Monday, May 24, 2010

Spring 2010 Market Sewing Part 1


I did quite a bit of sewing in March and April that I haven't been able to share until now...today I'll share a few quilts I was able to sew for Joanna. I'm so grateful to a few wonderful ladies who took pictures and allowed me to use them for this post!  The picture above of Joanna's booth was taken by Mary of Mary on Lake Pulaski who has a terrific market post here.


In this photo that Kelly of Charming Chatter sent, you can see two versions I sewed of Joanna's design "Jelly Parfait."  Folded on the left is the Fresh Cottons version that I sewed first, and then the Breakfast at Tiffany's version is shown in the center of this photo. This is by far my favorite diamond pattern ever...it uses a jelly roll (or 2 1/2" strips from your stash) and goes together wonderfully. I'm currently working on my own version of this quilt using scraps from Fresh Cottons, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Mill House Inn (I shared a little sneak peak of one of the blocks here)!



Here is another photo from Pam of PamKittyMorning which shows the Fresh Cottons version a bit better on the left.


Pam also took this picture for me of Joanna's new design Saltwater Taffy.  I was able to sew this using the fabrics from "Fresh Cottons."  I love the movement in this quilt...the design just says "carefree and happy" to me! This is another pattern I will be making again soon!




And finally, I was able to sew "Clovers" using fabrics from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Thanks again to Pam for this photo (Clovers can also be seen in the first photo from this post)! Again...a great design that I will sew again...I do have one more market quilt to share...a Blissful project...Hope you have a wonderful day!




48 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

You were definitely busy making these gorgeous quilts. It must've been so hard to keep it all secret, phew! Thanks for sharing all the eye candy :^)

Rae Ann said...

Loved seeing the beautiful quilts that you have made. You are the girl that makes it all happen! Thanks for sharing!

CJ said...

LOVE your quilts! Too bad you couldn't go to Market with them. How did you get those all sewn and kept under wraps while blogging other projects as well?? Do you wear your SuperWoman costume all day? :D

Stephanie said...

You're one busy quilter! Very lovely projects.

Cara said...

Oh Sherri they're gorgeous! You've showed great restraint keeping these under wraps!

Sinta Renee said...

Wow Sherri! Those are all beautiful & look like they would be fun to make... you have been seriously busy! Congratulations on all your stunt work... can't wait to see Bliss:)

Nicole said...

You have been working like crazy! I must make both Salt Water Taffy and Clovers! I ordered the fabric already. Your quilts are gorgeous.

Lori Holt said...

They're all beautiful Sherri...how wonderful to see all of your hard work pay off in such gorgeous photos!
x
lori

Darlene said...

Well, they all speak very loudly to me, Sherri. They belong on my 'must do soon' list. Beautiful work, as usual. Way to go!

Dianne said...

They are all so pretty! And I figure...if you're still game for making another 60 degree cut diamond quilt after both of those, then it HAS to be do-able, right?!

Crafty Mama said...

Wow, those are some beauties! What a lucky girl to work with Joanna too, you do gorgeous work! ☺

Marilyn said...

Great job on the quilts!!

Wow! I can't believe you finished all of those quilts in such a short amount of time! I especially like the Salt Water Taffy and the Clovers patterns.

Carol said...

My To Do list just got much longer! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Siobhan said...

Oh my GOSH!! Each photo--and each quilt--is spectacular. Beautiful work!

Annemariesquilt said...

You have made some amazing quilts!!

Kim D. said...

Wow Sherri, you've been sewing up a storm. How fun to see those quilts in a booth at market. Love all the beautiful quilts you've made, but my favorite is the Saltwater Taffy. I hope you get to keep one of the quilts you made for all your effort.

amy smart said...

So exciting, Sherri! You do such beautiful work. How fun to know that your quilts are in the 'big time.' :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my Sherri. Lovely lovely lovely. You do such great work. Great job. I'm sure they were really happy with your work.

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous quilts and gorgeous work, Sherri. You are my inspiration.

I would love to know how many miles you have on your machine. I think it must go almost non stop.

amandajean said...

The fig tree booth was one of my favorites! Your quilts are gorgeous. The saltwater taffy one caught my eye immediately! Your bliss quilt was lovely, too! I bet it's so nice to finally share your work on the blog. ;)

Kate said...

Gorgeous quilts! Lucky you getting to work with all those wonderful fabrics :-)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

They are all beautiful!!!

Julia said...

They're all beautiful Sherri...i love them all, the colours everything about them..
Julia ♥

KMSC said...

I'm amazed at how much sewing you get accomplished! Do you ever sleep??? Love your quilts! Thanks for sharing.

ferne said...

Very nice quilts! Joanna is so lucky to have you helping her and you lucky to sew such nice designs...what a team!

Terriaw said...

I'm so happy you finally got to show us your market quilts! They are all so beautiful and well done. I especially love the Saltwater Taffy pattern, which reminds me of pinwheels, but better! You do such gorgeous work, Sherri!

Sewn With Grace said...

Just beautiful, stunning really!

jabeybaby said...

Those quilts are beautiful! I just love Joanna's patterns and fabrics!

Madame Samm said...

in two simple words. Utterly breathtaking...
blessings madame samm

Anne Heidi said...

Beautiful quilts Sherri! You sure have been busy :-) I really like the Saltwater Taffy quilt- just beautiful!

Thelma said...

I love all the quilts, you must be thrilled to see them in the booth, they look wonderful. I think Clovers is my favorite but Saltwater Taffy is a very close second. How long do you have to wait until you get the quilts back, until the next market?

Congratulations, your hard work shows beautifully!!

prashant said...

They are all beautiful!!!
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Denise in PA said...

I could live in the Fig Tree booth! I just love all of Joanna's fabrics. How lucky you were able to immerse yourself in it making all of these quilts! Just beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

You did such a beautiful job...and I can certainly see why you'd want to make some of those patterns again!

Denise said...

Love your beautiful quilts! Love Fig Tree patterns too! How hard it must have been to keep them a secret!

Kim Walus said...

Wow! You have been mighty busy. I love all of the quilts that you made and thanks for sharing them with us.

Nedra said...

I've been seeing all kinds of lovely pictures of your work on blog land. Pam Kitty, etc. Beautiful quilts!! You did a great job.
I wish you could have gone to Market to see things in person, but I know you've been busy with wedding plans. Maybe next year?

About Me said...

Sherri,

I saw all of them In PERSON and they are absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! You really did a great job of making the fabrics come to life :0)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The quilts you made were all just amazing Sherri! I consider myself so lucky to have seen them in person and can't wait to see the ones you make for yourself.

Brenda said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from the Designer Blogs website. I think I'm in love! I was wondering if you could tell me the names of a couple quilts in your photos? The first picture, the swirly quilt on the right and the third picture, the quilt hanging up on the far right. Thanks!

Susan said...

Those quilts are beautiful!

Tiffany said...

I saw all of these quilts, but I didn't know you did them? How fantastic! You do greatwork!

Micki said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful quilts...very inspiring!
Micki

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Market look fun. I just wanted to let you know that I posted my schnibbles #9.
Thanks
Regena

Mary said...

It is just a designer's vision until some wonderful artisan like yourself turns it into reality. Your workmanship is exquisite.

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Sherri -

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!


Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics

http://www.konabay.com

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your market work is amazing. You would be my first pick to sew my samples!! Because of how lovely your stuff is I just bought some fig tree patterns. I don't know when I'll have time to sew them but I love them.

Joanna from Fresh Figs said...

Sherri-

You are amazing. You really are. Its embarrassing that I am just now venturing out into blogland since I got back from Market to see what everyone else has been doing... so I just found your post! Couldn't have done it without you!

So grateful for your help!

Joanna