Thursday, August 12, 2010

Heat Wave...

Finally found the courage to cut into my little stash of Katie Jump Rope...made a few of my favorite blocks...flying geese!



And I'm working on filling up a whole bowl of hexies...



Sewing a little bit more with some Fresh Cottons goodness...


And...I've been doing a little reading! I love this fun quilt book that really is so much more--Stitched Together: Fresh Projects and Ideas for Group Quilting.  Even if you don't have a group quilting get-together to plan, this is a wonderful resource with ideas, recipes, and great quilting projects of all sizes ( I really want to make a wallhanging, table runner, and notebook cover from this book).


Some novel-reading going on here too...I've been a Sandra Dallas fan since reading The Persian Pickle Club a few years ago and recently read  Prayers for Sale (Reading Group Gold). Prayers for Sale is a great summer read--interesting characters, a story-line that you're immediately drawn to, and lots of talk of quilting! Well...back to sewing...it's too hot here to even think of going outside...have a great day!


26 comments:

Darlene said...

Adorable flying geese! Tumblers look great.

I'll have to find that book - sounds like a good read.

Simone de Klerk said...

I love the Fresh Cotton Goodness! And are those all different hexies in the bowl? It looks very pretty in there (o:
I just love the bright fabrics of Katie Jump Rope, combined with white.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

At a quick glance, I thought the flying geese were funky Christmas trees and I really liked them. But I like them as flying geese too! Love the hexies and the Fresh Cottons too!

MGM

Nancy in WI said...

I absolutely loved that book! When it first started out I had no clue it was going to be about quilting.
Nancy in WI

Cindy said...

I see a tumbler in there. Is that cut with the GO?

Terry said...

Love your geese and hexagons! I'm a Sandra Dallas fan too. I recently read her newest book Whiter Than Snow. Now I'm catching up on her older books too.

Sinta Renee said...

I have been wanting that book! I love your bowl o' hex's & flying geese... what are you going to do with those??? I wonder. I have that same FT project sitting on my table waiting for me.

Thimbleanna said...

Ahem. If I combine that last post with this post, I'm left with one conclusion.
You.
Do.
Drugs.
;-)

Maureen said...

Hi,
Love the fresh cottons tumblers. Is there a pattern for that?
Thanks,
Maureen

julia said...

Cute Geese...I'm looking forward to updates on these.
Great work on your tumblers.
I don't know yet if I want to make this quilt of the club...I wasn't in love with it when I saw it...hmmmm...maybe it's because of the pattern picture...the colors don't look the same as the real fabrics...
Have a fabulous weekend,
Julia

julieQ said...

Such pretty fabrics! I would hate to cut into those too...love your hexies, and that book is intriguing!

Jackie said...

Wow, one busy lady!! Love all the new projects, but I really appreciate the read recommendations. I am always looking out for a good read!

Sharon said...

I will look for the book as I loved Persian Pickle club. Have a great weekend!

call me crazy said...

Love your flying geese Sherri! And thanks for the book tips~ I'm always on the look out for good books. :-)

Nedra said...

What are you going to do with your hexagons? Do you have a particular pattern in mind, or will you just put them all together?

a little bit biased said...

The book by Jill Finley is great and I even got a little choked up reading the forward. She definitely has motivated me to start organizing a quilting retreat for the women in my family!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Sherri is bow down to you! You are a quilting machine :0)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the books. I have been eyeing them. I heard that New Mercies by Sandra Dallas is a good book!

XOXO,
Stefanie

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love the geese! Those hexies look very addicting!
Enjoy your reads!

Mary said...

Your flying geese look fabulous! Which method do you use? Your corners look just perfect.

And it sounds like a trip to the local library is in order.... I love to read and recommendations are always welcome! Thanks for the reviews.

Terriaw said...

I love Sandra Dallas! I haven't read this one yet, so I appreciate the good review. I adore your flying geese project! And those hexagons are fabulous. I'm about to try my first hexagon, so I love your inspiration.

Carol said...

Love those flying geese and the thimbles are so cute! I'll have to add that book to my list! Thanks!

Homer and Queen said...

I am going to have a baby so you can make me a quilt. Even if I am 52. No? Fine then, I will read that book. Do you ever sit still? Watch TV without doing anything else?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love that you have projects all over and still have time to read. I love to read. Also good for you to be able to cut into your Katie!! I have a ton that I want to make into a king quilt but still have no idea of a block! I hope it does not sit on my shelf forever!

Karen said...

Life is good - floating from one favorite project to another. How fun!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I got side tracked. My favorite part of quilting is watching the project evolve. Like half way through when you have enough blocks to put up and admire and dream of the direction it is headed. Your flying geese look like crazy christmas trees laid out like that. I also have Jill's book. We have a family retreat planned at my house for next month. She inspires me.

Nancy said...

I just finished Persian Pickle Club...I am so behind!! lol

I have Prayers For Sale on my wish list on paperbackswap..hoping someone lists it soon..

Love those flying geese...they look teeny tiny..