdens are breathtakingly beautiful. I love the fabrics you are using. And I'm excited to start on the Schnibbles.

Marianne Penner Design said...

The colors of your dresdens are fabulous!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your applique block. And I agree with what you said about quilting. My life would not be the same without it. Picking up a needle makes my heart sing.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Sherri, I do not know where to even start, everything is so wonderful, love the Flower Sugar Fabric!!

Cardygirl said...

What an inspiring post! Adore the dresdens...I love flower sugar!

Kaaren said...

Everything is just gorgeous, Sherri. I love them all. And that Flower Sugar fabric is to die for. This is the first time I've seen it or heard about it. I must live under a rock.

Lurline said...

A really beautiful, interesting Post!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Terriaw said...

How cool that your daughters made quilts too. (my mom was never interested in quilting, just sewing clothes) Such lovely projects you have going on! Those dresden blocks are sure to turn into something gorgeous. I also love the sashing and corner squares you added to your charming girls club project - really sets off each block yet pulls it together.

The Quilt Buddy said...

I'll take one of everything...better yet...I'll take two of everything!

Have a good weekend!

Sheri Howard said...

Love, your Simple Abundance block!

Dawn said...

Everything looks great!

dotti white said...

So much fun stuff in this post! I love it all! Have a great weekend!

jette said...

Oh, this all looks very nice!

Jette/Danmark

Sachiko said...

I LOVE the flower sugar dresden!! The fabric is so bright and cheerful. I can't wait to see the finished project!!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh those dresdens are really cute!! And too funny that we both did the same pincushions! Lots of fun goodies here :)

Jennifer said...

Love your Flower Sugar dresdens!! I was going to do the same thing with my Flower Sugar fabric! Now I REALLY want to! Can't wait to see more!

amy smart said...

Flower sugar dresdens?! Be still my beating heart. I can't wait to see more!

quiltycat said...

Your appliquè projects are always wonderful! I love it!
nichi

Simone de Klerk said...

Unbelievable, dear Sherri, all the loveliness you have been working on. Incredible! The pincushions are so very cute!

jaybird said...

i'm a fan of dresden plates.. so i look forward to seeing what you are making!

Nedra said...

The dresden plates look so tempting! I'm looking forward to seeing them in person soon!

jen duncan said...

LOVE those dresdens!

Anne Heidi said...

Your projects look super sweet- Love the fabrics you are using :-)

Brenda said...

Your applique block is great. Love your pincushions too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love it all Sherri...you are one talented lady.

Nancy in Norway said...

Love the applique block. Looking forward to see your progress.

belinda said...

Help Me..Help Me....I'm swooning over those dresdans!!!! All good
stuff girl!!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Sometimes motivation is all you need. Even if you didn't finish it, you sure made a lot of headway on it!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Yummies. I love the dresdens. They look like bunches of flowers. Or bunches of love. They are stunning really. Well it all is.

Susan D said...

Have to get in on the Schnibbles list! Don't have a blog though..... my but those pincushions are cute!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the dresdan plates. OMG those are cute.

Miss Nancy said...

Love your fabrics, your pillows, your quilts, just fantastic. I am also interestied in the year of shnibbles so I am leaving a comments. My blog is the following: http://teanquilts.blogspot.com
I will move your button to my sidebar. Hope I am not too late.