Monday, August 2, 2010

My "Summer's End" Quilt


I'm calling this quilt Summer's End...something about the colors just remind me of a summer getting ready to turn to fall.  I really heart this quilt and had a lot of fun putting it together (fabric Meadowsweet 2 by Sandi Henderson and pattern "June Bug" by Camille).  I can't wait to figure out the outer border and get it quilted.  I ordered two different outer border fabrics to audition; I also have to decide whether or not to put some of the applique's in the border as well (there are several in the border on the pattern)...I might need to make them out of the background fabric so I'll have enough contrast...so I have a few more decisions to make on this quilt!

And speaking of decisions...I have the winners from my giveaway. I appreciated reading all of the comments and feedback on what you'd like to see posted...thanks so much for the great ideas.  I really wish Blogger's comments were numbered...it's kind of hard on the eyes to count and count again...but here are the four winners in the order they were drawn... Luv 2 Create, Terriaw, Victoria Miller, and Laurie...congrats to all of you! I'll be e-mailing you in order to get your prize choices. Hope you have a wonderful day!

39 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That is one pretty quilt!! I love the fabrics!

Congratulations to the winners.

julia said...

Hi Sherri!
Oh, you're awesome - your Meadowsweet Bug is great! I'm sure you'll find the perfect border.
Loved your last post - it's so much fun to follow your process...
I once added the css to have my comments numbered...can't find the tutorial I used but maybe this one helps (for next time's giveaway ;o) ):
http://www.bloggersentral.com/2009/07/numbering-comments-in-blogger.html

Hugs, Julia

P.S.: Congrats to the winners *snif snif* ;o)

traceyjay said...

it's gorgeous! gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. :)

Stephanie said...

Pretty. Wow you work fast! Congratulations to the lucky winners. I think there is a way to add numbered comments to blogger but I don't know for sure. I'll need to check. Wonder where I learned this from???

Darlene said...

It's beautiful, Sherri!

Congrats to the winners :-(

Laurie said...

You made my day!! I am sitting here with a big ole smile on my face - thank you so much Sherri!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

LOVE your quilt...so pretty in those fabrics!

And thanks for choosing my name...I sent a reply to your email!

Congrats to the other winners :)

Sue said...

Oh I really love that quilt and the fabrics and I think your name for it is perfect!
It's gorgeous!

passingdowncrazy said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do with the borders!

Quilt Hollow said...

Another gorgeous quilt coming from your heart and hands.

Susan said...

Your quilt is beautiful with those fabrics! You've been busy lately!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love this so much! The fabrics are so gorgeous.

Terriaw said...

This quilt is so gorgeous! I love the combination of applique blocks with the strip/rail fence blocks. Can't wait to see what you decide for the borders. Great name for it too, btw. Congrats to your winners - such fabulous prizes!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri you quilt is just so gorgoeus, love the fabric....so fresh....

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's working it's way into being another fabulous quilt Sherri! So fun to make it your own with the finishing touches.
Congrats to the winners.

Nedra said...

Summer's End is a perfect name. And it's what we are experiencing even though it's still over 100+ degrees outside. Do you know that school starts here next week?

SheilaC said...

Congrats to the winners!

I love those fabrics!! SO pretty and the name Summer's End is perfect.

Can't wait to see your border choices
I always have trouble deciding on those!

SHeilaC

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Beautiful!

Mary L. said...

Love it!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful quilt, Sherri and I love the name you gave to it.
Thank you for showing us how to appliqué the shapes in a previous post!

Maree: said...

Love the Fabrics & Design on this one...it does have that Summer Look about It..
cheers

sewmeow said...

It's beautiful!

Katie said...

Wow! Beautiful! Love it!

Miss Nancy said...

Love it! It looks like summer. Well done!

Have a super great sewing day.

Carol said...

Sherri it is spectacular! You are so quick!

sincerely yours said...

Your quilt has turned out lovely so far; can't believe how fast you are! Congratulations on the winners of your giveaway...I can imagine the smiles they're wearing.

Homer and Queen said...

you seriously depress me...

Becca said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I am new to quilting, but I found your blog and love it for the inspiration and tips!

凱v胡倫 said...

Look before you leap.................................................

Lucy said...

This is simply beautiful. The fabrics remind me of a fruit salad or parfait. What a stunning stunning table cloth this would make. :-) I'm really eager to see how you quilt this.

Thimbleanna said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt -- I love the peek at the blocks.

As for numbering comments, I seem to remember that if I do a cut and paste of my comments into MS Word, they will be numbered? Anyway, it's something like that, you might need to experiment a little.

Siobhan said...

What a beautiful quilt, a tangible memory of Summer 2010. :) Love it! Congratulations tot he winners. I am behind on my commenting, but wanted to say thanks for the applique tutorial. I haven't tried to do applique yet on my machine, and my handwork is usually dedicated to my cross stitch and hexagon piecing. I definitely want to try it! When you asked about what people wanted to read about on your blog, I should have added to my answer that I'd love to see how you decorate with your quilts. You have such fantastic taste in quilt fabrics and patterns, that I'd love to see how you use them in your home. I can imagine that your house must be a quilty masterpiece! ;)

fiberdoodles said...

It's beautiful! I love it!!

Rene' said...

Congratulations to the winners!!! Sherri, you picked a great nme for this quilt. The colors, fabric and pattern are fabulous together. Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt this and which border fabric you choose.

reddoorquilting said...

I sent my photo yesterday morning for the Schnibble-Joy Luck.
Am anxious to get to work on this last one. Thanks for all the work you have done to make this a 'fun and exciting year'. I really have enjoyed your blog and your Plan C is wonderful.
Edith

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous quilt...love the name too, perfect match for the colours!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt. Lovely pattern and materials. Great job.

Stephanie said...

I love this one too! I am loving your stuff. Steph

elliefpw said...

LOVE your site! And all that goes with it. I cannot throw away hardly a crumb! The little ones I keep in a bag by themselves. The really great scraps (!) are sorted by color. This sometimes becomes confused when I'm using them (should this print be in the yellows or the oranges?). But no matter - it is just FUN to revisit them all and recall the joy of the project.

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