Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tradition

A few of our Christmas traditions always seem to fall into place...like me sewing on Christmas Eve to finish last minute gifts (here is the link to the redwork for the snowman)...

And then...I always start a fun, new project. This years project was a super fun pattern--Piece of Cake by Camille. I used my Verna Layer cake (which I opened Christmas Eve)! This was the perfect pattern to use for this fabric--I love every print, and they all get their opportunity to "shine" in this pattern!



I love each and every block...and each and every color combination. Since the yardage won't be available 'till February...guess I have a couple of months to decide which pieces to order for borders, backing and binding!


I'll be sure to share this again when the quilt top is completed...but since I had some scraps...I kept sewing...

I made a couple of Rachel's friendship bags and a Tuffet!

Photo courtesy Kate Spain
Another fabric I'm dreaming of is...12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain. It's not available until May...but the pictures on Kate's blog have me swooning already! In fact...I think I want to make each of my kids a Piece of Cake quilt from this fabric for Christmas next year!
Have a wonderful day...and best wishes for lots of happiness and creativity in 2010!

48 comments:

karen said...

You make such beautiful things! What a wonderful talent!

Darlene said...

Lots of wonderful projects, Sherri. That's a perfect Layer Cake pattern - one to remember. I can see it in a variety of fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the quilt you have made and the 12 Days of Christmas fabric is just gorgeous!

Nedra said...

Back at the sewing machine already? I will have family here for a few more days, and then I can think about the new projects that are already swirling around in my mind. Love your new creations.

Carol said...

Oh I'm nuts about your new quilt...that's a great pattern. Cute Friendship Bags and that Tuffet is wonderful! Oh now I'm going to have to get some of that Christmas fabric...gosh it's cute. Thanks so much for sharing!

Cathy said...

I love this pattern also! And the fabrics, but since I use only scraps I wander what that would look like. I thought that was interesting that you said you "love each and every fabric/square". That is so true when you are satisfied with each square almost as an individual creation. :-) If I said that correctly.

Anne Heidi said...

Wow, so many beautiful creations! Hope your Christmas is wonderful!
Hugs

fiberdoodles said...

Merry Christmas!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh that Verna looks perfect in Piece of Cake Sherri! And I'm drooling over Kate Spain's Christmas fabric too!

ROZ said...

I love those bags! happy New Yr

pacificpatchwork said...

oh wow! I love them all!! Your pictures are like eye candy, I can't get enough! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

It was SO FUN seeing your new quilt! I loved the Verna!!! And it looked so good using that pattern.

I just finished a Piece of Cake quilt, too, using Tranquility fabric. It turned out GREAT! It was a gift for my sister, and I put the last stitch in at 9 pm on Christmas Eve.

I almost think any layer cake would look just as perfect using this pattern. I'd definitely recommend it. Hopefully, I'll have pictures to post next week of mine.

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Just wanted to stop by and say my tuffets are done and I have posted abut them.
Thanks
Regena

Angie's Chit Chatting Corner said...

The tuffet is the small pillow. Did your link go to the pattern? If so I wasn't able to find it.

Angie

CJ said...

Ohhhhhh, I was thinking of using my VERNA Layer cake with that patter - because I have it on hand already and now I am 99.5% sure that is what I will do! It is beautiful! I too am anxious for the 12 days of Christmas fabric. The purses are cute too. Swooon!

spidr said...

Love your projects, thank you for sharing! Please tell me what line you used for your dresden plates. Is it Funky Christmas or something else? I'll be visiting FQS for some Verna too, it looks gorgeous in your projects!

jaybird said...

the pillow looks great... it was the right way to go!

Julia said...

Lots of wonderful projects, Sherri. Love the Dresden plate..

Hope your Christmas was wonderful!
Julia ♥

Tracey said...

Oh I'm swooning too! May is my birthday... I think I know what I'll add to my list!

Your Christmas projects are really beautiful. I love them all.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you have been busy. Love all the Christmas goodies in the first photo and that new fabric by Kate Spain is fabulous. I want some of that too.

Tricia Anne said...

What beautiful projects you were working on! :o) Goodness that Christmas fabric is precious! I need to mark my calendar for when it is available. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Jackie said...

Just beautiful! All the fabrics and the designs are just beautiful! Looking forward to more in 2010

Janet said...

You did so well to get those finishes done in time. I love all the projects and that line of Christmas fabric looks lovely. That quilt pattern looks easy and shows off the fabrics beautifully.

Thearica said...

Love that quilt in the making!

Thelma said...

Wow, I love what you did with the Verna fabric, it seems perfect for the Piece of Cake pattern. Great job on your fabric combinations. I agree the Kate Spain fabric will also be perfect for that pattern.

Our family has had a wonderful holiday but I am so itching to get back in my sewing room, it's been days.

Talin's Corner said...

I love those colors. And I am jealous that you can sew on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to get back to my sewing room.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Woman! You were busy!!! I love love LOVE those pillows. A very festive holiday at your house this year!!!

belinda said...

Wow Sherri...I sure wish I could
have been on the receiving end of
some of these wonderful goodies you
have whipped up.....good stuff!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful creations! I am anxious to get back to my sewing machine. First I need to clean up my sewing area. lol. Hope your Christmas was wonderful! TTYS

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness I just love the pillows, Thank you for the link, I might try the cute snowman. I have been to tired to do anything and look at all the beautiful work you have gotten done. that new line of fabric looks amazing!!

Vicki said...

I love that snowman! Great dresden pillow, too.

Micki said...

I love the fabric that you intend on getting.Piece O' Cake quilt patterns are so cute, and each quilt you make will be lovely!
Micki

Shiree said...

quite a stunning quilt, I really love your Dresden plate too! Wonderful indeed,

Camille said...

You are so fast! It turned out perfect! Not to mention, you totally made my day. Thanks Sherri!

Jodie said...

Wow, you have hit the ground running after christmas, the fabrics int he quilt are beautiful, and i especially like the tuffet.

Sinta Renee said...

I love your projects! And your new/newest Piece of Cake quilt is so sweet! You are so industrious!!!I have to get my hands on the new Christmas fabric when it comes out.. it's never to early to start a Christmas project is it?

Kathleen said...

I just love your pillows.

an encourager said...

I've been reading so much about the new year, and I just made my first resolution - to come back to this post and visit all the links. Your quilts are charming! I love how the cute tuffet is included!

kate spain said...

Sherri, I'm so honored to have been a part of your Christmas Tradition (well sort of..in the form of some nice polished cotton..heehee)! Your quilt is beautiful!!! I think I may have to try that one out. I love the print combinations you picked. Those little friendship bags are adorable, too. You're so talented! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

Inspired Tokens said...

I adore your blog ...it is always full of beautiful creations. I ran right over to Etsy to purchase the pattern. It's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year!

Material Mary said...

Looks fun all those projects you are cranking out. Enjoy. Happy New Year.
Mary

Brenda said...

Love your redwork snowman, it is so cute. The friendship bags are great also.

Dresden Quilter said...

All of your work is so beautiful. I love your Dresden plate pillow and the piece of cake quilt is gorgeous.

fiberdoodles said...

Happy New Year!

Polly said...

Thank for showcasing such inspirations for the New Year! God Bless! Polly from auntpollysporch.blogspot.com

rachel griffith said...

verna tuffets AND verna friendship bags!!!
i SO SO SO need a set of that.
like yesterday.

{thanks again for the shout out.}

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love your dresden plates, and your new Verna quilt! So talented you are! I can't wait for 12 Days either!

linda said...

Found your blog today, love it!! I was perusing your pictures, and found one where I made the same quilt only using white for the background instead of the colored fabrics. I guess there's nothing new under the sun! Great minds think alike. Have a great day!