Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Yesterday's Play



Yesterday I got to spend a lot of time sewing--it was wonderful! I finished up two projects and even got them dropped them off at my local quilter's!




First, I finished  my Vintage Holiday quilt; I decided to go with the red border. The blue looked good, but in comparison to the red there really was no doubt in my mind that the red was the better choice.


I also started and finished a Christmas tree skirt. The red houndstooth print (from the Vintage Modern collection) is going to be the backing for the tree skirt.



I really love this quilt and just can't wait to see it quilted!



I decided to go with a simple patchwork for my new tree skirt. I was deternined to use my Sew Cherry scraps but simply didn't have enough...so off I went to my scrap bin.


To my surprise, my 12 Days of Christmas scraps really coordinated well with the Sew Cherry line. My tree skirt ended up being about two thirds 12 Days and one third Sew Cherry.



I didn't get a picture, but I used the blue print for the border of the tree skirt...so it was a really good thing I had ordered it! I still have a lot of Christmas sewing to do, but first I need to clean up my sewing room.  That will definitely be tomorrow's project!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


22 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your fabric choices are so fun and delightful!

Teri said...

Great choices on colors. Both will be great for Christmas.

trish said...

Oh fun fun fun! :o)
I adore your Christmas sewing!
I can't wait to show all my sewing.
I can't until January. :o)
I would love to see your tree skirt.
I have never made one and currently have a red and white check table cloth wrapped around the base. :o)
Have a super day! Trish xo

Jenny Watson said...

I like your all quilts which you shared thanks a lot.

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randi--i have to say said...

Very fun projects, Sherri! I love the tree ornament blocks!

Lesley said...

Always love your projects and the fabrics you use! Always so bright and cheerful!

Jean(ie) said...

You've been busy! Love it!

Cindy said...

Really pretty quilts. You have been busy!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Can't wait to see your tree skirt! Every year I keep saying that I am going to make one...and every year I never get to it. I'll just enjoy yours!
Stefanie

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful projects Sherri! After you get your sewing room cleaned up, will you come and work on mine? I haven't even been working on that many projects LOL!

Darlene said...

Love your projects,Sherri. I've been wanting to make a tree skirt for a couple of years and have yet to make one. Can't wait to see yours.

suemac said...

I have put off my Christmas wall hanging until the weekend before Christmas. Too many presents to finish up.

John'aLee said...

Love those colors!

Nanette Merrill said...

Love it. Can't wait til the quilting is done and you reveal them.

Micki Clemens said...

i just love your vintage quilt with ornaments. I saw it and went looking for pattern. I plan on doing it with my christmas stash, so scrappy, and doesnt need to be done till next year. thanks for inspiration. Micki

jlgwyn said...

I got a short stack of Cherry Christmas fabrics and can't wait to sit down and make something. Thought of making an oversized Churn Dash quilt that I saw from Elvy Crafts blog. However, with only two weeks left ... I can get started on it for next year I guess. :) I really enjoy your posts! (that is Cherry Christmas you are using and not Sew Cherry - right?)

Stephanie said...

I keep wanting to make a tree skirt but can't seem to part with the handmade one Mr. Creation's dear Aunt Rose made for us nearly 30 years ago. :o) Happy Christmas crafting.

Michele said...

What a productive day! Beautiful Sherri :-)

Altax said...

Awesome!!! I love the color selection.

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mindingmomma said...

they are both so cheerful looking

Emily Herrick said...

I'm so glad I saw this this morning. I have a garland on my tree from 12 days and really want to make a tree skirt but I don't have any 12 days left. Good to know Sew Cherry coordinates so well. I'm off to get some today. :o)

CathyK said...

I can't wait to see these quilted! Good job!