Saturday, July 9, 2011

Today...


Thanks so much for all the nice comments on the progress of this quilt--I'm happy to say I got the borders on and will be piecing the back and making the binding today (I have a new resolution to make every single binding right as I finish each quilt top)!  I love that this quilt is the perfect combination of whimsy and sophistication.  The fabric I chose for the border is one of my favorite 12 Days of Christmas fabrics. Plus, I was lucky to find it at 50% off a little while ago!

I have  a busy day planned for today--the first item of business is to clean my sewing room--it's a disaster area, really.  Then, to reward myself for cleaning, I hope to stitch together a couple of quilt backs and make a binding.  I'm hoping to also cut out a couple of new projects,  and then I have two quilts with binding ready to be hand-stitched if there is any time left over.  It seems that once July rolls around I'm always in the mood to work on things that need finishing up--because I'm eager to start projects for fall and Christmas about then!

Oh, and congratulations to Nedra who will be receiving the "Fit to be Quarter" ruler from Monique!  Have a great day!


29 comments:

Chocolate Cat said...

Looks great all together. Hope you get everything on your long list achieved!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt. So festive.

Darlis

Michele said...

The quilt looks wonderful! Great border fabric! Congratulations to Nedra :-) Can you really get all of that done in one day? Very impressive!!!

Sharon said...

I'm the same, it just seems to make that last few steps easier to get to once the quilt is quilted. This is a wonderful quilt.

Sara said...

Very beautiful. Perfect fabric choice.

LynCC said...

Wow! *Love* the border choice. Looks super terrific.

Julia said...

Love your quilt! Great choice for your border.

Tracy said...

Beautiful quilt!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

It's fabulous girlfriend!
xx, shell

Kate said...

Looks great!

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt, love the fabric choice, well done.
Happy stitching, Michelle.

naoko said...

Great quilt! Beautiful colors,right right,your border fabric is so good ,love it!

Karen said...

I sometimes make binding and wrap it around a paper towel roll. Then forget which quilt it goes to. I am going to attach a note to it for identification in the future. You are making a wonderful Christmas quilt.

Shannon said...

I love how you sashed your quilt with the white on white. It looks so great. That border just adds to the lighness of the quilt! Very pretty!

Linda said...

It's a great quilt, Sherri! Now I'll challenge you to try this binding method: http://flourishingpalms.blogspot.com/2011/07/binding-snowflake-medallion.html

Have you ever done it like this?

Mary said...

Looking good. I need to get mine out and work on it. I love all the patterns!!

Mar said...

very nice work!! congratulations!!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful finish!!! I love how you put the blocks together with the white. It lets them all come out so well.

Pat said...

I love the Christmas quilt. Good luck on the cleaning of the sewing room and getting all the other things on your to do list done.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Such a great Christmas quilt! I've enjoyed watching this one grow.

Making the binding right away is a good idea. When your quilt come back from the quilter, you'll be ready to go!

Thelma said...

Sherri, that Christmas quilt is amazing, going with the background fabric for the sashing was the way to go, it really puts the emphasis on those adorable blocks, which is the way it should be.

Wow, good luck with that To Do list for today!

Material Girls said...

I love it! I try to make my binding too, I have been known to put it somewhere safe and then I can't find it.
Love the quilt!
Nadine

James said...

I like your creativity..keep it up!

Carrie P. said...

Love it!

Heather F. said...

Such a beautiful christmas quilt. It inspires me to keep working on mine!

Stina said...

All I do... seems to be catching up on blogs... arrghhh.. but once getting the time I do love visiting yours.. love every singel picture I see.. the projects the colours and THANKS for the INSPIRATION!!! Long till I find myself happily sewing behind my machine!!! Start to long for it..:O)

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

it looks so fabulous, I started this quilt also, and it is sitting in my studio unfinished, just the inspiration I need to pull it out, thanks!!

Sinta Renee said...

Sherri your BOM is beeeautiful! OMGoodness! It looks so crisp and vintage, which equals goregous!

Z Any Mouse said...

I absolutely love your Christmas quilt! What is the pattern, and where can I find it? I saw something about a BOM, but still can't locate it. Thanks!

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