Thursday, June 9, 2011

Had To...


I walked into the sewing room this morning to do a little "stunt sewing," and this Flurry fat quarter bundle caught my eye.  I'll admit it...I have started thinking about Christmas "to do's."  Anyway, one thought led to another...


And now it seems I'm making two of these quilts (The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired).  Same blocks as yesterday...Flurry with a little 12 Days added in for good measure.

Oh, and congratulations to Jo who won the Dewberry Lane giveaway...I'll be sending you an e-mail!


28 comments:

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

You go Sherri! You'll be busy for sure :)

Dana said...

I love the Flurry blocks!!!

passingdowncrazy said...

You know that philosophy that says making two of the same quilt doesn't take much more time?

It's a lie!

I've fallen for it too!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Of course you had to! Love the blocks in Christmas fabric.

Carol T said...

Your Flurry blocks are so bright and pretty. I think this quilt will be really cute.

Lydia said...

It's looking great. Your quilts are gorgeous!
I'm your newest follower and loving it!

Kristyne said...

Ok, you did it. You made me want to do this project. I first read about it on Quilt Dad's blog yesterday and tried really hard to resist the urge to commit. But you just pushed me over the edge. Now I just have to settle on some fabric ...

Carol said...

Oh those blocks are soooooooooooo much fun!

Kristen said...

Here's an idea...after seeing yours yesterday I signed up for that quilt along and today I signed up for another one for the same quilt...should I make two or just post the same one on two different quilt alongs? Yours are beautiful and inspiring...might have to make 222 blocks. :)

karenfae said...

love the Christmas colors. After seeing your blocks and others on other blogs lately I dug out my Farmer's Wife book and will get started hand piecing blocks tomorrow.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nicole said...

This fabric collection is at the top of my MUST HAVE list!

Linda said...

Beautiful fabric!! Sometimes you just have to sew when that fabric calls your name!

Nancy D. said...

I've been avoiding this book and all the cute pictures various folks have posted, but now that I see your Flurry, I'm thinking I might have to try it.

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny! I'm going to start a new blog: The Twelve Step Program for the Farmer's Wife QA LOL!

Nedra said...

It's fun to see The Farmers Wife done in so many different color variations around blogland. It looks wonderufl in Christmas fabrics!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your fresh version of these blocks!!!
And what a lovely new Kate Spain line!

W. Latane Barton said...

love the colors, Sherri. Glad you got drawn into sewing on that fabric and look what happened.

Charity said...

I can see why you had to. The fabric and blocks have quite a pull on them.

Needled Mom said...

That will make a fabulous quilt!

Angela {fussycut} said...

I am so glad that you joined our quilt-a-long! I am amazed that you are doing two sets, good for you! They are both so so gorgeous, I don't know which one I am going to like more!!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Well, I went into Hobby Lobby yesterday and saw some Christmas stuff up already. I was kinda shocked to see the fourth of July stuff, but Christmas almost knocked me over. So you are probably right on time! I have the farmers wife quilt book, it is wonderful. Someday I hope to make a quilt from it. Maybe this winter? When I have more time . . . . sure, like that's ever going to happen, more time.
Julie

suemac said...

Ok. Now you did it. I just had to make another Farmer's Wife. I am using all floral fabrics. My husband loves floral fabrics so I have lots of fat quarters. I am trying to do all 111 this time rather than stop at the 50 I did last time.

Pat said...

It is never too early to start Christmas presents. I have started a Christmas quilt last week. I love the fabrics you have chosen.

Michele said...

Lovely sewing :-)

Stina said...

Have had such a lovely time catching up on your blog.. soooo much eyecandy...ALWAYS.. :o)
Have missed market totally so seeing all the pics from there was a bliss and to see all the new fabric lines to drool over and lovely patterns.. pheew.. a lot to add to the wish list..lol..
Cant wait until I get my APQ issue and look more closely on your bag.. it looks just like IT!! :o)

Brenda said...

Flurry is a beautiful line. Your blocks look great.

Carrie P. said...

Just as easy to make two as it is one. Both fabric lines are very pretty.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are sew on top of it!