Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What I'm Working on Wednesday



Yesterday I started a baby quilt for my daughter to take to a baby shower on Saturday (yes, I know...I was cutting it close)! I was actually planning on a simple design, but then I decided to use Heather's new book and ruler as a basis for my quilt (I kind of combined two of her designs from the book). I wish I had a really good photo of this quilt...but the best photos are ones from my phone.



The quilt is actually for a baby girl, but the Mom-to-be isn't a fan of pink and requested aqua and grey. I used Moda Bella Ivory along with some of my Bunny Hill fabric stash and one print from Emily Taylor's Verona. Hopefully I can get a better photo to share after it has been quilted.



Since it's a "What I'm Working on Wednesday" post I have to mention that I love my new Olfa Splash cutter. There is something about the shape of this that I love more than any other 45mm cutter I've used. I've been using this constantly since it arrived.



I also finished up my "Gentle Art" Schnibble...such a fun quilt to make!



My quilt uses Happy Go Lucky and Scrumptious (the binding is the green scallop from Happy Go Lucky) and is already hanging on the wall in my sewing room!


Just a couple of other notes...C&T Publishing has a giveaway for my book, A Quilting Life, Creating a Handmade Home on their blog today. Head over here to enter to win!






And...announcing a brand new quilt along featuring Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House! One of my sponsors, Christa Quilts, is starting her 6th in a series of complete quilt alongs on her blog. String of Pearls will launch Wednesday, June 5th at ChristaQuiltsBlog.com. Christa will have a limited number of kits available with 10% off any kit purchase through 6/30. Just use the coupon code CQA2013 at checkout. For complete details along with the quilt along schedule, visit ChristasQuiltAlong.com.


Thanks so much for stopping by!


17 comments:

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Great color combinations in the baby quilt. I'm afraid my DIL is going to be 'pinked-out' this weekend at her baby shower. I love the idea of wall hangings though, I need to do a couple of those for grandbaby's room. (And maybe one or two for myself as well!)

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Paulina Baeza said...

I was charmed with the combination of colors, remained precious, regards Paulina

Diz - Carmichael Quilter said...

Your baby quilt is beautiful! I just received Heather's book and ruler In the mail yesterday. I love the quilts in the book and just decided to use the same design in pink once I saw your quilt. I hope the quilt looks as good as yours.

Cowgirl in the City said...

Love the baby quilt! Can't wait to see the finished result! And I just entered the giveaway for your book, I'd love to read it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet baby quilt Sherri and I love your Gentle Art.

Mary said...

Love the baby quilt.
I just got an Olfa cutter like yours but I thought I liked it so much because of the color. Ha

gailss said...

What a great change in color for a baby quilt and love the pattern and color. Nice job! Your Gentle Art came out really nice and looks so crisp and cute hanging there. Fun pattern and will do again in lighter backgrounds after seeing yours! Thanks...
Gail

ROBERT YOUNG said...

are their instructions for how to make these triangles with the white sashings like yours

Michelle Jensen said...

What a cute baby quilt :) That sounds like me about making the quilt. I seem to make quite a few quilt-in-a-day projects that shouldn't actually be quilt in a day projects. How do we find a way to get more time?, he,he, he. Very cute and I bet the mom will love the colors you picked out a perfect feminine combination without being pink great job.

Susi said...

Oh my, Sherri! Would you notice if we steal your Gentle Art quilt?! My little girl and I fell in love head over heels, it is adorable!!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Sherri, I love the quilt, gorgeous colors and the design is wonderful. I have to tell you that I started quilting 5 years ago and my sis in law suggested the ergonomic Olfa (45mm) so that's the way I went. Got to admit I was never happy with either the way it felt in my hand, nor the cut I got, just seemed hard to get a truly clean edge when I cut with it. So because they are expensive and I already had that one and a 28mm in the same style as your new one, I just reverted to using the smaller one, even on larger cuts and got a nice clean cut. But two weeks ago I walked into my LQS and they had a tub of your new style of Olfa for $7.50. They do a super special once a week. So I picked up one...can you believe it, what was I thinking, I should have gotten at least three and that is just for myself!!! A senior moment for sure, LOL. Hugs...
**have a wonderful time at the shower.

Barb Gibney said...

I so love your gentle art...and I'm in love with the fabric you bound it with, such a delight to look at. well done!

ChristaQuilts said...

I love the pretty blue quilt - reminds me somehow of icicles. And that's my favorite rotary cutter, too. It's so comfy and cute!

hopedream12 said...

Hi Sherry, I opened an online shop and I have noticed how many people want grays, they go with so many different colors. Trying to get in the shops lots of shades also bought those new Splash cutters and people are loving them. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog and all the beautiful quilts you show.
www.rusticroosterquiltshop.com

Patti said...

Sherri,
I really like schnibbles quilts...I don't remember seeing this one. What book is it in? I would love to explore making one like that! It is beautiful!
Sunny

Stephanie said...

Very soft and pretty color combination with the lavender and aqua.