Friday, March 19, 2010

National Quilting Day

My Hope Valley quilt is quilted, bound, and washed. Try as I might I could not get my camera to capture the depth of these colors. I'm completely drawn to these fabrics...must be those 60's and 70's memories...and yet these fabrics are fresh and modern as well.




I'm really not supposed to be working on this today...but I'm drawn to these baskets as well. I had the idea recently to arrange a block on my sewing table right before I leave the sewing room for the day. That way, I can't do anything the next day until I've completed the block that's ready to sew...this keeps me progressing on projects that might not be my main focus at the moment.


I really am trying to finish up some things in progress...but since tomorrow is National Quilting Day, I decided to let myself start another quilt (again, the photos don't really capture these fabrics...probably should have waited until later in the day to take these pictures). This one's been brewing in my mind for a little while, and I think I finally have the fabrics to make it happen...going to use some Hope Valley, Modern Meadow, Timber, Amy Butler, and Michael Miller Polka Dots...Hope you have a happy National Quilting Day!

43 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

I love the colors of your quilt also! Wasn't that a HMP pattern? It looks great. And I love your new collection... I can't believe they are from such a wide assortment of designers! They blend so well... can't wait to see what you do!!

jabeybaby said...

Your Hope Valley quilt is beautiful! I also love the fabrics for your next quilt, they really do look great together!

Valentina said...

Oh< Happy Quilting Day!!! How wonderful, Sherri! Does that mean I can start a new quilt today, without having any UFO-Quilt? YEAY!!!
Your quilt is a Lovely quilt...
:)

Maria said...

Love that Hope Valley quilt!!! I'm going to have to pull out that book and do that "Heather" pattern. I can never remember the names of her quilts!!!

Karen said...

Sherri, I am crazy about the Hope Valley quilt!! I've never seen that layout before. How is the block put together? The fabrics are fabulous!

Material Mary said...

love how your Hope Valley quilt turned out!!
Mary

Andra Gayle said...

Lovely quilt! There is nothing like a freshly finished project!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is just lovely. Those last photos of the fabric are just fabulous. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

Stephanie said...

I do love Hope Valley. Beautiful quilt. I'm very intrigued with your new bundle of fabrics. I love Joel's new Cool Stream. Anticipating your new quilt...

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Your Hope Valley quilt is stunning! I love the colors, too!

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Sherri! My issue of Cotton Time arrived today, thank you so much for the info. I got the biggest kick out of it opening to the right instead of to the left. Who knew? What fabulous inspirational colors and patterns. Thanks again for posting about it! Have a great day. LOVE the quilt!

Petit Debutant said...

That is a great idea to leave a block on the table. I will have to try this!

Julia said...

Your Hope Valley quilt is beautiful! I also love the fabrics for your next quilt, I see an amazing quilt in the next making..
Julia ♥

Nedra said...

I love, love, love your Hope Valley Quilt. I remember seeing some of the fabrics in person, and they are even more beautiful than pictures are able to capture.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your quilt. Dont ya hate it when the camera doesnt capture how pretty the colors are?? I have that problem every now and then too.
Happy Quilting Day.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Thank you for reminding me tomorrow is National Quilt day--I had forgotten--but then I think for me--everyday is a Quilt Day!!!
Love all those blocks and that new collection does look pretty--waiting to see how they all come out together!!
Have fun tomorrow
hugs, Di

Katie B. said...

Your hope valley quilt is beautiful!

naoko said...

Your Hope Valley quilt is great! This setting & using color is so nice,looks modern!!

You've gotten Cotton time already! I've not yet!!

Terriaw said...

Your off-kilter Hope Valley quilt turned out so beautifully! I haven't bought any of that fabric collection, so I love seeing how wonderful it looks in your quilt. I am drawn to the baskets you've been making lately too, so it's fun to see another one laid out and ready when you are. I better work on some quilts on National Quilt Day - thanks for the reminder!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful, looks so cozy! and love what you are going to be working on tomorrow!! Beautiful fabrics!

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love all of the yumminess!

Happy National Quilting Day to you too!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, look at those yummy fabrics! Can't wait to see what you make from them. Love your Hope Valley quilt too -- it's beautiful!

Sarah said...

Your Hope Valley quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love these fabrics too, and have started a crib quilt for a friend who is having a baby in July using the same fabrics. I've made the pinwheels, now I just need to piece them together!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You have a wonderful finish with your Hope Valley quilt Sherri! It is beautiful.
I think I'm going to start mine at my retreat on Monday.
You have some great fabrics pulled for your next project.

Sheri Howard said...

Love all those colors!!!

leyya-craftmania said...

what a nice blog,nice works:)l wanna congratulate to you:)

Carol said...

Love your Hope Valley quilt...love that new basket! Can't wait to see you new quilt...pretty fabrics. Happy National Quilting Day!

Vickie E said...

love Hope Valley quilt! I hope you have a great day sewing...while I am shopping with a 3 year old and 2 - 9 year olds...I will be jealous LOL

Millie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous...I love the washed and crinkled look of your quilts. Have a great day sewing!

quiltycat said...

Happy quilting day to you! I love the Hope Valley quilt!
nichi

Lori Holt said...

Hi Sherri...
I am loving the hope vally quilt too...I agree, it has a nice vintagey feel to it.
I can't wait to see what you will do with all of the dottys!
Have a great quilt day!
xo
Lori

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

The quilt is beautiful! I haven't visited in a while, and I was surprised to see your new blog design. It's so pretty! I love all the little stitched details. Hope you're having a good weekend!

Pat said...

Your work is simply breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

Kaaren said...

There's just something about a newly washed quilt that just makes my heart sing.

Your fabric choices are devine, Sherri. Thanks as always for the inspiration.

belinda said...

Your Hope Valley is divine!!! Oh...and new fabrics and new projects are always fun!!!

jacquie said...

so pretty, sherri. i love the new combo of fabrics too!

Rene' said...

Hope you got a lot done on National Quilting Day!! Those Hope Valley fabrics are gorgeous as well as the new project you are starting.

maria said...

The Hope valley quilt looks fabulous. Do you always wash your quilts when you finish them? I've just finished a quilt and am not sure whether to wash it or not.

Kim D. said...

Love the Hope Valley Quilt, just beautiful!! Those middle fabrics look like Joanna's line, gorgeous. The mix of fabrics you've chosen in the bottom photo look lovely together. Can't wait to see what your next quilt will be.

Madame Samm said...

What a lovely collection and what you manage to do with them truly inspires sew many of us... and dots and ruffles..but you did not say ruffles did you? lol...but dots...love Millers dots..
blessings ms

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Such a pretty quilt! Love your Fig Tree block! Can't wait to see the new quilt you're working on!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a fabulous finish it is! So lovely. I know what you mean. This is another stunner of yours I'd love to see in person.

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful fabrics, Sherri! I can't wait to see how your new quilt unfolds.