Monday, October 19, 2009

How I Spent my Weekend...or in other words..."Cameos" and Half-Square Triangles

I finished my "Cameos" quilt top using Mill House Inn Friday evening! I love this pattern and had been wanting to make this for myself since sewing the Whimsy version for Joanna. This quilt pattern doesn't just call to me...it sings. I already have plans for another one using fabric in my stash.
There is just something so classic and timeless and yet also so very modern about this design...I can't imagine any fabric it wouldn't look wonderful in!

On Saturday I made a lot of half-square triangles..well...144 plus a few more. I used a ruler that made squaring them up a cinch. Kim mentioned the Quilt in a Day Triangle Square Up ruler on her recent Moda Bake Shop post...and as I went to order it I luckily realized I already had it. This ruler was so handy...and to think I've owned it for several years and haven't been using it! I'll be using it a lot from now on!



I also finished block five of the Designer Mystery Block of the Month from FatQuarterShop...this month's block was designed by Camille...once again another great block!



I couldn't get a very good picture of my second block using Americana fabrics from my stash--it's a bit more colorful than this picture shows and was a lot of fun to put together as well!
I learned something new about Blogger today...I didn't realize that if you worked on a post and saved it as a draft that it would publish in the order it was originally worked on...so my market sewing post that I just finished editing today is actually back here!
Well, now I'm off to read blogs...my reader is approaching triple digits as I haven't read in a couple of days!
Have a wonderful day!



33 comments:

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

I love your quilt! That pattern is great! You've been so busy!

Don't you love discovering little things you forgot you had? How funny...but a shame you hadn't been using it all along...

Dianne said...

I love that pattern too! Great job! I just cut out my fabric last night for my Camille square, so hopefully today it will be pieced together!

Cindy said...

Isn't it funny how we "find" uses for things we already have. LOL - I've been using my bodkin that is used to thread ribbon/elastic through seams as a "point - pusher"..LOL

I am also doing the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Block of the Month. I am loving the Glace fabrics used.

Are youtired of half-square triangles yet?

Kate said...

Great pattern! I had a marathon sewing week-end too. I've been basking in it all day today at work. Thankfully it's slow so I'm not too distracted!! LOL Thanks for the tip on the squaring up ruler. I've got to see if I have one already. If not, I'm going to have to get one soon!

Cardygirl said...

I agree...the cameos quilt is a must do!

*karendianne. said...

Gosh I do love this pattern! I agree, it would work with so many fabrics. I can see my CW stash playing nicely! Hmm... Well I have to stay focused with what I'm doing else I'll never have a finish to show for myself so, well, I'll just remember. Right? Remembering is important for a quilter.

Nicole said...

I have got to get my hands on that pattern! I love it!

Stephanie said...

I agree...those Cameos would look great with any fabric!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now that is one productive weekend Sherri...the quilt is gorgeous.

Lisa D. said...

Your Cameos quilt is sure pretty! Love your mystery blocks, too. Mine are safely piled in a storage box. I'm not so good with the blocks of the month....

Quilt Hollow said...

Don't you just love the productive weekends? Everything looks wonderful and always fun to stop in and see what your working on!

Karen said...

I'm liking your Cameos quilt very much. I have a big container of Fig Tree fabrics. Mmmmm! I can see that it would be a good use for it.

paulette said...

The Cameo pattern is absolutely gorgeous....is it in a book, magazine or pattern? Is it the snowball and you just keep adding around it? I just love it! Well done! Also I also MUST get this ruler!
Paulette

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a super quilt! I love it!! and boy were you busy this weekend, I hope you left time to eat and sleep!!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Oh the mill house inn quilt is just gorgeous!! Great job!

Amy said...

Your Cameos quilt top is beautiful! You inspired me and I just got my pattern in the mail today--I saw your name on the top, inside. I'm going to make it for next Christmas with glace from Moda. Thanks for posting such fun stuff.

Erin said...

Your "Cameos" quilt is gorgeous! I Love the Mill House Inn line! Im still getting up to date on all of my designer mystery blocks but amd loving them so far and hope to have them all done this week! :)

Jackie said...

Love that Cameo's quilt, just gorgeous!! Don't you just love it when you find out that you have had a tool for such a long time, never used it and now found it only to learn that you wish you had found it earlier?

Carol said...

I almost bought that pattern, came so close, but ended up getting the Jelly and Jam pattern instead. I think this pattern would be great with the whimsy fabric, keeping that on my want to do list.

Terriaw said...

What a great way to spend your weekend! I'm envious cuz I didn't get any sewing done over the weekend. I love both projects. Must be those gorgeous fabrics and your fabulous piecing.

Rachel said...

That cameo quilt is just gorgeous. I think you're right - it would look good in any fabric. But your Mill House version is delicious!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Sherri, love the Cameos pattern and your colors. Gotta get that one.
Now I'm off to read your Market post.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Simone de Klerk said...

I love the patterns of the quilt you made! Great fabrics to it. And the blocks look very pretty!

Béa said...

If you go to "option" under your post you can change the date of the draft and have it published the real day !
Cameo is wonderful...and the mini quilt too.

Cheryl said...

Love your Cameos quilt....you have been so productive. I am hoping to get some of your mojo!!!

Janet said...

You are busy, what a great quilt pattern , I have to agree with you on that. Lots of lovely sewing going on at your place.

Carol said...

Oh I just love your Cameo...I'm ordering that pattern today! You have been a very, very busy girl...Your Designer block looks great...I need to get mine done. I just love your blocks out of the red, white and blue fabrics. You inspire me with every post!

Carrie P. said...

Love how you spent your weekend. The quilt is fabulous!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

oh, the cameo quilt top is stunning! I agree, it would be a great pattern for any color or fabric. pretty!

amy smart said...

OH wow! I love that Cameos quilt! I must get that pattern. I love what you've done with it.

Eileen said...

oooo.. I do love that Cameo pattern too. beautiful! Your fabric choices are always the best too. :-)

Camille said...

I love that cameo quilt SO much, I can't wait to get started on mine. You are one heck of a stunt sewer!

Also, I think you've made more out of Simple Abundance than I have! ;-)

Keep it up, girl!

belinda said...

I am soooo loving this one!! Lookin' good!!!