Friday, October 22, 2010

What a Week!


My Fall 2010 market sewing is officially finished--for the second time! Well, let me explain. Monday morning I shipped off my final market project (or so I thought); later that afternoon I received an e-mail...could I make one more quilt and have it back by Friday?! The quilt was one I'd made earlier this fall in another colorway; however, it involved applique', and I just wasn't sure I could do it!  My husband took over most of the household stuff (cooking, car pools) so I could sew, sew, sew! And yesterday I was able to overnight the finished quilt less than 48 hours after it arrived. So that was pretty much my week along with my son's Junior Varsity football game and working in the snack bar tonight for the Varsity game!

Today I was lucky enough to find binding fabric for my American Jane Snippets quilt--(one of these days I will learn to buy binding when I start a project--seems as if I'm endlessly trying to find bindings for older projects)! I found the perfect binding in another American Jane line, Happy Camper--I'll be binding this soon, for sure!



And, my search for all 45 Flea Market Fancy prints is nearly over--I have 44 of them.  The grey print on top was the final piece I collected.  I'm so thankful to everyone who swapped or sent me swatches (and sometimes bigger pieces) of these fabrics.



I'm still missing one print (the other green bubble dot print), but I've pretty much decided to start my project without it...maybe I can leave a space for it in case I'm ever able to find it.

Oh...and you're probably wondering about the winner for my box of scraps giveaway--I used the random number generator which chose #266--Jessica!  Congratulations Jessica...I'll send you an email to get your address so I can get those scraps in the mail!



24 comments:

fiberdoodles said...

Oh my, there is nothing quit like quilting under pressure is there. So glad you made your deadline and what a sweet hubby you have. Enjoy your weekend and hopefully some rest ;0)

Cheryll said...

The Flea Market fabric's wonderful isn't it! Good work on finishing the quilt sooo FaSt too!!
:)

Jan Marie said...

WHOA! talk about fast. I am very impressed. I can't wait to see all your projects. Will you be able to post them?

Carol said...

Sherri you are amazing...quilting with a deadline gets it done every time...your machine must have been smoking! Now you can sew for fun! ENJOY!

Jackie said...

I can't imagine making a quilt in a couple of days! Amazing!

I'm late to the FMF ball but I'm slowly managing to find snippets here and there. Some are literally snippets!

Tiffany said...

Im not sure what FMF print you are looking for but I wondering if it is in this charm pack set I saw on Etsy? http://www.etsy.com/listing/59720758/44-fmf-charms?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=Flea+Market+Fancy+&ga_search_type=supplies&ga_page=3&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Bless your heart! Been there, done that. So now relax and enjoy the weekend. Still loving those hexies!!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

congrats on getting the quilt done so fast!!! don't you feel such a sense of accomplishment when you get it done in a short time & didn't know if you'd make your deadline!!

Karen said...

I'm exhausted just thinking about that turn-around! Talk about quilting under pressure. Congrats to you for a job well done. Love the little hexagons- what a great fabric line to make them in!
Karen

Denise in PA said...

Whew, I'm exhausted just thinking about all that work in such a short amount of time! I was almost going to be in the same predicament. Have a baby quilt to do for a shower and the fabric wasn't going to come in until about a week or so prior. But, now I find the fabric won't be in until after the shower, so she'll get an IOU and I won't be tearing my hair out!

I know I say this every time someone brings up Flea Market Fancy - but they really have to reprint that line!!! I only have two measly FQs (that I paid a fortune for thinking I was getting a yard of each)!

Thimbleanna said...

What a sweetie you are to whip out a quilt on such short notice! Love those little hexagons -- I'll bet one of right here has your missing fabric in their stash and they just don't know it!

Nedra said...

You are so nice to rush for another's deadline. Most of the time that is what Market is all about.
It was great seeing you yesterday.

Terriaw said...

Congrats to you for finished all your market sewing. And congrats for having quilts go to market! That must be very exciting. Do you get to go to market? Love your FMF hexagons! How fun that you were able to find pieces of each print.

Shannon said...

What a busy week for you. Those FMF hexies are so cute. If I had any I would send you some. Good luck on your hunt!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow! That's some speedy sewing! Can't wait to see what you're working on.

I love your FMF hexagons! I'll be on the lookout for the missing piece.

Darlene said...

I have one more Market rush job to do and then I'll be done, too. Nice that you were able to help out at the last minute - it's really appreciated. :-)

Love your hexies!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Can't wait to see the full Snippets - it looks beautiful. I know what you mean about waiting to get the binding fabric. And congratulations on another market finish - whew! Your FMF hexies are so cute Sherri!

John'aLee said...

Girlie...you've been busy. I'm sure it is a load off of you to have it all done.
Love your hexie's.

Andee said...

I love the little hexies! I am doing the same thing with Flea Market Fancy and the most current line (Hope Valley ?) I am on the lookout for more because I don't have all of it, but I will be happy just the same. This fabric just looks great with hexies!

Melody said...

Gorgeous work. Well done for finishing the last minute quilt.

Mama Pea said...

I love the hexies. If I had the fabric you needed, I would send it. Sorry! Way to go on that other quilt. You are amazing!

Carrie P. said...

48 hours. you go girl!
congrats to Jessica!

Diane said...

Love your Hexies! So funny that you were missing snippets binding... I have been searching for backing for a snippets quilt for what seems like forever!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It will be fun to show our market projects....very soon.