Monday, February 22, 2010

New Blog Look, Snow, and Quilts!!!

Back in January I won a free blog makeover from Designer Blogs...and Erin put the finishing touches on things this weekend...I'm so pleased with how everything turned out...thanks so much Erin!

This weekend we were able to get away for a few fun days in the snow! I loved every minute of the snow...it was so relaxing to sit and visit and enjoy the wonderful mountain views. We were up in northern Utah just a few minutes away from the Snow Basin ski resort area. I was happy for the chance to visit with family and also for the opportunity to take photos of a couple of my sister-in-law's quilts.

This is her Utah quilt. She and a friend took several patterns and mixed and matched designs from each to come up with this arrangement.

I love the paper-pieced log cabins!


The bee block is one of my favorites (love the wings)...and I love the beehive too (the beehive is the official state emblem of Utah). Of course I love the mountains row as well!


Now this is her Christmas quilt...(it's a Piece O' Cake design). Amazingly, this was my sister-in-law's first work with applique'!


She really had fun embellishing the quilt after the applique' was finished...so many cute buttons and trims on this one!



I think her use of fabric and color is just incredible. This quilt is definitely on my someday list!
It was fun to get away, but it's always fun to be home too...can't wait to get back to my projects! Have a wonderful day!

70 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Great new look! Love all the snow pictures and the quilts are wonderful!

Laurie said...

Mmmmm - the blog looks so pretty! And those quilts are amazing - I'm always blown away by how much goes into them - they really are so nice!
Laurie

rachel griffith said...

love the pink.
:0)

i spy a friendship bag in your header.
*giggle giggle*

and wow to those quilts.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely new look. And congrats on being listed on We All Sew!

Annette said...

I love your beautiful new look. Such awesome quilts. I enjoyed seeing them.

Tracey J said...

those are really special quilts... and your new blog looks great! (and reminds me I've still got cameos waiting for me!)

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Love the new look Sherri!

Rae Ann said...

Love the new look and the header is great! What a fun getaway and beatiful quilts!
I'm back in town and received the darling clutch... posted about it today! Thanks so much!

Jackie said...

Love the look, nice and fresh!! And oh my those quilts are just fantastic. Love them!!

badlandsquilts said...

Love the new look... it's wonderful!

Lauren said...

Love the new look!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your new "look"!! and your sister's Christmas quilt, that is so darling. Reminds me of whoville!

Richardson said...

Wow your sisters quilt is amazing, and that Temple wow. The Christmas quilt is soooo cute, I could see her having such fun finding treasures to add to it. Your new look is awesome, wow what a great weekend you must have had.

Hugs,
Vicki

Jeanie said...

Love your new header and the colors of the quilting projects. Your new blog design is great. Also love the quilts....it's so nice to share the love of quilting with a family member!

Crafty Mama said...

Love the new look and the quilts are fabulous! I'd love to see actual snowfall someday. Living in So California, we don't see that here.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Nice looking blog! Your snow pictures are lovely but I just can't take any more of the stuff! Hope spring is just around the corner!

Needled Mom said...

Great looking blog!!!!

Those quilts are both wonderful. I have always loved the Piece of Cake one, but I can't imagine that is her first applique project. Oh my goodness! She did an awesome job!

April said...

Nice quilting art displayed here.The appliques are so well thought out and done neatly.

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Cindy said...

Nice new "do". Love your make up..LOL

"Oh my word" - and that's all I say on your sister's Utah quilt.

And the "Piece of Cake" Christmas quilt is a pattern I bought this past season because I fell in love with it IMMEDIATELY! It totally reminds me of "Whoville" and you know, I'm "Cindy Lou". Oh, it's so wonderful seeing made up. What a fantastic job!! Please, extend to your sister "TWO THUMBS UP" from an admirer.

Loris said...

Love the new header! And thank you for sharing your SIL's quilts. The Utah quilt is stunning. I love the beehive and bee and especially the mountains. It all looks so well done.
The pictures of the Real mountains are beautiful! Seems like this weekend was a Wonderful quilting life for you :-)

Carrie P. said...

Great new look. Congrats on your win.
And look at those quilts. Just fabulous. The bee is pretty cool.
First time applique, wow!

Kigwit said...

I clicked through to see your new blog look-it looks great.

Thanks for sharing your sister's quilts. I love the candy cane factory-and the Temple is amazing.

jabeybaby said...

Love the new look! And those quilts are awesome!

jaybird said...

love the new blog header!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Your new blog header looks great and I really like the house quilt. Lots of work and detail for her first applique quilt. Isn't it great to get away and relax.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Barb said...

Love your new look....I had to stay a while and look around. Love the Chistmas quilt too...

Quiliting in Mequon said...

I just love the quilts your sister had made... they both are soooo beautiful... What a wonderful job she did...I love your blog and the new look... It is nice to have someone help with your blog.... Keep up the great job... :)

Cardygirl said...

The new look is lovely & fresh...beautiful quilts too!

call me crazy said...

I love your new look! :-) The snow pics and your SIL's quilts are great. Looks like a very fun weekend!

quiltycat said...

I like so much your new look!
nichi

Cara said...

I love the banner! Fig Tree much? lol
I'm glad you had fun in the snow, I can't wait for it to stop here today.

Kaaren said...

Wow, Sherri! I'm blown away with the new blog look and of course the quilts.

Everything is so...awesome! Whew!

Nedra said...

Ihad several friends who made the appliqued Christmas quilt and I remember thinking they had signed up for a HUGE project! Beautiful work by you SIL.

Rene' said...

Love your new blog look! Those are great quilts. So glad you enjoyed your trip to the snow.

LadyV said...

Such a wonderful blog. The quilts are beautiful! I have had the Piece-o-cake pattern for many years and have only managed to complete a couple of blocks...Your sister's quilt is wonderful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Stunning quilts, just stunning. YOu and PKM made http://www.weallsew.com/. Cool.

I love the make over.

Lurline said...

Gorgeous, fresh, new look - and the quilts, wow! Everything looks so wonderful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sinta Renee said...

I am loving the new look! Very sweet! The stitches and your signature too!!! Your SILs quilt is really cute.

Carol said...

I love your new look...it's wonderful! Those quilts are just awesome!

Terry said...

Everything looks great! Even the snow since it's not at my house! LOL

Sandy said...

Sweet blog make-over. Love the pinks. Gorgeous quilts...it's great to get away, isn't it.

naoko said...

New blog is soooooo sweet! love love this pink. Your sister's quilts wonderful,too.

Donna S. said...

You & your sis-n-law are so talented!! I am in awe!!!

Terriaw said...

Love the new blog design! I really need to update mine too, so thanks for the tip.

Your trip sounds fabulous. What beautiful country. And what a gorgeous quilt. I adore that big moon, and the ice cream cone too.

John'aLee said...

I love the new look of your blog!

John'aLee said...

I love the new look of your blog!

Kim Walus said...

Love the makeover and the pictures on your blog header. Very NICE!

Your sister-in-laws quilts are delightful and charming! I can see why you took pictures of them. The Christmas quilt is really fun, too! Thanks for the close-up pictures.

Mel said...

Love your new do! Simple and clean!

PatchCreationen said...

Hello from Bavaria,
the Quilts from your family are all famous, colourful und great.
And in this blockhouse I´d like to live....
Carola

maria said...

The new look blog looks fabulous. I love the banner. Your sisters quilts are incredible, I particularly like the christmas one.

Thimbleanna said...

Great new look Sherri! And beautiful quilts -- I love bees and beehives too -- I think it's that Utah thing!

Lisa D. said...

Your new look is tres chic! And your SIL is very talented!

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Wow Sherri, I love your new look! And your sisters quilts are just beautiful! I can see that the talent runs in the family!

Bonnie- Cotton Way said...

Your new blog is beautiful! Looks like you had a fun snowy weekend too! You are so inspiring as always.

kate spain said...

Your new blog look complements your bright, cheerful self so well! And your SIL's quilts are amazing..right down to all those teenie details. Thank you for posting these beauties!

Camille said...

So, so pretty! Love the new look. It looks so professional! Way to go!

Carol T said...

I love your new look!!!!!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh so pretty! How fun! Congratulations!

Trisha said...

Love the new blog look! The Utah quilt is incredible. I love it so much!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great new look Sherri! And wow to the SIL's quilts!!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Sherri, i am LOVING your new blog look! Everything is so pretty and cozy here! Those quilts are gorgeous! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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Katie B. said...

Love the redesign!

ivoryspring said...

Sherri,

Thanks for the encouraging comment you left on my blog. *hugs*

I am glad to hear that you had a bit of R&R. I am envious that you have a SIL that loves to quilt to. Her quilts are beautiful.

ivoryspring said...

Oh, and I love the new look on your blog.

Sew It UP! said...

Love the new look! And some amazing quilts too!

Stina said...

Love the new fresh look..:o) Turned out great!

Kathie said...

I have always wanted to make this quilt too
it is just FUN
Kathie

Chookyblue...... said...

looks good have fun.........

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Fun quilts - and I love the new blog look! Very nice - especially love all the Fig Tree pictures at the top -- and the pink - of course!