Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Miscellaneous...

I probably use the word "miscellaneous" a little too often. But I honestly couldn't think of any other post title that fit my thoughts today any better. The fabric above is fabric I heart...Japanese fat quarters that I received from Kerri. I love them all, but the Matryoshka dolls have to be my favorites. Thank you Kerri!

And some of the new Willow prints from Alexander Henry....I heart them too...wish I could have bought them all!

Yesterday I decided to join in the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along after seeing so many of these great blocks all around blogland. I'm really glad I decided to do this quilt...after all, I had a jelly roll of Shangri-La that I'd been hoarding saving... and it will be much better used as a fun, family room quilt than just sitting in my sewing room! The cream tonal from Simple Abundance coordinates perfectly with the Shangri La, so I'm using that for my background fabric.


I'm still working on my favorite basket blocks ever...(halfway finished...can't wait to set them together)!




And, I got my Blush Jelly and Jam back from the quilter--



I'll be busy getting the binding finished today. This quilt is a shop quilt for a class I'll be teaching in April! I have several projects almost finished and almost to the stage where I can post about them--hoping to get some good "sewing room" time in soon!
How about a giveaway too...the wonderful girls over at Designer Blogs would love to give a free blog button with html code to one of you...just leave a comment on this post to be entered...I'll keep the drawing open until Friday, March 12th!
Oh, and I also wanted to mention Kari's giveaway over at Fresh Cut Quilts I think you'll want to go see what she has for a giveaway. See...this was a very miscellaneous kind of post! Have a wonderful day, and I hope you get to sew!


46 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

I love the Wizard of Oz fabric (I think that is what it is?)

quiltcetera said...

I think you should have called this post 'Eye Candy'. I enjoyed every single one of those pics. Every. One. Oh those yummy little baskets! ;)
Bradie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your projects. The baskets are going to be fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

trelly said...

Hi Sherri! I follow your blog since last year and I'm in love with all your projects. Kind regards from Spain

Sue-Anne said...

There are some fantastic novelty prints around at the moment and your collection looks wonderful. I am in love with those baskets, the colours look fantastic. I am intrigued by your border fabric that you have on your Jelly & Jam, it looks really interesting. Your quilts are really inspiring.

Joy said...

Mmmmm, Sherri, I just got me some more of those gawjus "Blush" fabrics!!! I just love them ... and the quilting on yours is fabulous too :o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy ;o)

Annette said...

Gorgeous fabrics and projects. I am so in love with your basket blocks. I am inspired by your post. Very pretty.

Tricô e Artes da Minie said...

Hi Sherri!

They are so beautiful. But the Matryoshka dolls have to be my favorites too. I love them!
Your blog is great!

kiss, Mi.

Lainee said...

Sherri, love the Shangri La collection. Is it an long gone fabric collection?

Jackie said...

I just love those fabrics, way too cute!! And of course your projects are just fabulous as always. Thank you for the opportunity to get a blog button! I would just love that.

call me crazy said...

Oh I love all your fabrics! The baskets are sure cute~ can't wait to see more. ;-) Happy stitchin'!

Patty said...

I love your basket quilt too. Fig Tree fabrics & patterns are some of my favorites. Blush is another great fabric. I'm waiting to see the full quilt when it's bound.

Sinta Renee said...

That Blush quilt is going to be a great class! I am loving your basket blocks!!! I am just going to have to do that one... well, both of those! I'm glad you joined the JR group... your's will be a Sample of Shangra-La!LOL

Sinta Renee said...

P.S. I would love to be entered to win a blog button! Yay Designer Blogs!!!

Connie said...

I been following you blog for a few month and really enjoy seeing you project, I really like all of the fabric. HAPPY SEWING!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love a post with a little of this and a little of that!! I also love Japanese fabrics, those are great. and Willow, I want it all!! I have no idea what I would do with it but I "must" have some!!
Your work is wonderful!!! I can see why you are excited!

Dianne said...

the baskets are too cute! love them! I've been eyeing that jelly roll quilt along also...and really getting tempted! I'm trying to be good :)

alf said...

Fig tree fabric is my favorite and your baskets are looking great. I am also looking forward to doing something with blush. Love seeing your projects.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, your miscellaneous post are the best, lets us see all the projects you have been working on. Is this the first time to teach, what fun and I like your jelly roll for the sampler.
Would love to be entered in the drawing for the button, I've been needing to get one.

Nedra said...

I love all the Japanese fabrics, but I think the toadstool one is my favorite. I'm sure you will be making some cute things with all of those.

Cara said...

The nesting dolls are so adorable! I need to get some of the fabric for my mom.
I can't wait for a full shot of the Blush Jelly and Jam. That line is becoming one of my favorites.

Rene' said...

I love all the Miscellaneous items you showed today!!! I especially like those Japanese fabrics from Kerri. Still enjoying those basket blocks too.

Quilt Hollow said...

Blush quilt is so darned pretty!! Oh and the basket blocks sure are eye catching!!

Robyn *Ü* said...

Love those basket blocks!

Sewn With Grace said...

Would love to know what you are going to do with Willow. I just purchased a fat quarter bundle last week and I'm stumped!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous Post, Sherri - I love those Willow fabrics - would be lovely if I could get a pack of fat quarters!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Terriaw said...

Fun fabric day at your house! I adore those treasures you got from Kerri. I love all the blocks you have going on too, especially those sweet sweet baskets. Perfect Spring/Easter project. I would love to win a blog button. (I really want to sign up with them for a makeover too.)

Jacqueline said...

I am drooling over all your lovely lovely fabrics!! :) WOW that "my Blush" quilt is looking so lovely! I really adore the fabrics and the colors lots! How exiciting that you will be teaching!! Wish i could sign up for your class! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Chocolate Cat said...

Your 'miscellaneous' post was lots of fun, so much to look at!!! I love those Japanese fabrics.

Kari said...

Sherri,
Thanks for posting about my giveaway! I am loving reading everyones comments so I guess that means I will be doing more giveaways!

Love your little baskets--I have some that I need to work on that are just a little different, but very similar to yours. Love basket blocks- they are so homey.

Mel said...

Lots of busy fun stuff going on! Thanks for the links - going visiting now!

Carol said...

Oh I LOVE those baskets! And your Jelly and Jam is just so darn wonderful!

SarahVee said...

Sometimes miscellaneous posts are the most rewarding! I love the blush quilt. Your new prints are really fun too. A blog button would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

Connie W said...

Ooh, luscious fabrics, and photos, oh my. Thanks for sharing :)

Thimbleanna said...

I don't need any html, but I just wanted to say how beautiful all of your projects are! I LOVE LOVE those most favorite blocks ever!!!

Darlene said...

Wonderful baskets - very sweet! I love Jelly and Jam!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely fabrics and the 'blush' line is so pretty. I received the FQ bundle a few days ago.
Love your JR block. And how fun, that you will be giving classes. Have you done that before?

QuiltedSimple said...

you've got some lovely projects there!
Kris

Cindy said...

I love the Matryoshka doll fabric..cute cute cute. Oh my, I adore it!
The Shangri-La lookd so pretty in the Jelly Roll Quilt Along block. Guess we'll be doing that one together. And you're so right, that cream really compliments it.

I just heart MISCELLANEOUS posts.

Sandy said...

Great post with a lot of inspiration and pretty colors!

Micki said...

Your blush quilt and all the quilts are just incredible! I am in awe! What lovely fabrics you have chosen!
Micki

**nicke... said...

so i have never even thought about using hair clips to keep my binding in place. what a clever idea! saves from getting poked over and over! i am going to go buy me about 50 million of those things now. thanks for the idea!

amy smart said...

Keri has such cute fabrics! I love that Wizard of Oz!! All of your projects look lovely. Nanette's bag looks so good in many different color combos!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh such cute stuff. I've got to come up with a block for the jelly roll along! Yipes. Anyway I can't really find a jelly roll that satisfies my fabric hunger! Yours is going to be really cute.

Asiyah said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. You can check out my blog to see what made me happy on Monday.

Carrie P. said...

I love all your misc. stuff.