Monday, September 24, 2012

This Week's "To Do's"




Hello and happy Monday! So...I've really been wanting to start a new quilt...but I promised myself I'd get at least two quilt tops pieced together this week before starting. First, I'm finally going to put my Fig Tree Farmer's Wife quilt together.  I finished sashing all the blocks on Saturday evening (it took a little longer than I thought mostly because I used my sashing fabric to make another quilt and had to order more for this one). I am going to move some furniture around in my living/dining area so I have room to lay out all 111 blocks and decide where I want everything. Then, hopefully I can keep the family out of that part of the house for a couple of days while I get them put together.



And, all of my Bee's Knees quilt blocks have arrived, so I'm going to get that quilt top put together, too. I'll be taking over the guest room for this one! Sorry, family...there are going to be quilt blocks and pieces everywhere this week!



I just need to make two blocks (I received 14 blocks and  planned for a 16 block quilt) and then I can get started on this one.



One of my quilts from last spring arrived home the other day, too. I'm not sure if I shared this before or not, but this is my Oh My Stars quilt that I sewed as a sample for The Fat Quarter Shop last spring (pattern by It's Sew Emma). This quilt got to go to spring market as well!



The fabric is Independence Trail by Minick & Simpson...really a gorgeous line!




It's good to have this quilt come home...this is one of those quilts that was practically out the door the second I finished the binding, so I've missed it!

Okay...so that's all for now...hopefully I'll have those quilt stack photos (it's been kind of cloudy, so I'm waiting for a sunny day to take the pictures) and a couple of quilt tops very soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PS Congratulations to Carol who won theSpringtime in the Rockies quilt book from my stop on the blog tour last week!



19 comments:

Cathy said...

Love your Independence Trails quilt, that range is one of my favorites! Good luck with putting those 2 tops together...I'm sure your family will cope. My girls love it when I make a mess like that, gives them permission to make mess too I think. Lol

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I can't wait to see the other two finished!

Digna said...

So nice your 'Oh my Stars'. I' m really waiting for yor Farmer's wife top. Sure it will be marvellous.

•stephanie• said...

quilts need space.
i imagine your family understands by now.

trish said...

Your to do list looks like so much fun! :0)
I am so excited to see your bee blocks all together. :0)
What a meaningful quilt this will be!! I can't wait for
my turn. :0) I can't decide on blocks. :0)
Your oh my stars quilt is *gorgeous*! What an honor
that she went all the way to market!! :0)
Have a great week. Trish xo

Darlene D said...

Sounds like a busy week for you!! Love that blue and red quilt!

Carol said...

Your Farmers Wife quilt is so nice can't wait to see a picture of it sewn together. You way of finishing it inspired me to work on mine again, I have about 20 blocks made. I'm so dang excited that I won the book, thanks so much. I really like your it's Sew Emma quilt. Beautiful.

sunny said...

You've got a busy week planned. Love all the stars!!

Needled Mom said...

I can't wait to see the Farmer's Wife blocks all together and finished.

Jan Marie said...

I am anxious to see your bees knees quilt. And I do love the independence trail quilt. I am off to look at the pattern.

Dawn said...

Oh my...I can't wait to see your farmers wife quilt all put together. It is just yummy looking.
Congratulations on your quilt going to market. Wow that's a big deal!

Siobhán said...

Oh my goodness, that Independence Trail quilt is stunning! I can't wait to see your other two quilts finished, I know they'll be gorgeous.

KMSC said...

Sherri, I'm so impressed that you made all of those LeMoyne Star blocks for Independence Trail! And you probably were under a time crunch when you sewed them. The quilt is beautiful.

KMSC said...

Sherri, I'm so impressed that you made all of those LeMoyne Star blocks for Independence Trail! And you probably were under a time crunch when you sewed them. The quilt is beautiful.

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

Good luck with your "To do's" this week. I also love how the Independence Trails quilt turned out!

chris mckinley said...

I am so impressed with your quilt projects!! I envy you being able to spend so much time working on your projects!

chris

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Your work is cut out for you! Have fun sewing!! Love the Stars quilt!

Sinta Renee said...

I am on the edge of my seat- I can't wait for your BEE blocks to come together! Everything you are working on is beautiful... but your Oh My Stars quilt is stunning! I didn't know that you made that one! You rock!

valyn said...

I love Americana quilts and I love your colorful quilt!