Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday


First I must say thank you to the folks over at We All Sew--I feel very honored to be on this week's list of sewing blogs. They have some great on-line resources over at their site...very inspiring!

I've had some fat quarters of Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet since before Christmas--and finally decided on a project. I knew I wanted to use some white along with these fabrics (finally chose Moda Bella bleached white), and also knew I wanted to make something fresh and fun.

I decided on "Modern Day Diamonds" which is found in the book Livin' Large by Heather Mulder Peterson.

This quilt was so much fun to make...and easy too...it took no effort to have every point and corner line up perfectly.


I really love the browns in this line...kind of wish I'd used a couple more brown blocks and also used a solid brown for the posts where the diamonds "connect" (Moda U Brown and Kona Coffee match perfectly). I'll definitely be using the large floral with brown background for backing along with a solid brown binding. It's pretty cloudy here today, so the pictures don't really show the true colors of the fabrics...but I had to share!



I've just caught up on my FatQuarterShop Designer Mystery Block of the Month too...block 8 on the left is by Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup, and block 9 on the right is by Bonnie of Cotton Way.




Both blocks were super simple and fun to make! I just can't believe we only have three blocks left!


If you've read my blog for a little while...you might know what I'm making with this assortment of Verna by Kate Spain...if not, I'll be back soon to share this project...have a wonderful Wednesday!


55 comments:

Vickie E said...

love what you have done with Meadowsweet...I may have to copy!

Kelly O. said...

that meadowsweet is fun!
I love Heather's patterns!

Chase and Melissa said...

Sherri,
Thank you so much for the Birthday comment! I just learned of your amazing blog when I clicked your name and I am so happy to become a follower (if that's okay?) I really love the Meadowsweet quilt. Perfect for spring.
I have to tell you this. Along time ago when I was in Young Women's, you taught a lesson on gaining knowledge from the best books. You talked about reading Charlotte Bronte's, Jane Eyre. Well, it took a few years after that lesson but I finally read it right after I was married, I loved it and it inspired me to read more. It also taught me about being selfless. This past Christmas I bought it as a Christmas gift for Chase’s oldest sister and she devoured it in just two days. We talked about how we loved Jane’s attitude and how we need to be like her. So, I just wanted to say thank you for that lesson and encouraging me to always read the best books! I love to read.
Oh, and I hear we are going to be related…..sort of. Chelsie’s soon to be sister-in-law is my husband Chase’s sister Kacee, and she is the best! She loves Chelsie and is really excited to have a new sister.
Thanks Sherri!

Cindy said...

I love everything Heather puts out. She is such a gift to others. It's so wonderful to see that she uses her own family in her photowork for her books. I have followed her since I found her this past holiday season with the 12 designers.

Carrie P. said...

OH, it is very wonderful what you have done with fabric.

Darlene said...

Fabulous - perfect pattern for those prints.

Tara said...

The quilt is beautiful! The white really makes it pop!

Loris said...

Love your use of the Meadowsweet fabric. The pattern was a great choice. Looks wonderful.

Stephanie said...

You always match the right pattern with the right fabric. LOVE Meadowsweet.

kpaints said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work! Love the quilt! Beautiful just the way it is.

esquiltingpassion said...

I love your choice of pattern for your fabric. It is so springy, when I first saw it I thought of picnics.
Elaine

Miss Sews-it-all said...

I love your quilt with the beautiful warm colors and white diamonds!

Thanks for the We All Sew shout out!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Your blog is serious eye candy!!

jabeybaby said...

I love your meadowsweet quilt, it is beautiful! I really need to get one of Heather's books, her patterns are great!

Crafty Mama said...

Oh, I just love your meadowsweet quilt, how gorgeous!! And the blocks are all lovely as well:-)

Abby said...

Love all your quilts. The meadowsweet quilt is beautiful. I haven't done any of my BOM yet, but get so inspired when I see yours. I love that you are doing them out of the praire paisley line also. I loved that line! Thanks for sharing all your pictures. Makes me want to ditch work and go home to sew!

Cardygirl said...

That meadowsweet looks stunning!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Looks like you've been busy after your little holiday. Love the projects.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, I forgot to congratulate you on your blog being listed on "We All Sew"

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! You've got lots of fun projects going on there! I love that Sandy Henderson quilt -- I think I have an unhealthy obsession with bleached white LOL!

John'aLee said...

Love your blog! What inspiration!
I'm new to Blog Land and am in hog heaven!

Sheri Howard said...

I love all those projects and all those fabrics....especially the browns. They are difficult to find!

Miriam said...

You have used lots of beautiful fabrics!!

Amy said...

Very cute!

Sandi said...

Love the Modern Diamonds quilt you are making by Heather Mulder Peterson. I met her at a local quilt shop and she is so sweet. I've never met Nanette, but she is also sweet and I'm pretty sure you are making her bag pattern. :-) I made one last fall but I like your idea to make it more patchwork. I might have to give that a try. :-)
Oh, and I love the new blog look!!!!

Jackie said...

Congrats on being featured on We All Sew!! Very cool!! I love your new Meadowsweet quilt, just beautiful!

Phyllis said...

You've certainly inspired me!!!

Material Mary said...

Great projects, Sherri. I think you are making one of Nannette's bags that are so very cute.
Mary

Jacqueline said...

Sherri, your are such an inspiration to me! I am so motivated to start and continue working on my quilt this weekend. Your work is gorgeous and your quilts are so soo pretty {i'm drooling hehe} Feeling so glad and bless that i found you. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://www.jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, now that is a fun Wednesday. I love what you did with the Meadowsweet, so crisp and clean and spring!!
oh, and of course congratulations on your blog being listed on "We All Sew" way to go girl!!

Terriaw said...

Love that pattern you're making with the new Meadowsweet fabrics. Seems like a perfect match! I have been admiring the new Verna fabrics, so I bet your new bag (could it be?) is going to be gorgeous!

quiltcetera said...

All I have to see is this first post, and I KNOW we are going to get along just fine Sherri. :) Lovely, lovely.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Everything is just so lovley!!!!

Stina said...

Gorgeous as always... love the fabrics you used... so warm and the design is perfect ... you did a fantastic job!!! Always a pleasure to visit you..:o)

Carol said...

Sherri your Meadowsweet quilt is absolutely out of this world...WOWSER! Oh you reminded me, I need to get my Designer BOM block done!

Micki said...

That quilt is just exquisite...I love the diamond pattern and the colours that you chose.
Micki

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Just stopped by to say I posted my Sunday's best Schibb's #6
Hope you have a great day.
Regena

Sewn With Grace said...

Wow, that quilt is just gorgeous. I have put myself on fabric buying lockdown and I can see what I'm missing. Time to lockdown on something besides fabric! The colors are so refreshing!

PamKittyMorning said...

I love how your quilt turned out. And the blocks look wonderful. You get so much done, I'm quite envious.

Kim D. said...

Hi Sherri, Love your Modern Day Diamonds quilt. I was so happy to be the lucky winner of that book "Living Large" by Heather Mulder on her blog. Can't wait to make a couple of the quilts in her book. I like the "Square Dance" pattern as well, it's great for those large pattern florals. Your blocks are lovely also, I love those moda fabrics with the reds.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love all your projects Sherri. The "Livin Large" quilt is soooo cute. I love that fabric and that pattern.

Kathie said...

love the modern diamonds, looks great!
the blocks are just fun, wish I would have ordered that the more I see the blocks around blogland
kathie

alda said...

the quilt looks great! I also love the 2 piced blocks!

LadyV said...

Such a pretty quilt! I love your colour choices.

Heckety said...

I love your trellis pattern, I've not seen one like it before and the colours you chose are lovely and refreshing! And your blocks are great too, colours are very attractive...putting colours together is my greatest problem so I really admire people who get theirs right!

Carolyn said...

Hi Sherri! Love your site. Your photos are spectacular. I appreciate the hints. I am a quilter of sorts. Your grandmother Jean is helping me learn to applique in our Tuesday group. Your mom just started working in the same office as myself.

John'aLee said...

Hi Sherri,
I didn't realize it was you! When my husband gave me the note with your blog on it, I did check it out, and was humbled by your praise!
I am so sad to say that we have temporarily closed the shoppe becuz of two things....the economy and my bad back. We have been traveling all over the country for the last 6 years vending at 30-36 shows a year, and now I am paying for it. I'm still trying to figure out the lesson God has for me in this one.
We are still doing the shows and have the internet. Who knows....maybe some day we will be able to open again. We own the building and are living in it now.
I so wish I could have met you!!
Thanks again!!

Cindy said...

Love your Meadowsweet quilt. One of my favorite lines and one of my favorite patterns! I could make several!

koralee said...

What a lovely blog you have...thank you for visiting me the other day...I adore the colours in this quilt. If only I could quilt and be so creative. xo

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Sherri, hope you are doing well...droping in to wish you a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Valentina said...

Hi Sherri! Wow, I love the new Look! For a moment I wasn't sure where I landed as your little house always made me smile... I am finally figuring out the "Followers" so I will be visiting more often!
thanks for all the inspiration you have given me in this past year,
:)
Valentina from Cyprus

Big Rig John said...

Love the Modern Day Diamonds quilt - Great Job!
John

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Love the quilt - and your blocks are gorgeous as always! Whatever you're having to get all of this done - you have to send some my way LOL!

Heather said...

I love the quilt on the top, I have been wanting to make that pattern... yours is so pretty.

I love your style, all of it is great here!

happy zombie said...

I'm nuts about your Meadowsweet quilt! I love it!!! I love EVERYTHING you do, Sherri!