Saturday, March 23, 2013

Color, Color, Color!



I finally had the chance to sew on the "next to last" border on my "Marcelle Medallion" quilt. The little cross blocks were so much fun to make, and the colors in this quilt just make me happy! I need to decide on an outer border and then I can finish this up. I really, really thought the Half Moon scissors on red would have been perfect for my final border (it's the fabric Alexia uses for her outer border in the original quilt), but after several hours searching Ebay and Etsy I've given up. I did find a fat quarter bundle of all the scissor fabrics which I promptly purchased, but a half-yard of the red was not to be found!


On Thursday I got to have a sew day over at Camille's house! I tell you, it's inspirational just to be sitting and sewing in her gorgeous room...not to mention you have her right there to ask any question you might think of! I'm going to be piecing a market quilt for her, so I came home with this gorgeous stack of Scrumptious (which is, by the way, scrumptious)!



Here is my stack of finishes and almost finishes for 2013. I'm hoping to get them all quilted in the next few weeks. They look so beautiful together, and I can't help but wonder what these colors say about me...looks like I'm definitely ready for spring!

Luckily, spring, along with spring break, is here--I have one whole week with no classes to teach and no papers to mark. I really do love teaching, but it sure is wonderful to have a break every once in a while!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

30 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Beautiful colours, and lucky you.....getting to have "play days" with Camille!!

Kelli said...

Ooh, I love it Sherri! :) I love the colors, and the pattern.. so gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Love the colors and so jealous of that stack of scrumptious fabric!

Nedra said...

How fun that you were able to go to Camille's house and sew together. It made me miss our sew days!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Sherri it's gorgeous!

Svetlana said...

oh, how totally beautiful!!! All these quilts look amazing, so looking forward to see how you quilt them :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just beautiful Sherri! Yes, it looks like you are ready for spring - so am I. Snow in the forecast for tomorrow though.

CathyK said...

Great finishes!!

Kate said...

So pretty...

elena piña garcia said...

Just gorgeous and fantastic color, as kisses from Sapin
Elenaalways amazing!!

Sheila said...

looking fabulous, I did an on line search through "Find My Fabric" and came up with this link for the red scissor fabric...http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/browse_item_details.asp?Store_Id=828&Page_Id=23&Item_Id=2058,
I am known as the enabler :-)

Stephanie said...

That is a very pretty and quite popular medallion project. I've seen it so many places. Your colors a refreshing burst of Spring.

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh!! Gorgeous. Lucky you, getting to hang with Camille, too!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So pretty and what lovely colours of fabric.

Sinta Renee said...

Your quilt is so very bright and happy! Looks like you really are in Spring mode. What a dreamy kind of day you had... to actually play with Camille and be surrounded by all that inspiration. Scrumptious is the word for the day! Lucky you!!!

Deborah said...

Spectacular! Yes. That one word says it all!!

Jean(ie) said...

I love that medallion quilt! Just love it! And my eyes are truly enjoying the brightly colored fabric "candy"... YUM!

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

Beautiful!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I love your quilt. Someday I hope to come to Overton and come and meet you. I hope you will let me come. Tell Joyce and Brad Hi for me.

•stephanie• said...

seriously in awe of all you accomplish - and all you accomplish so beautifully. i covet all three of those quilts!!

Flower 4040 said...

Hi

I also did a search and found this . . .

http://www.stitchingpostquilts.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?product=Moda_Scissors&productid=moscs28

Helen L said...

I love your stack of finishes and almost finishes!! Definatly spring colors: I love the colors!! And you have us all jealous: to be able to go to sew at Camille's!! And bringing home that stack of "scrumptious" fabrics: looks like alot of fun!! Isn't spring there already in southern Nevada? My sister lives in Las Vegas and she says that the best time of year is about February. Is it colder where you are? Have a great week: can't wait to see what that fabric works into (though I know that it'll probably be quite awhile before it can be shown.) Take care, Helen in Healdsburg

Patty said...

I love your medallion quilt. I see there are other "fabric enablers" out there. I use quiltshops.com to look for fabrics I "need". The site says it searches 200 quilt shops for fabrics. I love your work.

Camille said...

I had a really great day last week too, I got to sew with YOU! Don't you think we should make that a regular thing? It just went too darn fast.

Thanks for all you do and are, I feel so lucky to call you my friend.

Elise Lea said...

Beautiful Quilt. Love the way the colors work together, definitely my favorite version of this quilt that I have seen. Great job!

KMSC said...

I'm sure there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of quilters out in blog land who would have loved to have a sew day with you and Camille. You are both so talented!

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm SO JEALOUS!!!

Sarah said...

Oh wow, you get to sew with Camille! A rock star in my world! Lucky girls you both are. Scrumptious is appropriately named.

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Mama Pea said...

I am ready for spring, too. I love that "scrumptious" pile of fabric! So, does Camille live near you?