Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Planning


I'm going to work on my Farmer's Wife blocks Saturday, so I thought a little preparation and planning might be in order today. I'm using all Fig Tree fabrics for this quilt and really want to make sure I have a good mix of the brighter lines and the more "fallish" colors. This morning I went through my blocks (boy, was that fun...just seeing all the blocks again!) and divided them into three piles--blocks with a "light and airy" feel, mostly comprised of Strawberry Fields fabrics; blocks out of California Girl; and blocks made with the darker fabrics. I was suprised to find that I had 30 blocks in the first category, just 8 made with California Girl, and 24 made from older lines such as Mill House Inn and Butterscotch & Rose. I think my proportions are okay...I'll probably sew with California Girl this weekend.  The next Fig Tree line (have you seen the sneek peek of Tapestry here--looks gorgeous!) looks like it will be the perfect addition to this quilt with the perfect tones to mix with these lighter and darker lines.



I also went through my Flurry Christmas version blocks.  This quilt is all made from one line, so the color proportions are working out perfectly.  I'm running out of some of the fabrics, though, so I might have to add in some other lines soon.



I've been storing the blocks for both quilts in the same project box...looks like they might each need their own box soon!

Oh...and on a totally un-related note...last night I found out a Container Store will be opening an hour away at the beginning of May...be still my heart...so excited to be able to finally visit one of these stores in person!

Also, before I go, I'd like to announce the winner of the A Joyful Soul Fabrics giveaway...congratulations to Kenna!

Thanks for stopping by



24 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I've heard they just opened a container store close to me, but have not had a chance to visit.

Karin said...

do you have any 'Dandelion Girl' for your Farmer's Wife quilt?

thedodds said...

I wonder if I could ask a little favour, Sherri? I am just starting a Hopscotch quilt with the lovely ladies on the Flickr Onahopalong. I recall that you made up that quilt for Camille - I spend a lot of time gazing at your lovely handiwork - and I wondered if you have any tips you could share with us? Many thanks, Nicola x

iluvmybugs said...

What pretty blocks...look forward to the finished quilts!
~Terry~

streetbirds said...

The container store is heaven! But pocketbooks beware! Those quilt squares also look quite heavenly. Good job! :)

AllyJo said...

I love Fig Tree. It's all so pretty. Can't wait to see it put together.

AllyJo said...

I love Fig Tree. It's all so pretty. Can't wait to see it put together.

Janet said...

Your piles of blocks are so pretty and so tempting... I so do not need a new project right now!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Your blocks are lovely and the colors are amazing. I just love all the patterns and colors together. Very well done..
Enjoy your sewing day, I will be sewing too this weekend.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Stephanie said...

Stack of blocks are so pretty. I live dangerously to a Container Store. I live dangerously close to LOTS of fantastic places.

badlandsquilts said...

All such pretty blocks... oh those Container Stores are fabulous!

Wendy said...

Also a Hobby Lobby right off the 215 on Tropicana and Ft. Apache is about to open and a HUGE food store call WinCo just opened on Stephanie Street in Henderson. The city is growing! :-)

YOLANDA said...

very retty blocks i wait for the final work

Lesley said...

Your blocks always make me smile! Your fabrics are so fresh and the blocks so perfect. Aways love to see the progress.

Mama Pea said...

It's so fun you are making such progress on everything. I have been to plenty of container stores. They are nice. I have never been to Ikea, so I'd be peeing my pants if one of those opened up here. I think there's one about 2 hours away....

thea said...

love the blocks!

Anita said...

I love all your blocks!

~ Julie ~ said...

I LOVE your blocks!!! I think Fig Tree fabrics and colors are probably my favorite! Your quilt is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished! And how cool is it that you're making a Christmas one, too?!?!? What a great idea to do two at once! Twice the fun! :)

sweetpach said...

Hola Sherry,

Una maravilla.

Un beso. Raquel i Neus

Josie McRazie said...

ummmm you know I LOVE those blocks!
I do NOT think that the container store opening near me would be a good thing AT ALL!!!! Can you imagine how many containers I would have!! LOL!! My whole house would be held in one big container!! hehe

Becky said...

Your Fig Tree Farmer's Wife blocks are the prettiest ones I've seen (totally my opinion) Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

I absolutely love the palette that you've chosen for Farmer's Wife - it's hard to go wrong with Fig Tree fabrics - but you have done a beautiful job of placing them'. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished top.

Karin said...

I bought a dozen ''Dandelion Girl'' charm packs for a STEAL of a deal quite some time ago - I'd love to send one to you for your Fig Tree farmer's wife quilt if you don't have any from that line :)

Sachiko said...

I love your blocks, you have such a keen eye for colors and how to combine them Sherri!

Also, thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comment on my blog, you are the best. ;)