Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Three Piles Down...

Three piles down...well, actually four...but the two piles on the left were for the same project. Anyway...I'm getting things done, and some of them are even for Christmas. Progress on the Christmas list in October is always a good thing!

First I finished my "Garden Path" quilt from the new Lori Smith book Fat Quarter Quilts. I love this quilt, and I love the book. I love the mix of Simple Abundance with a little bit of Shangri-La. This quilt, like each quilt in Lori's book, measures 16 by 20--the perfect size for a quick project. I'm debating on how to finish this one; I was going to hand quilt it, but there are so many seams that I might do a cross-hatch on my machine...I'm not sure...any ideas? After I quilt it I will probably frame it.

And I finished two Glace' baskets. I've made this pattern before and absolutely loved it. The pattern is from Fresh Vintage Number 10. One of these is going to look lovely this Christmas sitting on my Glace' table runner; the other one is a gift!
Ok...well, back to work on those piles! Have a great day!

53 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- they're all beautiful! I'm so impressed that you're working on Christmas already!

Janet said...

What great baskets!! I also love the Garden Path quilt - it will be pretty however you quilt it.

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous projects...always inpirational for us aspirational stitchers...must look at that Fresh Vintage.....

naoko said...

Oh, all are so beautiful!

Carol said...

Your little quilt is just beautiful! Love those baskets!

badlandsquilts said...

both projects are fab!

Sinta Renee said...

I love that book of Lori Smith's! Your fabrics really make that small-quilt look so sweet! I was wondering if those little baskets are very time consuming? They sure are cute.

*karendianne. said...

Love Piles! They inspire me to make more of my own. They simply scream progress!!! Absolutely divine use of fabrics in the applique "Garden Path." Caught my eye, grabbed my words.

Jackie said...

Fantastic finishes! I think that crosshatching would be just fine for this quilt. It will look lovely framed when it is complete.

dotti white said...

Love the lovely projects! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

I love your Lori Smith project. Have you thought about hand quilting the applique and machine quilting the pieced border?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Lori Smith's patterns. Yours turned out so great. And I love your Glace baskets!

katie said...

I love the little baskets, what a great Christmas gift.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Boy you are really on a roll! I am still trying to write my Christmas list.

I have always admired those beautiful baskets. Are they difficult to make? (I have the Fres Vintage issue)

Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!

jen duncan said...

Well, for some reason the fig tree post is gone, but still; congratulations on your celebrity sewing gig! She was lucky to have you :-)

Terriaw said...

You are really high on the productivity meter! How good does that feel to have Christmas projects under way? I might get there soon. Love that garden path quilt, which I didn't realize was a mini project. (even better!) Maybe you could quilt around the middle basket and around each border or around each hourglass block. It will definitely look cool framed!

Rita said...

I just purchased Lori's new book and I want to make every pattern, LOL! You have really tempted me with Simple Abundance. I think I need to add some to my stash.

Dawn said...

Yea for you getting Christmas finished in October! So many cute things.

Teresa said...

Well done...you are my Christmas project hero!! I say I will start early every year, and do i?!?

Your "Garden Path" quilt is so lovely. I also bought that book, and you are inspiring me to make some piles of my own and get busy!!

I love your baskets, as well. Very pretty and very practical!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

May Britt said...

Beautiful quilt. I have bought that book to and it has so many wonderful quilts. But I need some more time to make them. The basket is new for me. Very beautiful and so smart to have besides you with your stitching.

Rachel said...

You really are getting things done! I LOVE love LOVE Garden Path. How beautiful! And those baskets are just so cute. I may have to get myself that pattern... Great start to the Christmas project season. It looks like Christmas here; you'd think I'd be more inspired by all this SNOW! But I'm too busy with other things right now to think about the holidays ☺.

Janet said...

Lovely goodies here, I love the small quilt, its gorgeous and the baskets are fabulous.

Betweens said...

Love your garden path and your little baskets great fabrics to work with!!

Kaaren said...

Super finishes, Sherri.

What a great gift those baskets would make filled with little goodies. Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

DARLING little Christmas baskets. Pretty little quilt. I may have to hunt down that book. Smaller projects are so much more do-able!

Cindy said...

Those baskets are "wonderful". I definitely am investigating where to purchase the pattern. Did they make up quick? What a great gift idea. You have done a most beautiful job on them.

Simone de Klerk said...

Dear Sherri ~ unbelievable, all the lovely things you get done. Your projects are once again gorgeous! Again, very much impressed.

annieb said...

I am making Garden Path as well...er, should I say planning Garden Path? I am using scraps and am in the process of putting it all together. You did a beautiful job!

Terrie Sandelin said...

I love the quilt -- both the design and the fabrics are so lovely! And the baskets are way cute.

QuiltedSimple said...

I LOVE both of these - very pretty!
Kris

jabeybaby said...

I love them both! That quilt is really beautiful!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Now that is a pile of yummy, I am working on Christmas too!! Love the baskets!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Those baskets might just be calling my name. I need more time!! I am so glad to be over at your blog catching up. It has been fun to get back into my blog hopping groove and see what my friends are up to.

Dawn Heese said...

Don't even mention Christmas, I don't know where my Sept. went. Love the quilt and baskets. Maybe you could big stitch quilt it. I think it's a little easier with the seams.

Rae Ann said...

I love your baskets and quilt. You are getting a lot done girl! I am away right now, but as soon as I get back I plan to join you in getting some things done.
Amy, be sure to go over to my blog and sign up for my "Mystery Giveaway". I know you would LOVE what I am bringing home!:)

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

LOVE!!! your little fat quarter quilt. AND the idea to frame it.

Rae Ann said...

Oops! Sorry Sherri! I love your quilt and baskets like I said, but with too little sleep from this vacation I thought I was on Amy's blog....Diary of a Quilter!I better get some sleep now!

Stina said...

Just lovely little quilt... I actually bought the book ...and are eagerly waiting for it to come!!! :o9
The baskets are adorable... love that they are round!!

Carol said...

I might have that pattern, I should go check. Love your little quilt, it's perfect with Simple Abundance fabric. Love the Christmas baskets too.

Rene' said...

I love the little garden quilt and the two baskets too. You have been very productive.

Carrie P. said...

Oh,I love those baskets. And your little quilt is sweet.

Kelli said...

The baskets are adorable!

Erin said...

Good work getting a start on Christmas projects early! And the 'Garden Path' quilt is stunning! :)

Fiesta said...

I love the quilt you made and the baskets are delightful.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Even your piles are interesting! I love those little baskets. And the Garden Path quilt is very pretty. I spotted some Simple Abundance in boxes waiting to be checked in at the fabric store, so I'll have to go back and see if it's out. I hope they ordered the entire line!

Sandi said...

I love the little quilt and the baskets are very nice. Someone's going to get a lovely gift! What is the button "A Quilting Life" all about?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.....gorgeous projects.

Sharon said...

I just found your site. LOVE it. The baskets are beautiful. I will be happily going thru your posts ... Thanks. A sister quilter.

Candace said...

If I were going to have piles laying around my studio - your would be fantastic, Sherri! I love the small quilt - I think its asking for hand quilting - and the baskets are adorable! I can see them filled with holly and pinecones! I also love your Bloggers Quilt Festival piece - great colors!
Cheers!

Angel said...

Both proyects are lovely...I'm pretty sure any way you wish to quilt it ...it will come out beautifully...

I loved those baskets ...may have to try them myself... Thanks for sharing your beautiful work...

Have a Great Day and God Bless,

^A^ngel

Cheryl said...

Amazing and beautiful and sounds like you are well on your way to be organized for Xmas!

happy zombie said...

I gasped. Love the quilt (I LOVE LORI SMITH), love the baskets. Why must you always have me wanting to run to my LQS!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

My Goodness -- you're like the Super Woman of sewing. Love the new mini-quilt -- and your baskets are A-DOR-ABLE!