Friday, February 19, 2010

Polka Dots!

These new Michael Miller polka dots are wonderful (you can find them at FatQuarterShop)!
Surprisingly, the grey might be my favorite--I keep thinking it would make a wonderful background fabric!


Just a couple of weeks ago I won a "Dreaming of Summer" giveaway from Candace of Squash House Quilts...I've always wanted a ruler holder, and this one is wonderful; it's great to have all of my rulers right within reach. Candace also sent along some charm squares, quilt labels, and yummy chocolate--thanks Candace!



I just received this row quilt back from Judi of Green Fairy Quilts. Judi and Nedra have both been so kind to share some of these pictures on their blogs recently, but I wanted to share them as well. I love the wood-grain Judi quilted in the picket fence.



I also love the detailing on the cactus pots.


This quilt was a "turning point" for me in my quilting journey--I made it several years ago and learned a lot, improved many of my techniques, and did my first paper piecing.


I absolutely love the feathers Judi added in among the stars. I'd never seen this done before and think it's absolutely stunning!
Just need to finish the hand sewing on this one...lots of binding to do this week! Have a wonderful day, and I hope you get to sew!

36 comments:

Karen said...

A beautiful quilt. And the quilting is superb! A lot of thought went into it.

Stephanie said...

It's great to look back on our earlier quilts and see how far we've progressed. Congratulations on your finish. For the love of Polka Dots...I'm waiting for my order of dots I found on sale--fell off the fabric diet just this once but SO worth it. I have that grey and used it for borders on my Winter series of my 4 seasons wallhangings. LOVE it.

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, those polka dots are beautiful!! Considering my blog title, I love them!!! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam said...

I love your row quilt!

Those polka dots look very tempting!

Congratulations on your win.

Cindy said...

When Judi shared photos of your Row Quilt on her blog - I fell in love with it there. Between her close-up photos and yours, it shows the "artistry" that Judi can create with her longarm. It's no wonder she is an award winning quilter.

This is an overall awesome quilt!

Dots - dots - dots - believe it or not, I think the gray and white really "hit" me best.

Shontelle said...

What a great quilt. The quilting is awesome - I love feathers. My mum is a professional machine quilter and I'm going to forward this on for her to check out.

Great blog by the way.

Rene' said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt!! I love seeing the close up shots as well as the picture of the entire quilt. Great quilting as well. I really love the quilting in the fences. Congratulations on winning the giveaway. Looks like you got some great items.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Ohh I must do the "Dots"!!!!...I thinks that dots go w/everything!

I am so jealous of your winnings! That is such a great fabric line.

BTW-Love your impulse purchase!...My finger has been itching to buy something new...so I just might need to.

Have a good weekend!

Judi said...

Oh Sherri thanks for the compliments - I am thrilled you love it. I just love the quilt (you did an amazing job) and had a lot of fun working on it. Good luck with binding!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Judi is such an incredible quilter. Your quilt turned out beautifully!

Lurline said...

A very beautiful quilt and those polka dots are stunning!
Hugs - Lurline♥

ferne said...

That quilt is awesome in every way and so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

love the polka dots!

Vicki said...

And this is why we pay good money to have this done...love the quilting. A different quilt for you, I'm assuming.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh Sherri, my name should be Dotty as I love dots, anything with dots, I am there...thanks for the show and tell of Millers, I could not agree more...great for backgrounds...and your win is suberb..can't say I have ever seen a holder for our rulers...neat...
and the quilt, well it is a story quilt..many tales to tell..just lovely...inspired madame samm

Ida13 said...

Dots are my favs. I love these quilt very much!
My God!

angela said...

I love those rainbow of dots!!!!

Anne D said...

Your quilt is gorgeous.

Sewn With Grace said...

I've missed a couple of days of posts...love, love, love it all. Had blush in my hand at a quilt shop yesterday but couldn't envision what it might look like. Should've bought it, so pretty!

Sinta Renee said...

I had just been over at Green Fairy looking at your wonderful quilt. She did an amazing job on the quilting! oh, and can a girl have enough polka dots in her stash???

naoko said...

cute cute polka dots! and
Your quilt is so beautiful,that fence looks like real wood!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your win from Candace.
Love looking at your row quilt again!

*karendianne. said...

Gosh you sure know how to grab a girls attention! Surely I love those polka dots. Should have saved my March fabric budget. Now I have to wait until April. hee!

Sherri, my gosh what amazing work that went into this quilt. The piecing is just out of this world delicious and the fabrics are luscious and oh my gosh but the quilting... wow! I'm out of adjectives! Thank you for sharing.

*karendianne.

Phyllis said...

I've always loved polka dots; they are so happy looking.

The quilt is beautiful. Where can I find that pattern?

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, those polka dots look fantastic! I got some big black and white ones in January and I love them! Your quilt is beautiful too -- it's so nice to have a wonderful finish!

jen duncan said...

WOW Sherri. You're quilts are just really so awesome! I love this row quilt as well as the Jelly and Jam in the previous post. GOOD JOB!!

Sarah said...

This is a really stunning quilt. Love it!

Nedra said...

I just love, love, love your quilt! Thank you for letting me take up close pictures.

stitchin' girl said...

You are right, that quilt is absolutely stunning!

myfrenchawakening.wordpress.com said...

Hi Sherri,
As a quilt designer myself and blogger, I love the choice of fabrics in your projects yet to start.Very inspiring! keep up the great blog. it's personal and from the heart! All the best, Therese Waddell

jaybird said...

i heart the polka dots!

Linda said...

Beautiful quilting. I love fabric, too. You have a wonderful selection. Thanks for sharing. Linda

Crafty Mama said...

That turned out absolutely gorgeous and I love love love Michael Miller polka dots. I would totally use them in every project if I could:-)

April said...

I wonder what bring the thoughts for the applique motifs.Like art this must also be depicting the mirror thoughts of the mind....like houses,flowers,butterflies.

warm

Carrie P. said...

I know you feel so good to have this quilt back and finished. It is beautiful.
Congrats on your win from Candace. Wasn't that chocolate the best?

Terriaw said...

I adore those polka dot fabrics! I think they are fun to use as background fabrics too, or as solids, sort of. What a wonderful giveaway - tools and toys and chocolate!