Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Quilt I Heart...



This quilt...."Saltwater Taffy"...this fabric...Fresh Cottons...both by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company...I ♥ the pattern and the fabric. I loved sewing the Fresh Cottons version for Joanna before market (Joanna shares the introduction to this quilt here)--and knew I'd be making the identical quilt for me! There is just something about the combination of shape and movement in this quilt that draws you to it...and in looking at it I can picture it in so many fabrics...the pattern would make a fun Christmas quilt or a beautiful baby quilt, too.



And I love the way the pinwheels appear to be dancing...happy pinwheels (but then...I think all pinwheels are happy)! Not only do I love the pinwheels in this quilt, but I also love the way the border looks wavy even though it is all done with straight piecing--reminds me of ocean waves.  After I finished setting this together last night I left it out...so I could keep looking at it...do you ever do that with quilts you love?  It seemed as if every time I looked at it I saw something else to love about this quilt...and it's not even quilted yet!



On Thursday I got to meet one of my blog friends...it's always so fun...and Vickie has been one of my blog friends for quite a while (I know I've been reading her blog for at least a year and a half), so I was really glad for the opportunity to meet up with her at Quiltique!  I'm afraid I might have talked her ear off, though...but seriously, I think we might have talked for about an hour...and then of course after I got home I thought of more things I wanted to talk about.



And this is what I'm going to start sewing with today...City Weekend by oliver + s for Moda (if I can bring myself to untie the ribbon that is)! Have a wonderful weekend!

32 comments:

Mona said...

Beatiful quilt and the fabrics is wonderful. Have a nice day!

Sandra Henderson said...

I've been very inspired by pinwheels lately also. Linda, here
http://quiltsinthebarnaus.blogspot.com/
inspired me yesterday... Now you today. Must get busy! Love your beautiful creations! Just untie that bundle and get to ironing each one and you'll be happy you did! My favorite part is laying out all the pieces and looking at each one. :)Have a great weekend! XO

Talin's Corner said...

Love the pinwheel quilt. Oh, it is so hard to untie that beautiful bundle, but you will be happy when you do...enjoy.

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
oooooh...it's so lovely to see that you always make (have made!) the quilts I want to sew, too ;o).
I just love Saltwater Taffy & I already ordered my copy of the pattern...can't wait for it to arrive!
Like you, I envision it in many, many versions...a 'Bliss' one...red & aqua...red & green (Christmas) one...or with the new Flower Sugar collection in those bright cute color combination...*sigh* so many possibilities ;o).
Congrats on your stunt-sewing - you did a wonderful job, as always!
It's so nice to meet blogging buddies - I'm glad to hear you two had a wonderful time together!
Wish I lived nearer so we could meet, too,
Julia

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the quilt and of course the meetup sounds super fun!

Stephanie said...

Fabric bundles are just so pretty to look at. Your Salt Water taffy is pretty. Seeing a close up photo I noticed it's a kaleidoscope block.

Amy said...

The Saltwater Taffy quilt is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with the City Weekend fabrics.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

I love that quilt too!!! I was stalking it after seeing a picture of it in the Fig Tree booth at market. I love the fabric and the pinwheels. You did an amazing job. : ) This is one I want to make exactly like I saw it. I never had that reaction before.

City Weekend! w00t. That will be fun to work with.

Karen said...

I think the quilt would look good scrappy too with maybe one background fabric.

sunny said...

"happy pinwheels" - I love it. And I love your happy quilt. I may try this one for Christmas.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The pinwheels look wonderful and I can see whey it would be hard to untie that gorgeous looking fabric.

Cindy said...

Ooh, Sherri, the colors are so soft and pretty - reminds me of a summer night sipping tea.

You do excellent work - just beautiful.

Vicki said...

It's no wonder you love this quilt...its gorgeous and I love it also. Love the fabrics you have used too. Your sewing is just beautiful.

Cardygirl said...

Saltwater taffy looks so beautiful...great border...great fabrics...really you could make it in anything & it would look good...will have to keep my eye out for that one! Have fun with those gorgeous fabrics! We have a big quilt show in Sydney next weekend...hope to find some treats there!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love this pattern! Would it be too hard for a beginner?

Terriaw said...

I do love this pattern too! Looks like fun to piece. How fun that you got to meet a blogger friend in person! Sounds like fun.

Jennifer said...

I heart this quilt too..! Cute as always..!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, you still amaze me on how much you get accomplish. And yes coming for visit always inspires me to sew. Love it.

Chocolate Cat said...

I agree, this is a 'happy' quilt! Isn't it fun to meet blog friends in 'real' life??

Joy said...

My friend showed me her charm pack of "Fresh Cottons" the other day and I just love them too. What a pretty quilt that is too, no wonder you want to make one for yourself as well :o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Sarah said...

City Weekend looks gorgeous. I just had a closer look at the Fat Quarter Shop. Mmmmmm.... Enjoy!

Kathie said...

love the quilt, isn't it fun to meet blog friends?
love the bundle of fabric too!!!!
Kathie

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

MMMMMmmmm, Saltwater Taffy on a City Weekend. Great stuff Sherri!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I heart that quilt, too! It's a really nice design, and as always, I love the fabrics you're using. You just make one beautiful thing after another!

maria said...

Hi, I can see how you don't want to remove the ribbon, the fabrics look great in their bundle.

Diane said...

Love that fabric/pattern combo! It looks wonderous!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, have fun Sherri! I can't bear to cut into my City Weekend yet. It would sure be cute in that Saltwater Taffy pattern though. I've had that pattern bookmarked from an old quilt magazine for probably 20 years -- I love it!

Quiltstory said...

I ♥ those pinwheels too! So cute, thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to see what you do with that gorgeous fabric...that is if you get the courage to untie it :)

Jacqueline said...

This quilt is amazingly beautiful! I love love the pinwheels and the selection of colors! Very gorgeous! It's such FUN to be meeting blog friends! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

雲亨 said...

Happy New Year~..................................................

amy smart said...

I think this quilt is so beautiful! The color, the design - so much to love. Adding it to my "want to make" list.

RETRO-fabulous said...

City Weekend looks like a bundle of pure joy! I adore everything by Oliver + S!!