Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Favorites...


I've been working on another Fresh Cottons quilt, "Vanilla & Blooms"...I can't wait to start adding the applique'd flowers...it's really going to make this quilt.  I have loved making this pattern--my favorite pattern at the moment--it's simple and quick, and there is something very vintage about the design that I love! I think this might end up being my favorite Fresh Cottons quilt!



Favorite threads right now...the new Soul Blossoms thread collection from Amy Butler...if the threads are this gorgeous...just imagine how beautiful the fabric will be!


Favorite fabric out this month...Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet 2 (this is just seven of the 14 prints...I'm expecting the remaining seven pieces on Monday). This collection is even more wonderful than the first Meadowsweet (which I also love)--it has a softer look that I really like!



Oh...and a giveaway to celebrate my 2nd Blogiversary!  I just want to say thank you to everyone for all of the wonderful tips, techniques, tutorials, and comments...it's just been amazing how much there is to learn through blogging.  So...if you'd like to enter please leave a comment sharing what quilting topic you'd like to learn more about...or what topics you'd like to have covered in a tutorial.  I'll keep the giveaway open until July 31st when I'll randomly draw 4 names. The first name drawn will get their choice of prizes...the second can choose from what remains, and so on.  First choice is the Verna Piece of Cake quilt above--I've loved Verna and made several quilts with it; this pattern is my favorite pattern to use when making a quilt for a gift...fast and fun!


I also have two $20 gift certificates to give away, compliments of Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works (thank you Jackie)! There are lots of fun things to choose from in Jackie's shop...I've ordered from her before, and her service is excellent!



One more winner will get a PDF pattern of Stephanie's newest bag design...the Oak Park Bag. Stephanie's blog was one of the very first I started reading two years ago, and I've enjoyed absolutely every one of her posts!  Thanks again for two wonderful years of blogging!  Have a great day!



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Luv 2 Kreate said...

Love your Vanilla Blooms quilt! I have been eyeballing that pattern for some time...

I would be interested in tutorials on how to properly cut large pieces of fabric. I would like to learn more about applique and interesting ways to back your quilts...including labels!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a wonderful giveaway Sherri! Happy Blogiversary!!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I think that may be my favorite, too. That's a really cool pattern, and the fabrics, well, you know.

Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed all of your posts. You're always working on something pretty, and I love stopping by to see what you're up to. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

52knit4 said...

Congrats on your blogiversary.......what a generous giveaway..........not sure what tutorial I'd like to see.....I'll figure that out as soon as I post, I'm sure.......Love your blog.
Thanks

Rachel said...

Your Fresh Cottons quilt is gorgeous so far, and I can see why you're so in love with Meadowsweet!

What a generous giveaway. Fingers crossed :)

Rachel said...

Oh... Forgot to mention that I would like to see a tutorial about free-motion quilting and ideas for motifs.

Carol said...

I love reading your blog, you inspire me to make it too. Thats how I came about making Posies a la Mode, I had fun making it.

What I want more than anything is a second Year of Schnibbles. I have so much fun with the Schnibbles and if it weren't for the fun Year of Schnibbles I may not have as many quilts made.

I love Stepanies Oak Park Tote pattern I own it and I've made one so far for a gift.

Thanks for the nice giveaway and Happy Blogiversary.

Pat said...

I really enjoy seeing your finished quilts and fabrics that you show that you are planning to make. They are a nice inspiration. Keep them coming. You are offering great prizes...I would love to win any of them.

Stacey said...

congrats on your second blogiversary!! i love reading your blog, i found you a while ago when you won a moda fabricmatcher giveaway and was listed as a winner. i am always up for learning new technique's. so any you want to cover, i will surely read!!! thanks sherri!!!

stacey

Lori Holt said...

Hi Sherri...
Happy bloggy-versary! You know I just love your blog and all of the inspiration:)
I would love a tutorial on how you get so many darn quilts done!...lol
xx lori

Lesly said...

How about inset seams? Great giveaway - thanks for the chance!

CaraQuilts said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love that Vanilla Blooms! It really is sweet.

I think I know something I want to learn is zippers, I can make great bags etc but the zippers never work out for me.

teresamnj said...

Happy Anniversary! I'd love some tips on machine quilting with a regular, old, Kenmore sewing machine!

Annie Davis said...

I would love to see a tutorial on hand applique.

Jeannette said...

Congratulations on two years, I love the Vanilla blooms what a great quilt

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

wow, I can't pick my favorite prize, they are all great. Thanks for such a great giveaway. will put it on my blog. As far as what I'd like to see from you, anything just more more more, especially the applique you're going to do on the fresh cottons quilt you are working on! congratulations!! cyndi

Tiffaney said...

Happy Blogaversary! I just love that quilt pattern. I hope to make one for myself.

Karen said...

Love the quilt you are working on. I haven't used this fabric but have seen several quilts made with this line. If I could afford any more fabric at the moment this would be the line I would use. Maybe soon. I have a terrible fear of applique. I would love a tutorial on either machine or hand applique. I would also love to learn to machine quilt with my Janome Heart Truth machine. I just don't have the courage to screw up something I have spent some much time working on.
Great give-away.

If it will help you choose me--I read your blog on a regular basis. :>)

angela said...

I love that quilt pattern, too! I maker it as a sure-to-do, yours is looking fabulous.

I know this seems a little silly, but you're so fast and your piecing always looks so great - I would love a tutorial on what you do when you piece. I want all the details! Thread type, needle, stitch length, pin or not, backstitch or not, how you press open - all :)

mascanlon said...

A tutorial on quilt labels. Its always a great chore when all I want to do is finish the last stitch in the binding and throw it in the wash!

Darlene said...

Beautiful quilt, Sherri. Happy blogiversary and wonderful giveaways!

Sequana said...

A tute on how to choose thread colors for the actual quilting. I'm always stumped if the top has a bunch of colors in it.....Of course that would apply to a back too.

Anita said...

I would love to learn more about the best batting to use for hand quilting. I think I now know which batting not to use for hand quilting....
I'm mostly a machine quilter, if you can't tell from my comment.

Ally said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I would love to see a tutorial on picking thread colors for the quilting!! I love Fresh Cottons also!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Annette said...

Happy Blogaversary! I have really enjoyed your blog and seeing all the gorgeous quilts you make. You are one very busy gal and so talented. Tutorials are such a great resource. I love learning more about everything related to quilting.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Vanilla & Blooms is gorgeous Sherri - another winner with Fresh Cottons! Congratulations on the second anniversary of blogging!
I would like tips and solutions on working with bias pieces in quilt construction.

Malmbergs said...

Love Fresh Cottons and was just looking at that fabric in my stash wondering what kind of quilt to make with it. Ta da! Your blog post was the answer. Thanks for the inspiration and happy bloggiversary.
barberg@sbcglobal.net

sincerely yours said...

Congratulations on your second blogiversary; I could never pick a favorite from your quilts, they're all so lovely...I simply believe you have a gift for choosing compatible fabrics. I would love to learn more ideas for quilt labels and I too am always "stumped" when it comes to choosing the right thread color for quilting a finished quilt (how do you figure out what color will blend in the best on a multi-colored top, especially one with both light and dark fabrics). But, truthfully I enjoy reading all your blogs! Many happy years of quilting in the future!
Fellow quilter, Emma

Claudia said...

Congratulations on your second blogiversary!! I really like all the quilt that you make. Keep up the great work

Strlady said...

Two years? wow! Congrats! Time just flies when you are having fun!

I love your Piece of Cake quilt. It is really wonderful. I'd love to read more about mock hand - machine applique? I'm always curious what gadgets people use so that's another thing...

Robin said...

Hi, I love to check out whats new on your blog. I have loved the year of schnibbles and would love for a 2nd year. Zippers are not my favorites, so ideas for simple ways to do them would be a help.

Laurie said...

I just love seeing what you are making with all the new fabrics - if you continue with showing us your work - that would be my request for your third year. You really are an inspiration for me - you are always keeping busy! I LOVE seeing your creations - especially market pictures that show your work! It makes me feel lucky to "know" you!! Keep sharing your work and I'll be a fan forever :) Congratulations on a fun, busy, inspiring and happy two years!

Ruth B said...

I would love to learn more about free motion quilting. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Belinda said...

I would love a tutorial on binding a quilt with zig zag edges!
You do beautiful work! Love your blog! Happy blogiversary!

Sue said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I really enjoy your blog but don't have any suggestions for tutorials, I just like to be surprised!

Nedra said...

Great giveaway prizes. Very generous of both Jackie and Stephanie. Count me in!
(And I can't choose either, because I like it all.

Just Ramblin' said...

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. I would love a tutorial on how to make a "Cathedral windows" block.
It always looks so difficult to me but it is so pretty!
Actually, any tutorial will be great. I always learn so much from them. Thanks! Nola

Karen said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I realy enjoy reading your blog. You sure have some great eye candy for me to check out. Love your Year of Schnibbles parades. In regards to tutorials what about 'how to' posts on some more of the complex blocks i.e. the block may look complicated but can be achieved without too much complexity.

Paula said...

I would love to learn how to make hexagons and how to put them together. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I can see why those items are favorites, love the threads!! I would really like to learn how to do a dreden plate. Thank you and Happy 2 years and to many more!

Cardygirl said...

Happy anniversary...thanks for sharing your creativity. Tutorials...hmmm...machine applique would be good...I always do it by hand!

Julie Isa said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Is there a tutorial out there to teach us how you get so much done??? Everything you do is fabulous, thanks for the constant inspiration! Mitered corners and machine embroidery are a couple things that come to mind. Take care!

marcab77 said...

happy anniversary, and WOW, what a fantastic giveaway to celebrate! please count me in!

Why Not Sew? said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love the fresh cottons quilt. I can't wait to see it finished with the appliqued flowers. I'd like more details on free motion quilting. I love it and am always curious how others free motion,like the little details, how you stop and start a new bobbin, etc... That would be great. Thanks for the chance at such a lovely give away.

Trisha said...

Happy blogiversary! I always enjoy the eye candy you show on your blog. Fun to see the quilts you make and what fabric line you are working with.

Jandi said...

I am buying that quilt pattern on Monday. Too cute!

Lynne said...

I would love to have posts or tutorials about colour - I really have no confidence with colour and love to hear about how other people see, understand, use and combine colour. I love the Fresh Cottons but most of all I am a big Verna fan so that quilt would be easily my first choice if I was picked first, Happy blogaversary!

Joyce said...

Oh I love that Verna quilt. so fresh and lively.

Jennie in GA said...

great blog and give away. How about telling us how you choose your fabrics?

Lisa said...

Happy second anniversary. Thanks for celebrating it with a generous giveaway x 4! I'd love your thoughts on how to use charms -- seems I have collected quite a few of them! Thank you

Béa said...

Congrats & thanks on two years of wonderful inspiration. I love all about quilting. Hugs from France.

quiltmom said...

Sherri,
Congratulations on your second blog anniversary. I love coming to your blog to see the fabric lines you are working with and the pattern choices you make. It was fun to see the Schnibbles series. I think one learns lots from seeing other using patterns that are out there.
Thanks for the nice giveaway- some very lovely prizes for your winners.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Janet said...

Maybe off topic but I'd like to learn about how to get in on bees or swaps etc.

Kathy said...

Congrat's on your second anniversary. I always enjoy the inspiration from other bloggers and find there is so much to learn in the world of quilting!

soggybottomflats said...

Wow, congrats to you! I love everything you make, so pretty. I think I would love to see more selecting colors and patterns. I have had some difficulty picking a focus and trying to find the "go togethers". Thank you for a lovely giveaway, Elaine

Heather said...

Being a newer quilter, I'm intimidated by applique! Happy Blogiversary!

Stina said...

Oh Sherri... Happy Happy Two Years.. or it is we who should be congratulated to having you here to inspire us!!! Think it is so.. Soo Happy us ..:o))) TH Anks for sharing all this... and for being such an inspiration... cant think of something special.. a tutorial.. I just love for you to keep on inspire and sew all your wonderful quilts.. I am happy with that..:o))
What a wonderul celebration you have come up with.. amazing... cant help to think Hope I will be the lucky one... :o))) but good luck everyone!! :o)

May Britt said...

Happy bloggiversary!! You have a really nice blog and it is always fun to visit you.
I would love to have tutorials on small purses and bags.

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
ooooh, you're so proliferous...another awesomely beautiful quilt-to-be! I haven't touched my Fresh Cottons yet but you make my fingers itch to start (that happens every time I visit your blog...).
Did you already test the Soul Blossoms thread? I always wondered if it were a little bit 'linty' from the pictures I've seen online and therefore hesitate to buy it...
Meadowsweet Two looks gorgeous...I'm already looking forward to what you'll make with it.

As to what I like to learn about more...hmmm...there's so much I love to learn...but what I really like to know more of is the process of YOUR quilt making...not just the finished product...;o)

Do you think the Random Integer Generator is to bribe with anything? Because I'd absolutely love to win the Verna quilt...it combines 3 very lovable things:
- it's beautiful on its own
- it uses some of my most favourite fabrics released in the last year
- it is made by you, and I know what great workmanship you do & I would be honoured to have a quilt made by Sherri in my home (it would match perfectly the Verna quilt that's going to live on my bed...).

Happy Blog-o-versary again (may there follow many, many more!),
Julia

Carol said...

Fantastic quilt Sherri...Love it! Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!! I would love a tutorial on your time management skills...you get tons done!

carmel said...
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carmel said...

by the way sorry for leaving another comment, i would love to see more begining tutorials for quilting
thanks!

Jane said...

I'm a pretty new reader, enjoying your blog and all the lovely quilts. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Stephanie said...

I always love seeing the many things you're up to. Can't wait to see what you do with the new Meadowsweet. I really want to do a scalloped border and have yet to take the plunge. I have a quilt waiting. Lovely giveaway. Happy blog anniversary.

RenegadeQuilter said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!! I would love to see anything related to quilting the quilts from simple to more complex ideas.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Bonniedoo said...

luv your blog....I am happy just soaking in any nuggets you care to divulge on quilting...but, putting together fabrics for a quilt would be a topic I could use

Simone de Klerk said...

Gefeliciteerd! Two years of blogging with so much beauty and sharing. It is lovely knowing you, Sherri and reading about what you have accomplished once again.
Great giveaways!

Jeanie said...

Congrats! Love following your blog. Love the soft colors of most of your creations.....always soothing and refreshing.
My biggest stumbling block is quilting a finished project....I've got lots of tops waiting to turn into swans!
Thanks for the give-a-ways!

Linda K said...

Thanks for a chance to win and Congrats. And you are right that blogs are just fantastic for tips and tricks. I've learned so much as a new quilter. I would like to see info on creative backings- THANKS!!

sagreen125 said...

love to see the quilts you do

Jenny said...

id love to see more about choosing fabrics...when mixing designer fabrics, what is the design maker for you? do you take a lot of consideration for which fabric goes with which pattern? or do you just love a fabric line, love a pattern and voila...a quilt? thanks for the giveaway, i enjoy reading your blog.

Think Outside the Box said...

Hi Sherri,

Meadowsweet 2 is one of my favorites at the moment as well, I always like to see what new projects you're working on and would love to see a tutorial on free motion quilting.

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

I love to see what other people are sewing, so that's always great, but I think the one topic I'd love to learn more about is binding. Binding is the one part of quilting that leaves me with dread every time I do it. I'm not good at it by any means and an awesome tutorial would be so helpful! Happy blogoversary!

Terry said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I just love seeing lots of fabrics and quilts on your blog. It inspires me! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Anne Heidi said...

Happy bloggiversary Sherri! You know I love to read your blog :-) I'm not sure what tutorial I would like to see- I just love everything you post....

Barbara said...

Sherri,
Congratulations.......it has been two wonderful years of reading and seeing into your quilting life. You have such beautiful, creative, snuggly world.
I would love to know more about how you decide on the quilting for your projects.
Thank you for sharing over the last two years......I feel as if I have a very special friend that maybe someday I might run into in a quilt shop.
Hugs, Barb

lips said...

Congrats on two years of a wonderful blog! Thanks for the chance to win and such a wonderful giveaway!
Colleen
Butler83ataoldotcom

lips said...

I forgot to add - I would a tutorial on how do do a dresden plate quilt block.
Thanks! Colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sherri, i adore your Vanilla Blooms quilt ~ it's truely gorgeous. Im new to quilting and i would like to know more about free style quiting and also binding. Happy Blogiversary! You are my inspiration! Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Lainee said...

I would love to see a tutorial(s) on the actual quilting whether it be FMQ or marked designs! Especially for us domestic machine quilters.

Sandy said...

Congradulations on your blogiversary! I love to stop by and see what you are making. Thanks for the giveaway and for being hostess for Schnibbles!

I would love a tutorial on hand quilting.

Denise in PA said...

I've have been in love with Vanilla & Blooms since I first saw the pattern. It's on my list to purchase!! Congrats on two years of blogging! What a great giveaway! I would love to see how you do your applique (I'm by machine, all the way, but love to see how others do it!)

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Congratulations! Keep up the wonderful work - I love stopping by and checking things out. More applique tips and tricks would be great. - Marlene

Colleen said...

Great giveaway! I am a self-taught quilter, never taken a single class, so I love online tutorials.

Mama Mel said...

I love looking at your quilt creations! Any tutorial would be great for me! I haven't tried applique yet, so maybe that or some different free-motion quilting designs. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

SG said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog and work are very inspiring to me! Hand quilting, making labels, seams accuracy... There is so much to learn from you!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cindy said...

Love reading your blog - you always have such beautiful projects to share. I'm always looking for new machine quilting ideas.

Patty said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I enjoy your use of colors.

Patty D from NC

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love your latest Fresh Cottons quilt top and looking forward to seeing the finish photo.
I'd love to see a tutorial on scallop edged quilts or ruffle edge finish.

Jackie said...

Happy 2 years! Two years of inspiration!

I'd love to see more about:

Fabric Selection - how do you select and balance colors

FMQ - how to decided on a quilting pattern.

Precision Piecing - my blocks sometimes comes out a hair too small. I've done all the checking of my 1/4" seam but I'm not consistent with right sized blocks. Especially those with a lot of pieces.

~Marica~ said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love to read your blog and it´s always so nice to read about all your works and they looks wonderful. I can´t say what I´ll learn more about but what ever you´ll show it will be good for me :)

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Sherri! Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog and have learned so much from you and often I come to get inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I would like to learn more about how to square up a quilt after it comes back from the quilter. I have limited cutting space and end up using scissors to do this (I know) and I believe there has to be a better way.

Mandy said...

Happy Blogaversary :)

I love to visit your blog and I stop by nearly every day!

I look forward to seeing what you'll create in the coming year too :)

Megan said...

Happy Blogiversary Sherry! I can't believe you've only been blogging for 2 years - it seems like you've always been a part of my quilt-gawking life since I started about 5 years ago. I can't wait to see what projects you finish next.

shauna said...

Happy Anniversary! I love, love, love, your blog and seeing all the lovely projects you work on. I would like to see an applique tutorial. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Melissa said...

There are soooo many great articles and tutorials out there on techniques. But honestly, what I struggle with most is fabric choice. I am always so unsure of what goes with what and how it will look in my quilt. I have even debated getting Electric Quilt to help me visualize. I would love a post with hints/tips how to choose colors and patterns for quilts when you aren't using a precut pack or a fabric "line". Thanks for the chance!

sue said...

Thanks for all the prizes! I would like a tutorial on machine quilting - especially small projects, like a runner.

Susan said...

I love your blog - thank you for taking the time! I would love a tutorial on how to use your ruler to cut triangles.

jabeybaby said...

Happy Blogiversary! I would love to learn more about free motion quilting.

Gwendie said...

I always look forward to your newest blog post. I read somewhere about a no-waste flying geese block. If it's the Eleanor Burns method, I have the directions, but if not, I'd love a tutorial! Congratulations on the blogiversary!!!

Fran Kingston-Dill said...

Happy 2nd. How great.
I would love a tutorial on How to find more time in a day to sew !!!

merumo said...

Happy Blogiversary! Hope to see more and more of your beautiful work!!

Slowpoke said...

Happy Blogiversary Sherri!! I love reading your blog and have gotten so many inspirations from it.
I love the Pieces of Cake quilt especially as it is in Verna fabrics. But all your prizes are great. Thanks for such a generous and wonderful giveaway. I, too would love a tutorial on applique
please.

You Name It said...

Would loooooooove to win!

Dianne said...

I'd love a tutorial on applique. I have so many quilts that I'd love to do that on, and no "guts" yet to jump in... :)

Jacque said...

Congrats!!! Happy blogiversary!! I just love your work!

Terriaw said...

Congrats to you! It's been a great two years here on your blog. I'm so happy we have been able to become friends here! I just learned how to paper piece so I would love to see more of that technique. I could also use a refresher on doing applique, since I'm looking for some hand-sewing projects. I just ordered some Meadowsweet 2 fabrics - can't wait to see them. Now I need to find some of those new threads!

Quilt Hollow said...

On thing about your post...you always have the newest and so it is fun to see what we haven't spotted yet..does that make sense? If you have a tutorial perhaps something along the lines of how you accomplish so much so fast! Seriously.....time management...how many hours a day spent on house, family, cooking and how many cutting, sewing, quilting...that sort of thing.

mouse said...

I love the vanilla blooms quilt--I've been wanting to try that pattern out since I first saw it! I'd be interested in learning more about selecting pleasing quilt layouts and also choosing quilting motifs for different quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

I'm currently trying my hand at hand quilting. Any helpful hints or ideas would be greatly appreciated :)

Cindy said...

It's been a pleasure getting to know you through blogging, Sherri. You're such an inspiration to so many.

I have honestly enjoyed "A Year of Schnibbles" that is hosted by you and Sinta. For that, I sincerely say "Thank You".

A quilting topic: Always so happy to learn more about the "quilting" process. I have a longarm and take any tidbit advice given.

Pepe said...

Hi! I'm new in the quilt&blog world and I'd lovo to now more about strange and new way to bilding...
My blog is www.ilblogdipepe.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Gretchen said...

Happy Blog-iversary!!! As always, you have the most delightful projects and fabrics on your blog today. I may have to get the pattern for Vanilla & Blooms--looks great and I do have a stash of Fig Tree fabrics I could use. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your blog-iversary and thanks for the generous giveaway. The issues I need help with may be too specific for a tutorial. When piecing quilts with quarter-inch seams on quilters cotton, have problems getting the thread/tension to be set correctly and the thread from balling up/shredding/breaking. This is a 1970 Singer.

Kittenboysmom said...

Im a beginner in lots of areas, my biggest thing is making choices! There are so many patterns and so many lovely fabrics how do you decide what with go together? Im not a designer! Love your quilts, thanks for the insperation!

AnnieO said...

Congrats on two years of blogging! So nice of you to have a giveaway. I love your quilts and also the blogs of the two giveaway prize choices :) You all are so talented.

Dawn said...

Wow! I can't believe it's been 2 years...where did it go? Happy Day!

Kaaren said...

Tutorials, Sherri? Why I'd be interested in anything you have to say because you've taught me so much already. And just think...we'll all have our own front row seats.

Congrats on your two years. Here\s to many more.

Deb said...

Happy 2nd blogging anniversary! What a grand list of prizes!! I'd enjoy a tutorial on how to do a wonky quilt block.

Becky said...

Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing your quilting life with us. I'd love ideas on finding additional time to blog and quilt. I'd love a tutorial on quilt labels. Many thanks! Looking forward to another year!

Francine Michaud said...

The Verna quilt is delightful!

I am a beginner and would love to hear about beginner type challenges...I would also love to learn more about bindings.

Thanks!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! I am a self taught quilter. I've learned almost everything from reading blogs, patterns, and just trying things. Thanks for the giveaway.

twodraftmom said...

I just found your blog today and i love all the beautiful quilts you have been making. lately i've been very attracted to the same colors you have been using with white backgrounds! love your give-away! Claire

Gari said...

What a beautiful quilt, even without flowers. I would love to tell you what tutorials I would like to see but I don't know enough to ask. I just enjoy either learning new things or different ways to do old things.

Chocolate Cat said...

You always have such wonderful 'eye candy'! Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy tutorials on some of the very basic parts of quilting, they are often very handy.

Sarah said...

I'd like to learn more about hand quilting!

gracefuldesignscards.com said...

Happy blogiversary! Beautiful Verna quilt! How about a tutorial on curved/scalloped binding?

Jen said...

Congrats on 2 years! That's awesome. I'd love to see more tutorials using charm packs and pre cuts.

Congrats and thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes.

Donna S. said...

As a new quilter I still need help on quilting & borders. Great prizes!!

Janet said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! Those threads are so pretty in the box! Will you be able to use them :0)

eamylove said...

I just bought that pattern last week and can't wait to start it! Please enter me in the drawing for one of your fabulous prizes, and congratulations!

Jo said...

I too would like another year of Schnibbles....or something else along that line. It's fun and keeps me trying fabrics I don't normally sew with. I love tutorials on ways to make something easily yet it looks harder.

Peaceful Piecer said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I would love to learn more about machine quilting.

lalebla said...

Happy Day!!! I love your blog and links you include to start following others. I would like to see a tutorial on pressing seams..sounds simple, but I still can't seem to get my blocks to lay as flat and pretty as yours. Also a tutorial on machine quilting larger size quilts on a home machine, I have a Bernina 180E and struggle each time I have to quilt something larger than a lap quilt. Keep blogging, you make my day and let me dream of the day I may get to quilt more than just on the weekends! Lisa in Texas

Kaki said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

call me crazy said...

Congratulations on 2 years of fun! :-) I just love stopping by to see all the great projects you are working on~ do you have a tip or tutorial for quick, cute gifts?

Kristy said...

Happy Blogaversary! How about more info on machine applique. I love all the prizes.

Karen said...

Sherri, your blog is always fun and inspiring - thanks for sharing. I wish you a happy blogiversary. I'd love to see a tutorial on machine quilting. That's the next thing I'd like to learn.

KMSC said...

Congratulations on your second blogiverary. I love your blog and would love to win any of your prizes! I would like more information on various ways of doing applique. Thanks!

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traceyjay said...

The vanilla and blooms is so pretty! :) As is the Meadowsweet 2...

Hmmm... to learn...shortcuts...those are always good.

Turned appliqué methods would be helpful too. :)

I love reading your blog... it's on my blog roll.

bellashea said...

The giveaway looks wonderful.....Love your blog. Just started quilting again after 20 years.
THanks
DSW

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Happy Blogaversary to you...happy blog...I know you don't want me to keep singing! I do want to tell you I was introduced to you by Jodi @ Pleasant Home and have been following along and enjoying myself. Your giveaway is just fabulous and again, congratulations of 2 years...hope you are just getting warmed up!

Holly said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary. I have so enjoyed your wonderful ideas. I am a machine quilter of 11 years. My stress is finding the right fabrics to put together for a quilt! I know what I like when I see it but there must be some planning and thinking or rules to have it turn out magnificent!....I would love to see a tutorial on how and why you choose the fabrics you choose to put together and with what pattern!!! Does it have to do with who will receive the quilt??? Please, more tutorials!!\
THanks....

Peach Rainbow said...

Happy blogiversery!
Tutorials with step by step photos are always loved and never too much!

Jackie's service is excellent indeed, I received her generous gift quicker than expected!

Christine said...

WOW. Great prizes. I always love visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful stitching.
I would like to improve my machine quilting skills so any tutorials on that topic would be great.

Annie said...

I would love to see more free motion quilting. Thanks for doing your blog - I enjoy it so much!!

Darlene B said...

What a great giveaway! I love tutorials on applique methods. I've tried a couple - and sometimes I combine techniques from a couple different bloggers. I learn so much from all the blogs I read - I'm grateful that we can share information and learn from each other!

krisgray said...

Lovely pattern you're working on. Do you have any tips for applique on a quilt that will be well loved?

Millie said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. This might be my favorite quilt of yours too. I am not sure what I like to learn more about, but what about making a tutorial when you are adding the flowers on the quilt? Thanks for entering your generous giveaway.

Chris said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I have been reading your blog for over a year and have so enjoyed all the beautiful quilts and great posts! I would love to have a tutorial on machine quilting and maybe on choosing fabrics without buying a bundle that is already put together...I have such a hard time choosing fabric, I guess its because I love it ALL! :)LOL I absolutely love Verna!!! Beautiful quilt!

luvtoquilt said...

Thanks for the cool giveaway! Your quilts are so beautifully made. I'd love a tutorial on the machine quilting.

Kim D. said...

Another beautiful top Sherri! I like the next one as well. Happy Blogiversary and to many more!!

Any tutorials you decide to share I'm sure will be helpful!! Have a lovely week and thanks for the giveaway!

Siobhan said...

Happy blogaversary! Here's to many more years of sharing your quilty eye candy with us. ;)

I love the Vanilla Blooms quilt so far--it is SO pretty. I haven't found a Fig Tree line or pattern that I don't like yet!

I think a very useful tutorial for me would be on how to decide what quilt pattern is best for each quilt. I'm least confident in that area.

Cottage lover said...

Happy Bloggiversary, Sherri! I just want to say how inspiring you are! You accomplish so much and your work is always beautiful! I am quite a fan of Fig Tree so I am smitten by your Vanilla Blooms quilt. Can't wait to see it finished! I am currently working on both French Kiss and Posies a la Mode.

Prissy said...

Happy Blogiversary. Thank you for inspiring me. Wonderful giveaway. I love that quilt!

lil said...

wow, that's great news, will be hard to say no to such a post
and that after arriving randomly on your blog
I will come back, for sure

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Happy Blog! You have come such a long way Sherri. Loved seeing that. The quilt is great, bag is great, and I love Meadowsweet II.

Sinta Renee said...

Happy blogiversary to you Sherri- tow years!!! Your blog is wonderful and one of the ones I started reading before I ever thought of starting a blog of my own. I would love to see another tutorial from you... I know that's not so easy but they are so fun! Since you have so much basic sewing knowledge besides quilting knowledge I would like to hear what techniques you have from one area that benifits the other.

beene31 said...

Awesome giveaway!

Diane said...

I would love to win -please pick me.

LindaW said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blog anniversary! I would like some tips on how to choose fabrics for a pattern. Is there a tip for knowing what colors a particular pattern would look good using? Does that even make sense??

sigrid said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. Since finding your blog I've loved reading and watching what you are doing. I would love information on both free motion quilting which I need to give a try and also applique as there is so much that I love but haven't got the nerve to try. Keeping my fingers crossed.

cvdnurse said...

Happy 2nd Bloggiversary!! I enjoy reading your blog and eyeballing your creatios!
Susan in NC
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I found your blog a few months ago and you always have wonderful quilts and fabrics to drool over:)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Shirley said...

Oh my goodness . . . how can you possibly give away your Verna quilt? Please, please, please let me win!!! I would like a tutorial on how to start something and actually keep working on it until it is finished! Seriously, I have not done any applique and that would be great (not that I'll finish it) and also a tutorial on piecing backs would be great and hints on how to get it lined up straight to the front.

Congratulations on your two year anniversary. My morning doesn't start without a quick peak to see what you've posted.

karen said...

What a lovely give a way. I am a fairly new quilter and I would love more tutorials on machine quilting. Thanks for your generosity!!!

Kathy said...

Happy Blogaversary,
I love all the quilty goodness you share and I would love to know your secret on getting so many projects done so quickly!
The giveaway is awesome!!!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!!!

Laura T said...

Congrats on 2 years! I love reading your blog and getting lots of inspiration. Would love a tutorial on piecing an y seams like for a lone star quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your give-a-way!
Laura T

Michele said...

love that fig tree pattern too. I'm a newbie quilter and the two things i struggle with the most are cutting and free motion quilting. would love to see a tutorial on either one! thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Kara said...

How about squaring up large piece of fabric for backing? I just can't seem to make my backs square!? Am I alone in this? BTW...I've now made three Verna Piece of Cake quilts, all inspired by yours, I just loved it!

**nicke... said...

what a fun giveaway! happy 2 year blogiversary to you!

i would love to see more about hexagons... i am so in love with them but also secretly terrified of them! i am saving for a go cutter... maybe then they wont be so frightening!

Jeane said...

I really enjoy your blog...you offer so much inspiration.
I would love a tutorial on putting zippers into little bags.
Jeane

Melissa Corry said...

I would love to learn more about different types of appliqué.

Congrats on 2 years!

deserae said...

Great giveaway! I would like to learn more about machine applique. :)

CherrySprinkle said...

I love the vanilla & blooms pattern! and happy 2nd blog anniversary! :D I too would like some tutorials on machine applique, do's and don'ts. :)

Trish said...

Happy Blog-aversary! I would love to win one of your wonderful give-aways!
Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Trish said...

Happy Blog-aversary! I would love to win one of your wonderful give-aways!
Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Bree said...

Happy Blogaversary! I'd love to see tutorials on paper piecing. No matter how many I read, I can't see to master it!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I LOVE the Verna Quilt!!!

Heather said...

Congrats on making it this long!!! What lovely giveaways.

NorahS said...

Fun giveaway! Congrats on 2 years. Wowsa!!! I would like to see info on paper piecing. I need all the help I can get!

Katie B. said...

Excellent giveaway! Congrats on the milestone. I'd love to see how you cut fabric accurately. I feel like there must be a better way than the way I do it!

susanlr said...

Congratulations on 2 years-that is an accomplishment.
I enjoy all of your beautiful quilts but your newest is exceptional. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

Erin M. said...

How to get motivated to be more exact in my piecing.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Vesuviusmama said...

My biggest challenge is the actual quilting, and choosing what pattern to use in what space. I read about it and read about it and still feel so uncertain when it is time to take those first stitches. Any guidance there would be great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway :-)

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love that fabric you ordered, thanks...I will have to keep my eyes peeled for it. I love that bag pattern, too! CUTE.

:) My biggest challenge is knowing which way to iron. I seem to mess that up a lot.

Mean Mama said...

How beautiful...I love the Fig Tree fabrics. Can't wait to see the applique that goes on your quilt. My favorite quilting marries applique with piecing.

Sally said...

Love your blog-you make so many cute things. I want to learn to make the english paper piecing hexagons. I have seen some of the blocks and love them but have never tried to make them.

Sally said...

Love your blog-you make so many cute things. I want to learn to make the english paper piecing hexagons. I have seen some of the blocks and love them but have never tried to make them.

Sandy said...

I love the Vanilla Blooms quilt. Can't wait to see it with the appliques!=)

Mariliz said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I would love to see tutorials on free motion quilting.

Jona said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I would really like to see something on how you combine your fabric. Often, I just buy one piece out of a collection and it is kind of hard to combine it with other fabric.

julieQ said...

First of all, what a beautiful quilt top! I need color design...I am dreadful at picking out fabrics to go together...so I do scrappy and pick all of them!

tong said...

Happy 2 years! That's a beautiful new quilt!! I'd love to learn more about free motion quilting.

bobbie23nc said...

My applique could certainly use some good tips. Can't wait to see your "Vanilla & Blooms" finished. I too love Meadowsweet and Meadowsweet 2 can't get here fast enough for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

victoriamiller said...

Congratulations on two years!
I am always interested in how folks are inspired and what results from that inspiration.

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