Friday, September 11, 2009

I've Been Sewing!

Just this morning I finished piecing my "Christmas Wish" quilt top which was a free block of the month design from Gail Pan (Thanks Gail)! I'm so glad I waited to put my blocks together until I saw Gail's version...I love the scrappy sashing! The only thing I did a bit differently was I cut my outer borders 3 1/2" wide (hers are 2").

I loved working on these stitcheries each month--and since there were only 9 blocks, I'll have plenty of time to get this quilted in time for Christmas. This was a free quilt for me--I only used fabrics from my stash!

Oh, and I spent some time this week cleaning and organizing my sewing space...what is it about a clean cutting surface that somehow brings to mind tons of new projects to start? Maybe it's a good thing my table doesn't always look this clean!
Be back soon with lots more to share!
Thanks to so many of you who have posted such wonderful remembrances of this date in history; we must remember and be grateful always for those who keep watch.

53 comments:

Carol said...

Oh I just love your "Christmas Wish" quilt...it is wonderful!!!
Look at that clean and organized sewing space. There isn't anything much better than that! Have fun in there.

paulette said...

I now know what my Christmas Wish is!! I want a Wish just like yours!! Gorgeous!!! Love it and Love that it was a 'free' quilt! ha ha
Paulette

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

that is so pretty! Love the little stitched Christmas words.

Cathy said...

That's very pretty! I've been downloading the blocks but haven't actually started yet - you are inspiring me to get moving on it.

Kris said...

Very nice quilt top! Your sewing room is very similar to mine. I will have to do a post soon about that.

Screen Door said...

I love the Gail Pan designs BOM-- Great job. Beautiful color choices.

Rita said...

I love your quilt. I have been downloading Gail's patterns but haven't even started. I'm really inspired now.

Strlady said...

Love your quilt! And kudos to you for organizing your sewing space. I wish I could get mine under control.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love your stitcheries and the Peace on Earth sashing/borders! I've downloaded all of the patterns but haven't started it yet but seeing yours is making me change my mind...

Brenda said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! I am working on a quilt with those same fabrics! I love the colors, they are my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING? You got your BOM done already? I am totally impressed, and I LOVE the borders and sashing. I am going to finish my last block and get 'er done! By the way, whose sewing room is that, really?!

Kelly O. said...

I absoloutely love this quilt!

Cheryl said...

I just love how you finished your Christmas Wish quilt. I am taking my blocks on vacation to do. Question, do you put anything behind the blocks when you do the embroidery? Your sewing space is nice and tidy...boy I need to do that to mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cisca said...

Your Christmas Wish quilt is gorgeous. I made the nine blocks already and am thinking how to finish it. Your fabric is very nice and thecolors are beautiful!Greetings from the Netherlands, Cisca

Carrie P. said...

Oh, Sherri,
I love your version. I still have one block to do. I saw some other version that have been finished on Gail's blog and they are very nice too.

Terriaw said...

Oh my goodness, Sheri, those stitchery blocks are so beautiful! I love the lettering and borders around each word. Such a cool project! That happens to me too when I organize and re-organize - new project ideas pop up. I find it a great way to brainstorm.

Candace said...

Wow - I'd best get going on my Christmas Wish quilt, Sherri! I love how yours turned out! Your sewing space is so neat - how fun that you have jelly rolls and charms packs displayed on cake and cookie plates!
Cheers!

Kaaren said...

Love your Christmas Wish quilt, Sherri.

And you're right...there's something very motivational about a neat and tidy sewing room. It seems to clear the cobwebs somehow.

Now if only it could stay that way.

Marge said...

How funny! I, too, am in the process of cleaning my sewing space and the closet stuffed with fabrics. And I love the scrappy look of your sashing. I do believe I will steal that idea! It's a very beautiful quilt.

Marge

Jackie said...

You did a fantastic job on this quilt. I loved Gail's version and yours is equally as fabulous. I know what you mean about a clean room, time to mess it up again.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

What a beautiful quilt you have done with Gail's blocks--I just have the last two to stitch--now I can't wait to finish them--thanks for sharing--hugs, just, Di

Quilt Hollow said...

Your Christmas Wish quilt is wonderful!!! It is the first I've seen in blogland together. Applause to you girlfriend!!

Ariane said...

Your Christmas Wish quilt top looks wonderful. I love the scrappy borders too.

allsewnup said...

Holiday spirit at it's best, this is lovely. The sashing is wonderful.

Carolyn*

dotti white said...

Sherri...the quilt is beautiful and your sewing space looks wonderfully clean! I love to sew and work in a clean, organized space, too!

call me crazy said...

Oh I love your Christmas Wishes! I haven't started yet~ maybe I can work on it now that everyone is back in school. ;-)

merumo said...

Your "Christmas Wish" quilt is looking very cute! And look at your cleaned sewing room! Thanks for sharing that pic as I am also thinking about do the same over this weekend. Got great motivation!!

The Rabbit Factory said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the scrappy setting as well!

Wendy said...

I've got one more block to stitch. I love how you put it all together and the fabrics are gorgeous choice.
Sewing room looks much better than mine.

Cardygirl said...

Your Christmas quilt is great...impressively neat sewing space!

Béa said...

Your Christmas Wish quilt is gorgeous. I made the nine blocks already and finish mine a little differently, with a prairie points border. Hugs from France

Laila said...

Your Christmas Wish quilt top looks wonderful. I love the scrappy borders. I still have one block to stitch on mine. Have a nice week-end!

Shiree said...

That looks really lovely, I just hope that mine looks half as good. I have waited til I have finished all the blocks too before putting it all together, and so pleased that I have.
Cleaning out clutter is good for the soul! and lets you see what you have a bit easier ...

The Quilt Buddy said...

Wow---You are already done with your Christmas Wish quilt! How are you going quilt it?

Thanks for sharing photos of your sewing room. I would really have to spend a day organizing mine before I could photograph it!

Enjoy your weekend!

Nancy in Norway said...

Oh your Christmas Wish quilt looks beautifull.

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

Nice job! Congrats on the clean table. That should last a day, right? :D

Tudy said...

I love how you put the blocks together. Mine was a lot simpler and smaller but I do not have much space.

Sue said...

I really like what you did with the Christmas Wish quilt, it's so pretty! I haven't figured out what to do yet, but I really like seeing everyone's ideas.

Sarah said...

Your Christmas Wish quilt is great. I have yet to start my blocks, but I hope to soon.
I saw the cutting table in your photo. Does that work well? I am interested in one, but I am worried about it being flimsy. What has your experience been?
Thanks!
Sarah

Helen said...

Hi.
Your "Christmas Wish" quilt is great. I am another one who enjoys working with my scrap fabric.
Your cleared cutting table looks great.
Good job...Helen

Helen said...

Hi.
Your "Christmas Wish" quilt looks great. I am another one who enjoys working with scrap fabric.

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
looking at your 'Christmas Wish' quilt makes me wonder why I put that BOM on the backseat...;o).
It is beautiful, your stitches are so perfect...and I love anything made of 'Peace on Earth'!
Your sewing room is love! Lucky you to have an entire room dedicated for your passion...
Hugs, Julia
P.S.: I am still waiting for my Schnibbles kit to arrive - I fear the month is over before the package will land on my door step...;o)

jen duncan said...

Wonderful quilt Sherri! I really like your sewing space, too. Yes--a clean space is just the BEST place to start something new. :-) Have fun!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's such a beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics and those little stitched designs are adorable. A tidy sewing space is such an invitation to sew and make another mess!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri....wow....to your Christmas Wish it really looks awesome and I love you sewing space it looks very organized..

carole ann said...

Oh, just love the fabric choice for the Christams Wish quilt. Have to get working to finish mine.
Your sewing room is so neat, at the moment mine is a mess, working on craft fair items and cannot wait to get my new table and book shelves to get it organized.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I am working on the last block at the moment. It has been such an enjoyable project, thanks to Gail's generousity. I have really enjoyed looking at your blog and the lovely things you have made1 Bye for now, Sandy (in Australia)

fiberdoodles said...

What a beautiful quilt! You have done an incredible job!

Sharon

Renee said...

wow - you have been busy! I only just printed off the finishing instructions for Christmas Wish!

Yours looks gorgeous, I love the scrappy border too.

Karen said...

Your Christmas Wish quilt is beautiful! I'm going to stitch this one next year.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your " A Christmas wish" is just lovely! I'm making this too, and I have also planned to something like yours, with the squares between the blocks. I have a lot of Christmas fabrics I bought years ago, and I will use them in mine. I have been a fan of Benartex's fabric lines from the books of Nancy Halvorsen (Art to Heart), so I have a few yrds ;o)
Wish you a great weekend :o)
Laila

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your Christmas Wish quilt! Wonderful fabrics.

May Kristin said...

Your Christmas Wish is gorgeous!
I have mine all put together, but not quilted yet, need to do a label first.