Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sewing "A La Mode"

Two patterns arrived the other day..."Posies A La Mode" by Joanna of Fig Tree & Company--which is found in Fresh Vintage Number 13, and "a la mode" by Camille of Thimble Blossoms. I was smitten with both patterns...couldn't decide which one to start first (you know how that is)...so I started both!

I decided to make "Posies a la Mode" out of the featured fabric, Mill House Inn. The pattern uses a layer cake, a charm pack, and a little yardage. (Just wait until you see what I'm making with the honey bun...can't show yet...but it is a wonderful design)!


I had to make one of the posie flowers right away...so cute! I've actually made all 12 flowers with just the centers left to applique'. Everything is cut and ready to go, so this quilt will go together quickly once I finish the flower centers!



I had to start "a la mode" the same day! This is a layer cake pattern as well, but it is also fat quarter friendly...so out came some more fat quarters from my fat quarter bundle! What could be better than this block design...pinwheels and stars...two of my favorite things! But...I need the yardage to be available so I can get what I need to finish this quilt...hurry, hurry Moda!!!


Recently I had a great opportunity to sew two of Stephanie's latest designs, "Ladyfingers" and"Sugar Baby!" I loved using some of my Flower Sugar on these projects. The patterns are excellent, and the bags are terrific sizes.


The button on my "Sugar Baby" bag came from my great-grandmother's button collection...I was so happy to be able to use it on such a fun project! Thanks so much Stephanie for sending this pattern...it was a delight to sew!
Things might be a little quiet here for a few days...I have some fun "stunt" sewing to do for market that will keep me busy.
Have a wonderful day!

52 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

all the projects are so beautiful but I just love the little bag out of flower sugar!

Vickie E said...

impressive, great fabric and love that purse! you are sooo productive. How do you do it all?

Stina said...

Love the little posies... so adorable... the fabrics are perfect..:o)) And I did see your wonderful version of Stephanies bag... yesterday.. and its lovely!!

Cindy said...

Love, love, love your projects. Isn't it crazy when you can't decide what to do first? I have that same button in my tin - also from my Grandmother!

jabeybaby said...

Can't wait to see those finished quilts, I love the fabrics you choose!

Sinta Renee said...

I got that Fresh Vintage in the mail yesterday! I can't believe you already have all the flowers done! I am so jealous! Really cute bags and the blocks you made from a la mode are adorable... I think I have that pattern coming too:)

Kris said...

LOVE the posies! Must.....GET.....Pattern!!!!

scrappy quilter said...

Wow you'v been busy. And the projects are awesome.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

My gosh I just love your work, it is always so perfect and pretty and fun and well~~~ great!!

Dawn said...

I really like the posies!! You're getting lots done!!

Camille said...

Wow! You are FAST! Thanks for the shout out, I can't wait to see all your projects when you are done. I think Joanna and I need to take you out for some ice cream... ;-)

Stephanie said...

CUTE posies! You're a very busy quilter. LOVE your Flower Sugar purses. :o)

amandajean said...

both of those quilts are going to be absolutely gorgeous! i am a start two quilts at time girl, too. :)

Jenn said...

Goodness! Everything was just so pretty and so inspiring! I want to rush off and start a quilt right now just from seeing yours! You are a quick quilter!

Candace said...

Both projects are going to be fantastic, Sherri! I would want to do them both at once, too! Great bags, too!
Cheers!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love all those projects! Can't wait to see them finished.

Chookyblue...... said...
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Chookyblue...... said...

nice patterns......the flowers look great..........and I saw your bags on Stephanie's blog...........very nice.........

Nedra said...

Out of all the pattern testers for the bags that Stephanie showed on her blog, I liked yours the best. Do you think I'm partial?
Love the flower you are working on.

an encourager said...

You have been busy! From your choice of colors, I am learning. I think I blend too much, and the blues and reds were such a fun surprise to my eyes!

paulette said...

Wow! You are amazing and both quilts are stunning!
Paulette

Janet said...

I love the little flowers, both quilts are great patterns but I am partial to stars and pinwheels. The bags are gorgeous.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Both of your new project and the two finished bags are adorable! Nice work!

Quilt Hollow said...

You've made some very pretty projects and gosh darn your busy!!

Carol said...

You are a busy, busy girl. Love the ala Mode quilt...nothing better than pinwheels and stars. Can't wait to see that one grow.

Kathie said...

love the bags and wow
really love the flower block
I am going to need these two patterns too!
great fabrics too!
Kathie

Terriaw said...

That posie flower is adorable! You have been so busy and productive with your new patterns. It's fun to dig in to new goodies right away.

Julia said...

Love everything..everything is so gorgeous!..
Julia ♥

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohh love the flower, the blocks and the purses are adorable!

naoko said...

All things are lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman, you've been busy! I LOVE the adorable little blocks -- from both patterns -- they're beautiful. And the bags are adorable -- love that Flower Sugar!

Carol said...

Love that little flower, so cute! I'm anxious for the Simple Abundance fabric yardage to come out too.

Linda said...

I see why you fell in love with both patterns. Love the little posies, and your bags are so darn cute.

Joy said...

Love those patterns Sherri ... and I'm crazy about the Mill House Inn fabrics ... I'm waiting (not so) patiently for the ones I ordered to arrive :o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely starts on those wonderful quilts and the bag you made of Stephanie's pattern is gorgeous! Great fabric choice!

Carrie P. said...

Your new projects are just lovely. The applique posies are sweet. A great project for beginner appliquers.
I love your bags too. Great fabric choices. It was fun being a pattern tester.

Kaaren said...

Starting two projects at the same time, Sherri? I'd be in the looney bin for sure!

Love the posies...and Stephanie's Bags? Devine. I love the fabric that you used.

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

I love the posie...too cute! And those bags are great. Love that button!

angela said...

So pretty! Those both look like fun projects!

Millie said...

Wow, you have been so busy. Love those posies!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I absolutely LOVE all of them! I can see why it was so hard to wait because they would also be calling my name!

RevistaGyG said...

Good Job's
very original :)

Material Mary said...

What fun projects you have going there. Fun to see what you're doing.
Mary

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I can see why you started both of the quilts. I would of been excited to sew them both. Love the posies.
Your purses are so cute and the fabric you chose made them perfect.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

ranette said...

How fun to be starting on 2 projects at once...I know the excitement well.
I too saw your purses on Stephanie's blog and I love them.

You get so much done and are a terrific inspiration!

jaybird said...

you crack me up with the hurry moda part...LOL!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

This whole post is inspiring! But my word I think you're the energizer bunny of quilting!

Rene' said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say hi. Love it.

April Pantall said...

The posie flowers are too cute! And I love the bags :)

Sachiko said...

Your projects are always so pretty and well done! I love the handbag!

Carol said...

After seeing your beautiful pinwheel star blocks I couldn't resist any longer and bought the Thimble Blossom pattern. I like the little flowers in the Fig Tree pattern too but I decided to just get the one pattern right now. I just love pinwheels and star blocks so I'm anxious for this pattern.

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