Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Sewing


Although it seems like October just arrived, the middle of the month is already upon us...crazy, isn't it? I have a few things I want to be sure and finish this month, so I thought listing a few goals here might keep me on track! I've actually been quilting quite a bit lately, finishing 5 quilts in the last three weeks. I've pieced two market quilts for Joanna, one market quilt for Camille, and I've also pieced my two new upcoming pattern releases. I'll be sharing all five of those quilts as soon as I can, but for now here are my October goals.

First, I want to finish my "On a Whim" quilt which I'm piecing using the grey dot from Happy Go Lucky, Moda Bella White, and a variety of Anna Maria Horner prints from my stash. I'm using 20 different prints and have just 4 1/2 blocks left to finish!



Next, I want to be sure and get a new bag and accessories ready to take to market. I've fallen head over heels for Moda's High Street and keep picking up little bits and pieces...first I ordered two mini charms...then a charm pack and some yardage, and then just the other day I found some fat quarters at a new "close to home" quilt shop.




I definitely want to finish my Schnibbles "Clover" quilt before the parade November 1st, and I also need to bind my new pattern quilts. So that's about it for October, after all, the month is already half over. I figure if I can get these quilts and projects finished up I'll be ready to turn my full attention to Christmas gift sewing in November.



Oh, and before I go I just had to share this picture Natalia sent me. She started quilting my Moda Bella solids quilt yesterday morning and posted progress photos on Instagram throughout the day. It was so much fun following along. I'll do a final blog post on this quilt and all of the specifics when it's home and bound...

Thanks so very much for stopping by!

PS I've got a post up on the Moda Cutting Table blog today with a few ideas for your Layer Cake Squares!



23 comments:

Jeanna said...

That is an ambitious list Sherri but not for you! I've already been working on Christmas gifts but have so many more to go.

Good luck and I look forward to following your progress.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That's certainly a busy list of to dos. It's good to have a goal, I really should list my to dos too and see what I can get achieved during October as time is flying by. Happy stitching and thank you for such a cheerful blog.

Missy Shay said...

I love the material you picked out! Good luck on getting everything done!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you're so prolific Sherri -- that's a great list! Have fun -- I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines!

CathyK said...

Wow!!! Lots of great stuff going on there!! I can see why you love High Street. It looks like a beautiful line. That solids quilt is stunning! I bet you can't wait to get it back!

•stephanie• said...

favorite "solids" quilt i've ever seen. it is amazing! between your piecing and her quilting --- what a combo. and i seriously can't believe all the gorgeous things you accomplish. what an inspiration!

WoolenSails said...

Love the fabrics and the pattern, that is going to be a beautiful quilt. I do have some layer cakes, will be fun making things with them.

Debbie

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Wow, you are sooooo busy! How do you get that much done?? Love the way the Moda Bella Solids quilt came out. So gorgeous. Have a super day!

Helen L said...

That quilt is so lovely!! Isn't it amazing what the quilting does to a quilt?!!! And you are going to be busy this last half of the month!! Good luck and happy sewing!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Lynn McIndoe said...

What beautiful quilting. Natalia has gone a wonderful job of the solids quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Can't wait to see your On A Whim finish and wow to your piecing and Natalia's quilting on your Bella Solids quilt.

~Laurie~ said...

Thank you for being such an inspiration and sharing your to-do lists. It always make me feel like I can do it too!! Thanks Sherri!

Marie said...

Sherri your top is gorgeous and natalia's quilting is wonderful, both of you make a fabulous team !

OPQuilt said...

Five quilts???!!!

Okay, now I have to go and take a nap. Sort of kidding there, but how do you get all the grading done and piece all these quilts (can you tell I just finished my grading?).

I love the AMH pieces in that top set of blocks--it will be wonderful when all the way done. And as usual, you introduce me to new fabric lines when I read your blog. Now I to be as productive as you are and get my stash sewn up!

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

Wow you are sure going to be busy the rest of the month! Love that High Street fabric too - I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Kate said...

You have been busy! That's more quilts than I've made all year...

Bari Jo said...

I so enjoy seeing all that you are working on! You amaze me at how productive you are! :O) Way to go! Can't wait to see the big reveals soon!

Amanda Murphy said...

That solid quilt is gorgeous, Sherri! I want one... Thanks for sharing!

Amanda Murphy said...

That solid quilt is gorgeous, Sherri! I want one... Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

I saw the solids quilt over on Natalia's blog and was blown away. It is just fantastic.

Michele said...
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Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Thanks for letting me quilt that quilt Sherri! It was so much fun! :)

Booklogged said...

I love the On a Whim blocks. I went to Camille's blog to buy the pattern but it looks different from your blocks. Does the one pattern have both variations?

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