Saturday, July 17, 2010

What Do You Do in the Summertime?



I've been doing a little sewing...staying out of the heat for sure!  I've got my Pint-Sized Wild Thing pieced together...once again just waiting for yardage to come out in the fall so I can add borders.  It really is a fun quilt, and makes a terrific baby quilt or wall hanging!

I've also been catching up on my Jelly Roll Sampler...ten blocks finished now, and block eleven comes out soon!  I really have enjoyed this quilt and can't wait to see it all come together.

Block 8  by Judi...super fun to make...



Another fun and easy block (the easiest yet), block 9 by Toby Lischko...
And block ten, Kari's block, is a favorite! It's really been fun to do a quilt-along where the blocks are released just a couple of weeks apart...long enough to get them finished and quick enough to get the quilt done rather quickly!


I've been doing a little summer reading too...I absolutely loved Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution.  Actually, I read it twice, cover to cover, the day I received it.  First I went through and looked at all of the wonderful vintage artwork and fun projects.  Later that evening I read the book cover to cover.  I really enjoyed reading and learning about the history of sewing in modern times and loved all of the interesting tidbits and trivia that were presented. Timelines throughout the book show the relationship between sewing and world events, and connections are made that I didn't even realize existed. There are fantastic interviews included too...my favorites were the ones with Amy Butler and Kathy Miller...both very inspirational women in the sewing world today.  The book discusses quilting along with sewing (and some of the fun projects are quilting ones) and is a terrific read for anyone who loves the sewing arts! As a side note...Country Home is back with a fantastic summer issue and one of the highlights is an article on the home of Denyse Schmidt...of course there is some Flea Market Fancy in the photos!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


29 comments:

Dianne said...

You've been very productive! I'm very behind on those blocks...like hmmm...I've only done the first three! YIKES :)

Cardygirl said...

That tiny wild thing packs a huge wallop...just gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Sherri,

I love your blocks for the Jelly roll sampler. What fabric are you using? I am enjoying making these and love the fact that I can keep up!

Carol said...

Your Jelly Roll Sampler is sooooo pretty...it really has been a fun one to do...no stress. Your Pint Size Wild Thing is out of this world.

Terry said...

Love your jelly roll blocks. That fabric is so pretty! I stopped at nine blocks and finished mine early.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wild Thing is absolutely adorable! Such a fun and happy quilt. Love the way your sampler blocks look, too. That will look so nice when it's all put together. Can't wait to see it.

Denise in PA said...

Wild Thing looks great all together! I love your JRS blocks - not sure how mine are going to look once together, but we'll see! That books looks like such fun - I think I'm going to put it on my Amazon list. They seriously need to re-release Flea Market Fancy. I only have two precious fat quarters from the line that I can't bring myself to use - LOL!

Karen said...

I am not participating in the jelly roll project but it is certainly interesting seeing the blocks that have been created.

Siobhan said...

Pint sized Wild Thing is adorable!! Super cute. I love the jelly roll blocks, too.

Thanks for the tip on Country Home! I am a magazine junkie and thought I could resist the issue when I very briefly flipped through it... I see I'll be running out to buy it today! ;)

Have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

Your pint sized Wild Thing is very sweet.

I'm not doing the Jelly Roll sampler quilt but I've seen some lovely blocks such as yours. It's going to be a beautiful quilt, Sherri.

Need to find the Country Home issue and that book sounds very interesting.

Nedra said...

Love the pint sized wild things. I saw the pattern yesterday when I was at QW, along with the larger version.
This is the first I've seen the Retro book. Looks wonderful!

Quilt Hollow said...

Pint Size Wild Thing...oh so FUN!! Liking that one!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your Pint Size Sherri! I need to make one of those.
Your JRQA blocks are looking very pretty - they are going to make a great quilt.

Rae Ann said...

Okay Sherri... You have inspired me and I am going to start quilting away today if it kills me! I love the Pint-Sized Wild Thing and the fabric that you are using. GORGEOUS!

Vania said...

lovely ..all the blocks and the fabrics too.
vania

Karen said...

Love the work you have been doing. You have been a busy bee.

Lorraine said...

Sounds like a great way to keep out of the heat.....It's mid winter here and I am finding ways to stay out of the cold.....love the look of the Sew Retro book!

Penny said...

I have been eyeing that Wild Things pattern. Yours is so wonderful. Staying inside and sewing is a very sane thing to do.

SheilaC said...

Your blocks look great, I love that fabric :)

SheilaC

Thimbleanna said...

Love that little Wild Thing -- it's cute as can be. Thanks for the info on the book -- it looks really interesting!

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Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri....Wild Thing is just stunning.....love the blocks you are on a roll...

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Sherri, boy are you every so productive, I love block 8 - my fav on your post but the Wild Thing Sampler is first on my list for this blog post!! I would love that hanging on my walls...
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Sherri, you are such an inspiration and i am inspired by you to be as productive! I am loving all your quilt blocks! The sew retro sounds amazing! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Carrie P. said...

You have gotten a lot done in just the last couple of days. All so pretty and even time to read a book, which looks like a fun read.

Terriaw said...

You have been catching up on a lot of projects! I'm still really loving your pint size wild thing quilt top. I also love those wonderful blocks in your jelly roll sampler. I'm hoping to make a sampler one of these days. Stay cool.

劉明倫劉明倫 said...

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Brenda said...

I have the last two blocks to make, then will be caught up. I love the looks of that book, will definitely have to look for it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh that book looks great. I'll have to look into it. You get so much done. Love your jelly roll blocks. I can't wait to sew mine together. I have 11 still to do. I may wait until 12 comes out to make it. Or not.