Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Works in Progress: Quilts and Applique'

Happy Wednesday! I've been working on a few things in the sewing room--I've been trying to focus on works in progress so I can get a good list of things to work on this summer. I really do seem to get a lot of my sewing done in the summer because it's too hot here to go outside much!


 First I pieced the back for my "Go Four It" American Patchwork & Quilting quilt along quilt. I had yardage on hand of one of my favorite Aloha Girl prints and thought it would make the perfect summer back!





 I picked borders, too! The sides are bordered in the taupe polka dot from Avalon...



 And I bordered the top and bottom in this taupe floral from Somerset.  I didn't have enough of either fabric to do all the borders, and it seemed in keeping with this being a scrap quilt.



 I also prepped some wool applique' blocks the other night. At the retreat I attended after market there were a few ladies (one in particular) who had projects prepared and ready to stitch at a moment's notice. The women  were so inspirational...I could hardly wait to get home and do some preparation--it feels good to have these ready to stitch! I actually want to get a few more projects prepped as well...they are all small and won't take too long to finish!



Monday was a happy mail day here...a few Bright Sun precuts arrived...the first time I'd seen a bundle and a jelly roll in our fabrics. Love them! A few people have asked about availability...Bright Sun will ship to shops in October, and I'll definitely let you know when its shipping!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


10 comments:

OPQuilt said...

You are such a great inspiration to keep us going all summer. Can't wait to see your Bright Sun in my favorite shops--it's such a great line!

Elizabeth

Tracey Holzer said...

Bright Sun is beautiful!!

Hildy said...

You already know that I love your Fig Tree APQ quilt and can't wait to see it quilted ... it'll be stunning amazingly beautiful:-)
Appliqué is so great to take with you ... I made a lot of my Green Tea and Sweet Beans block in my break. the blocks aren't too big to take and you just need a needle, thread and a few pins.
I love the colors of Bright Sun ... just the right thing for this summer weather:-)

carolg said...

Sherri, your wool blocks are just adorable! I prepped a Primitive Gatherings mini to take with me on vacation last weekend. Here's how many blocks I finished while I was gone: Zero. Oh, well, having too much fun, I guess!

Sue at The Boar's Breath Ranch said...

Your quilts are so pretty. I love the fabrics you've chosen.

Sue Burkitt said...

My goodness girl.... how do you stay motivated????? I'm so envious of all you accomplish... Please do a post and tell us how you do it... what's your secret???


http://hoosierstitcher.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

OMG - I just made my Sew Pincushion log cabin block last night too! What a coincidence! I haven't started Heart of the Home yet, but it's on deck. I love the fabrics in your pincushions. Mine look more muted, and I am a brights kind of girl.

mindingmomma said...

can't wait to see Bright Sun in a shop near me! I missed the four patch sew along as I was without a computer for three months. ACK! I think the cherries are too sweet in it.

Laura said...

Sherri: I also live in the hot Southwest and I too am going through my projects, prioritizing and planning to get several completed. To me, this always feels like other people's winter: an indoor season because the great outdoors is just not that hospitable! I'm looking forward to your lovely fabric: the colors are gorgeous!!

Helen L said...

I love your idea of using two different fabrics for the borders: I would have never thought of that, but it sure works for a scrappy quilt! Thanks for the idea!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, H

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