Sunday, November 6, 2011

Housework and Back to the Farm


I've been catching up on a little "house" work lately.  Probably not the kind I should be catching up on...but these "Full House" little houses have been so much fun to make!


I have all 18 houses finished and now just need to make my patchwork borders.




 And I'm still a Farmer's Wife, although I have no idea what week this is! I just finished up block #111, Wrench and block # 103, Whirlwind. I've got 50 blocks now in my Fig Tree version.



Love this block...


And this one, too!


And here are the same blocks in my Flurry Christmas version.  I only have 44 blocks for this quilt as of now.  I realized, though, that if I make just 6 more Christmas blocks, I'll have enough to put them together into a lap-sized quilt that might just even get quilted this year!


I think I'll work on finishing the Christmas version before I make any more Fig Tree blocks.


Although, I'm tempted to keep making these Christmas blocks...it's fun to have a bright colorway to work on!


My Gumdrops quilt just arrived home this week too...I couldn't wait to take a close up photo of the scrappy binding!


I really do love these colors!


And speaking of colors...this little bundle is on the cutting table right today. If I didn't have about a jillion Christmas gifts to start making I'd be sewing with this now!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


38 comments:

quiltingunleashed said...

Loving the little houses! I love both versions of your FMQAL blocks. The Flurry version will be adorable for the holidays :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Housework should always look like that (o:

Kathie said...

glad your quilt is home with you! I love those house blocks, I need to make them too!
Kathie

Lesley said...

Sherri, I love everything you do! Your color choices are always fun and bright and make me smile! The house blocks are particularly wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

That's the best kind of housework I can think of...your FW blocks are so wonderful...need to get back to those...thank you for the inspiration. Glad your quilt is back home with you!

Mommarock said...

Now you are talkin housework! Love that kind :)

Staci said...

So enjoyed all the beautiful colors on this post! Those little houses are darling! It will be such a cute quilt!
I love your FW blocks, so cheerful.

eva said...

I just LOVE your little houses! That´s really housework!

Needled Mom said...

I love the scrappy border AND the rest of the Gumdrops!

Ithink I might enjoy housework like that. ;-) Darling!

LynCC said...

Hey, hey! Now *that's* some housework I could LOVE! ;D

Nedra said...

Remind me the name of the pattern for the houses? Your fabrics are perfect for the quilt.
And I can never remember the week we are supposed to be on for FW either. I just keep making blocks and hope I'm caught up!

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said...

Love the houses!

And the Pezzy...I want it but don't know what I would do with it. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Darlene said...

I'm really enjoying your Farmer's Wife journey. The blocks are delightfully sweet.

I've been making lots and lots of little houses, too. They are very, very addicting. LOL

Gumdrops is home - woohoo!

Amy said...

Cute stuff. I sure do like the gumdrop quilt!

Anita said...

I love the house blocks. Can you please tell me the name of the pattern that you are using?

Nancy D. said...

Sweet! I love seeing your Farmer's Wife blocks. Someday I plan to start those - got the book, but that's as far as I've gotten. I really love the gumdrops too.

Lorri said...

Loved the house blocks! WOuld also like to have name of pattern. Gumdrops is wonderful, love the border. Your work always inspires me.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I love your kind of housework! So much fun! Thanks for the smile this morning!!
Julie

CJ said...

That Gumdrop quilt and its binding are YUMMY! Love all the colors!
Which fabric are you using for the houses?? It is going to be hard to resist those pezzy prints - maybe I should hold on to them for you while you do your Christmas sewing. ;)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Love your photo's! It looks like the best kind of 'housework' to me too! :-) Have a happy day!

Patti said...

Love everything but especially the quilt. How big are the little squares please? Sorry to ask you yet another question.

Patti xxx

Cardygirl said...

Love the Houses...love the Farmers Wives...love Gumdrop & adore that Pezzy Print! Lots of stuff to covet!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your little houses!!

Connie said...

Oh I still want to make some of those cute houses!! That bundle of fabric you got looks really neat and fun too!

Judy said...

I love all your Farmers Wife blocks and that gumdrop quilt is so sweet. Is there a pattern? And your houses are just wonderful. What a great post. You are amazing, just amazing.

Bari Jo said...

Love your quilt - I finally found a copy of the magazines with your quilt and your hexagon purse in them! I really enjoy your blog and am always inspired by your posts!!! I just finished making Jelly and Jam - and love all your recommendations! Now I want to do the house one... and whatever else you post next! It's been fun watching your Farmer's Wife blocks get done... I have about 9 done. Thanks for sharing!! :o) Bari Jo

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gum Drops is such a beautiful quilt Sherri - so happy!
And love the Pezzy!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

LOVE LOVE the gumdrops quilt, great idea for scraps! Plus I love the white with them

Sherry said...

Your blocks are gorgeous, as always! I just love those house blocks. Your gumdrops quilt is so pretty. I love a scrappy binding. Thanks for sharing!

notes of sincerity said...

You must be so happy to have your quilt home with you. :o) The binding is too cute. :o) Those house blocks are sweet. :o)

Carrie P. said...

You certainly do nice housework and you make a great farmer's wife. :)
Your quilt is beautiful as are all the blocks.

Karin said...

OMG Sherri! WHERE on earth did you get a bundle of the mono pez???? LOOOOVE! EEEEK!

suemac said...

New fabric is always exciting.

Thimbleanna said...

Aaack! You have the pezzy prints!!! I was hoping they'd have them at sample spree but nooooo. Can't wait to see what you make with them!

Michelle said...

Oh my what a gorgeous post!!! I love the houses... sew cute :O)

a little bit biased said...

i love houses!!! so cute! what pattern? love your new header by the way! have a good one sherri!

amber

PEGGY said...

My 2 BFF's and I got together on Saturday to do some quilting on the one gal's frame so I brought them each the new Sew Scrappy magazine. I had sticky noted mine with this really cute "Gumdrop" quilt to show them. This morning I ran the magazine thru my printer so I can put the picture of the quilt on my bulletin board with my list of 2012 projects. The actual pattern is already in a plastic sleeve with some 2.5 inch scraps.

Well, imagine my surprise when I really LOOKED at the article and the light went on that it was your quilt! The quilt is gorgeous and I'm noticing soooo many scraps in your quilt that i have in my stash!
I can't wait to make it.

Congrats on being published and thank you so much for a wonderful quilt!!!

Peggy in NJ

Mama Pea said...

I love the gumdrops quilt! This whole post is full of fun colors!

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