Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall Market Sewing Part 1

First...thanks so much to everyone who completed a Paganini quilt top for our parade; to see the list of winners and prizes, go here.

 I was able to do some sewing for International Quilt Market this fall and would like to share some of the projects I've had to keep "under wraps" for awhile!  I made 4 quilts and 2 bags for the Fig Tree and Company booth...and the only pictures I managed to take before sending them off are the two above.  Luckily, I had a friend send me some great pictures of Joanna's booth--and her pictures captured all of my projects!


The quilt hanging on the wall and the two versions on the table are the three different versions of Joanna's new pattern "Nooks and Crannies."  I made the version on the wall with Buttercup and the version in the front on the table using Breakfast at Tiffany's.  This is a really fun, easy pattern to work with and would be cute in novelty fabrics for a child's room. You can find this pattern here.

 I was also able to sew two versions of "Petit Fours," the beautiful basket quilt above on the wall in Buttercup and the stunning red and green version in the front (the red and green quilt was made with a variety of reds and greens from past Fig Tree collections).  I love basket quilts, and this is now my favorite basket quilt pattern.  You know you love a pattern when you've made two and are already planning to make a third. You can find this pattern here. Joanna has some gorgeous close-up photos of this quilt on her recent blog post, "Home from Quilt Market." The Buttercup version was a less than 48-hour project for me...but I really have to give kudos to my husband who handled everything at home so I could get it finished in time for market!

Also in this photo you can see three bags hanging on the wall at the left.  This is Joanna's new bag pattern, "About Town Bag." It might just be my new favorite bag.  The size is great, the pattern is wonderful, and the results are so professional; plus, it's super easy and fast to construct--I made both of these bags one Saturday evening!
I have one more quilt market project to share...my quilt with Central Park for Kate Spain's booth...I'll share that soon!

One more thing...I got to spend the most amazing day yesterday sewing in Nedra's beautiful sewing room with Lori of Bee in my Bonnet and Jodi of Pleasant Home--it was so much fun sewing and chatting with these two extremely talented and inspiring women! I even got to see Lori's story board for her new line from Riley Blake, Sew Cherry---which is one amazing fabric collection (you can see it here)!

I'm hoping to get some ongoing projects finished up soon and really start working on my Christmas projects--how did it get to be the first week of November already?!  Have a wonderful weekend!

25 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for sharing your market projects Sherri! They are all beautiful.
And what fun to have a sewing day with Lori and Nedra! That room had some magic happening for sure.

Linda said...

Hi Sherri! What a huge honor! I'm so glad you got to share with us all your hard work! Booth pics are beautiful!

Béa said...

These new patterns and your work are really wonderful ! Hugs from France.

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Simone de Klerk said...

How very special, to have your projects presented on the famous market! Congratulations.
They are all beautiful!

Ellen said...

I love your quilts! It must be a great feeling, knowing that so many people could admire your work at the Quilt Market ;o)

Carol said...

Those quilts are absolutely beautiful...how you did that basket quilt in 48 hours is a mystery to me...your machine must have be smoking...LOL! What fun to spend the day at Nedra's...I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall.

The Farmer's Attic said...

Beautiful & inspiring!!!!!!!

Thank you for sharing!

Lucy

Nedra said...

Your work is stunning, as usual. Fig Tree is so lucky to have you as one of their quilters.
I was sad not to be able to spend some time with you when you came on Thursday. (House showings and all) The girls said they had a wonderful time!

Denise in PA said...

Sherri - what beautiful quilts! How lucky to get first crack at working with these great fabrics making these funs quilts - sounds like a dream job to me o:) Thanks so much for sharing. I really want to put Nooks & Crannies on my list. Can't wait to see more!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow, Sherri! Your projects are gorgeous, and your work (as always) is perfect. I'm in love with the baskets, too. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Deb said...

Wow! Everything that you made is just gorgeous. I don't know how you could have kept that all under wraps. I would have been giddy with excitement.

Nicole said...

Your work is fabulous Sheri! You must be so proud to see it displayed so beautifully at Market.

Darlene said...

Beautiful projects, Sherri. Joanna is very lucky to have you basically 'on call'. :-)

Darlene said...

Oops failed to mention to mention your fun day with other talented ladies. I hope you took pictures.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Great stuff, Kiddo! The pics didn't do them justice. It was great to be able to see them in person. I'm jealous about your trip to St. George! Wish I'd been there!

Madame Samm said...

HI Sherri...I certainly don't overlook your quilting talent. You are an inspiration to many of us. How lucky for Fig Tree to have you shine your brilliance on them.

Raegan said...

Beautiful!!

Michele said...

What great projects! I just started my own blog and I'm looking forward participating in Le Petite and other great quilt alongs! I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your sewing for Market. You have been busy!

Terriaw said...

How wonderful that must be to see your quilts hanging in a booth at Market! They look so beautiful! I really love that Buttercup version on the wall.

Thelma said...

Beautiful booth, lovely quilts, but that Petit Fours pattern, adorable! I"m curious about the basket handles, applique or pieced?

I'm with you on how could it possibly be November, didn't I just get the Christmas decorations packed up, it could not be time to get them back out!

Great Job Sherri!

Mama Pea said...

Great quilts! That would be fun to make quilts for designers' booths. Way to go!

Diane said...

Wow! Those project you did for market are amazing. I don't know where you get the time and the work is beautiful!

Sinta Renee said...

I have been seeing those Market photos and drooling over the quilts! To say you were busy is quite an understatement! Holy Cow! I love those quilts, so adorable... and the basket one has my heart!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow it's all just beautiful! I really love the red and green baskets. And what a fun sewing day you must have had...that sew cherry is on my wish list!!!

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