Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January



I love new beginnings; therefore, I love January. I've been catching up and getting organized. First I caught up on my Designer Mystery Block of the Month from Fat Quarter Shop. Block 8 will arrive soon, so I was just in time!


It will be fun to have two quilts rather than one when May arrives!

I also have some mail I need to catch up on...on the left is some fabric I received from Cindy--three charm packs of Aviary by Moda, a fun Christmas fat quarter, and a delightful card! Thanks so much Cindy! I also received a fun package from Nanette with wonderful vintage fabrics and ring pincushion and star ornament (I'd been oohing and aahing over the rings and ornaments on her blog last month)--thank you Nanette!

Now...what to do for Charming Girls' Quilt Club this month...


Goal #1 is to finish my "a la mode quilt" using Simple Abundance--pattern by Camille and fabric by Bonnie and Camille. I love these stars with the pinwheel centers!

Goal #2 is to finish this quilt with Make Life by Sweetwater...


Goals #3 and #4 are to piece quilt tops using these fabrics...Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson and Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt.

Goals #5, #6, and #7 are to bind these three quilts! I got the machine work finished the other day but have a lot of hand stitching to do--the middle quilt is a king-sized quilt (the first quilt I made using Fig Tree fabrics), and the bottom one is a double sized. Can you believe the bottom quilt has been finished for over 5 years without being bound...it's my oldest work in progress and will soon be finished! And finally...goal #8 is to finish my Tisket a Tasket quilt top---one block left!
I have a few other things I want to get to this month...including making a few things for a giveaway...my 200th post is coming up very, very soon...be on the lookout! Have a great day!

53 comments:

Dianne said...

OK...I'm impressed just by your list alone! Good luck with all of these goals! I definitely want to see them all when you're finished :)

Terriaw said...

Love the newest mystery blocks! I look forward to seeing what that quilt looks like. Looks like you already have a big list of quilting projects to finish. Can't wait to see what you do with the new meadowsweet fabrics, which I still haven't ordered yet. Sounds like you have another productive year in store.

Jenny said...

wow...busy busy busy. beautiful things to work with!!

Darlene said...

Love the blocks -very, very pretty! Awesome goals - I'll be cheering you on. :-)

pacificpatchwork said...

Wow, I love your list! Makes me all motivated to make a list of my own!

badlandsquilts said...

oh that doesn't even sound right to hear you say get caught up... you always seem so ahead and productive! Can't wait to see the projects as you finish.

Phyllis said...

I love fresh beginnings too and have started my own.

I've never made a goal list for my quilting and other crafts, but do like to make lists. I love to check off something when it's been completed.

Maybe I'll make myself a goal list too!

Your quilt blocks are beautiful!

kate spain said...

You can do all that in a month?? WOW. You're a quilting superhero! Can't wait to see all the beautiful things you make.

rachel griffith said...

i won't even begin to tell you how jealous i am that you have hope valley.
:P

looking forward to seeing you get all this done.

Needled Mom said...

Wow...lots of fun projects there. I love those pinwheel star blocks.

Simone de Klerk said...

Many many goals for January! Look forward to see your projects!

Vickie E said...

I have to get some Hope Valley, almost bought it from etsy over christmas break. Um...I see you are working with Make Life ;)
Good Luck getting your goals met.

Laurie said...

I love your goals for January! You are definitely inspiring!! And the fabric is ALL yummy! Can't wait to see some of your work :)
Laurie

Rae Ann said...

You are singing my same song! That is a great way to start the new year off...getting all those past projects finished. It will be fun to see all that you get done.
Your mystery block is very pretty!

Stephanie said...

I know you'll accomplish your goals! Loving your stacks of Meadowsweet and Hope Valley. Lucky girl.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

I just love the colors that you are using fo the blocks... The blocks are beautiful.. Can't waite to see it all together... :)

Four O'Clock Quilt Company said...

You are going to do all that in January alone? You put me to shame. I only listed 15 blocks to finish! (applique).... sheesh!

Quilt Hollow said...

Impressive list for sure but after watching you blog your finishes for this past year I know it is doable for ya! Any plans for the Avairy Charms? Fun visit to yours today...you've got some awesome projects in the works!!

Angie said...

Awesome quilts!!!

jen duncan said...

You are one of the most prolific quilters EVER! And all of it wonderful. :-)

jen duncan said...

You are one of the most prolific quilters EVER! And all of it wonderful. :-)

Petit Debutant said...

I love your pinwheel star blocks

Trisha said...

Wow, Sherri, you have some great goals that are going to keep you very busy. I hope you don't plan on sleeping this month!

Kaaren said...

OMG, Sherri. I'm huffing and puffing just reading about your list...never mind doing it! But if I were a betting woman, I'd wager that everything you've listed will get done...and more!

Love those mystery quilt blocks!

Tracie said...

I'm a quilt blog lurker, and I just have to ask a question. I am a beginner, and am in the middle of a wall hanging with lots of half-square triangles. They began as 5" charm packs, and after sewing, they should have been 4.5" blocks. Because they weren't really "square", I squared them up to 4" blocks, which was fine in the project I was making.

Is that a normal thing to do? Will it mess up if you're doing a B of the M project? Example: I'm in the B of the M, Pennsylvania Dutch from the FQS, and the first block is made up of half square triangles. If I square each one up before sewing the blocks together for the "big" block, won't it be way too small?

HELP!!! Feel free to do an instructional post on this subject!

Material Mary said...

You are a most busy girl. Love the BOM blocks and the fabric collections...keep it up!!
Mary

Thearica said...

WOW! What a list! Good luck...I know you can accomplish the feat!

Dawn-Marie said...

I am tired after just reading your list. At the same time I am very motivated now to go and get started on my list.

Tracey said...

This is one of my favorite blocks of the series (I still have months 1-5 to catch up on, but I've done this one!)

Fun little sneak peek at what's coming...

Threeundertwo said...

I'm right there with you! I'm quilting my Fat Quarter Shop BOM from last year and A Tisket A Tasket is ready to baste. So fun to see all of your projects!

Cardygirl said...

I also love January & the way it feels like a fresh start....sadly there has been too much work & only a little sewing done. Your blog today inspires me to get stitching...all those lovely things to do...love the Meadowsweet & Hope Valley!

Nedra said...

Such beautiful fabrics you are playing with. I have a quilt that is about 2-3 years old that I haven't bound yet, and I keep thinking I will get to it. But then, my attention goes to other things, and there it sits. Maybe 2010 will be it's year to finally be DONE!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Wow--so many great projects. Love your Block 7's, and can't wait to see the rest of your projects come together. Hey, will you show us photos of the quilts you bind so we can see them? I'm cheering you on!

Cindy said...

It's so much fun seeing Sneak Peaks. And I can't even cheat and try to find what they'll be because they're not hidden in MY house...LOL Now then, at Christmastime - it's easy to get a GOOD sneak peak if I know I'm getting something....LOL

It seems as though every January I get "reinspired" to sew alot. Maybe it's because the three weeks before Christmas, I'm more focused on cooking and baking.

You have some serious goals, Sherri. Good luck.

Sewing hugs and blessings...always.

Jennifer said...

Busy busy busy! Good luck with all of your goals! I can't sew for another week or so with this finger mess! Can't wait to see your projects completed...your blocks are GORGEOUS!

Kim D. said...

Love those star mystery blocks and the fabric. Great projects you having going.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

you have tired me out just reading your list for the Charming gals club--which by the way I also just joined--but I only listed "3" to do -- ouch!!! Love all your plans and I can't wait to see them all finished--best of luck!!!
Hugs, Di&co.

Birdie said...

I really want to be part of the Schnibbles club. Will you e-mail me and let me know if this is still possible at birdie1056@aol.com?
Thanks!
Riann

Jackie said...

Knowing you, you will have absolutely no problem achieving your goals. You are definitely a quilter extraordinaire!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman! You have a LOT of quilting to do -- FUN quilting, I might add! What are you doing with the Make Life fabric? I have a FQ tower -- I LOVE that fabric!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I am impressed wit your BOM! Mine are STILL sitting in the packages. Someday (hopefully soon) I will get to them.

I love Meadowsweet! I got some of that fabric for Christmas and I can't wait to see what you make out of it.

Rene' said...

As usual, you have gorgeous fabrics chosen for your quilt projects. Can't wait to see all of them finished!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wait!!! these are your goals for the month??? Yikes, I could not do all of that in a year. I am looking forward to watching you create!

CJ said...

You are going to be working with some great fabrics this month!! I can't wait to see the reveal.
The mystery blocks are great - do you have a favorite??

Lorraine said...

wow.....the list is awesome!! How amazing that you have a quilt that has been finished except for the binding....why do we do that do you think?? I know I have! One of my goals for this year is to make some stitching goals!

Janet said...

Oooh, what lovely things to look at. The blocks are wonderful, the fabrics are gorgeous and your gifts are lovely.

maria said...

I particularly like the look of goals 3 and 4, good luck with it all. I look forward to seeing all the finished beauties.

Monica said...

Isn't it funny how we can leave things sitting that just need one step to finish? Personally I love sewing on the binding and that will be a nice thing to do all snuggled up with the quilt on top of you while you sew!

Larisa said...

oh, so nice job is done )))) I like these blocks ))

call me crazy said...

Wow that is quite a list! Good luck! I'm looking fwd to all the inspiration! :-))

ivoryspring said...

Sherri,

You are such a busy beaver!!! Love those pieced blocks - you do such a good job with your piecing.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Don't you just love it when you get to the binding part?! Good luck with your projects. I know you can do it!!

bingo~bonnie said...

ooough what pretty blocks! I love the colors that you choose. I also think there's not a start pattern out there that I don't like ;) Can't wait to see your next block!

Love from Texas & Happy 2010!
~bonnie