Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Works in Progress | Mahalo Quilts

Happy Wednesday! Wow...I can't believe it's the middle of the week already! I'm happy to announce that I finally got to gift a quilt I've been saving for a little while.


 You see, this sweet baby quilt was included in my first book, A Quilting Life: Creating a Handmade Home, and I've been saving it for our first grandson who has now happily arrived!



Quilts like this aren't meant to stay in the closet! So happy that Chelsi's little boy is the new owner of this one! Mom and baby are doing wonderful!



I haven't been able to do a lot of sewing this week as I've been trying to unpack and get organized after a fantastic weekend of teaching at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn, Oregon. I had the most wonderful time and met so many amazing quilters. If you haven't been to this shop, it's definitely a "bucket list" shop! Jan and Brian and their employees have created a quilter's wonderland inside. No matter what your style, you'll be able to find a lot of inspiration inside!



I was able to teach two classes: on Friday I taught Kitchen Sink (the cover quilt) from C&T Publishing Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation, and on Saturday I taught Mahalo. We had such a fun time! I thought I'd share some of the fun fabrics the ladies used for their Mahalo quilts. Clockwise from below left: Varsity by Sweetwater for Moda, scrappy 30's, Blue Barn by Edyta Sitar for Moda, and mostly Bonnie & Camille scrappy! There were lots of other great combinations, too, including several Christmas versions! This really is a pattern that looks beautiful in any fabric combination.

I've got a lot of sewing I want to get going on now that I'm home...I just want to get stitching!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 comments:

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on your new Grandson! What a perfect quilt for a little baby boy!

Melissa Corry said...

Huge congrats on the arrival of your sweet little grandson. He is absolutely adorable :)

allenquilts said...

Congratulations! My third grandson is due to arrive the end of October! They are so much fun and just fill a heart with joy. Love his quilt! Blessings!

Hildy said...

Finn is so lucky to have a grandma like you and to have now such a beautiful quilt!

Robbienae said...

Such a beautiful quilt for your grandson. Congrats, and welcome to the grandparents club!! Wonderful news that all are doing well.

Brenda said...

Congratulations! A beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby!

Little Quiltsong said...

Congratulations on your new little grandson!! Beautiful quilt for him - love this! So glad your classes went well - must have been hard to concentrate!

Karen said...

How exciting to have a new baby in the family! Congratulations to all of you!

~Laurie~ said...

Congratulations on your new addition!

Lara B. said...

Oh Happy Day! A new Grandson to love! Congratulations to your whole family Sherri!
The blue quilt from your book is a beautiful one!
Sounds and looks like it was a really fun class!

Janet said...

Congrats to you and yours! Love the quilt!

Carla said...

I'm trying to catch up and jump around on my blog reading. Congrats on the new grandson. What a lucky little boy to such a sweet quilt. Love that blue. I really like those Mahalo quilts too. I really like the blue. I must be in a blue mood today. LOL

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