Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Finishing...



I know I've been a little missing around here lately...I have to confess I've been watching a lot of Olympics, and it has definitely affected my machine piecing. I have tried to have some hand-work each night to work on, though! I finished up the binding on my Denyse Schmidt Granny Square quilt...it's going to be just perfect hanging on the wall in my laundry room.



I need to add a hanging sleeve, though...I wasn't thinking about using it for a wall hanging when I did the binding. Now that this quilt is complete I need to get working on my Great Granny quilt which I will definitely make larger!


I also finished up the binding on my "Roadshow" Schnibbles made with Minick & Simpson fabrics...love this quilt! 


Part of my summer has been spent trying to finish up Works in Progress...I'm making a little headway and got this "Rosettes" quilt (pattern by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company) back from the quilter the other day. I started it about 2 years ago, and it's been hanging in the closet without a backing since. Last week I was able to find a good sale on some perfect backing fabric (a more recent 3 Sisters line that coordinated terrifically with this older line). I'm hoping to start binding tonight!



I really heart this block design...in fact...I think I'm going to make something like this again soon...and maybe use some Marmalade....a bright version of this quilt would be so fun!


I did start a new project the other day...I raided my Amy Butler stash and started making flying geese...a lot of flying geese...112 to be exact. Now I just need to find the time to trim these. I think I have 4 of her recent lines represented here, Cameo, Lark, Gypsy Caravan, and Soul Blossoms...and they all play so well together.


I'm trying to be happy in spite of the heat...although it's been really miserable here lately. Usually we just have a "dry heat," but we've had humidity as well...the combination of 115 degrees and 15% humidity hasn't been fun. I just can't help longing for fall...I know it's just around the corner!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

27 comments:

Polly said...

Your quilts are lovely, Sherri! And I, too, am longing for fall!!

Needled Mom said...

Yep...that is pretty warm!

Your grannys are just delightful. I can't wait to see what you do with the geese.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So many pretties SherriI Doesn't sound like you will need any of them soon to keep you warm.

Lynne Tilley said...

I admire you for just having that many quilts all pieced, much less getting them finished, no matter how long it takes. And each one so beautiful. I have no excuses. Today I am finishing the backing of a quilt (which I'm piecing instead of a solid backing), and I will finish it, and start one for my other son for his birthday the first of October. See, you have inspired me! :)

Maresca said...

Complimenti! Davvero un lavoro stupendo! Da un giorno ho aperto il mio blog, sarei felice di averti fra i membri. Grazie e Buon Lavoro. Ciao.

laurajane said...

Beautiful quilts,You've been busy,getting so much done.
Laura x

KaHolly said...

You've certainly kept busy despite the olympics and the heat!! I always have a basket of handwork available next to my spot by the t.v. for just such occasions. You never know when a good movie will come on!

Lesley said...

Sheri, your quilts are fabulous! And aren't you smart to start making flying geese...you're already well underway to another beautiful quilt!

Mommarock said...

Sometimes we do just feel like sitting in front of the television and working on quilty things. And getting out the sewing maching isn't something we are in the mood for. I've been trying to find a English paper piecing pattern that I'm totally in love with (unsuccessfully), besides hexagons (been there done that), so that I can have another EPP project for in the evenings when I sit with hubby to work on too. I need to keep my fingers busy and out of the potato chip bag.

Bev said...

BEE.U.TEA.FULL! I LOVE your quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Cheery wave from Bev

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mmedendorp said...

All of your quilts are just so beautiful. I have been too busy playing with my new long arm to get anything finished. I have several WIP's that would have been great to just sit and watch the Olympics with, so at least you are accomplishing something while you watch:) I also agree about the heat. We have never been over 100 before and have had a number of days at 100. I can't wait for fall either.

Stephanie said...

Love the swirly quilting design. I'm spending my Olympics watching hand sewing binding. Your projects are pretty and I love the Amy flying geese. Stay cool. Eat popsicles.

MyWay said...

Beautiful stitching.
Gabriela

Deb said...

15% humidity?? serious??? i'd take that anyday~ even w/ the 110 degree temps!! here in chicago our humidity was 60% last evening...and that's LOW for us!! many days we're in the 70-80% range! low & dry for us, and majorly pleasant is when the level dips down to 30-35%~~ i breath a sigh of relief then!!! just goes to show how diverse this country is...even in the weather!! hope you can stay inside and stay cool with the AC!!! happy sewing!!

Anne said...

I LOVE your DSGS quilt!!! I am working on one myself, except I am participating in the Great Granny Along with Lori Holt. I find them a little addictive. I always enjoy reading you.

JusticeBlog said...

LOVE that quilting on the granny squares!

Thimbleanna said...

You're so amazingly productive Sherri! That first little quilt will be perfect for your laundry room!

KMSC said...

Wow, so many quilts finished or near finished. You always inspire me with your creativity and production!
I do a question, though. What method do you use to make flying geese that requires trimming? From your photo, the seam allowance on the "point" side does seem to be bigger than 1/4". Thanks!

Jean(ie) said...

Pretty! Pretty! 115 degrees? Did someone turn on an oven? Yikes! That would give my hot flashes a hot flash!

Carrie said...

Good job! You're brilliant to be binding smaller quilts when it's so hot. You just reminded me that I could be stitching the binding for a small quilt I've got - and sort of forgotten about.

I love the Flying Geese... so. What are they for? :)

Sinta Renee said...

Lots of fun finishes there Sherri! I noticed that they are quilted too! The flying geese are gorgeous... can't wait to see what formation they fly into!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

Your fabric choices are gorgeous and make me want to grab my machine and start a new project (or three)! Beautiful quilts!!! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I'd take your weather any day. We are at 90 degrees and a humidity of between 70 - 80%. Roll on winter.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Wow, you are busy. I love your quilts! You give me great ideas. You have become my favorite blog. Ypu are an inspiration. It has been hot here and we have fans but no a.c. so I find it difficult to concentrate. Thank you for being such a motivational person.

bunbear said...

i am so ready for fall, here, too. it just zaps my energy, even though i'm not working outside. your quilts are very pretty!

Mama Pea said...

Your granny square quilt is so awesome. I really love it. And I have been wondering where you were and hoping you were okay. Glad you are enjoying yourself.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous quilts....love all the fabrics!! I do have to say that you haven't lived until your temp is in the 90's with 60% humidity....that is what Ohio offers in the summer! Help!

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