Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some Favorite Things

I've been working with some of my favorite fabrics and have a couple more finishes to share. Yesterday I made a Sugar Pumpkin with Mill House Inn by Joanna Figueroa. I love this fabric more each time I work with it, and I love the pumpkin/pincushion--I used crushed walnut shells for the filling and will keep this pumpkin out year-round. So now that I have a pumpkin...it's officially fall (and the temperature is supposed to drop 20 degrees tomorrow...yay)!

Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille is another one of my favorite fabrics. A wonderful blogger (who shall remain anonymous) was able to get me a jelly roll of this at market last spring, and I had the 9-patch blocks put together within days of receiving it. Last week when the yardage became available I had my list ready of fabric needed to finish the quilt.

The pattern is called "Around the Block" from the book On a Roll Again by Heather Mulder Peterson. I can't wait to get this one quilted!
I get to make one more project for market this week--I'm excited to start on it. With each project I've done I think, "Oh this is the cutest quilt ever" and then the next project is just as cute if not cuter...and one of these days I'll be able to share all of these fun things!
Have a wonderful day!


42 comments:

Kristina said...

Hey Sherri:)

Just wanted to let you know that you won the giveaway on my blog, Anka's Treasures new book, please e-mail me your address when you get a chance and I'll get the book in the mail ASAP:)

thanks!
Kristina
http://kristinawilberg.typepad.com

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

More amazing stuff. Love the pumpkin.

Sinta Renee said...

You are a lucky girl to get a "inside market" source! Your project with Abundance is great... I have been wanting to do that one! Love, love, love the pumpkin!

synnove75 said...

Wow the pumpkins are soooo cute! I really love them:-)
I enjoy reading your blog, you make the most beautiful things:-)
Hugs from Synnoeve in Norway.

Sarah said...

That quilt is just beautiful! I love the fabric too. :)

Handmade by Mai said...

Your quilts are so nice, but I loooove your pumpkin.

Millie said...

Wow, the pumpkins are so cute! I can see why the scrappy quilt is one of your favorites...it's beautiful and look so warm and cozy.

Jackie Russell said...

Love the Fall colors of your quilt top. I'm ready for some Fall weather.

Stephanie said...

LOVE the sugar pumpkin! Definitely a year round keeper outer. I've been playing with my Simple Abundance Charm pack.

Sheri Howard said...

Those are both so great! I love that Simple Abundance...wasn't that yellow the greatest buttercup yellow?

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

Can't wait to see what you've been working on!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

the pumpkin is so cute! and your quilt looks great!
good job!!!!

Cardygirl said...

Cute pumpkin...I love the way America decorates with pumpkins! The quilt is looking good.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...I remember you saying something about having to put away those blocks and waiting for the yardage. Very nice, very nice indeed! Love when you share what you having going on over there!

Raegan said...

I was looking at your blog the other day & Hans walked by, stopped, looked, then said "Mom that is a beautiful quilt". That is not something you would expect from a 4 year old but he was correct!

Amy said...

Hi Sherri! I found you in the comments of someone's blog and came over to check out your blog. Your quilts are beautiful!! I have fun memories of you and your family while you lived here in Vegas/Hacienda ward. Your class at RS was one of my first introductions to quilting. This past year I've had a little more time and have enjoyed diving into this hobby. I love the Simple abundance line too. I'm 1/2 way through my 2nd quilt top using it and just ordered fabics to make a third with it :)

Dawn said...

love the pumpkin and the quilt is quite stunning.

Kaaren said...

Pumpkins + pincushions = PERFECT!

I love them...oh, and the quilt too! (wink)

Vicki said...

Yay for a 75 degree high tomorrow! You'd think we were in Carlsbad. Woohoo!! We might get to wear long sleeves...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous quilt Sherri and those little pumbkins are very cute

Jackie said...

Love both projects!! The pumpkin is adorable. Crushed walnut shells are the best for those, nice weight.

Lurline said...

Gorgeous pumpkins and I love that quilt so much!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Karen said...

I like the pumpkin. Would make great little gift items!

Terriaw said...

Such cute pumpkins! I haven't seen that pattern anywhere. I really love your 9-patch project - great colors and contrast between the blocks. Great fabrics for fall too - makes me feel all warm and cozy!

Kim said...

I love the quilt and pumpkin/pincushion.. you have been a busy bee!!!

Janet said...

This simple block made up in lovely fabric makes for a great quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sherri - Around the Block is perfect in Simple Abundance!!

Nedra said...

Love the pincushions and I'm excited with you that the temps will drop 20 degrees. It's about time!

Simone de Klerk said...

What an adorable sugar pumpkin. I think I will have to get my autumn things out.
The quilt you are making is so pretty. Love the border fabric to it.

Mel said...

YAY FALL!! Great projects for autumn!

Miriam said...

Love that quilt!

Cute pin cushions. I have never heard of putting crushed walnut shells inside a pin cushion before.

moramargaritaster said...

More amazing stuff and fantastic the pumpkin pincushion.
You make beautiful things.Thanks!!

Nicole said...

That little pumpkin is the sweetest thing I ever saw!
Isn't Around the Block a terrific pattern? I love it with the Simple Abundance fabrics.

ankastreasures said...

Congrats on finishing another of my projects and winning my new book! That pumpkin is awfully cute too.

Dawn said...

I finished my Schnibbles and it is posted on my blog. I can't find the rules....do I need to send a comment to Sinta too?

Material Mary said...

It's a stunner. Great quilt.
Mary

Carrie P. said...

Love that pumpkin and all your projects. You are an inspiration to me.

Annette said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the little pumpkin. And the fabric you used to make it.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

A-DOR-ABLE! I love your pumpkin pincushion. I'd keep it out all year, too. And, your Simple Abundance quilt is so pretty! Always a feast for the eyes here!

Bonnie- Cotton Way said...

Sherri,
I am very slow and apologize for just getting around to commenting on your blog. It is beautiful. Love both of your projects and am glad to hear you like the Simple Abundance fabric, we worked so hard on it so it is fun to finally see it in stores and lots of quilt projects popping up.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your Simple Abundance quilt is so pretty. The fabrics worked so well for this pattern. Glad you were finally able to get your border fabric!

Stina said...

Oh.. I love the pincushion... thats a keeper!! :o) And the quilt Sherri!!! Love it!