Monday, August 9, 2010

Lists...

I've always loved to make lists...I have lists of works in progress, lists of things I want to make, and yes, I've even started my Christmas project list!  Sometimes, though, the lists get a little too long for my comfort level...and I need to finish up some things and check them off!  Saturday was that kind of a day...I set out to finish 10 works in progress...I only finished eight, but I feel a lot better!


My first finish was to bind my "Jelly Parfait" quilt...one of my favorite quilts ever!  Not only do I love this because it's a scrappy version (I used fabrics from 3 Fig Tree lines, Mill House Inn, Fresh Cottons, and Breakfast at Tiffany's), but I also love it because the quilting on it is stunning! Diana, who does all of the amazing quilting for Joanna did the long-arm work on this quilt (you can contact Diana about her quilting at QuiltedGrammy@aol.com).


I then set out to complete three bags...first was a Verna bag that I'd started awhile ago.  I usually make fabric handles but have been loving purse handles lately (you can find the purse handles here). You can sew them on by machine or by hand...I actually sewed mine on by hand using a double strand of matching quilting thread.



I also made a bag using Breakfast at Tiffany's...I love the rich colors of these fabrics...the combination of the blues and browns are my favorites! Again I used a purse handle, which I love!



Also finished up my end of summer bag using Meadowsweet 2.


(Another picture of the same bag...had to show both sides)!



Another finish was to sew the backing for my "June Bug" quilt using Meadowsweet 2 (no picture for the backing); I also got the borders on this quilt so it can be quilted.  I used a 2 1/2" border of the background fabric then added a 6 1/2" border of the daisy print fabric.


And while I was working with  Meadowsweet 2...I decided to finish up an apron...


I made it reversible with fabrics from the first Meadowsweet on the other side. So...one quilt bound, borders and backs on another, three bags and an apron...oh, and I sewed another quilt back (not pictured). With these finishes checked off--I think I'm going to start a few more projects--that's okay, right?!  Have a great day!


61 comments:

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I too love to make lists...sometimes think I like making list more than anything else!

You knocked off some great projects :)

Trisha said...

"I set out to finish 10 works in progress...I only finished eight."

Oh my gosh, Sherri! You are so amazing. It is so crazy how much you can get done in a day.

Yvette said...

That quilt on the top is STUNNING! Did you quilt it?

May I please have some of your energy. You got so much done! I love each and every purse.

Kim Walus said...

Wow! Look at you! I'm amazed with all that you've accomplished. It puts me to shame. lol. I will have to head downstairs to my craft room and get started on my list. It's a long list too!

I love every picture you took and the quilts and purses are amazingly cute and yes, the apron is twice as cute being that it's doublesided.

Bravo!!! Applause!!!

Sandy said...

This was an eye candy adventure! Lovely work, esp the quilt!!Sandy

Yvette said...

Can you tell me the name of the pattern for the last purse. I love it!

Cindy said...

I think everyone should take a "crack" at their list...if they have one. I know I've been steadfast on mine this month and I'm checking things off one by one with a big fat CHECKMARK.

You go, Sherri. I am looking at all your great photos - MORE than once because you're so inspiring.

And, the apron - well I am IN LOVE with it...both sides.

trish said...

Your sewing is all so beautiful. I adore your apron! I had to take a second look, since you mentioned it is reversible. And your purses ... precious!! :o)

I think I may have mentioned about my bartering button before, but if I can create something special for you, for Christmas gifts, I would be happy to do so. We can work out a little trade and you will have a beautiful gift for your list. :o) No pressure. :o)

I hope you are having a nice start to your week. :o)

Sincerely ~ Trish

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous quilting on Jelly Parfait. Love the leather handles. I do want to try them. Good to know about machine or hand sewing them in place.

Quilt Hollow said...

My list would be longer than Santa's so I keep just plowing along best I can.
Every one of your projects is wonderful! I applaud you!

fancystitching said...

WOW! That is a gorgeous quilt, and you got so much accomplished! Now... would you like to adopt some UFOs?

Kat

badlandsquilts said...

Wow! You are so productive... I actually updated my list last night and prioritized it so hopefully that keeps me on track! Everything is lovely!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I would make 10 lists a day if my quilts would turn out like your beauties! Sorry that you only managed to finish 8...send me the other two and I'll give it a go!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Amazing Sherri! You must have had a 24 hour sewing marathon to finish all of those projects. They are all perfect too! Great fabric, great patterns and great sewing!

Nancy said...

Wow! I'm very impressed. Love all you finished.

I love lists too. Sometimes I add things that I already did to a list so I can cross it off!

Cardygirl said...

That quilting is gorgeous...and so are your projects! All beautiful...you are so busy! I often use those bag handles...they give a great tailored look!

Carol said...

What an absolutely incredibly wonderful post...you got TONS done! You should be so proud of yourself. I'm a list maker too...my favorite part is using one of my many colored highlighters to draw big fat lines through my finished projects...makes me sooooooooo happy. Your quilt is just beautiful, your purses are wonderful and the apron has sent me over the top...LOVE it!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri you display of show and tell is stunning.....love the aprons...

Lisa M. said...

Congrats on getting so much done! Your quilt is beautiful! I would also like to know if you quilted it?

Kaaren said...

I'm out of breath just reading about your fantastic finishes, Sherri. Eight out of ten ain't too shabby.

WTG, gal!

The quilting is simply awesome. Wow!

Maree: said...

Wow!! what an Achievement in one day...wish I had your Energy..all your Projects are Gorgeous Especially the first Quilt..Love that Quilting.
cheers

Sinta Renee said...

I love your projects and especially that adorable apron! Wow, what a lot of accomplishments this weekend!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Sherri -- you've got some fabulous productivity going on there. I love all of your projects -- especially June Bug and Jelly Parfait!

Kate said...

LOVE your bags. You really have been busy!

Deanna said...

That is a crazy productive day. You must have fallen into bed feeling tired by exhilarated that night. Congratulations!

kpaints said...

Your work is just stunning, love all the color combos, just everything!!!

scraphappy said...

The quilting on Jelly Parfait is making me drool. What a stunning quilt. So glad you were able to finish up so many projects, sounds like the perfect time to start something new.

Maria said...

You are an amazingly productive. I just buy the fabric and look at it!!!

Lucy said...

Oh my -- all of these projects are wonderful and getting so many finished in 1 day is amazing.

BTW -- is the apron pattern one I could buy somewhere? Looks like a great gift idea for my MIL. Love the reversible idea.

Jackie said...

Now that is an amazingly productive day! Congrats on all your finishes, they are all just gorgeous!

call me crazy said...

Wow you were really on a roll! Great finishes! I love your scrappy Jelly Parfait! Yum! :-)

Sandra :) said...

8 finishes is incredible - those are gorgeous projects! I believe the "finish/make new ratio is 2 new for every 1 finished, is it not? ;)

I love list making too, but I've been known to list things that are already done, just so I can cross them off :D

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I know this has already been said several times but "I only finished 8" - oh my you are something else and all the projects are gorgeous!!

SheilaC said...

Only 8??? wOw, you are amazing!!

:)

SheilaC

Terriaw said...

I love to make lists too, and I try to keep them at a manageable length. I am so impressed you got EIGHT things done in ONE day! You're such a fast worker bee. I love your quilts and bags, especially that Verna bag. I have been having fun with some patchwork projects in the Meadowsweet 2 collection - love those prints! I need to spend a Saturday at your house to increase my productivity!!!

Nedra said...

What an impressive day! You always accomplish so much. I don't know how you do it!

Carol said...

I love your quilt, just beautiful and the quilting is awesome. And the totes and aprons, so impressive. Thanks so much for sharing photos with us. I'm not so good at lists, maybe I should it a try.

Janet said...

Wow - that's a lot of projects finished up and all so beautiful!! I just LOVE your Jelly Parfait quilt.

Michelle said...

Wow I wish I could finish 8 projects as fab looking as yours in a month!

kate spain said...

Amazing, Sherri! Just look at all your incredible creations! Must have been so satisfying to check them off your list, especially when they look so beautiful. I love lists, too...and have a 3ft x 5ft glass dry-erase board in my office dedicated to just that. Don't know how i'd remember anything without it! :)

Stina said...

Amazing Sherri.. and all do look fantastic!! Love the quilting on your new quilt.. wow.. one have to be lucky when someone can quilt like that.. :o))) And your bags.. just wonderful..:o)) Well done my friend!! :o)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are a MACHINE baby! Look at you. Lovely, all of them, beautiful and stunning. I'm always so proud of your bags.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

you rock!

great fabrics!

love it all!

becky

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Sherri, some lovely projects. Great bags!

a little bit biased said...

Yeah, I think we're all blown away right now. Congrats on all your finishes. They're all beautiful and I know that must feel wonderful to get some checked off your list. I was just telling my husband the same thing last night (that my stress level is always just a little high because I always have like 10 projects just stirring in the back of my mind. I really want to get some of my older one's finshed!) I guess a better way to say it is just that "I have more projects than I'm comfortable with!" :)

Carrie P. said...

You go girl!
Wow the quilting on your quilt is stunning.

belinda said...

PURE 'eye' candy girl...all of it! Lots of hard work showing there too!!!

Chocolate Cat said...

I'm exhausted just reading the list of what you achieved!!! The quilting on your 'Jelly Parfait' quilt is indeed stunning - wow!

mascanlon said...

Wow...can you send some of that energy this way! Love all the projects, i am starting a Fig tree pattern, Vanilla and Blooms using Breakfast and Tiffany and Fresh Cotton, maybe I'll track down some Millhouse or another early line to mix in too. And i finally broke down looking at all these went for Meadowsweet.

Madame Samm said...

Love your projects lists Sherry and that you complete them...I am afraid I don't make lists because I only ever have one thing on my to do list...Choose a project, do the project, complete the project and onto the next one...I just completed a 94 inch runner, hand quilted it in less than 2 weeks..now off to my next project, something PURE lol...just love your stamina, your sense of style...I need some of DAT...blessings ms

julia said...

Hi Sherri!
8 out of 10 is great! I love the quilting on 'Jelly Parfait', too. It's perfect for the quilt!
I know why you're in love with the handles ;o). I've spotted some red/white polka dot faux leather handles in an online quilt shop (in Germany) - I so have to try these for a bag for myself ;o).
Hugs, Julia

P.S.: I have given my first quilt to a longarmer so I've two questions, if you don't mind...a) how long did your longarm quilter need to quilt this custom quilted gem? b) how much did she charged you for this (I'm just curious to compare prices).

Diane said...

Love, love, love that meadowsweet quilt... just saying!

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Rae Ann said...

Okay Sherri ~ I am worn out just looking at all you get done. I keep saying that I want to grow up and be like you! I am off to make an attempt today.

I love ALL of the beutiful things that you have accomplished. Way to get those things off your list.
Love the apron BTW!

Micki said...

The fabric is just wonderful and i love your quilt and apron so much!
Micki

julieQ said...

I too am a listmaker, it helps me unpack my cluttered brain, LOL!! Very pretty aprons...but I have to say, my favorite part of this gorgeous post is the quilting on your quilt..WOW!

Sew Many Mamas said...

Your projects are so adorable! I usually only get to through the list making part. Then, I have so much fun making the list, I don't actually do anything ON the list. Congratulations!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

My head is spinning. You always get so much accomplished. Love your bags and the apron. And of course the Jelly Parfait quilt. It's definitely one of my favorites, too.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Bags and aprons....it doesn't get any better than that does it? I love them all....perfect.

bernie said...

Hi Sherri,

I love your lovely sewing! It's such an inspiration to me. Your choice colors and fabrics are wonderful!

I think someone asked this too: can you tell me where I can get the pattern for your Verna bag? Thank you!

B

Nancy said...

wow....I didn't even make dinner Saturday...lol

I think I need a list. Love the bags...