Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday Things




It had been about 3 weeks since I worked on my #scrappytripalong quilt (#scrappytripalong is the hashtag being used for this project on Instagram--if you're on Instagram my user name is sherrimcconnell). About a week ago I sewed the remainder of my scrappy trip strips together, and last night I finished up 8 more blocks. So I now have 20 blocks complete.


Blocks 13 - 16


Blocks 17 - 20.  Notice the block in the lower left corner...with the Moda polka dots on orange and the Flea Market Fancy green seeds...yep, I think that's my favorite block so far!


It's pretty fun to see the blocks all together, although this won't be the way I'll eventually set them. I noticed I don't have things arranged very well here (all the navy pieces seem to be on one side, the gingam prints are together...etc).


My final 16 blocks are also ready to go...if there is anything to watch on tv tonight I might get these prepped and ready to sew.

I've really been itching to start some new projects, but I've convinced myself to wait to start anything new until I finish up 2 works in progress. This will be one of my finishes, and I have a set of blocks to set together that will be the second finish. Making myself finish up projects before starting something new has been a great motivator in the past...hopefully I'll be sewing something new by Saturday!


Thanks so much for all of the terrific idea about Mix 'n Match collections--I received some fun ideas! And congratulations to Jeanenne Nielsen who Random.org picked as the winner of the giveaway. Please email me with your address, Jeanenne, and I'll get this fun bundle of PB & J by Moda to you!

Just another note: If you live in southern Utah or southern Nevada, you might be interested in the upcoming Dixie Quilt Guild Gems of the Desert festival of fabric art coming up Friday, March 29th from 9-6 and Saturday, March 30th from 9-5 at the Dixie Center. Admission is just $5, and there will be over 100 quilts on display. There will also be a vendor mall and lots of prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

16 comments:

Debbie said...

Love your Quilt! the colors are perfect.

Maggie said...

Love your scrappy trip!

Maxwells said...

Looking great! I can't wait to finish up some of my projects so I can start a scrappy trip also.
Psych is on tv tonight, if you don't watch it you should! Very fun and easy going show, I love it!

Shel @ Crafty But Not Creative said...

Great job so far! The quilt is going to be gorgeous!

Kris said...

Sherri - This quilt is wonderful!! I used to live in St. George but am now up in logan!! Enjoy the Quilt Show for me, will ya??

Little Lady Patchwork said...

3 weeks? That is veru unlike you Sherri!

I love how scrappy your quilt is looking.
Stefanie

Nanna said...

your blocks are comming along nicely, I need to get back to working on mine
Helen

Thimbleanna said...

That scrappy trip is looking HOT! Very Nice!

Elise Lea said...

This is one of my favorite scrappy trips I have seen. You have done a beautiful job mixing the colors!!

Ramona said...

PB&J YUMMY!

Kath said...

Wow Sherri, TATW is looking great. Loving the colours too. Cant wait to get back to mine at the weekend.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the shout out about our quilt show! Lots of awesome vendors and a drawing for a brand new Janome sewing machine!

Cathy said...

Wonderful work Sherri...I am going to make a Scrappy tripalong, lol, when I finish a few projects...

Stephanie said...

Sometimes I fret too much about color distribution. I'm sure it'll be gorgeous when it's completed, just like it is now. LOVE PB & J. Can't wait to see that line in person.

trish said...

Your scrappy quilt is awesome! I love the choices of fabrics and how they all go together! :o)
Thanks so much for showing us how to pull from fabric lines and mix them up. I have 12 blocks made by doing so. I will post them and link back to you, in the next couple of days! :o)
I hope you have a great day!!
Trish xo

elena piƱa garcia said...

GReat work and lovely colours Sherri!!!