Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mill House Inn

How many quilts is too many from one line of fabric? I don't typically make more than one quilt using a fabric line, but this fall I seem to be sewing with two lines in nearly every project I make. I have five projects going with Bonnie and Camille's Simple Abundance, and I've been sewing a lot with Mill House Inn by Joanna of Fig Tree & Company.

What started out as a layer cake and honey bun...has now become two quilts (well, one is done, the other is in progress).

I finished "Posies a la Mode" (pattern in Fresh Vintage issue 13 by Fig Tree & company) the other day and keep unfolding it to look at it. Such a simple design, and yet it is one of my favorite quilts...something about those posies! I'm going to make another posie and frame it for my sewing room...such a fun simple applique' project, and perfect for a beginner!


And the honey bun? It will soon be my Cameos quilt (see a sneak peek of the whole quilt here). I've already made one for market in Joanna's new fabric line, Whimsy. I loved making the pattern so much I couldn't wait to make one for myself...Just wasn't ready to be finished cutting those angles...and I used to have angle-phobia...with Joanna's method...I fear angles no more!



I've got ten blocks finished, and ten to go!

46 comments:

Laurie said...

I just love this Mill House line - you've done justice to it with the Posie quilt - lovely!!!
laurie

Jenny said...

These fabrics are beautiful...it's easy to see how you could get carried away with them! Love the last pic!

Sinta Renee said...

I have that Fresh Vintage... now I'm going to have to move that to the top of the list! It's just beautiful! I am intrigued by your other project!

blushing rose said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous, the design fantastic, it is beautiful!

Have a lovely warm day. TTFN ~Marydon

Kris said...

Mmmmmm...mmmmm...mmmmmm. Just yummy!!!

Katie B. said...

Love the posies! I Can't wait to get my hands on some Simple Abundance.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely block and the quilt is so very pretty!

Coffee_Queen said...

I love your Mill House quilts! The posies are so cute that I am tempted to make that quilt and add a posie to every other quilt block :-).

I love the Simple Abundance fabric too. Have you seen Anne Sutton's latest Yo-Yo quilt using Simple Abundance? It's posted on her website and it's gorgeous too!

Annette said...

I love that fabric as well. They have such a peaceful beauty about them. Your quilts are gorgeous.

julia said...

Hi Sweetie,
ooooh, how beautiful! And what a gorgeous idea to frame a little posie!
I think you can never have enough Fig Tree Quilts with any of Joanna's fabric ;o).
Hugs, Julia

Christine said...

The fabric and your projects are beautiful.

Crafty Mama said...

Absolutely beautiful!
I am so so so in love with this new line!!!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I adore Mill House Inn fabric too. And when I saw the Posie Quilt in Fresh Vintage I started drooling all over the page! Seriously! Love that you got that quilt top done. Can't wait to see the rest of the sneak peek quilt...

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty....very!

Karen said...

I think that your quilts will be very different even though they are using the same fabrics. If they were twin bed size, wouldn't it look good in a bedroom with two beds?

Thimbleanna said...

You're having too much fun! I love this quilt -- the little flowers are adorable!

Stephanie said...

I dub thee Queen Quilter! Love the Posie quilt. A block would look so pretty framed.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I do love that fabric line. And your Cameo block is divine!

Nedra said...

You just keep crankin 'em out! All are beauties.

Terriaw said...

Such a beautiful collection to make multiple projects with. I love how those posies are placed on the white squares. They are lovely and give the quilt a cool effect. Gorgeous projects!

Kaaren said...

Easy angles, huh? I'll take your word for it, Sherri. (wink)

I love the look of all the Fig Tree lines of fabric. They are very vintageand shabby looking at the same time and seem to go with any decor.

Thanks for sharing the eye candy!

Nicole said...

Your Posie quilt is just the cutest thing ever. Isn't it fun when the simplest things turn out so great?

ivoryspring said...

Oh, your posie quilt is sooooo sweet!

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Dawn said...

Do you ever sleep? This is a beautiful line. Love the quilt!

Kris said...

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Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving such a nice comment.
: )

Mel said...

Nothing wrong with working with what you love!!

Connie W said...

So gorgeous! Keep on sewing. :)

Marianne said...

My you've been busy! All nice, and that Mill House Inn, I might have to buy some.

Carol said...

Busy, busy quilter....oh I can't wait for the Cameo quilt...I just love it!

Material Mary said...

Looks yummy. Love your quilts in progress.

Mary

The Quilt Buddy said...

You can never go wrong with those fabric lines, especially when you love them! So...there is no such thing as "too many"!

XOXO!
"Fignatic"

Kate said...

I absolutely LOVE the posie in it's own little square.....I'm going to have to add this to me new project list!!

call me crazy said...

Beautiful fabrics and beautiful tops! Looks like lots of fun stitchin'! :)

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I too love the Moda fabrics! They all look so delicious!!

Your quilt is just gorgeous!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Cindy said...

So very pretty. You sound like a happy quilter - angles and all.

cristina said...

Beautiful fabrics and projects.
kisses from spain

Rae Ann said...

The fabric is gorgeous and the quilts are stunning! I love it all!

Stina said...

Thats it.. I have to buy that fabric... *S* Gorgeous quilt.. :o))

Rene' said...

No, you can not have too many quilts from the same fabric line, especially when they are this beautiful. I can see why you'd want to make more than one. It is hard to believe that applique pattern is easy enough for a beginner. It looks difficult, but beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

I love the fabric too and your quilt is so beautiful.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee Sherri what can I say...gorgeous and I love the quilt and the new project...

Mel said...

What AMAZING accomplishments!!
You are an inspiration!!

Love what you did for Fig Tree too!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Absolutely spectacular. Your work is so impressive. I love to see what you are doing sherri.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

I love both of those quilts! Awesome job -- isn't the Mill House Inn fabric gorgeous??

Chookyblue...... said...

this is a beautiful range............who said you should only make one quilt from the one range........if you love it use it heaps.........lovbe the little dresdans on this.......