Monday, May 17, 2010

Some Saturday Sewing

I have a couple of projects I can't wait to start...you know, the kind of projects that stay on your mind...things you know will be the perfect combination of print and pattern. But I've been doing some cleaning and organizing in my sewing room lately and knew I needed to finish up a couple of things before starting anything else. First up to work on was my "Paper Roses" quilt.  It still needs an outer border, but since Bliss won't be available until fall...the outer border will have to wait.


I've decided to use  a large aqua print with red flowers for the outer border...and a red polka dot binding.

I also got the outer border put on my "a la mode" quilt...pinwheels again...and I pieced a back for it using some extra layer cake squares and some yardage.  I'm not very good at piecing backs as soon as I finish quilt tops, so this was a great finish for me!

I also pieced this "A Piece of Cake" quilt using Moda's Blush as a gift for a friend of my younger daughter.This pattern goes together so quickly that it's now my "go to" pattern for a quick quilt. I'll need to pick up some outer border fabric for this one and get it off to the quilter.


And...the final block arrived for the FatQuarterShop's Mystery Designer Block of the month for 2009.  My goal is to set these two quilts together soon...before the first block arrives for the 2010 quilt.  I still have some other works in progress...but I think I accomplished enough to start another project or two...and I've already started a list of my favorite fabric and patterns that will be showing up at Spring Quilt Market this week! Hope you have a wonderful day and that you get to sew soon!




49 comments:

passingdowncrazy said...

I sense a Moda trend here. It's impossible to keep up with all the beautiful new lines they keep putting out. All of your projects look fabulous!

Terriaw said...

You always have such productive weekends of sewing! And you always seem to accomplish the goals you set for yourself before diving into a new set of projects. Love love love your Paper Roses quilt!

bettyp said...

I love those!!! Good for you trying to finish up before starting something new !! I am the same way!.It hard too,we want to make everything!!LOL!!

Sinta Renee said...

Your projects look beautiful! I love Paper Roses especially! Pinwheels are my favorite. A little here and a little there... you will be all done in no time!

Marilyn said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I especially like your paper roses quilt. Can't wait to see it with the borders on and quilted. Great job!

Barb said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I love your Saturday project....

traceyjay said...

This sentence cracks me up! How true is it!!!

"...but I think I accomplished enough to start another project or two..."

I agree with you! Great work! :)

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On another note -- I have to thank you for some of your Dresden inspiration a while back. I finally made some, and I love it!

(You can see here: http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-giveaway-day.html )

Trisha said...

You always work with the most beautiful fabric. Love all your WIPs.

Sue said...

I love your projects! The fabrics are just gorgeous! The Paper Roses quilt is so pretty.

Your daughter's friend is going to love her quilt! So sweet!

Crafty Mama said...

Sherri, all of your quilts are just beautiful! I'm working on my own A La Mode quilt right now too. Almost finished with the blocks, and I am loving it! I'm using Gypsy Rose and a little Fresh Cottons for mine. I love these little pinwheel stars, they are darling!

Madame Samm said...

Paper Roses has a lovely name along with a treat of a design...I don't how you ladies do multiple projects...I am so excited at completing one that I can hardly think of starting another lol...
Ok, now that is not saying I have purchased many many patterns and kits and fabrics....I am not saying that lol...
blessings...love to see your projects madame samm

Karen said...

Paper roses turned out so pretty, the border will completely finish it. Lots of space for pretty quilting too. Great job.

Quilt Hollow said...

Hi Sherri....loving Paper Roses!! It is such a beautiful top. It is always fun to pop in and see the latest fabrics used....waaaaaaay before it is out on market. You must have a wonderful "in" with the Moda folks. :-)

Erin said...

I love the fabirc in your paper roses quilt and the pieced backing for your a la mode quilt is gorgeous! It always feels good to work on some of those older UFO's!! :)

Material Mary said...

You are simply amazing and the quilts look lovely. Keep it up!
Mary

Nedra said...

The Paper Roses quilt is still one of my most favorite. You sure keep the machine going at top speed!

Shelley said...

Paper Roses is lovely...can't you make Moda grow Bliss any faster!!LOL!

Carol said...

Great, great finishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful Saturday you had. Love Paper Roses...I just love it!

Stephanie said...

Really loving the Paper Roses!!! Congratulations on your successful sewing day.

Teala said...

Wow! All that on one Saturday! You are my hero! Everything you make is so gorgeous!

CupCakeCutie said...

beautiful work!

Christine said...

Love them all.

cheers
Christine

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations on all the finishes Sherri! They all look beautiful and I love the pieced backings.

paulette said...

Your quilts are breath-taking...such a source of inspirations!! Thanks so much for sharing!
Paulette

Kate said...

Wow, you are on a roll! Those quilts looks great :-)

Thearica said...

Did you use the pattern from The Missouri Star Quilt Company for your Paper Roses quilt? I used it for a wallhanging and I love how easy it goes together! LOVE your fabric choices!

Jackie said...

Sherri, you constantly amaze me with all the quilts that you work on and they are all beautiful! You do a fabulous job! Can't wait to see the BOM all together.

Linda said...

Love them all but my favorite is the paper roses.

Mary said...

Love all of your projects. It was a good day to work on things.

naoko said...

Beautiful,love them all.You are great that you accomplished enough before starting new things. I must do so... it's hard!

Sewn With Grace said...

Whew! You have been busy! I love it all. The first quilt is so stunning with all the colors. I can't get over the tiny pieced stars inside the bigger one in the designer blocks, what a great job you have done!

kjquilts said...

Love all of your quilts. And, a great idea to make plans for all the new stuff coming out. I need to get my list together too!

Heather said...

WOW! That's quite the completion list! Excellent work! I'm inspired to go and get to my own list of to-do's!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Sherri...
you are a busy little bee...good for you.
I especially love the paper roses (i wonder if she is a marie osmond fan...lol)...I am working on a quilt with the same block. it's a vintage pattern and i really love the block design.
Thanks for showimg us all the good stuff!
x
lori

Cathy said...

Oh these are beautiful Sherri. I adore your paper roses quilt, the colours are divine xo

randi---i have to say said...

i am love, love, loving that first quilt! the colors are just so pretty!

Kim D. said...

Love the paper roses quilt, congrat for getting so much accomplished. You go girl!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love these projects. I like the weavy feel for the one quilt and I love the colors for the aqua/red! good work

Carol said...

Your quilt with the Bliss fabric is going to look so amazing when you finish it. I also like all the other quilts.

Homer and Queen said...

I can't even comment I am so sad at your over achieving. It must be hard being you! I am trying to do hand work (Pink Ladies) while Kai is in the hospital. So far I have played a lot of Solitaire.

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous, Sherri. I think I'm in love with the Paper Roses quilt.

Thelma said...

I just love your blog! How do you get those two little pictures in one square? Besides that, it's just small, neat, tidy, and fresh! I'm guessing just like you. Have you ever noticed my big font and huge in your face pictures on my blog...I guess that says it all about me!

Love the quilts, love the blocks.....sorry I can't be more original, but I do love'm!

I fell in love with Fig Tree's Papillon, it grabbed me when I was looking through the Quilt Shop Sampler magazine. Have you tried to make that block or quilt? Now that I have the pattern I'm not as enthused. The block looks labor intensive and "iffy" as to whether you even end up with a square block when you're done....just wondering.

Sandra Henderson said...

AMAZING quilts! LOVE them... You're a busy lady! :)

Joy said...

Love those quilts Sherri ... boy you've been busy :o)!! I fell in love with "Blush" too, I've got a nice little collection here waiting to be loved :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

^A^ngel said...

Sherri...the quilts are gorgeous! and lovely fabric as always...

Hugs,

^A^ngel♥

ivoryspring said...

Sherri,

These projects are absolutely beautiful. That first one took my breath away!

Micki said...

Your quilts are so beautiful! You seem really on top of finishing your projects!
Micki

Barb said...

What wonderful eye candy, loved your diamonds....they are a girls best friend.

prashant said...

I love those!!
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