Saturday, September 26, 2009

September Sewing

Where did September go? Things have been busy around here! I've been doing a lot of sewing...a lot of it that I can't wait to share...hopefully soon! I've been trying to catch up on things this week but got side-tracked when my youngest broke his arm in his football game the other night. Thankfully, although he is discouraged, he is doing well and shouldn't require any surgery. I finished my September A Tisket a Tasket block and now have the first three rows completed. I love this quilt and appreciate Anne providing these wonderful patterns each month.

Only three more blocks...and since October, November and December are some of my favorite months...I can't wait to see what Anne places in those baskets!

I finished one of my September goals for the Charming Girls' Quilt Club! Three of these blocks were made from scraps about a year ago; I made the fourth block this summer and put them together last night! I had so much fun with the outer border since it was created from scraps already pieced together--left over from the backing of another Halloween quilt I made a couple of years ago. Each month when I finish a "work in progress" I'm grateful to Kelly for the motivation to get these things finished!


I received a wonderful surprise in the mail the other day (mail from Stephanie is always so fun to open)...so, I didn't even make it home from the post office before opening her package. She sent me two copies of her latest pattern--Lady Fingers and Sugar Baby. I really enjoyed making these bags for Stephanie. Not only did she send the patterns, but she sent along two fat quarters of Flea Market Fancy by Denise Schmidt. I was speechless; these fabrics are hard to come by...and I was thrilled to receive them!



This is my project for today...I finished prepping all twelve "Posies a la Mode" blocks and hope to applique' them to the background squares this afternoon. I also have a couple of other projects I'm hoping to get to today...and I completed my October Schnibbles last evening...can't wait to share it with you on October 1st!
Have a wonderful weekend!

49 comments:

Caryn said...

Wow you've been busy! Your "tisket" blocks look fantastic. I am very behind mine. Love the other stuff too - esp. the fabrics in those posies!

julia said...

Hi Sherri,

awe, I'm sorry for your youngest...hope he's soon fit again!
Your A Tisket A Tasket is going to be gorgeous {I already said that, but with the first 3 rows finished you really can imagine the overall beauty of that quilt...}!
And congrats for your Charming Girls' Club finish! Maybe I should have joined this one too, it would have kept me motivated to not only start but finish some more projects...
I love, love, love those Posies! {As always,} You really make it hard for me not to jump in the 1001st new project ;o). But I think I'll wait for the first FigTreeClub quilt before I start working with Mill House Inn...
Hugs, Julia
P.S.: thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!!!
P.P.S.: yay, finished the Schnibbles project just in time (top only), hope to post it tomorrow!

Stephanie said...

That scottie dog is just too cute and your posies are so soft and pretty. You're one busy lady! Wishing your son a quick recovery.

barb's creations said...

Love your "twelve months of baskets" blocks.I haven't started putting mine together as I'm going to be making cushions out of these blocks and then maybe do them all again as a quilt.I just love them and like you can't wait to see her final three :) Barb.

Needled Mom said...

You have really been busy and everything looks fabulous. I love the baskets and the little Halloween quilt is so cute as well.

The posies will look so nice when they are finished.

Colleen said...

The Tiskit a Tasket quilt is soooo sweet. Your work is impeccable!!!

Christine said...

Gosh you have been busy,it looks great and I love the basket quilt.

Hope the arm heals quick and he will be playing sprot again soon.

cheers
Christine

Cardygirl said...

love everything you have been doing! The BOM looks great...love the posies!

Nedra said...

Wow, are you producing a lot of things! Love the baskets quilt and it's coming along so nicely.

Janet said...

You are on a roll, the baskets look so lovely and the sashing is great. Great parcel from Stephanie, I love mail like that. I hope your son is not feeling too miserable with the arm.

Ariane said...

I love your Tisket a Tasket blocks they are beautiful. I also love your little posies blocks. They look amazing. Football is so hard on our boys. My son hurt his back last week in a game. He should be okay to play this week again. But it's so hard to see them get hurt. I still haven't received my Winter White pattern in the mail. So I haven't even started my Sept. project. I'm very disappointed, and the local shops didn't have the pattern. Hmmm...hopefully I get it on Monday so that at least I can get the top done before the end of the month.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I just love the colors you picked for the tisket/tasket blocks==they are so soft and gentle looking--great work--happy stitching-hugs, just, Di

fiberdoodles said...

What beaustiful quilts!

Sharon

Melissa said...

I love your Tisket a Tasket quilt! Your stitching is perfect!

GARI said...

I can't believe you already have your basket blocks put together. I still have two to applique but haven't decided how to set them or fabric to use. Either I am falling behind or you are just way ahead of me: the latter seems right. ;-)

Sandy said...

So sorry for your son...hope he mends quickly and isn't too discouraged!
Love everything you showed today...you are an inspiration to the newbie like me who loves anything fabric!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your baskets are all so cute Sherri! And the Posies are going to be wonderful too = you are cranking those projects out!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am back--I just posted my Winter White on my blog site--It is totally finished--even hand quilted--do I need to put it else where--or what--thanks for doing this club I just love it!!!!! See ya--hugs, Di

PS sorry about your son--hope he heals up fast and is as good as new when he does.

Anne said...

All those baskets look so cute - love the ladybug and scotty dog ones. Hope your son isn't suffering too much.

Lisa D. said...

Your basket blocks are some of the cutest I've seen! Sorry about your son - football is a dangerous sport, isn't it? My nephew broke his arm too and is out for the season, much to his dismay.

Terriaw said...

Wow, Sherri, I think you have been more productive in September than any other month this year! And I agree, I can't believe this month is almost over. Your house blocks are so cool looking - great colors and fabrics for the upcoming season. What a wonderful package to get in the mail, especially with those rare and treasured fabrics.

paulette said...

Wow! You are on fire!! I got tired just reading your post! Love all your projects! Gorgeous!
Paulette

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hi Sherri!

I would just love to come over and take a peek at everything that you are up to!

Hopefully your guy will be feeling better soon!

Béa said...

Your basket's quilt is going to be gorgeous. Very lovely colours choice. You have made a lot of things and I love all of them, beautiful work !

Lurline said...

Your basket quilt is just gorgeous - hoping for a quick mend for the broken arm - poor fellow!
Hugs - Lurline♥

naoko said...

Your A Tisket A Tasket is so beautiful!! and I can't wait to see your Posies a la Mode.
Hope your son a speedy recovery.

Kaaren said...

Whew! I'm exhausted just reading your post, Sherri. My goodness you got a lot done. Not only are your projects and inspiration...so are you!!!

No time for grass to grow under your feet...or sewing machine, huh? (wink)

Gorgeous projects, BTW.

Mary L. said...

I'm drooling over your Tisket blocks as well as the others! You've been very busy.

Jackie said...

I just love stopping by your blog! You are always so productive. It is so nice to see all your wonderful projects, truly inspiring!

Miriam said...

I hope your son's arm heals quickly.
I love your basket blocks!
You have certainly been very busy!

What a great parcel from Stephanie!!

Sinta Renee said...

I love all your progress for Anne's BOM and for the CGQC! Wow! I had been looking at that adorable little purse pattern also- it is so sweet! Did you make the sample for the designer?
Will your son get to play again this season?

jen duncan said...

Wow! I always get so much motivation when I come visit your blog, Sherri. Motivation to send these grandkids to daycare so I can get some work done! lol :-) Really, I just love everything you've accomplished and are working on. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

Wow, you're just whippin' stuff out. I can't decide which is my fav.

PamKittyMorning said...

I love how your baskets turned out. Its so sweet and fresh looking, nice work. I enjoyed peeking at all your projects!

CJ said...

Very productive!!! Your basket quilt is beautiful. I am envious of your mail that included the the Lady Fingers Sugar Baby purse pattern. It is on my list just not sure when I can get it. That AND you got some Flea Market Fancy? WOW!
Those posies are cute. Do you need a template for those?

Simone de Klerk said...

Your basket are getting along so gorgeously! I love the sashing you added to the quilt. Fits all the blocks perfectly!
Your autumn project is very nice too and Stephanie's patterns are so nice. I am hoping to finish one of her bags soon (O: I am impressed by all the work you get done!

Jantine said...

Your baskets are great, love the fabric combination!

jaybird said...

you are being very productive!! your baskets are super cute.. one day i'll start on mine!!

My Great Retreat said...

What a great blog!

Meghan
www.mygreatretreat.com

Sharlotte said...

Just popped in for the first time today. I love your blog! I will definately be back to see more!

call me crazy said...

Oh I love your baskets!~ I am a bit behind. ;/ And the houses are so cute! My goodness you are busy! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Dawn Heese said...

Love the baskets. You have been a busy girl.

Carrie P. said...

Well you have been very busy. All your projects are so great. Love your basket blocks.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you've been busy! I think that scotty block is my favorite -- maybe next to the coneflower. Your versions are just adorable. And as you know, I LOVE those cute little posies!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are so good. You've got your ducks in a row and are finishing things. Be proud girl. I love what you've done. Your halloween cottages are darling. That scotty dog is my favorite of Ann's blocks so far. Love all the pics. Stephanies stuff is so cute. That really is too bad about the broken arm. Ick.

Mel said...

Very fun post!!
Your hands have been busy!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love your "A Tisket, A Tasket" blocks--great fabric choice. Your posies are so pretty, and great job on getting that UFO finished (such a cute Halloween project to add to all your pretty fall things)!

Stina said...

Catching up on whats happened.. and wow sherri.. love your Basket quilt... from Anne.. its just wonderful... Nice to see your lovely projects.. every time its exciting to visit you!! :o)

Christine said...

Your 'Tisket' blocks look fabulous. I had grand intentions to do this BOM but it hasn't happened yet! One day!