Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend Sewing and Reading


This weekend I've been sewing with Breakfast at Tiffany's...one of my favorite Fig Tree lines.  I just love the blues and browns in this line...and the colors just say "fall is here" to me!


This is Joanna's pattern "Vanilla & Blooms," the "Vanilla Cakes" version--I've been wanting to try out this version since starting the "Vanilla & Blooms" quilt earlier this summer (I still need to finish my Vanilla & Blooms quilt...have a bit more applique' to finish on it). Also, I almost made this "Vanilla Cakes" version with Bliss...I think the fun style of the fabric would look great in this pattern.



It's just amazing to me that these two quilts are the same pattern...a simple reversal of the darks and lights creates two very different quilts (this photo is from before I started working on the applique' flowers). I really don't know which version I like better...I'll have to decide when both are quilted and finished.



And this is what I spent time reading this weekend...(Quiltmania and American Patchwork and Quilting are my two favorite quilting magazines)...and Camille's new book, Simplify with Camille Roskelley: Quilts for the Modern Home (Stash Books) . I pre-ordered Camille's book back in April, and it arrived at my house on Friday! I knew there would be great photography and that the book would be written in the same fun style as Camille's blog, but I didn't realize there would be so many great patterns and projects included in the book. There are actually 13 different projects--pillows, a table topper, and quilts of several different sizes. I can see myself making every single project...so this in an incredible value to have so many ideas in one book.  Also, there are great tips and hints for beginners (and more experienced quilters, too) in the front of the book.  The icing on the cake is the fun quotes that are sprinkled throughout; this is definitely a book you'll want to add to your quilting library!

 I'm hoping to really work on some works in progress and get them finished up this week...also, I have lots of e-mails to reply to in my in-box...that's on the list for first thing this morning!

42 comments:

Stephanie said...

I always love seeing what you're working on. Pretty fabrics, pretty patterns. Thanks for the book review.

Martha said...

I love, love, love the new quilt. I can't wait to see this quilt finished. I have also bought some "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Sherri...how pretty B.T. is ...and your creative design brings out the very best in it...and that my dear never surprises me...you have a delicate style, it is never too bold, or too cute, just perfect...Gosh I sound like Goldilocks..but I have red hair wink..blessings msamm

Sharon said...

Your quilt is turning out nicely...Love this line of fabric. It certainly will make a great fall quilt, or anytime quilt!

Jenny said...

what a gorgeous quilts! perfect fabric/pattern combo!

im waiting for my library to get Camille's book in circulation!!

Rene' said...

Sherri, this pattern is lovely! I really like these blocks...they almost look rounded on the four corners. I need to add this to my list. Happy reading and emailing!

Melody said...

It is really interesting to see how different the two quilts look. Both are beautiful. I love seeing your work, thanks for sharing

teresamnj said...

Really pretty! I think I'm going to have to get that pattern.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilts and patterns.
I enjoy reading my quilting magazines, though most of mine are older ones.

Debbie

Nedra said...

I really love that pattern. Looks like a great way to use up scraps.
And the two quilts really don't look like the same version.
I vote for version #1

Terriaw said...

These quilts are both beautiful! Love those soft colors. I was staring that them wondering if they were the same pattern, and then I kept reading and found out they are. Very cool to switch the placement of the lights and darks. Looks like you've got some great inspiration with those magazines. Always fun to have new quilting and sewing magazines.

Simone de Klerk said...

Unbelievable, that those two quilts are from the same pattern! I love them.
I'll have to get a look at Rosalie's book.

Darlene said...

What a delightful pattern, Sherri.

Awesome review of Camille's new book - thank you!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hi Sherri!

I agree-you can never go wrong with Fig Tree! It's a classic just like the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Thanks for sharing,
Stefanie

Thelma said...

That pattern has two personalities, thanks so much for showing them both...I couldn't pick a favorite, good thing you made them both.

I have a fat eights bundle of Breakfast at Tiffany's setting in my sewing room...it's so cute, I'm not sure I can untie it!

Becky said...

That is so neat to see how different the pattern can be with the reversal of fabrics! Will be cool to see it when it's complete.

mascanlon said...

Goodness both versions of that quilt are on my list, planned for after the holiday sewing season is over (at Thanksgiving I hope!) and I am waiting for Camille's book to arrive in a day or two, I saw her on TQS and she was a kick!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh two more beauties! I love how it changes by reversing the dark's and lights~ and I love Fig Tree fabrics! Great job! Have a happy day!

Thimbleanna said...

I looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Quilting and new quilt books to read -- what could be better???

Deb said...

Love the new quilt, it's beautiful!

Carol said...

Love both of the quilts...I never would have guessed they were the same pattern, just reversed...amazing. Thank you for the review of the book. Sounds like I must have it!

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh I love Breakfast with Tiffanys! and that book looks great, a must have, thanks for reviewing it for us!

Vickie E said...

love your fabric choices :) beautiful quilts.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just beautiful.....

Cardygirl said...

Great quilts ! Amazing the difference colour placement can make.

trish said...

What a beautiful weekend. :o) Your quilts are just gorgeous. Isn't it sweet, the different names the designers put on their fabrics?! ;o) I love it!
Have a great week.
Sincerely - Trish

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Oh, Sherri-- More beautiful quilts! You are amazing!

Sue said...

Beautiful quilts ! Just love your choice of fabrics !

Sandy said...

Those two quilts are amazing. I really had to look hard and yes, they are the same pattern! I may need to get that one.

Vicki ♥ said...

Wow Sherri....the quilts are stunning and I love how you have changed them by doing the different colour ways. Amazing! Love them both :)

Patty said...

It amazing how the same quilt design can look so different just by changing fabrics. They are both very pretty.

Jackie said...

Completely different looks for the same pattern! Love them both. Can't wait to see the finished quilts.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

I love those quilts, funny how different they look! Can't wait to see both finished. And it looks like you had some wonderful weekend reading!

Jen said...

That's a fantastic pattern! I can't believe the difference between those two quilts, wow!

Rhonda said...

love your quilt!

I just got Camille's book today and can't wait to start making some of the goodies inside it.

Betty said...

I have that pattern and fabric also. But the problem is that I also have Pure, Bliss, and Luna Notte and haven't been able to make a decision. Yours are so pretty.

Camille said...

Sherri, you are just so sweet! Thank you so much!

Megan said...

I'm using "Breakfast at Tiffany's" for a baby quilt and I'm really loving the colors.
Beautiful quilt!!!

an encourager said...

Those are beautiful! So cool how it the flowers are made.

KTMae said...

That is a scrumptious piece. Both combinations are wonderful.

Abby said...

Love how different those 2 quilts look. Question about Camille's book, is it new patterns? I haven't heard or seen any sneak peeks about what is in the book. Any details you can give?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh I love them. Vanilla and blooms is a great great pattern.

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