Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday Sewing


My Saturday sewing hours were limited, so I was determined to make the most of the time available. I don't have any deadlines for projects right now, so I was kind of at a loss as to what to sew.  Has that ever happened to you--one day you have a "mile-long" list, and then when you have a minute, you can't make a decision?!!!

I finally decided on sewing some tumblers that I cut from some project left-overs a few weeks ago.  I'm not sure if this will become a pillow top or a little casserole mat for the kitchen, but it was one of those little projects that was fast and fun!  I'll do straight line quilting and use  red gingham for the binding.


Next I decided to sew block 10 from the Fat Quarter Shop's 2011 Designer Mystery Block of the Month (only two blocks to go...can't believe it).  This month's block was designed by Gudrun Erla and is absolutely gorgeous. There were quite a few pieces to this block, but you can "chain sew" most of them, so it really didn't take that long.
 

After sewing I decided to work on organizing some of my scraps, and first set out to cut some 2 1/2'' squares from my Sew Cherry left-overs.


Then, while cutting out a baby quilt for a friend I found a collection of 2 1/2'' Vintage Modern squares I had cut back in December. This was like finding a buried treasure...now...what to make with these?

All in all, it was a fun little Saturday sewing afternoon...I have come to realize that just a short time being creative along with a little sewing can certainly make the whole day!

23 comments:

Kris said...

Hi Sherri - Well the work you did get done is great!! And I know just how you feel!! If I don't have a deadline I sit here for wayyyyy too long trying to figure out what to work on!! It's not like I don't have a gazillion UFOs to chose from!! Glad you had such a nice day of sewing!! Kris

YOLANDA said...

Hi Sherri, another lovely work! I like it. I wait for the end kiss

Stephanie said...

I do really like that pretty block!!! Pretty fabrics you are playing with.

Suburban Stitcher said...

love all of the fabric! i just got some vintage modern charm packs and i can't wait to rip in to them!

Val said...

Sounds like fun to me!

Logan said...

Just found your blog! Loving it!
Following!

http://www.loganmakesamess.com/

Mama Pea said...

Looks like a fun day, and yes, that happens to me all the time. If I have a mile-long list, I can't decide where to start, and if I don't, I still don't know where to start! LOL. Love what you started working on!

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like some fun "little" projects Sherri. I'm having a similar problem now -- looking around for a new project and there's just too much inspiration out here!

Kim said...

Wow---each picture just gets better and better in this post! LOL I love the tumblers! Did you handcut or use an accuquilt for those? I am trying to figure out if those dies will work in my scrapbook diecutting machine....

I LOVE that block from last year's mystery quilt! I wonder if you can still get those? Or at least the pattern for that block--love it! I did sign up for this years mystery quilt---love that Vintage Modern fabric too!

Needled Mom said...

Nice work for the weekend. I love Gudrun's block!

Donna said...

I love Gudrun's block!It looks like it is curved, but not after I gave it a closer look. It is wonderful!

Darlene said...

I think you made great use of your time. Adorable projects.

Sheri Howard said...

I like organizing scraps. I am so crazy, I even like to iron them and put them into neat piles. Yours are so pretty. Can't wait to see what you do with them all. :)

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful work Sherri! Love that block!!! TFS
~Terry~

Simone de Klerk said...

Eye candy!!

Nanna said...

beautiful blocks, I sew better under pressure too lol!
Helen

Arabella said...

Oooh Sherri! I just linked over to your blog from Grandma's Pearl... I love these fabrics! Such lovely colour combos!

Arabella

Nanette Merrill said...

Sometimes I hoard lines and think later! Why did I do that!? Cute.

Patti said...

Okay I've been buying fabric for almost two years now and I'm going to finally make some things NOW. But your blocks are gorgeous.
Love
Patti xxx

Cardygirl said...

Love the sew cherry fun!

Sharon said...

I enjoy just sitting at my machine for a few minutes to sew.

I agree - a little sewing can make one feel better all day.

Beautiful fabrics.

Sylke said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Allyson said...

Love the BOTM flower block! What a fun block.

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