Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just a Matter of Time...


Really...it was just a matter of time.  My heart has been set on making a scrap quilt using the "Granny Squares" tutorial from Blue Elephant Stitches since the first time I saw the block.  But I thought I'd hold out for awhile since I have so many works in progress. It seems like every day someone else has shared photos of their blocks--and seeing so many wonderful versions all over blog-land has been so inspiring!

Then, in the last 7 days I finished up 9 of my works in progress...yes, 9! So that was it...with all of those finishes I thought I deserved to start something new, and here is my first block! All of the fabrics are from Denyse Schmidt--some from her original Flea Market Fancy line, mixed with a few pieces from her recent Jo-Ann collections. I'm going to work with what I have for now...but I'm not ruling out buying a bundle of the new Flea Market Fancy for this quilt!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


35 comments:

Michele said...

Oh, I love it! Nine finishes!! Wow!! That must be some sort of a record! Very impressive :-)

Mama Pea said...

That is great. I would really love some Flea Market Fancy. I am pretty late to that party. :-) Nine finishes! Wow! That's amazing. What I wouldn't give for just one!

tink's mom said...

Isn't this the greatest block. I started mine over the weekend and have 9 blocks done already. I used the same tutorial. It was great.

Needled Mom said...

Soooo pretty!!!!

badlandsquilts said...

Aren't they irresistible? I ordered some background fabric and I am anxious to get going!

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your finishes! Yes, you deserve to start a new project. It is so pretty and fresh...like Spring. :)

Lesley said...

Congrats on all your finishes. And what a wonderful way to celebrate with starting a new project. Love your block!

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful! I need to jump on the granny square wagon!

Ebrecken said...

That block and fabric is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Karamat said...

Very pretty block! I have my fabrics ready, waiting to make my first block ... But first I too need to clear up some lingering projects. Congrats on nine finishes!!

randi--i have to say said...

congrats on all those finishes! that's so great!

your block is adorable, and i must say that the blocks are totally addictive to make. they just seem so happy and colorful!

Kim Walus said...

This is one quilt I would love to make. Thanks for sharing. I've seen it on pinterest and love it!

Anne Heidi said...

Wow- nine finishes- that's awesome!! Your granny square block is so pretty,makes me want to make some as well....

luciethehappyquilter said...

Gorgeous block. wonderful fabric collection. Thanks for sharing.

iluvmybugs said...

Congrats on your nine finishes!!! Love that block so I'll have to check out that tutorial..TFS!
~Terry~

Janet O. said...

Just came across your blog from a link at an old Quilt Hollow post I was reading. Love it! Nevada, huh? I'm not far away--at least Utah doesn't seem so far away when most of the blogs I read seem to be from the east somewhere. : )
Nine finishes? Wow! I have been wanting to make a Granny Squares quilt since I saw one at our county fair last fall, and another blog friend just got hers to flimsy stage. I downloaded a pattern from APQ last year. Now where did I put that?

Theresa said...

I love the Granny Squares too but am holding off until I finish something else. Yours is gorgeous, I love the colours. Congratulations on your 9 finishes.

YOLANDA said...

Congratulations for your finishes. it's lovely like all your works they are really pretty!!!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Love the new block Sherri. And have a pat on the back for 9 finishes! Wow! I think we may be enjoying some more lovely quilty pictures here soon then eh?

S x

Cajame said...

Loving the colour combo - my favourite colours. Looks great.

Josie McRazie said...

block is beautiful! kudos on the finishes!!!

Heartsdesire said...

So satisfying to have those nine finishes. You certainly deserve to start a new project, and the one you've chosen is going to be fabulous. A lot of people in blog land are doing this block, which makes me want to try it. Unfortunately, I don't have nine finishes, so will have to work on my UFOs first. But I'll be watching to see how your blocks are progressing. I love the soft colours you've chosen.

PamKittyMorning said...

DARLING!

Nicole said...

Yup, they are irresistible. Love your fabrics!

suemac said...

Love the DS fabrics. What pretty shades of green and blue.

Cardygirl said...

Great block!

Connie said...

What a great block, love the fabrics!

Suburban Stitcher said...

so...while i was waiting for the blog to load, i noticed that your title was just a matter of time. i thought...i bet she's started a granny square quilt :) it's too cute...i'm probably going to cave too ;)

Letterpress said...

Nine finishes! I'd better get busy. Right now I'm sitting here at the computer tonight in my pajamas, reading blogs and enjoying the quilt show--including this lovely block of yours. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever tackle all my projects (answer is no), but somehow starting a new one gives me energy to go to town on some of the old ones. Funny how that works.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

eamylove said...

Hmmm...I've been looking at the Granny Squares quilts for a while now. I think yours is making me put one of those quilts on my own to-do list!

Michelle said...

That's beautiful -- I love the fabrics and the block!

Meg said...

I'm in the same boat! Racing along trying to finish things (Swoon, a baby quilt, bee blocks...) to be able to justify working on these lovely Granny Square blocks! Good on you for NINE finishes, you quilting fool you! And that granny square block is making my fingers itch--can't wait!!

Mimi said...

I love, love, love this block!!! The fabric is perfect too! Thanks for sharing.

•stephanie• said...

this quilt is going to be perfect.
your work is always top notch.
{good for you on all those finishes, too!}

Jenny said...

I love your Granny Square! I also caught Granny Square Fever because of Blue Elephant Stitches. And wow - 9 finishes in 7 days. I can't finish nine projects in 1 year!