Friday, August 26, 2016

Fall Quilt and Favorites

Hello and Happy Friday! I really can't believe it is the end of August already...just a few more days and it will be September. I had this crazy thought the other day that maybe if I made a fall quilt it might feel a little cooler around here (we'll see about that cooler part, but at least I'll have a fun fall quilt)!



So I gathered my favorite fall-feeling Fig Tree fabrics in red, green, orange, butterscotch, plum, and brown and set to playing! 


I've been having a lot of fun playing with these fabrics. I'm using one of my favorite fall blocks in a fun setting (pattern will be available soon) and have really had a lot of fun with the low-volume backgrounds (I used a mix of Fig Tree fabrics, Bella Ivory 9900-60, Minick & Simpson backgrounds, and Moda Muslin Mates). I just need to trim these half-square triangles this morning, and I'll be ready to start putting blocks together.  I can't wait!



Since it's Friday Favorites day, I also thought it would be fun to share some fun things that arrived this week from Fat Quarter Shop.

First, they sent three of their new tins...these adorable tins are 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1" tall and are perfect for storing thread, pins, paper piecing supplies and really anything you can think of!

They also sent along a copy of The Jolly Bar Book which contains 20 fast and fun patterns for use with Jolly Bars (5" x 10" rectangles). This is a perfect book if you have a lot of left over Layer Cake squares: simply cut them in half and pick a pattern!





Finally, I want to share these beautiful Valley fabric quilts from photos sent to me by Sigi. She made these beautiful quilts for her daughters, and I just love them both!

Sigi has named them the Sunrise to Sunset quilts because of the fun lay out they chose for the blocks, and she was able to make both of these quilts from a fat quarter bundle.


Thank you, Sigi, for sending these photos and allowing me to share on the blog...I love seeing quilts and projects with our fabric!




I hope you have a wonderful weekend...thanks so much for stopping by!



7 comments:

Hildy said...

Fantastic Fig Tree fall fabrics! Can't wait to see what you'll sew with them.
Sigi's quilts are so great I'm sure her daughters love them:-)

Judy said...

Beautiful fall fabrics. I have a quilt to make but get stuck doing other things. You have better time management skills than I that's for sure!! I had planned to buy just one tin but after checking the set, the One inch vs. the 3/4 in., I will buy all three, and that book is in my cart too! Have a great weekend and thank you for the info.

Mary Burnette said...

I got all this in my Sampler box this month! So much fun to get a surprise in the mail! I think you have the best blog! Love your organization series, pictures of your sewing space, and all the scrap busting projects. the tutorials as well. I know how much time goes into the blog and hope you know that it is all well appreciated!
Mary
mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Helen L said...

love those quilts in your fabric: I have a QF bundle of it just waiting for me to decide what I want to do with it! :-)

Janice Holton said...

Wow! Your fabrics make that Sunrise, Sunset quilt really sing! That's a great pattern!

Jodi said...

Love the sunrise to sunset quilts Sigi made, do you know what pattern she used?

Lara B. said...

Oh those fall colors make me all giddy. Sigi's quilts in your Valley fabrics are amazing Sherri! What a great way to show them off.

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