Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Market Sewing


This is just a corner of the Fig Tree & Company booth at International Quilt Market in Houston this weekend. For me...the booth photos I was most anxious to see were the ones from this booth since I was able to work on a few things for Joanna this summer and fall.

This is the first quilt-top I pieced. This is a jelly roll pattern and is by far my favorite jelly-roll pattern ever. The quilt above is called "Jelly & Jam" and is made using Mill House Inn. I get to make another one of these because my daughter wants one for Christmas!

Next I was able to make the same pattern, the "Christmas Jelly" version using yardage of just three fabrics and some cream background. This one was just as much fun to make--I love this pattern!

I was also able to sew the new "Bella" bag pattern from Joanna's new fabric line, Whimsy! The really terrific thing about the Whimsy line is that the fabrics coordinate with the previous Fig Tree Lines...just a few of the prints are decidedly children's prints...so it makes this fabric extremely versatile. I can't wait to use some of the florals from Whimsy in a scrappy quilt I'm making with earlier lines.


This is another quilt top I had a lot of fun with. This pattern is called "Cameos," and I was able to piece the Whimsy version. Again, this is another delightful pattern. I've already started one for myself using Mill House Inn. The angles were actually fun to do...and very simple. I really wanted to see the quilts quilted and had asked a couple of blogging friends that were going to market if they could take a couple pictures for me. Kelly of Charming Chatter was so gracious to take time out of her busy schedules to do this...I'm so appreciative. She even posted these on her blog before market was even over! Thanks also to Julie and Vickie for heading over to take pictures also!


This picture shows "Christmas Jelly " on the left and "Jelly and Jam" on the right. The Whimsy version is in the middle. Joanna wrote about these patterns here.


And here is the Whimsy "Cameos" quilt that was so much fun--did I mention I love this pattern? Joanna showed this pattern on her blog here.



And the "Bella" bag! If you look back at the first booth photo you'll see another wonderful version of this bag...the possibilities are endless. Another option with this bag is that of making bows out of several different fabric...then you can change out the bows to match your mood...or your outfit! These patterns are available now from Fig Tree & Company, and I've also seen them recently listed at FatQuarter Shop!
I really had fun following along with all the market posts and tweets this weekend! Of course the posts from Pam Kitty Morning and Elizabeth of Late Bloomer Quilts were fun as usual...and the tweets and posts from FatQuarterShop were so wonderful it was almost like being there...thanks so much to everyone who posted from market!
Have a wonderful day!

48 comments:

Terriaw said...

Wow, Sherri, that is so cool you got to sew so many things for Joanna's booth! What an honor and a privilege. They all look gorgeous in her booth. And I really really love that Bella bag, so now I'm off to find the pattern and some of that fabric too. Way to go, Sherri!

Connie W said...

I'm going to Festival and will be looking for these displays! I made notes so I don't forget where to look. They're beautiful, and I love the bag, it's so different.

Vickie E said...

Hi Sherri. I saw your wonderful quilts and took pictures to send..but the ones you have are sooo much better than mine. It is awesome that you work for JoAnna..super lady.

onlymehere said...

You've done a phenomenal job. Love the colors and the pattern. You have a very sweet friend to take these pictures for you! I wish more fabric lines color coordinated with each other. It would make it so much easier on me!! Cindy

*karendianne. said...

Gosh this is sooo great over my morning coffee. Now I've got a little bit of "go get 'em" in my flow. Thanks so much for sharing all this delight!

Always Sewing said...

Can you tell me where I can get the Jelly and Jam pattern? I would love to make it too.

Linda said...

My gosh you have been super busy, so much fun I'm sure and what a thrill to be able to stitch for Joanna.

Rita said...

Hi Sherri. Beautiful quilts! I just love her fabrics. I think the pattern Jelly and Jam will be on my must have list. Thanks for sharing.

Trisha said...

You made so many projects for her that she should have renamed the booth after you! Your work is so gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Those are beautiful! Did you have to machine quilt them yourself as well? Great work!

Quilt Hollow said...

Spectacular...do you get to keep the quilts?

Strlady said...

I am never thrilled about the Fig tree line, but honestly, I love everything that comes out of it. I'm thinking that my mind is stuck in the 'those are not my colors' attitude and I tend to not 'like' the line. Then I see the projects that come out of the fabric and I'm hooked. I just need to admit it to myself... I love thier stuff! Heading to the festival this Friday so I'll be picking up some Fig Tree treats!!

Simone de Klerk said...

I am totally impressed, Sherri, by all the loveliness! How proud you must be to have them shown there. Too bad you couldn't be there yourself, but people over there are doing a great job to let us join the fun! Wonderful!!!

Carol said...

Oh Sherri those quilts are just wonderful...love them and the Christmas variation is awesome.

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

Wow! How did you get involved in doing those projects? I love Jam and Jelly. I have most of a jelly roll left of Mill House Inn. Maybe I'll have to use it for that.

Nicole said...

Wow, you must have been in quilt heaven, all of those quilts are so beautiful. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

Carrie P. said...

You have been so busy working on some very beautiful things.
It has been fun seeing pictures of the booths at market.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

You did a fabulous job on your sewing, what a dream to play with Joanna's fabrics. Thanks for sharing, the pictures of them quilted make them just that much better. I love the pattern too!!

Lisa said...

Love those patterns! Beautiful job on the quilts and bag :-)

Kaaren said...

I just love that quilt pattern. It looks very similar to one that I have chosen to make a red and white quilt.

I just love the Fig Tree fabrics. And your creations showcase them to a tee. Just beautiful, Sherri.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Sherri -- you were BUSY! What a beautiful job - and how exciting to have all your projects in Joanna's booth! WooHoo!!!

szkornelia said...

The things you made are really very pretty. I wish I could see a show like that one day in real life.

Congratulation.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow these are such beautiful quilts! Love the fabric combinations. Can't wait to find the patterns.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, you do such great work, I know Joanna was thrilled to have you sew them. Gotta get the patterns and the Bella Bag, love it. I only got to stay about 3 hours at Market, boo-hoo, as they say not even enough time to get your feet wet, but I'm off to Festival.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Dawn Heese said...

You have been a busy girl. Love the Fig tree lines, always. Wonderful work.

Rene' said...

Congratulations on your quilts. They are great. i love the Bella bag and that fabric!! Will definitely have to check into purchasing that. love that it coordinates with the previous lines.

Cindy said...

I just love the photos. I have gone through so many blogs of pics of Market and love them all. It looks like such fun.

You have made some most beautiful treasures.

Sewing hugs and blessings.

Stephanie said...

Awesome! Love the Bella Bag. :o)

CJ said...

You seriously sewed all of those?? WOW! I am so impressed. I love hearing that you liked the pattern for Jelly & Jam so much that you are making another. Love to get a good hands on review.
I happen to ADORE that bag! You didnt' say how that pattern was....
Also, how BIG is the bag and what is it like inside? I LOVE it made up in Whimsy like you did.
Wondering when we can get our hands on these patterns.

Julia said...

Awesome Sherri....
I love them all...and those colours are to die for..
Oh, how I wish I could be there ..
Julia ♥

The Quilt Buddy said...

Thanks for posting the photos! You know that I am a FIGNATIC!

ivoryspring said...

My goodness, Sherri - you are FAMOUS! :) Your work deserves to be seen and admired by many!

Janet said...

What a thrill to see them quilted up and on display, even if it just in the photos. They are all so lovely and beautifully pieced.

Material Mary said...

Those gorgeous quilts are just plain yummy. You did a great job. Love them.
Mary

Laurie said...

Beautiful work, just beautiful!!

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

That's a great bag! Great job on the quilts!

badlandsquilts said...

All the quilts are just beautiful... you did a wonderful job on everything!

Mel said...

I love, love, love Cameos!! I'm going to have to get that pattern!

You did a great job!!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh these quilts are gorgeous! I love anything "Fig Tree"! I missed Market but LOVED Festival!

Arlette said...

Your quilts and handbag are simply beautiful and your work is fabulous. It is so enjoyable and satisfying to see the works of fabric artists like yourself.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your support.
Aloha!

Sinta Renee said...

Oh Sherri! Aren't these the best yet!?! I can't wait to make these up... I just can't decide which one to do first! You did an amazing job, they all look great! I'm so glad Joanna found you:)

Cathy said...

Wow Sherri, such beautiful quilts and those fabrics look like a joy to work with. Thanks for sharing and for all your links! xo

naoko said...

You were so busy working on some beautiful quilts.What a beautiful job!!! I love all quilts you made and all fabrics.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are a star my dear. I love your quilts. Your work is fantastic. Joanna is very lucky to have you sewing/quilting work. I'm super proud of you.

AlessandraLace said...

wow. I love the quilt and I love the bag, it is so pretty. congratulations. hugs

Rose Marie said...

It looks like you had a blast with those quilts and the fabrics and what a thrill it would be to just see what you've done on display.

Marianne said...

I am in awe! I just love anything Joanna designs. Thanks for the inspiration. I just bought some Mill House Inn and was wondering what to do with it.

SANDRA said...

Hi Sherri!
Your work is simply awesome.
A loved everything.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and kisses from Brasil.
Congratulations,
Sandra