Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just Checking In...

More pinwheels...(Fabric Verna by Kate Spain...pattern "Jelly & Jam" by Joanna Figueroa).

Borders on my Hope Valley quilt...(Fabric by Denyse Schmidt, pattern "Off Kilter" by Heather Mulder Peterson).


Had to share a close-up of the corner fabric...I'd originally intended this fabric for the four corners but was an inch short and almost used the side border floral instead....SOOO glad I waited for more of my initial choice...just that little bit of additional contrast made a wonderful difference...this is one of those quilts that I just love...hopefully after it's quilted and washed I can get some great pictures.
I did get a lot of sewing in this week...my February Schnibbles is complete...can't wait to share it...and I also nearly finished another quilt I can't yet share. I pieced two quilt backs yesterday--I procrastinate on quilt backs for some reason--does anyone else do this? Any suggestions? One of my goals for 2010 is to piece my quilt backs immediately after finishing the tops. Oh, and another goal is patience...if I could just learn to patiently wait for the "future collections" on the United Notions page I think life would be much easier. I'm pretty confident about accomplishing the quilt back goal...the patience...not so much! Have a great day!

40 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri...pinwells are great, and your Hope Valley quilt is just so lovely, the borders look great.

Barb said...

Love your pinwheels....and your Hope Valley quilt is amazing...good luck with the patience...

Jackie said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the pinwheels. Boy, you are just busy with tons of projects. And yes, I so totally do that with my backs!!

Darlene said...

Very, very pretty, Sherri. I have a tendency to piece my quilt backs, make my binding and then it all just sits. My biggest goal this year is to quilt everything as soon as I've finished. So far so good! WooHoo!!!

passingdowncrazy said...

I love the Heather pattern! Don't know what to tell you about the backings though. I was really good for a while about doing backings and bindings when I finished the quilt, but I'm woefully behind right now!

Cardygirl said...

Love the pinwheels & Hope Valley is really nice! Lots of lovely fabrics & thoughts.

Vickie E said...

hmm where should I begin?
pinwheels are cool=Verna...
I am super interested in how you quilt the Hope Valley quilt...that fabric is so trendy...not in a bad way.
As for the new Moda fabrics...I know exactly how you feel...are you my twin? LOL
I am soo coveting 12 days, Lumiere, and Fruitcake...

The Quilt Buddy said...

Everything looks beautiful! Of course I love all of the fabric...and I am like you, I jus keep dreaming of what the next fabric line will be!

Did you enjoy working with Hope Valley? I think that I MIGHT need to get some of it.

Terriaw said...

Those pinwheels remind me of summer fruit salad. What a fun block to make. And your Hope Valley quilt looks fabulous with the addition of the off kilter borders. Very cool effect!

Tara said...

I'm always amazed at how very prolific you are! The hope valley quilt is amazing! I adore that pattern! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Cara said...

Those pinwheels are looking good!

Quilt Hollow said...

Great pinwheels!!! Love Verna line!
...and teasing about Schnibbles for February! I'm addicted and I haven't even been making same ones as your group! Geez...you would think I would get my act together!!

call me crazy said...

Great quilts! I don't mind piecing the backing~ its squaring it up that drives me crazy. ;-) I am finding myself ordering more wide backings. ;-o

Deb said...

I love the pinwheels, too! A Verna layer cake just arrived at my house. I'm using it for Rachel's (p.s.i quilt) pinwheel quilt-along. And I love your hope valley quilt, too, because I love Heather's patterns. Always enjoy seeing what you're working on!

Material Mary said...

Wow girl--you are really cranking out the sewing. I'm not home long enough to do a whole lot of anything so it takes me awhile to make anything, but I love love love the process.
Mary

Joanne said...

Wow, you have been busy. It all looks wonderful!

kate spain said...

You're amazing, Sherri! Can't believe how many projects you're working on, and that you do them all so well.
PS: LOVE those pinwheels *wink, wink*!! And I was just looking at the Jelly & Jam pattern Joanna sent to me and saw that YOU had pieced the quilt on the cover! So beautiful.

Diane said...

Love the off set pattern for the Hope VAlley! That is amazing!

Cindy said...

Oh, goodness, the Hope Valley quilt is pretty.

Okay, all right, you're teasing us with more wonderful quilts that you're doing behind our backs.

I look forward to seeing them.

Kaaren said...

More beautiful finishes to feast our eyes on. Gorgeous as usual, Sherri.

Lisa D. said...

Those Hope Valley fabrics look just wonderful in your quilt! I love your border choice. I don't particularly like doing quilt backs either, and usually wait until I'm sending the quilt out to be quilted before doing them. I'm the same with with obsessively looking at the Moda website wondering "when are those beautiful new fabrics coming out?"

kpaints said...

Love Hope Valley! Great job.Can't wait to see your other projects.

Kim D. said...

Love the pinwheels with the Kate Spain fabrics, gorgeous. Wow you are prolific. You go girl!! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you're getting lots of fun and pretty quilting done! Good luck with the patience -- if you figure out the secret, let us know!

Sinta Renee said...

Looks like you had a productive weekend playing in your wonderful fabric collections. I like your Off Kilter quilt... even better than the one in the booklet. Backings at the same time you finish your quilt top??? What a great idea! Patience?... Funny I just wrote a list of the soon to be released fabric groups (from Moda) that I am drooling over!

Denise :) said...

Very nice; I especially like your pinwheels. They look so fun! Happy quilting! :)

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I was going to say how cute the Verna pinwheels are and then I saw the Hope Valley quilt....and WoW! Love it. I have plans to start my Hope Valley quilt SOON!! So fun to see all of your project Sherri!

Sachiko said...

Sherri,

I love your pinwheels. I made a pinwheel quilt a long time ago, but watching your quilt, made me want to make another one with fun fabrics and colors.

Thank you for the inspiration!

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful colors, Sherri - you always cheer me up with your color choices!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Ok so those are mitered corners? I love this quilt and especially because of the fabric. It is so striking SHerri. I want to see this one too. Was it hard? I hate mitered corners!! Hate making them I mean. Love looking at them.

Micki said...

You are doing a great job on the pinwheels.
Micki

Laurel H. said...

O my goodness. I LOVE that quilt pattern!

Threeundertwo said...

I absolutely have the same problem with backs. I've actually promised myself to get some of the extra wide backing fabric when I see it on sale to try to curb this.

Dawn said...

Pinwheels are my favorite! I love Heather's patterns and the one you made looks fantastic. Happy sewing!!

Carrie P. said...

Love those pinwheel blocks and your quilt is great too.
I am like you about quilt backs. They are the one part of quilting I don't like. I am good about making the binding right away but I put off the backs. They are just not fun.

Shiree said...

yeh I so procrastinate on quilt backs, I just love piecing quilt tops, but so dally with the backs! They become WISPs unfortunately, but then the upside is suddenly I finish a number of quilts a one time when I eventually get around to them!

Carol said...

Love those pinwheels!

joanna said...

LOVE the combo of Verna with Jelly & Jam. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Joanna
www.figtreequilts.typepad.com

cathleen said...

Sherri, your quilt is beautiful. Love the fabrics and your pattern.