Monday, August 31, 2009

Just In Time!

Just in time, at 5:00 tonight on August 31, I finished my August project for Kelly's Charming Girls' Quilt Club. I was able to get the muslin I needed to finish the inner border and just got the borders on today. And, I already know my project for September--a Halloween one. I thought I'd also take this time to answer Kelly's tag...so here goes! First question was your favorite sewing or quilting tip. There are so many...measure twice, cut once is probably the first one I learned. Lately, I've been putting blocks and rows together as soon as they are finished...seems to make finishing quilts a little easier. The second question was to give our favorite time management tip. For this one, my best advice is to always keep a list of things you need to do and always put things on the calendar right away...0h, and remember to check your calendar every day! And finally, if I could go anywhere in the world...Houston Quilt Market...seriously. It won't happen this year, but hopefully one day!

This is my new favorite toy...it arrived last week. I saw it first on Anne's blog and was able to purchase one from her. I love it. I've been busy matching up fabrics in my stash to the fabrics on this Moda Bella Color Card and making my lists...love those lists!

And this is what I'm going to work on tonight. It's another Simple Abundance block; the pattern is by Lori Smith and will have 12 blocks in all when finished.
Oh, and I'll be back tomorrow with our first "Year of Schnibbles" post!

17 comments:

The Rabbit Factory said...

I'm loving your Simple Abundance...wonderful!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Sherri,
Haven't talked to you in so long. Hope you had a great summer. You've been busy...these projects are beautiful. Your August finished is great. As I was reading your tag answers, I agree with you on going to Houston Quilt Market. I don't think I'll ever get there, but who knows. It would be great to meet so many wonderful bloggers there.
Have a great night,
~Karen~

Kaaren said...

Your Simple Abundance is SIMPLY AWESOME, Sherri. Wow!

Thanks for the tips. One can never have too many tips and coming from you, I listen!

Nedra said...

Great tips, and it helps me understand how you get so much accomplished.
I too have always dreamed of going to Houston. Guess what... I get to go in October with Superior Threads. I know, I know, LUCKY is my middle name.

Quilt Hollow said...

Thanks for sharing your pretties. I made a Simple Abundance quilt for Stina's PIF...beautiful line!

dotti white said...

Sherri...Love the simple abundance. Those are just beautiful! I am excited for the Schnibbles to start! Thanks so much for doing this!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! You made it! I love the way that it turned out!

Ok, I must get one of those color cards! Even if I just use it to drool over.

Thanks for sharing your tips!

Julie said...

That quilt is just gorgeous. Can't wait for the Schnibbles post...I'm choosing fabric now.

Terriaw said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! I can just imagine all that work you put into it so far.

Love your new toy too! I am growing more and more addicted to Bella solids. I use them in almost every project nowadays.

Cool questions, and I liked your answers! I find lists keep me on track too.

Lurline said...

A lovely post - must pop back tomorrow!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, you don't know how much I love visiting and seeing all that you get accomplished. All your projects give me a push and add to my list,(as it is getting longer).
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Lori Holt said...

Sherri...you are so amazing and talented!
I am in awe of everything you are involved in and actually complete...wow.
I really love the flower sugar dresdons and the flower sugar pincushion is gooshy sweet adorable!!!
See you soon!
x
lori

Joy said...

Thanks for the tips!!! I love your appliqued block Sherri, just beautiful. Thos fabrics are really pretty!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Kathie said...

oh yes I love that moda bella card!
I have a goal to own every one of them eventually!
I am enjoying adding solids to my quilts
your block looks great.
Kathie

Stef said...

What a beautiful quilt! Did you make up all those blocks, or can you recommend a pattern? I love sampler quilts.

Material Mary said...

What method of preparation are you using for your applique. I have the same pattern fit to frame and I just love it. I'm really new to needle turn applique and it is quite intimidating to me.
Mary

hetty said...

I just stopped by and saw your simple abundance block! Beautiful! Are those blocks only 6inches? That's small for all that applique!