Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Progress Report




Happy Saturday! I know it's been a little quiet on the blog here this week...we actually got some clouds and a little rain, and I spent a fair amount of time on the back patio just appreciating the cooler temps! I've been in the sewing room some too, though, and have a little progress to share today.


I had some Moda Candy packs of an upcoming Primitive Gatherings collection, Floral Gatherings that were just begging to be sewn into a mini quilt. This fabric collection is just so bright and happy--and thanks to my friend Linda I had the perfect pattern idea--Miss Rosie's "Tidbit." My mini quilt is just 12 1/2" x 15 1/2" right now, but I will be adding a light shirting outer border later. I really had fun working with the blocks that finish at 3" (can't believe I'm saying that, but it's true...they were a lot of fun)! And Carrie's pattern is terrific (as usual). If you follow her pressing directions the seams will all nest perfectly--thanks Carrie!


More Scrappy Trip Along Bee blocks arrived this week (in fact, 2 more just came today). This quilt is going to be a lot of fun!


And...after weeks of trying to decide on the "perfect" border for my scrappy butterfly quilt--I figured it out! I chose of my favorite prints from "Happy Go Lucky"--and it's just exactly what I was looking for! I dropped this off to be quilted this morning...so I'll be sharing the finish soon!




And...my zig zag quilt (terrific tutorial here) is quilted and ready for binding...another weekend project! This one is for a friend's daughter...I can't wait to give it to her!

Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments on my Gathering quilt...I truly appreciate them!

I'll be back on Monday to share the final 3 solids blocks! Thanks so much for stopping by...and have a terrific rest of the weekend!


22 comments:

Ashley P. said...

Who is your quilter? I live in Henderson, NV and I'm looking for one that has reasonable prices. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Linda said...

Sherr, it's awesome!!! We have twins now! :-)

Linda said...

Sorry for some reason the i was left off sherri!!! Gosh, I do my best proofreading after the fact !!!!!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I love the Floral Gatherings mini quilt . . . so eye catching! I love the fabric & pattern. Can't go wrong with Rosie. :)

Chookyblue...... said...

busy busy as usual.....hope the cooler weather stays with you.....

jan said...

OMGoodness Sherri! I love the mini - that pattern is on to do list and that Happy Go Lucky border print is my favorite from that line. I love those butterflies.
While you have been making a mini, I just finished a Giant Churn Dash! lol
have a great weekend
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

That line of Primitive Gatherings fabric is wonderful!! Your tiny little top is lovely.

Carrie P. said...

busy, busy!

Cardygirl said...

Great projects...hope the weather stays a bit cooler for you!

mindingmomma said...

love the peek att eh butterfly quilt, such a delicate border you chose

Michele said...

Great projects Sherri :-) Your Tidbit is fantastic! I love it with the Primitive Gatherings line.

CathyK said...

Beautiful projects, Sherri. I can't wait to see the butterfly quilt! I bought the pattern and have some fabric pulled. I just need to get started! Your work is so inspiring!!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Love that mini quilt! Great colors. I will look for that bundle of fabric.

Hildy said...

Your quilts are beautiful! And this HGL print is also my favorite.
Have a sunny sunday, Hildy

Stephie said...

We have the opposite - some sunshine and high temperatures at last, such a relief to have some bright days :) Your quilts are wonderful, such lovely colour schemes in them all!

Judith Gale said...

Great post. Beautiful projects. Weather's been rainy here too. I just about finished UFO#2. Only 345 inches of binding to handsew!

Carol said...

Tidbit is as cute as it can be! The border for you Butterfly is PERFECT!!

Nedra said...

You always accomplish so much! We've been enjoying a little bit of cooler temps here too, and have been back to our bicycle rides in the mornings. It's just nice to be able to breath outside air!

Thimbleanna said...

You are one busy girl Sherri! It's amazing what those little teeny charm squares can produce -- well done!.

Bari Jo said...

THanks for the tip on the zig zag - what a great way to do one! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Miss Rosie patterns... thanks for the tip on that one too! I always get such great tips and advice from you. One question - I am intrigued on the trip blocks and am trying to figure out how to do it - is it best to make sure there is a light/white strip going down the center of these blocks no matter what other colors you chose? I'm not sure how to make it so scrappy - I struggle with color selection/value etc... any hints?

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I just love your scrappy trip along blocks! I am going to make one finally myself!

Grit said...

FANTASTIC !!!

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