Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Gatherings




I've officially finished my Blogger Girls Block of the Month quilt top, and I'm in love with it. I really want to get going on my 10 Things This Summer list and just couldn't feel good about starting some new things without finishing up this quilt I started last December.


The pattern is by Monique Dillard, and I used 2 Layer Cakes and yardage from Indigo Crossing by Minick & Simpson for Moda. The finished size is 70" x 87". This is my first blue and cream quilt, and I can definitely see more in my future (I'm already thinking of a Schnibbles project with my scraps)! Now I just need to figure out the quilting. I'm pretty sure a quilt that took this much work deserves custom quilting...


I've named this quilt "Gatherings." I thought a lot about "gathering" as I was finishing it up. We gather friends and experiences throughout our lives. We gather together to sew, to visit, to share and to learn. Gathering is something our great grandmothers and their grandmothers before them did as they sat in sewing circles and quilting bees.


As quilters we gather bits and pieces of inspiration from many different places. Yes, "Gatherings" is a good name for this quilt.

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!

42 comments:

mascanlon said...

So lovely, I am sitting on my hands resisting starting something similar!

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

This turned out so beautiful. The (I'm sorry I cant remember what you called it, but the pieced diamond sashing) between the blocks really set this apart from other quilts. I love the cream/blue coloring. Gatherings is a perfect name for it.

Jayne Honnold said...

This is beautiful, Sherri. What a great quilt. I spent time yesterday putting together my "Ten Things" and also downloading all of the patterns for these blocks. It is very likely in my future, too! Thanks for sharing!

Joyce Carter said...

It is a beautiful quilt, Sherri. I have never made a two color quilt and I am really liking it. There might just be one in my future.

Nedra said...

Good name for your quilt, Sherri. And it turned out beautifully!

MARCIE said...

What a beautiful quilt! The blue and white is stunning! And your name is perfect!

Stephanie said...

A lovely finish. Yes, to custom quilting. :o)

Sandy said...

Gorgeous....I have thought of a two color quilt also, now seeing this, I really want to start one!

Grandmasewnsew said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I've saved the instructions and mean to do it "sometime" in red and cream. I only hope it turns out almost as lovely as yours! You are truly an inspiration. Thank you.

CitricSugar said...

How meaningful and beautiful! It reminds me of porcelain that I brought back with me from a trip... Lovely!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well it is a blue quilt, so I love it. But, Gatherings and the meanings behind it is so descriptive of this quilt. I just think the sashing setting is so ideal. Yes, porcelain figurines and dishware and old world blue/white - very much my Dutch heritage - just is a delightful quilt.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely quilt. Love the blue and white.

moosecraft said...

So beautiful! You did a great job of stitching this and absolutely LOVE the blues and creams combo! There's also a lot of thoughts gathered into a quilt. I can remember almost everything that was happening in my life at the time I created a piece simply by looking at it...

Michelle Jensen said...

Awesome Job Sherri! I still love that blue and it looks so so neat in this quilt, it was the perfect color to use :)

Nita said...

Stunning...simply stunning. I see a blue and cream quilt in my future!

Carrie P. said...

congrats on finishing a lovely top.

Unknown said...

I love your blue and white version! Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Marianne Jeffrey said...

The quilt looks wonderful well done!

Helen L said...

Your quilt looks great: I'll bet you feel wonderful seeing it done! I'm still behind (I finished two each of blocks 1 & 2) and I've got to get going on the rest! things like Schnibbles keep getting in the way! I am almost finished with the last Schnibbles: I know I'm late, but I made it bigger and added sashing, and I'm really happy with it. I'll post it on my flicker account (I don't have a blog) and give you the link when I'm done. Have great day Sherri!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Janet said...

It's really lovely!! Such a perfect name too. :0)

CathyK said...

What a beautiful quilt and a perfect name!!! Thank you for sharing!

Peggy Aront said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love single color quilts, especially blue and red ones.....
Can't wait to see the custom quilting!
Peggy in NJ

CATHY DANIEL said...

I am in love with your quilt too! It is so effective just using the blues and whites. It would look really good in my seaside home - if I had one! xCathy

Chris said...

Sherri, it is WONDERFUL!!!!!! I think your name is perfect and custom quilting will be the perfect finish! I had wanted to get mine custom quilted but settled for a local gal who is doing a star design. SInce mine is red,hite, and blue with lots of star fabric :) I think it will turn out well. You are right, this quilt took LOTS of work and it deserves a stunning finish! :)BTW..I really love blue and cream, I almost did mine in the same fabric. :)

Karen said...

Stunning! I love it. I have already made 2 blue and white quilts this year (lap quilts using Spa by Deb Strain) and love them too. I am glad I have saved all the patterns for this one -- making it will go on my bucket list.

Donna Phelps said...

Sherri, Your quilt is beautiful. I love it, the fabric, and the color choice. Excellent job.

gailss said...

Your "Gatherings" quilt is just stunning and like that fabric line also. I also was thinking about a schnibble top done in those colors.

Mary Burnette said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt, I always love blue and whites/creams, well I have to admit I love anything in blue!

Thimbleanna said...

It's GORGEOUS Sherri! I'm wishing I'd bought Indigo crossing -- I'm not making that mistake with their new red collection!

Kathleen OGrady said...

What a beautiful quilt. My gosh you are talking about getting going on 10 things for summer list, I will be lucky if I get one thing done. Too much work and not enough play I'm thinking! I hope you get all ten things done and have a wonderful time doing them :)

Bari Jo said...

Love the name and yes - such a beautiful quilt deserves custom quilting!

Jan said...

What a beautiful quilt!

•stephanie• said...

it really is so so pretty!
it deserves fancy, fancy quilting.
i'm sure you know people!

Helen Philipps said...

This is a very beautiful quilt, Sherri! I love the name too, and the sense of history. Custom quilting would be just perfect for it!
Helen x

Karen Walker said...

love all things blue and white! Very pretty Sherri!

hilary said...

What a beautiful one, love that quilt!

Michele said...

Wow! It is just lovely.

Jocelyn said...

It's a beauty!

Patty D from NC said...

It is absolutely beautiful!

Quilter Kathy said...

It is gorgeous! I need to make a blue and cream quilt...I love it!

OPQuilt said...

Sigh.
It's beautiful!

So many nice things have been said about it, but I'm sure you feel so happy to have it done and to be able to admire it and enjoy your handiwork. At least I hope you are!

Bravo to you!

Elizabeth

Grit said...

OMG....this quilt is so, so wonderful. I love blue and withe so much.
Grit from Germany

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