Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring Break Sewing


Over spring break I'm happy to have had a lot of sewing time. I worked on a few "secret" projects but also had a chance to work on some works in progress for myself. First, I needed to get caught up on my Blogger's Block of the MonthAllison posted the block for March--a fun churn dash block!

The collection of blocks is growing...I'm glad I'm making two of each!



I also made a couple of cute baby bibs from this tutorial (thank you Annette for sharing the link). These bibs were so fun and easy to make.  I think I'm going to make up a bunch to have on hand for baby shower gifts!



I also finally had a chance to put together my California Girl Sunwashed quilt (pattern by Joanna of Fig Tree & Co.).  I've been sharing bits and pieces of this quilt over the past month or so. The curves are all hand-applique'd, and the rest of the quilt is pieced. The applique' went pretty quickly, and with the simple curves it is definitely a project for beginners to practice their applique'.

Now I just need to decide on an outer border...the first fabric I picked just isn't going to work...decisions, decisions!

It's back to the regular schedule for me this week...thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Julianne K said...

Wow! Your California girl quilt is especially beautiful..I just dont know if I could do the hand applique part...yikes! You did a great job though...wow...

Cynthia said...

I love your fabric choices, you have beautiful projects you're working on!

trelly said...

beautiful!!!!

Lesley said...

Your BBOM blocks are so bright and cheerful as is your quilt! All gorgeous projects!

Stephanie said...

Love your blogger BOM blocks. Sunwashed is so crisp and clean.

Lori said...

Love your BBOM. I'm making 2 of each also. I think it's going to be one of my favorites.

Cindy said...

Oh, I love your Sunwashed quilt! Great pattern and your colors are beautiful!

randi--i have to say said...

I am loving the Sunwashed quilt top. So pretty!

Nedra said...

I really like Joanna's newest pattern Sunwashed. Looking forward to seeing how it finishes.

Terriaw said...

How great to have time to get so much time to sew! And you were so productive over your break too. I'm loving that first set of blocks, which makes me feel patriotic. Is that silly?

Carol said...

Woooooowwww your California girl quilt is very wonderfull!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Jan said...

Such cuties!

Patti said...

Your blocks are great as usual.

Donna said...

You gave a hint last week or so using pie shaped appliqued onto 4-patches. I can't wait to see what that project will be. Also have a need for that bib pattern and will be making a bunch of them
ASAP. Thanks for your Blog - it's at the top of my Favorites list.

Carrie P. said...

Love that new top and your bloggers BOM look so good together.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh wow Sherri - love Sunwashed with lots of blues and yellows!! So pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman! You need a break from your Spring Break! It all always looks so pretty!

Mama Pea said...

I love those blocks in your first few photos, and those bibs are sooooo cute! I love those curved blocks, too. Wow! You got a lot done!

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

You were really busy..it was a good spring break!

Nanette Merrill said...

The quilt top is fabulous. Striking and wonderful.

Latane Barton said...

Sherri, you really put your 'off' time to good use. Beautiful projects to work on and finish. I love those bibs.

Talin's Corner said...

Love the blocks you have made so far for the Blogger's Block of the Month.

The Sunwashed quilt is so pretty.

Messy Karen said...

oooh. i love all that blue sashing in your Sunwashed quilt. i have that pattern but never got to it.

Audrey said...

I love your sunwashed quilt!! And your blocks look very nice also. What perfect colors.