Hello, friends. It’s hard to believe that May has come and gone so quickly, and that June is right on the doorstep. May was a busy month, so I feel like it really flew by. I did get some things marked off my list and several things are in the works. I also really enjoyed some good reads and have a few fun favorites to share, too!
A Quilting Life Favorites May 2022
Most Read Posts May 2022
I love seeing the most-read posts of the month. I found it super interesting that the Quilt Retreat Tips post did so well even though it was just recently published. I guess we quilters are all ready for some quilting vacations! Here are the other posts that rounded off the top five:
- Saturday Seven: Lifestyle & Inspiration for Quilters
- Quilting Life Block of the Month May 2022
- 10 Tips for Quilt Retreats (with free printable)
- Quilting Life Sewing Room Tour May 2022
- Moda Blockheads 4
I finished up my Sampler Spree quilt, had it quilted, and was even able to finish up the binding just the other day. I really love this quilt and especially love the fun quilting design my friend Marion used. Chelsi took some beautiful photos of this quilt the other day, so I’m sharing a few on this post. (Find the book to make the Sampler Spree quilt here). I also made the first of my new quilts with new fabrics I’ll be sharing in July. And I was also able to get a great start on the next quilt using those fabrics. I’m also staying caught up with my Moda Blockheads 4 blocks–and am even staying at least a couple of weeks ahead on those.
I loved The Lazy Genius Kitchen. It’s not a cookbook, but rather a way to plan your life in the kitchen so it’s smoother and easier. Even though I consider myself pretty organized in my kitchen, I was still able to learn a lot from this new book. I’ve also been reading Emily Henderson’s The New Design Rules and A Lovely Life by Melissa Michaels.
Coming in June 2022
I’m really looking forward to finishing up the new fabric quilts by mid-month so I can work on some fun summer projects. I also have a few small projects I want to make so that I can test them out for my Christmas gift sewing. I’ll be sharing those as I work on them. And I’ll continue to work on my Moda Blockheads 4 blocks in June.
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the A Quilting Life Favorites May 2022 post. I’ll be back tomorrow with our next block in the Moda Blockheads 4 series. Happy quilting!
Sue Kennedy says
Your quilt is amazing. I could look at it for hours. I love that you included all your fabric collectio ns. You must be so happy with your work of art and love!
Dawn D says
Wow, your completed quilt is spectacular! The yellow sashing sets all the blocks off so well and complements all the fabrics perfectly.
It’s such a joyful, happy, summery quilt. One of my favorites!
Joan Cerniglia says
Hi Sherri! I am looking forward to when Emma will be available for purchase. Can you let us know when that will be? Thank you!
Terri Askham says
Hi Sherri- on your May 31 podcast you mentioned a planner that , if I recall correctly, you said was available on your Etsy site. I’m having trouble finding it. Could you provide a search tip or link for me please.
Love the podcast – I watch it on YouTube regularly. You and Chelsi always inspire me!
Debbie Brugman says
Sherri, Your Sampler Spree quilt is beautiful. I especially love the yellow sashing but then it is one of my favorite colors.
Thank you for sharing the flower photos you from SLC. Tulips are my second favorite flower next to daffodils. Looking forward to your next podcast.
Sherry Gendel says
I don’t often comment but religiously read your blog and watch your podcast on YouTube. Yours is my MUST read blog and MUST watch podcast. I really love how your sampler spree quilt turned out! I didn’t participate in that with everyone just because I have limited time to quilt, but it was fun to watch your approach of making the blocks on your own timeframe and now seeing them all pulled together with that beautiful yellow sashing makes me want to attempt to make a sampler spree quilt of my own…but on a schedule that would work for me. Thanks for sharing all your progress. I find it down-to-earth and I love when you share with your readers the times that you’ve forgotten about a project or have gotten behind. It helps me realize that it’s normal not to always be able to keep up with every project we intend to do. And I LOVE the authenticity of you, Chelsi, and Billy when you interact on the podcast. Again, it’s so open, down-to-earth, and honest! I watch on my Echo Show that’s next to my sewing machine and find myself smiling the whole time! Thanks for that bright spot in my day a couple times each month!