Monday, January 16, 2012

A "Work in Progress" Day


You might remember these scrappy stars, made with left-overs from my Denyse Schmidt Swoon quilt. I wasn't able to make as many as I had wanted, so I've been trying to decide on another block to put with them.  A little while ago I picked up some more Denyse Schmidt fabric and came up with a plan.  Since there was no deadline for this project, it's been sitting a little while.  It sure felt good to work on it again!


I know I like the style of block I chose, but I'm still not sure if there is now too much red.  I'm thinking about a scrappy binding that will tone down the red just a little.



I like the look of the blocks with another scrappy star block in the picture, so maybe I'll be okay as long as I have more star blocks than red/white blocks. Besides, I really do like red!


Since it was "work in progress" day I also sewed up the latest Fat Quarter Shop 2011 Designer Myster Block of the Month that recently arrived. This month's block was created by Sherri Falls.


I have eight finished blocks now with only four to go! This is really going to be a fun quilt! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

39 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the setting you are doing for your left over stars. Those are so cute. I'm working on the Design Mystery from Fat Quarters as well.

Stephanie said...

LOVE the DS stars!

Karenkay said...

sherri- the stars are adorable and the red in the other blocks really help bring out the red in the star blocks!

Cheryl said...

Love the stars and the way you will be setting them together. I need to catch up on my Designer BOM!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow! The Designer Block of the Month is gorgeous! I didn't do it this year.

Jenny said...

beautiful work!

Tracee said...

Gorgeous blocks, I really do like the scrappy star blocks with the red that would look stunning finished.

Mama Pea said...

I feel like a real slug today. Had the day off from work and didn't accomplish anything. Not quilting and not working. I wish I hd something to show for my day like you do! LOL.

Patty said...

Love them all.

Bloggymom said...

Beautiful work!

Cardygirl said...

Love the scrappy stars...and I think the red looks great. Scrappy binding would be fine too.

Eileen said...

Love the red and the scrappy stars.

aksherry said...

There is no such thing as too much red!!! I need to start my BOM...They are all still in their packages.

Thimbleanna said...

I love those scrappy stars so much -- I think anything would go with them. Your red blocks look great!

barb said...

Great choice of colors. Love the reds and yellows.

Michele said...

You have some wonderful projects going on!

SoozeM said...

Love it, definitely not too much red :)

Kim West said...

I too, need to complete the last (two) DM blocks. Maybe tomorrow

Regina C. said...

I really like the red blocks, just go with it all your quilts are awesome.

YOLANDA said...

Beautifull work, I like the colors

Suburban Stitcher said...

I'm SO behind on my BOM! I've only done 4...and definitely need to get going on it again!

Richard Healey said...

I like the blocks was showing them to my wife and she went ouh cute hearts. Lol had not even noticed that on the I think it was second picture. Great job.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Josie McRazie said...

really can you ever have to much red in a quilt... I think not!! I want to do a red and white for my next big one! Just have to find the right pattern! I love them!!!

suemac said...

I like your scrappy stars. I don't think the red is too much.

Lesley said...

Beautiful projects as usual! I always love your color combinations...they always work!

luciethehappyquilter said...

I absolutely love your scrappy stars. Your mystery quilt is coming on beautifully as well. I can't wait to see the finished projects.

heartsease54 said...

I think the red blocks look great with your scrappy stars and a scrappy binding is just going to be the icing on the cake.

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler said...

Sherri, I love the red and white blocks you are making to go with the scrappy stars. It has a great vintage feel. I would go with the red binding to finish it off, and give it a nice, framed look. Have a super day!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Loving the scrappy stars, the colours look so good together!

S x

Nanette Merrill said...

Your projects always make me want to dive in your blog and sew with you. Love these.

Evas Konst & Hantverk said...

Vilka fina arbeten du har gjort
/Eva

Material Mary said...

So totally love the red blocks with the scrappy star...might have to make one of those quilts. I am on a mission to use up all my scraps--ugly cute or whatever...
Mary

Francis Paul said...

love love love the Denyse Schmidt fabric blocks :-)

Patricia Lessell said...

As usual I just LOVE everything. You are just so clever and talented.

Patti xxx

Anne Lise said...

Your FQ Mystery blocks are wonderful. I have all blocks as well, but they are all in the plasticbags yet. I hope to do something with them during 2012.
Lots of nice things you have made.

Sherry said...

As always Sherri your WIP are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Your stars are looking great and great work on BOM.

annieB said...

I'm also doing the mystery, but living i Australia, I haven't seen my block yet

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Love your scrappy star blocks! I'm working on the Swoon quilt too, and made hst of the left overs. Think I'll make some blocks like you, love them! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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