Friday, February 24, 2012

Sewing Just for Fun


This bundle of California Girl has been calling my name...and since I'm waiting for some fabric to arrive for a couple of projects with quick deadlines, I decided to sew just for fun yesterday...


I made some half-square triangles for a quilt that's been on my "to do" list for quite a while.



And I made another Granny Squares block--think I'm going to try and make at least one of these a day until I have enough for a quilt top.

Tomorrow will be a fourth Saturday...Christmas project day (See this post for how I'm spending my Saturdays this year).  I'm really looking forward to working on a couple of gifts...I've never started my Christmas sewing this early!

Oh...and I have a couple of giveaway winners to announce...congrats to Leah who won the $25 gift certificate from Fashionable Fabrics.

Congrats also to Bonnie who won the copy of Sonoma Rose.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

25 comments:

Jenny said...

i think i say this each collection, but California Girl *might* be my favorite. i love that blue!!

yay! look at those bits of FMF! do you plan on getting a big supply with the reprint?

what gifts are you planning to make? fun!!

Sharon said...

Oooh! Don't you love new fabric?! I haven't started any Christmas sewing yet. I need to think about that.
Congrats to the winners!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That stack of California Girl is gorgeous! Wonder what it will be. I'm going to start some granny squares when I get home.

Kath said...

Oh how I love those bright grannies. Lovely.

Quilt Hollow said...

ALWAYS picture perfect post that inspire me!

Kimberly said...

Ah, such preetiness! And aren't those Granny Squares addicting!! I'm having such fun making them!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to the winners. I'm singing Beach Boys "California Girl." I am one. Pretty stack.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful block and your piecing is wonderful, I do need to practice more;)

Debbie

Dorothy said...

Love your granny square blocks I printed the pattern, I can see this in 30's and I am going to try to make some this weekend...as soon as I get the Schnibbles for March 1 done!! Almost there
Dorothy in IL

Carrie P. said...

It is good to sew just for fun. I am sure you will have a quilt in no time. Fun fabrics.
Can't wait to see what you do with CA girl.

Cardygirl said...

These blocks look like happiness!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Those blocks are beautiful! Love the lime green! Ready for spring, and ... Christmas!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL FABRICS!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
HAPPY STITCHING!

Lesley said...

Congrats to the winners. I love your fabrics and blocks! Beautiful colors!

KaHolly said...

Mmmmmm. So deliciously fresh and clean and pretty. Love, love, love those blocks.

Brita said...

Awww, I want me some California Girl, yummmm.

Connie said...

Congrats to the winners and what a beautiful bundle of fabrics! Love your granny square blocks too!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love those granny squares, and congrats on starting your xmas sewing early. I still have two pillow cases to finish that were supposed to be gifts this past xmas, LOL! Have a fabulous weekend!
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Patricia Lessell said...

I love the Granny squares. I must look at California Girl though I have so much stash it is untrue. But I will look anyway.

Dawn said...

Oh I am in Love... with California Girl and also Granny squares...I have started some too but one a day I don't think I can do...But will watch your progress with anticipation..
Hugs Dawn x x x

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful piecing as always Sherri! I love your granny fabric combos!

Mama Pea said...

Congrats to the winners. Hope you had fun sewing and that you got some good sewing time in!

Wendy said...

Those are really pretty fabrics to be playing with, can't wait to see the progress.

Letterpress said...

I just went and re-read your post about plans for your Saturdays. It makes me think about how I want to structure my life. This morning I got up and got the chores done because I wanted to work on my current project, but I think that idea of taking a week to organize, and designating other tasks for each Saturday is a good way to order a weekend.

My trouble lately has been that everything takes more time than I think it will, and so the tasks have to leak into other days.

Really enjoyed this post!

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Eileen said...

Sherrie, Since Sinta is with her husband I thought I would let you know that I have my Schnibble finished and on my blog so if you could catch it for the quilt show in a couple days. Sinta forgot about mine last month.
At my quiltingporch