Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just a Few Things

I got to do some sewing with a little bit of my Nicey Jane stash...and had a great time making this bag from Stephanie's new pattern. The pattern is called the "Hailee Bag," and it's fun and fast to make.  Within minutes of me taking photos to send to Stephanie, my daughter claimed this and had added it to her collection...so now I get to make another for myself!

I decided to join in along with all the others who are making one hexagon flower each Wednesday.  I've been wanting to start a "modern" hexie project, and this was the perfect inspiration...after all...one flower a week is very doable, right?  Go visit Karen here if you want to learn more.


I've also been spending a little time with EQ6...I was so grateful to have received it in a giveaway over at SewCalGal! I'm absolutely amazed with everything this program can do...and I've only worked my way through four lessons.  The program is a lot of fun and  very easy to work with!

I've been catching up on my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along Blocks too... block 7 is completed...


And here are all 7 together...I think I'm going to love this quilt.


I don't think I've posted this block yet...it was designed by Nanette--love it.  Have you seen her quilt market projects for RJR...they are amazing...she's posted about them here.


You might notice that the blocks above and below are different from blocks 5 and 4 that were posted for the quilt along...I've added these two substitutions.


Also...just a couple more things...(sorry if this post is getting too long). I was inspired by this post of Lori's over at Stash Manicure...what a terrific idea to cut two quilts at one time from the same fabrics, but using two different backgrounds! I plan on cutting out some projects today and will definitely use Lori's ideas.  Also...have you seen these great placemats...I'll be cutting fabrics to make these too!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

25 comments:

Stephanie said...

I long to play with Nicey Jane...restraining myself. LOVE your version of Hailee. So cute. Wow what a great win.

Paula Lynn said...

I am coveting your EQ6. Congrats on that great prize! It's on my Christmas list. :)

Love the blue, brown, red colors. So pretty.

badlandsquilts said...

Your JR blocks look great, I stopped at one I didn't want to include and haven't gotten back to them! I need to before I get too far behind!

Sue said...

Welcome to the One Flower Wednesday. I just started two weeks ago.
Your fabrics are quite fun.

Love your blocks you are working on too:) Very pretty!

Have a great weekend!

Cindy said...

Sherri, now that's something I haven't done - lay out my Jelly Roll Blocks alongside one another. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

I truly like the bag you made using Hailee. I liked it SO much that i immediately purchased it from Stephanie.

I'm so happy that I started blogging and found such wonderful, delightful bloggers as I consider you.

Blessings.

Nedra said...

I saw your purse over on Stephanie's blog. I could even pick out which one was yours immediately by the colors.
You've got a lot of fun projects in the works. I think I'm going to start a hexagon quilt too.
Just ordered the paper pieces this afternoon.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

LOVE that bag. Gotta get the pattern.

Cathy said...

lovely bag!
love your material for JRSQA!

RaisinCookies said...

Ooh, thanks for mentioning the hexagon flower a week challenge. I'm up to about 150 hexagons right now, but don't have a plan for them. This could help!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri you have been busy, love the bag....nice choice of fabric for your flowers.

Karen said...

Look at you, you have been very busy. And, look at that hexagon flower, so bright and very modern. I love it!!

Terriaw said...

I saw your bag on Stephanie's blog, and really thought it was beautiful. It reminded me of you! Not surprised your daughter claimed it, so I hope you get a chance to make one for yourself. I've always wanted to try EQ software - maybe one day. I also love seeing the hexagon flowers people are posting on Wednesdays. Such a simple post with wonderful eye candy for your readers!

Rae Ann said...

Love your purse... your everything that you have going and I am wishing like mad that some of your amazing accomplishments would come my way. I better get busy!!! :)

Homer and Queen said...

You still never cease to amaze me! I wish I had more time! OK I wish I had any time. Kai hopefully will be out of the hospital soon and I can catch up with you. HAHAHAHA who am I kidding?!

Dawn-Marie said...

Wow you sure got a lot done! Love the one flower a week. Enjoy the EQ6 I just ordered EQ7 not sure when I will ever use it though.

About Me said...

Hi Sherry!

Luckily your daughter grabbed that bag because I would have taken it also!

Love your MODERN hexies. I can't wait to see all of them put together.

I am definitely in love w/you jelly roll quilt-along quilt! Shangri-La is one of my all time favorite fabrics.

Thanks for sharing everything.

Sandra Henderson said...

WELCOME~fellow gardener! :)
lovely things you've made!

Lori Holt said...

Oh yes...Nicey Jane.
I love it so. I have quite the stash too and it's still growing. Everytime I go to Material Girls I pick up another piece or two of it ...I can't quit!
The bag is perfectly fit for the line I think...
BTW...thanks for the shout out!
x
lori

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Sherri, So many fun things to talk about. I believe I need some Nicey Jane, with that name I cannot imagine not having any. I am two blocks behind in my quilt along, I love the fabrics and the extra blocks you have made.
I give you a lot of credit for learning EQ6; I tried with 5 and just could not do it. Way to go! Have a great weekend!

Fiesta said...

Sherry, all your projects are delightful.

sewtakeahike said...

that's a great idea to do a hex flower each week Sherri!
I'm thinking of purchasing EQ7, because of sew cal gal's post about it too! She really should be getting paid commissions!

belinda said...

Oh Sherri Sherri....I would like anything EQ...yes I would...
Your hexie is great....I've kind
of stalled out on my hexies!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Gosh Sherri so much to comment on. First off the bag in nicey jane is darling. I love that fabric. Your jelly roll blocks are fantastic. I love them. I need to make a block this week to catch up. But I'm keeping pace. And I love the hexies. Sweeet.

Carrie P. said...

Just catching up on your blog. I have missed it so much. As always such beautiful quilts. Love the show and tell. The quilt you did for market is just lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely post. So many great blocks to see and your flower is very pretty!
Love your version of Stephanie's Hailee bag!
Have a lovely day.