Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Verna, Mail, and Other Things

I heart these fabrics...all 40 of them! I don't have a favorite yet--don't know if I will ever be able to choose just one--they're all wonderful!

I had to use them right away, and I wanted to use all 40 squares in the same project. So I designed this fun little table topper (tutorial coming soon)! The fabric came from my Moda Sampler Box and is Verna by Kate Spain (who has a blog here). I love this line...as in Fat Quarter Bundle love this line! Seriously, how much can you treasure 40 2 1/2" squares of one line of fabric. It's going to be hard to wait until next year for this line because it's amazing! I have a list of things I want to make with it already! I still want to put an outer border on this little quilt...but that will have to wait.



I received some great mail this week...I won a copy of the new Quiltmaker magazine with 100 blocks by some amazing designers...When they said it would arrive quickly...it really did! I plan on making a sampler quilt using blocks designed by the quilters whose blogs I read!


And...I won some Bar Harbor from the fabulous blog of Minick and Simpson. If this fabric looks like it has a sheen to it...it does...it's coated in vinyl...three wonderful yards. I'm going to have a lot of fun making cushions for some of my patio furniture...after I make a tote bag!


I also wanted to share this wonderful book by Rosalie Quinlan...I was able to find a copy last week while on a shop hop in Las Vegas. This book is pure eye candy and wonderful inspiration. To see some of the wonderful projects, go to Lori's blog here...she also recently found this book and has a wonderful post about it!
Can you tell what this last picture is? Two quilts...both out of Simple Abundance. I couldn't decide which one to bind first, so I'm binding them both at the same time...silly me!
Well, that's all for today...hope you have a wonderful day and that you get to sew!

50 comments:

bingo~bonnie said...

oh lucky you to win a copy of that hottest new magazine that is all over blog land! I won a copy also but it hasn't come yet and I even asked Terri to mark the outside "don't open until Christmas" so I won't open by accident - after all it's for Santa to use to put in my stocking ;)

I really like the two quilts you are getting ready to bind. Those colors are so pretty.

Also thanks for sharing the two links to Bee in my Bonnet and The Drawing Board ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Rene' said...

What a lot of fun things you are sharing today. I love the Simple Abundance quilts you are binding. I can see why you love that fabric so much. Go my Moda Sampler Pack but put it away for now. Too much else on my plate. Thanks for all the great info today.

PamKittyMorning said...

I love how that little quilt turned out!

Kelly O. said...

you're not helping me abstain from buying more simple abundance when I see that last picture! Now I'm going to have to go buy a layer cake! thanks alot!! ;)

Vickie E said...

Love the Verna top! sooo cute

Kimberly Jolly said...

I LOVE YOUR QUILT. What a great idea!

happy zombie said...

MAD LOVE for your quilt, Sherri! I LOVE IT!

Sinta Renee said...

Those fabrics are so sweet! I can't wait for the tutorial!!! Thanks for all the inspiration... but about the last picture... are you kidding? You are finished with that one already?!?

Libby said...

Your blog is always sooo pretty! That little quilt is darling!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your table topper is so lovely and fresh Sherri.....

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a great way to showcase all the fabrics in a line...nice little table topper!

The quilts in that last picture are so beautiful. I sure hope you will show them both when they are finished.

MGM

Lisa D. said...

Wow - congratulations on your wins and you have some absolutely darling projects going on there. Why is it you always show not just one but 2 or 3 at a time? Do you ever sleep?

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

Those are nice fabrics! wow, you won a lot!

Trisha said...

You won some fun giveaways! I love what you have done with the little 2 1/2" squares. I like how they are on point. So cute!

I am loving your simple abundance quilts even though it is just a peek.

Stephanie said...

LOVE your tabletopper. Yummy. I won the magazine too!

jaybird said...

one looks like picnic... nice job on winning all those giveaways! .. & verna is so adorable!

Janet said...

Your table topper is very pretty! Your 2 quilts that you are binding are pretty too -I love the binding part.

Kaaren said...

There's just too much goodness in this one post, Sherri.

I can't wait for the table topper tute. I just love it!

And I really must find that magazine.

6p00e54ffa175d8834 said...

What a beautiful post! Your table topper is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to get that magazine too! x

Carol said...

That little quilt is as cute as can be...love it. Those Simple Abundance quilts are wonderful!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh Yum -- Love that little quilt topper you're making!

Cara said...

I can't wait to get my sampler box, its my "Santa" present!

Julia said...

Love the Verna top!
congratulations on your wins ...
Julia ♥

Lurline said...

Gorgeous fabrics, gorgeous little quilt!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Carrie P. said...

Well, Congratulations on your winnings too. You are the second blogger I know who won the magazine. Love all your projects. Just beautiful.

Terriaw said...

I love how you used your Moda Sampler box! Looks great with the white setting off those fabrics. I am definitely going to check out that Quiltmaker magazine. Looks like a great issue to have on hand for reference. Great winings for you!

Crafty Mama said...

I won a copy too and spent the better part of last night poring over it, trying in vain to decide which block I want to make first. ;-)
Lovely fabrics! I am going to need some of that new Verna as well, and Simple Abundance is always a stunner!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute springy table topper out of Verna! And Bar Harbour coated is so pretty. Let us know how it is to sew on. You were very lucky.
Two Simple Abundance quilts - fun!

CJ said...

You won the magazine AND then three yards of the vinyl coated fabric?? WOW! I can't wait for the table topper tutorial or to see Verna in person. I mean if you are saying it is Fat Quarter bundle worthy...hmmmmm. Come on, show those Simple Abundance quilts!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful post! I look forward to your tutorial, so I can start using some of my charms too (O:

Cindy said...

Love your little quilt! I'm putting "Verna" on my list of fabric lines to grab when it's available!

maria said...

Hi, the Verna fabrics look lovely. I like the way you've used them in your topper.
Sorry it's so long since I've left a comment!

Material Mary said...

I so totally love what you did with the 2 1/2" squares. You are quite a fun little designer!! Have fun binding.
Mary

Chocolate Cat said...

Okay I have thought about it long enough but this morning you have convinced me and I am ordering my sample box!!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Rosie's book is just beautiful..........what is the 100 blocks one like I have not seen it here?????

*karendianne. said...

I heart these fabrics...all 40 of them..., too! And they're not my usual style but the way you've piece 'em I'm so tempted! Can you stop tempting me? Of course I don't really mean that but of course I do! What's a girl to do, really? Blame it on Verna?

Cheryl said...

You are a very lucky girl!!! Love those sweet fabrics!!! And I can't wait to get my hands on that Quilt Maker magazine!

jen duncan said...

I saw that checkerboard look with every other square white somewhere else recently...really like it and would like to make one with scraps SOON! (which of course; doesn't necessarily mean I'll be able to!)

Diane said...

Wow, I love Verna too! I can't wait for my copy of the 100 blocks comes!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I heart that fabric too!! Love your quilt, great way to showcase the fabric.

Janet said...

I love the Verna top, the fabrics are lovely. The vinyl fabric would be great for outside, such a nice win.

Linda said...

Sweet table topper, and lucky you on the magazine win.

Kelli said...

I can't wait to get my fingers on that magazine :)

Michelle said...

The table topper is so sweet and I have heard wonderful things about the magazine. Your quilts look fantastic too.

Karen said...

Excellent fabric and I love the design of your new table topper.

Rae Ann said...

Congratulations on your wins! I love your little table topper and your Simple Abundance quilts are wonderful. Love all that you share. It is always so inspiring!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I got my Stitch in time in the mail. Love it. Love the fabrics in your topper. They are all so so cute! I want them too.

Brenda said...

I had to buy my copy of the magazine. The book A stitch in time looks great, will have to look for that one.

Jackie said...

Wow, you have been up to way too much!! I love how the little quilt looks. Great design for those little sampler squares. Looking forward to seeing the next border.

onlymehere said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I haven't seen the one on thankfulness but I'm going to go over there and check it out. I guess I need to check out You Tube more often! It's so nice to see and read something uplifting isn't it?!