Hello and happy Monday. Today I’m sharing the A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 57 Show Notes. Today’s episode was a fun listener question discussion that we really enjoyed. We shared our thoughts on a wide variety of topics in the list below. And, we once again have a small giveaway to share, so keep reading for those details.
A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 57 Show Notes
Episode 57 Topics and Links
- Bucket List Quilt (Quilt on the wall)
- Flower Garden (Quilt on the table)
- I Didn’t Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt
- The Lazy Genius Kitchen
- Books we are currently reading
- How much time we spend with our quilting businesses each week
- Staying motivated to quilt and design
- Systems used to keep track of quilting projects
- Designer fabric collection information
- YouTube site monetization
- Positives and negatives of where we currently live + dream living locations
Summer Quilts & More Magazine Giveaway
Leave a comment here on this post to enter the giveaway for a copy of the Summer 2022 issue of Quilts & More Magazine. Please share your current summer project in the comment.
Where to Listen & Watch the Podcast
Where to Find Sherri & Chelsi
- Sherri’s Blog (you are here)
- A Quilting Life Pattern Shop (Sherri’s)
- Chelsi’s Blog
- Chelsi’s Pattern Shop
- A Quilting Life Instagram
- Chelsi Stratton Instagram
- A Quilting Life YouTube Channel
- Sherri & Chelsi Facebook Group
- Sherri’s A Quilting Life Patreon Community
Our Next Episode
Thanks so much for stopping by for the A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 57 Show Notes. And we’re excited to let you know that our next episode will air on Monday, June 13th. Additionally, we’re always interested in suggestions, so please leave any ideas in the comments for this post. Finally, if you’d like to find out about earlier episodes of our show, you can find all of the Show Notes posts for the earlier episodes of the Quilting Life Podcast here.
Mary Denney says
Good morning! My quilt work for this summer is take a number of different squares and create a “sampler” quilt for my granddaughter. I’m going to incorporate all the blue colors (her favorite color) She wants it big enough for her bed and a pillow sham to match.
Love your podcasts,
Sherry Conroy says
My summer project is getting my sewing room set up. I just moved for the 17th and final time. I will spend the summer creating my dream sewing room. I love your YouTube channel videos. You and Chelsea are both an inspiration.
Patricia Baker says
My goal this summer is to complete ONE. Quilt. I tend to go from one project to another and not completely finish any. Love your YouTube channel
Angela V says
My summer project is the Corriander Christmas quilt in Cider by Basic Grey! I’m also trying to get a handle on my WIPs this year and I’m slowly knocking them off my to do list.
Sherri Wolters says
I have 8 quilts to get done this year, including your block of month, im giving each household in my church a quilt, I have 8 left hope to finish all by Christmas, have already finished 3 this year
Sandi Griepenstroh says
My main summer projects are Vintage Windmills by Krista Moser and Diamond Log Cabin by Eleanor Burns. I love your quilt on the wall behind you in today’s podcast!
My big project this summer will be truly organizing my sewing room. I want to it to be so much easier picking out fabric for a project. I also want to make fabric bunting for my sewing room.
My summer project is Chelsi’s Promanade pattern with Love Note fabric. I also have some lap quilts to quilt and bind.
My main summer project(s) is finishing up UFOS. Each time one gets done I feel a load lift off my shoulders. I also have all the fabric to start my Aunt Gracie quilt. An older pattern a friend gave me to try.
Joan McFadyen says
My main summer project was a king size quilt using Primitative Gatherings pattern and fabrics interspersed with Janet Clare’s Botanicals. Along with that I created new window treatments and big decorative bed pillows. Next on my list is to finish a collage quilt started in a class 2 weeks ago.
Sue Kennedy says
My summer quilt is Zen Cabin for my oldest nephew. I am using Quotations fabric. It is a fun 4 quadrant pattern. I love this collection.
Marilyn Mcinnes says
My main project is sorting out my much smaller sewing room having moved house! I’m finding things I’d forgotten I had so it’s a voyage of discovery at the moment!
Ann Fleisher says
I am currently finishing up a quilt that my daughter pieced (she pieces, I quilt and bind…she has a good arrangement) that she is gifting as a wedding present in two weeks. After that I plan to assemble and quilt a Bonnie Hunter leader/ender quilt that I have been working on for a few years.
We are headed to our summer home in an RV so I’ve gathered several projects to take along. Most include precuts. As several of our grand will be visiting for a month, I’m not sure how much I’ll get done but I’m sure there will be progress! I hope to participate in a weekly project day at the closest quilt shop and meet some other quilters. Have a fun summer everyone!
This summer I plan on working on home projects and bag projects. I love using placemats on our coffee table when we eat so I plan on making some summer/beach themed placemats and table toppers.
Thank you for your videos and blog.
My summer project is a baby quilt for the gal that cuts our hair. The pattern is the Snails Trail and the fabric is the Sea and Me. And I have a tote bag I am going to sew.
Cathy Atkinson says
I am hoping to finish several projects that I have been putting off. Will also be making table runners for our guilds market in the fall. I am loving the Bucket List quilt on the wall.
Katrina Barton says
I have many summer BOM’s I am working on. Corey Yoder, Beautiful Day. Lisa Bongean, O say can you sew. Lady Tulip, Edita Sitar, Tis the Season, MSQC…. Also doing my first Blockhead quilt and I am loving it. I enjoy your podcast and seeing all of your beautiful work and inspiration.
Robin Olson says
Hello from Gridley CA! My main project is organize and decorate my sewing room, then finish hand quilting a Christmas quilt, and also sewing/piecing a fall trip around the world quilt. If I get to it, I want to begin The “Stars over Iowa” quilt pattern from Sherri’s book, “Fresh Family Traditions “. My family is also from Iowa and I haven’t decided what color scheme, but maybe one of Sherri and Chelsea’s fabric collections. Love your podcast, your family working together and your positive relationships.
Planning to make a scrappy string quilt using scraps from my grandchildren’s projects. Will name it Happy Memories! Cannot wait to get started.
My summer project is to make a new quilt for our bedroom. Since we just moved into our house I feel like need to make something to new. Thanks for all that you do.
I love the Flower Garden quilt. It is so bright and cheery. Bucket list here I come!
I am stuck. I have projects to start but need a push. Love your podcasts!
I have two people whom I will quilt for this summer. I have steadily sewn quilts for family members often giving either a smaller lap size with a larger one. My youngest, will force me to work with flannel for the first time, owns an old house with no insulation. So, I think a comfy flannel to keep him warm is in order. His will be a Christmas present. My other quilt will be a military memory t-shirt quilt for my husband. He has been waiting patiently and sees me scurry into the sewing room to work on it a little at a time. He knows I will be doing this quilt, but has no idea what it will look like. Anything beyond those two quilts are “bonuses” in my opinion.
I’m currently finishing up a quilt for a wedding in my daughter in laws family, a neighbor is having a baby, and my husband asked if I would also make his sisters a quilt for the holidays. So, needless to say, there are more than enough projects I am doing and not much time. I have gathered fabric for some of these ‘bonus’ quilts and am thinking table runners for the holidays might be fun too. My goal for this year also involves doing the quilt-a-long (my first) with your new book and maybe doing a couple of blocks just for me with some civil war fabric. While some of the quilts have a “due date” that can be moved into next year, my intent is too keep sewing and improving my skills (that binding will eventually be perfect!!!!!!). I’ve learned so much and have started quilting the top of each of my quilts too. I haven’t tried free motion on a quilt, but have practiced and my creative ideas & skills with my regular foot and walking foot have gotten better with each project.
Thank you for all you and Chelsi do!
Terry Crawford says
I want to complete a table topper for the 4th of July. Love the Bucket list quilt
Carla Hanes says
Great podcast, I really enjoy your show. I’m working on some Lori Holt samples for our local quilt shop, plaid Pines Quilt and her Mat & Ruler Carrier. Personally I’m working on finishing up some unfinished projects this year. I also have a couple of Kaffee Fassett. Projects I’m ready to get started.
I hope you all have a great summer. Thank you for you give always.
I love listening to your podcasts while out walking. I learn a lot and, I know this was a while ago, but I found your episode about LAQ super timely and helpful. My summer project is focusing on a king size scrap quilt for our rv with a pieced back. This one will definitely be sent out for quilting!
Kathy Phillips says
I plan on starting my Seashore Drive quilt. I have your Harper’s Garden collection of patterns and I think I’m using summer shores. Seashore Drive is my first FQB. I currently am participating in MBH 4 sew along, also a first. After Father’s Day I will begin quilts for 4 of my grandkids I get to meet them June 13th. So excited to meet my grown son from Las Vegas and his family.
Since families are traveling again post Covid shutdowns, I am making quilted travel art/crayon organizers for the Covid babies in my family that will be going on their first real vacation. Something toddlers/preschoolers can put their little art supplies and small toys they’ll take on a plane. Also quilts for College Freshman.
C. Weirich says
Thank you for doing what you do! Your color palettes of your fabric lines are soothing. The project I would like to finish this summer is a table runner I have made out of my deceased Mother in law’s fabric scraps. I want to hand quilt this runner because she hand quilted all of her quilts herself! She had made numerous quilts after she retired. She gave all her quilts to family.
Lynn Latham says
Hi Ladies, the podcast was amazing, as usual! I live in a very small town in NW Georgia. I quilt at home on a domestic machine and also, am in training at a local cottage quilt store to do long arm quilting. I would LOVE a copy of the magazine. Thank you both for all you do to promote the art of quilting.
Marie Howard says
I really enjoy your utube programs. Especially your podcasts.
I am currently doing your BOM and also Blockhead 4.
I want even begin to tell you all the WIP I have going but U have very few. UFO’s.
I hand quilt all of my quilts which sometimes takes a long time but I have more time than money.
I got your Seashore Drive Project Pack recently and I am going to make Chelsi’s quilt withe plus signs this summer. I really like Bucket List too. Thanks .
My summer project is to continue with the A Quilting Life BOM, continue working on an EPP project (while traveling this summer) and a rainbow quilt to decorate my office. I enjoy summer because it gives me time to be creative.
Hi Sherri, My summer project is all about ufo’s! I am hand quilting two quilts now while I watch baseball in the evening. I am finished appliquéing the flowers for my Sweet quilt kit and am ready to start the churn dash sashing. I have three more tops that need to be quilted. And I’m keeping up with your block of the month and Moda Blockheads 4. I hope to have a nice stack of finished quilts by year end.
My summer projects would be finishing the quilt from you two, which I used some “special” material for me and cant wait to see it finished. Also will be finishing Moda Blockhreads and start RIley Blake Designs quilt along. I am really looking forward to it so again thank you for the wonderful sew along.
I’m waiting for some fabric to come to finish a red, white and blue quilt for memorial day and then I want to start 5 quilts for a family at church. That will keep me busy for awhile.
Beryl Stoots says
Ill be working on Great Granny Squared this summer. I have so many projects in the queue, but This will be my next one.
Shelley Thomas says
I’m new to quilt piecing, so looking for something easy for some Cory Yoder fabric I purchased a few months ago. I really enjoy watching all the quilters vlogs.
Linda Lamb says
My summer project is to finish three UFOs. I’m waiting on Emma fabric to start the sew a long. Love the fabri
Julie Omland says
My summer project is to
Get batting and backing on 5,quilt tops I finished as the colder season ended. I am a gardener, so my quilting goes to the side for this part of the gardening season when zi am tilling and planting. Two of the quilts will go to charity.
Debby H says
Hello. I really enjoy the podcast. My summer project is to keep up with 2 BOMs I’m doing. I also have 2 WIPs, one with scraps and one with stash on which I hope to make progress.
Abby Scoggins says
I will be making two quilts for my grand boys, Double Trouble Quilt from Pieces From My Heart. I also will be making for myself the Sincerely Yours Together Stitch Pink Sew Along Quilt Kit by Sherri & Chelsi. This is the first quilt I will be making for myself, I have made about 20 quilts that I gifted since I started sewing in 2019.Thank you for all your help you provide in your tube channel and your blog.
My summer project is a quilt for a wedding gift. I am thinking a Christmas quilt might be nice
Robin Shafer says
I am going to work on the Bliss quilt along from the Sew Sampler Box. I am new to quilting so I think a block a month will work well for me. I love all your fabric and quilts and I look forward to your podcast. Thank you so much.
Dawn Down ey says
I have very diligent about finishing my UFOs and staying current on my BOMs. I have two quilts I will be sewing this summer that are to be Christmas gifts. my goal is to have them done by the first of September so they can be quilted by October.
Amy Kollasch says
I am planning a christmas project. I haven’t decided exactly what yet though. Thanks for a chance to win.
Roxie Tew says
My summer project will be to use the Seashore Drive collection to make one of your coordinating patterns. Haven’t decided which one yet. I purchased two fq bundles of it, plus extra yardage..so, it may be a couple of quilts. I love Seashore Drive!
Michelle Whiting says
My top summer project is to finish my Heartfelt quilt from the charity quilt along. I have so many other WIPs that I want to finish as well!
Ellen Harrod says
My summer project is Summer bound, by mysewquiltylife.
Kristine Spears says
Hi Sherri and Chelsi,
Love your fabric and patterns. I also learn a lot from your tutorials. Thank you.
Right now my project for summer is a Quilt of Valor to be donated.
Thank you ladies for all you do.
Brandy Tsonetokoy-Burns says
I have a couple of projects going but the main one is my husband’s bear paw quilt he said no one can have a quilt until he gets his lol
Debbie Noreski says
Thank you for this tutorial. I love to learn new techniques and new notions.
Denise Clason says
I really like to all your ideas and having many of your patterns and books. Great fun and exciting to make your quilts!
My summer project is to learn how to long arm quilt, so I can quilt all the quilt tops I have made. I am so excited to learn something new.
Patti McConnell says
My summer project is making Reading Pillows for the grandkidsand finding books to go with the theme. Example, a Cactus fabric pillow with a book about the desert, a baseball fabric pillow with a book about his favorite baseball player, etc. These will be Christmas presents!
Susan Fraser says
This summer I will be making baby quilts for several upcoming showers and patriotic quilts to donate to veterans. I’m also working on Strawberry Lemonade pattern from the Jelly Roll Jam book using Anne of Green Gables fabric.
My summer project is to machine quilt the two tops I pieced over the winter. I have the backing and batting ready and just need to baste them and start quilting. Also, to continue with Sherri’s BOM. Love making the block each month. I am doing the 6″ size. Love your podcast!! I watch/listen to it on YouTube faithfully while I sew.
Jane Hollingsworth says
My summer project is to complete a bargello wall hanging to go above my fireplace! Daunting! Thank you for your weekly videos and this opportunity to win a book!
Rita Friesen says
My summer sewing plan for the includes baby quilts for Bundles of Love. A friend recently suggested I watch/ listen to your podcast, so this is my first visit.
Jackie Nauert says
I’m making a walk hanging for my son who is stationed in Belgium right now🇺🇸. I miss him sooo much but I’m going to send him a little bit of home💙
I’m working on a double wedding ring quilt for granddaughter wedding. I also have 3 UFO wanting to finish. So many quilts I love. Enjoy your podcast. Thanks
Alice Lotz says
New Quilter. I’ve enjoyed making and learning. Have 2 unfinished quilts from my late mother. Would love to be able to finish them to give to my brothers.
Lisa Stroble says
Great show today. I always enjoy the new information you share. My summer project is NINE-PATCH SQUARE DANCE. I ordered the fabric last summer and am looking forward to working on it this summer.
Judy Johnson says
I love todays podcast. We get to learn more about how you divide your time❤️
This summer AKA May & June My goal is to completely finish the Bali Star Wedding ring I’ve started including the quilting of it. For July, I’ve scheduled myself to do only Christmas in July. (Your book will be here by then) Then, I’ll be free to work on what ever in August. Thank you all for sharing!!! Happy summer!
D'Aon Lucas says
My summer project is a commissioned quilt for my cousin’s wedding present to her grandson and wife. It will be in batik blues, yellows and some green using the free pattern by Jordon fabrics called Beads. I’m very excited to create this special quilt.
Jann Glumac says
My summer project is working on two new quilts for my family. My final goal is for each grandchild & their parents to have a quilt. A total of 27 quilts but its doable if you arent over whelmed by the numbers! Looking forward to sunny days!
Janet McCann says
My summer project is finishing 4 quilts so that i can begin on one with your seashore drive fabric. Love the fabric . I have been working on 9 quilts at once, BOMs or BOW and they are all ending so its time to finish. 5 are done and 4 to go.
Hello hello so nice to be here for the 1st time.
my summer projects will be completing 3 quilts that I have been working on. One is my summer’s SoireeBy Pat’ Sloan and 2 more baby “. Look forward to watching more of your Podcast
Lynn McEntire’ says
New to the channel. I got Sherri’s planner the other day and looking forward to beginning it in June
Peggy ILene Perry says
My current project is cleaning up my sewing areas!
Eileen Emberger says
My summer quilting project is to make at least one veteran donation quilt using my strips. I use the CG ruler.
Heidi Yazwa says
Hello girlies. My number one summer project is a postage stamp quilt using sweetwater red barn fabrics. Love the quilt on the wall today. I feel I might be able to tackle that one as a beginner quilter? Might have to be one of my add on summer projects. Thank you!!
My summer project is to get back to my sewing room after the completion of my kitchen remodel to add binding and backing to quilts thst my husbands grandmother made many years ago.
Renee Arnett says
I’m actually planning to make a Christmas Figs BOM quilt that I bought years ago from Fig Tree Quilts. HoHoHo!
My summer project is The Great Granny Quilt by Lori Holt sponsored by the FQS. I’m also going to sew along with Pat Sloan – Table Topper Quilt Along. I would love to get selected for a free Summer 2022 issue of Quilts and More Magazine. I’ve let all my magazine subscriptions expire, so I’m having a little withdrawal!!! I loved the pod cast today. I loved how your love of colors are fully in your life- Chelsie had a purple shirt on that perfectly matched the block in quilt behind her. You had on blue which matched the border perfectly on the quilt behind you!!! Love your new bucket list pattern. Tell Billy I even watched some ads all the way through to help y’all!!!! Keep up the great work!!!
Rosemary Knoll says
Two of my summer projects are Christmas quilt patters that I have had for a few years. I finally bought some Christmas/holiday fabric recently and can’t wait to get started.
Bobbie Guy says
My summer project is to finish my Coriander Christmas quilt by Corey Yoder. Also to make a baby quilt for my great grandson Russell. His died when he was 4 1/2 months old and my niece and her husband are going to adopt him. I’m so very thankful for them because Russell will still be a part of our family and be in a loving, godly family!
My summer project is to make a quilt for my granddaughter who will be 25 in Sept. I have saved scraps from all the things I have made for her since she was born.
Lynette Guhr says
My summer project is a quilt for my granddaughter’s birthday in July!
Jane Noble says
My 2 projects for the summer will be an Oh My stars quilt (Pat Sloan designer), and a Chandelier quilt (MSQC). Would also love to start the Bucket List quilt as a leader and ender quilt in Christmas fabric so I can gift it at the holiday.
Thank you for you videos! I watch them over and over and always learn something that helps me. I’m doing the QAL in Christmas fabrics and doing 2 of them as gifts. I’m also doing Moda Blockheads so I have lots to keep me busy this summer! Have a new grand baby girl arriving June 30 and made Chelsi’s Good Hearted Quilt for her! Lastly I suspect I’ll start something else when your new book arrives soon!
Arleen T says
My Summer projects are to finish my House quilt, work on several others that are cut and ready to sew, also make summer table runner and some Bags. Always excited when I have time to sew!
Sandra Nelsen says
I picked up everything I need to make the Bucket List quilt and also Chelsi’s Beachfront quilt. I love the Seashore Drive fabric, and think those two quilts will be the best summer projects. I might do the table topper size of the Bucket List quilt as it is so darling.
Deb White says
I have a couple of kits that I bought last year and never started so that’s my plan for the summer. I’’m starting with the 2021 Stitch Pink kit – I loved the Sincerely Yours line the first time I saw it. ❤️
Karen Varble says
My summer project Is my first queen size quilt. I ordered the fabric back in January, got it in April. The top is at the quilters now. I’m working on pillow shams and decorative pillows. It’s a beach scene with turtles, so even though I live in Illinois, I can go to the beach every evening! Thanks for your podcast. I have learned so much over the last couple years from listening to you and checking out all the websites and information you talk about.
Rose Mary Jameson says
What a fun give away, thanks! For my summer projects I’m going to tackle a couple of seasonal quilts that I have been wanting to make. One is Chelsi’s “Community”, all her darling houses, but I’m going to use all red and pink scrappy for a Valentines make. Then also sew up the “Good hearted “ pattern. And a keep working on the Secret lives of color QAL with Pat Sloan and the summer camp QAL. I love your new “Bucket List” pattern!
Grace Johnston says
After I finish a Granny Squares quilt I’m about to bind, I hope to finish the Sea Glass quilt I started last year. Love your podcast!
I just cut out Corey Yoders Wooly Stars for my 2nd grand baby due in August. I better get with it!
Cathy Tyrrell says
My Summer project is to make 3 quilts for my sons. We’ve been separated for most of the pandemic but we’ll be together for 3 weeks in August. I feel so blessed!
My summer project is finishing up Christmas quilts and fall. But I’m also wanting to do a Fourth of July quilt. I also did purchase your creative breads ruler that you had mentioned in your last video so hopefully that will help with the stars.
Peggy McAtee says
My summer quilt project is to make a bear paw quilt for a soon-to-be-born great nephew. I love your podcasts and the great tips and suggestions from you, Chelsi, and Billy.
Tracy F says
I’m in the middle of making a Quilt of Valor for my brother in law and then another that my local fair Are collecting them for Vets to enter to win one.
Elizabeth Alexander says
I am finishing up Dogs in Sweaters by Elizabeth Hartman for my brother (wedding gift) and plan on starting Wooly Stars by Corey Yoder for my friend’s 65th birthday.
A family wedding is coming at the end of June. That 100 Blocks 100 Days quilt needs to be quilted by then. Ugh!
Sally Crawford says
Thank you Sherri and Chelsi for all your inspiration! I plan to quilt some pieces tops I made before I broke my wrist and some other ufo’s I have.
My summer project is to hand quilt my Key West sailboat quilt! I purchased the fabric while on vacation in the Keys and found a sailboat pattern that I loved. It will be my first wall hanging quilt.
Mary Kelleher says
My number one sewing projects for the summer is not letting my BOM‘s get out of hand. I have four going right now but I keep getting distracted by all of the wonderful BOM out there
My summer project is really a list of projects. I want to sew up some of my stash into quilts and other projects. I have a bin of patriotic fabric so I plan to make some star blocks for our local guild and a quilt for a local police officer. I also have a large (and I do mean LARGE) amount of fat quarters so I plan to complete at least one quilt using them. I am also in an online QAYG class and am participating in a block of the month quilt through our guild. Just a few things going on to keep me out of trouble. 🙂
I love your podcasts and your organization tips and examples. And your patterns are amazing!
Sabrina Drewry says
My summer project is a king size quilt. It’s a little intimidating but I’m determined to get it done! I love your blog and podcast!
Debby McCauley says
Love the Bucket List pattern, and can see this is curious Holiday fabrics.
Christine Houghton says
I went through cancer treatment last year which kept me from finishing my quilts. My goal this summer is to take all 12 of my quilt tops and back them, quilt them and bind them. Then donate them to charity, except one which I will keep for myself. Then I will make some of your quilt patterns with some of your fabrics, like Seashore Drive and complete those. Then I will be making handbags and wallets and fanny packs for a craft fair in October. So my summer will be very busy. Thanks for all you do that makes it more enjoyable to do what I love to do! Peace, Christine
Becca Baxter says
Summer…1-working on a wedding gift quilt, pattern adapted from moda blockheads 4. 2-stay up with a quilting life BOM. 3. Quilt two flimsies hanging in the closet.
Judy R says
My plan this summer is to catch up on some of the block of the month projects. I’m planning on doing your block of the month this year with your balboa fabric. Love your new pattern bucket list.
Roxy Sherburne says
My summer projects are working on my UFO’s along with starting Fort Worth Fabric Studio’s “Simply Spring” quilt along on June 6th. I love “Quilts & More” and would love to win one of the issues you are offering. I have a FQ bundle along with many other pre-cuts of “Seashore Drive” so it would be awesome to have another pattern to use. Thanks so much for doing the podcast today. I thoroughly enjoy watching and listening to you, Chelsi, and Billy! Roxy in Hudson, WI
Sharon Pickle says
My summer project is focusing on smaller projects like table runners and pillows.
Mary Ann Nations says
I enjoy your podcasts. I have a question though, why won’t your emails show up on my iPad and only on my iPhone? They never download. And, yes, I’d love to have the magazine. Thank you, Mary Ann
Karen Green says
In June my husband and I will celebrate 50 years of marriage. WE live in Colorado so it seemed natural to want to make a quilt with mountain themes. I’m in recovery from knee replacement right now so
Lora Olson says
My summer project is quilting 3 of my quilt tops. I’m still learning how to do free motion quilting on my domestic machine. I’ve quilted 2 quilts already and I’m ready to do more.
You both are so adorable. Love your channel.
I am getting ready to make an X’s and O’s Lap quilt using Bee Plaids by Lori Holt. This will be a Christmas gift to one of my daughter-in-laws.
Anne Sausen says
My summer projects are reading pillows for grandkids and finishing two quilts with Alaska batiks!
Nancy Rector says
My summer project is a king size Baskets in Bloom by Nicola Dodd in “Love Jelly Roll Quilts” using Corey Yoder’s Beautiful Day fabric collection along with some of her Spring Brooks collection and Bonnie and Camille’s Shine On and Sunday Stroll and from my stash. I’m also working on Corey Yoder’s Beautiful Day Mystery BOM. Happy Memorial Day Sherri and Chelsi. Love your podcast on You Tube!
Blanca Sanchez says
My summer projects are two baby quilts for two of my young friends and a Vintage quilt that Has “y” seams”… new for me!!! I bought the kit in January at the Ontario Quilt show…and I’m making small blocks for my quilt camp group…55 of them!!!
I love quilt magazines and love your show!!!
My summer project s include simple bowl holders, a table runner, and organizing my scraps to get ready for a very scrapy quilt during our long winter. I love your podcasts and all that I learn.
julie kaplan says
Hello everyone….I have sew many UFO’s to finish, and I may have started too many other projects as well. That being said, I am inspired by everyone who is able to finish lots of quilts in any given year, and I am also hopeful to be able to follow in their footsteps and do the same. The first quilt I would like to complete is called North Star by the Pattern Basket and next in line I would like to finish my t-shirt memory quilt. While I am working on these, I will attempt to stay up-to-date with a couple of Block of the Month Club quilts. This next comment is something I tell myself every year. I am going to get my holiday sewing done early so I can basically just sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday season. Will this be the year that actually happens? I will let you know. Bye for now fellow quilters. Stay well.
Carol Bustos says
The projects on my to do list this summer are quilting the quilt tops that I’ve made for the past nine months.
Since I join in on a lot of sew alongs, the quilt tops start to accumulate so there’s always quilting to be done. I use my home sewing machine with a walking foot.
Georgia Coker says
Projects for summer are 2 baby quilts and 2 baby growth charts. Two ladies are both expecting in August and I need to get these 4 projects done soon!
I just had one of my old sewing machines fixed and I’m sewing with it again. Right now, I’m making small quilts, about 20 inches square
Love your fabrics, patterns, and podcasts!
Mary Anne Jackson says
My summer quilting project is too finish a quilt started by a friend who was 100 years old when she died last year
She did hand appliqués of a flower. I am going to hand quilt the panels
I’m going to use a quilt as you go method
Debbie Hurst says
I have recently retired and now have time to sew. I’m working on several quilts this summer, I have 16 grandchildren and I am wanting to make a quilt for each of them. I love watching your podcasts and also love all of your patterns. I am also working on the churn dash sew along.
Connie Sweet says
I loved this podcast !! So excited to enter the giveaway. I’m made some patriotic quilt blocks over 10 years ago. Found the perfect background material 5 years ago. And I’m finally getting it up on design wall to make it happen this summer! Love A QUILTING LIFE
Hi Sheri, I love the Quilts and More magazines. My summer project is to make is my 4th Grandmother’s Garden Quilt. I am giving this one to someone who is really having a hard time and it has really hit my heart. And I feel that she could use a hug from a handmade quilt. She isn’t a relative just a strong feel that she could use it. I feel God has placed this on my heart. For myself I want to make a Christmas quilt from your new book. Love your blogging and you tubes.
Cindy Jacobs says
For my summer project I’m going to make another Sparrows quilt by Pen +Paper designs. I might have to add that Bucket List quilt. I love it.
Susan Stark says
My summer project is to get started on my holiday sewing. I especially can’t wait to start sewing Chelsi’s Poinsettia quilt from your Home for the Holidays book.
I am finishing 4 quilts I have at various stages. One is currently at the longarmer, one needs border and backing and another needs for me sew all of the completed squares together. The final one is a BOM. All are screaming my name, lol:)
Hi, Sherri, I look forward to every podcast. I love that your family is so involved in your business. I learn so much from you and Chelsi. I’ve been collecting fabrics for several quilts….A beachy flag quilt by DiaryofaQuilter.com , a Christmas panel quilt from Moda with Chenilit, and some hymn wall hangings by White Barn and Fancy That Designs. I can’t seem to get started on one of these, so I’ve been making Holland bags from Centre street quilts. I’m all over the map! Thanks for the podcast Amd your Saturday Seven.
T Melton says
My summertime project is a little, hand-sewn piece I’m completing for a “challenge.” Upon completion, I’ll exchange it with another member of a Facebook quilting group I joined.
My #1 project for the summer is a little wall quilt that I’m making for my mom. It has pictures of her two great grandchildren, and I think she will be just thrilled to receive it. It’s not perfect because it was the first time I pieced flying geese (not as easy as it looks), but I championed my way through it. Mom was diagnosed with cancer in May 2021 and has fought her way back to health despite a grim diagnosis at the time. During her hospital stay she kept hallucinating about seeing her 1 year old great grandchildren in the room and I never forgot that. So, I felt a mini quilt would be a very special gift for her and I can’t wait to finish it.
Betty Mahaffey says
My summer quilting project is to make new caddies for my sewing machine and my serger. I also have a machine cover to make. This was a quilt as you go kit that I got when I was visiting my daughter in CO. I also have a baby quilt to make. I love your YouTube channel, and I am doing your block of the month for the second year. Thanks for all of your creativity and tips!
Summer project is to keep up on blockheads 4, and do two or three scrap quilts to use up leftovers. Also love your podcasts!
Susie Lopez says
I have several projects in mind for this summer! I plan on making a quilt for 2 nieces, 3 great nieces & 1 great nephew! One of the quilts I’m using Happy Days!
Cheryl Thompson says
My summer project is Line Dried by Corey Yoder using my recently received Seashore Drive! Sooo excited! Love the podcast, please continue doing it?
Cathy Lombard says
I just finished a baby quilt for my new granddaughter. I am working on a dinosaur quilt for her older brother. That is my summer project.
Betty Larks says
My son and his wife are going to be trying for their first baby, (my first grandchild) and I’m so excited, that I’ve already made them some baby blankets. This summer I plan on making them a combination I Spy and Tic Tac Toe picnic quilt with some X and O bean bags.
My son and his wife are going to be trying for their first baby (my first grandchild) and I’m so excited that I’ve already made them a couple of baby blankets and bibs. I am going to be working on a combination I Spy and Tic Tac Toe picnic quilt with some X and O bean bags.
Anne P says
My Summer project is to finish a Christmas Quilt I started several years ago and have carried it to several quilt retreats.
Jeannie Simon says
My summer projects are to quilt 3 quilts for my grandkids for Christmas gifts.
Love your videos!!
Christine Atwell says
I am currently working on the Spotlight Quilt block quilt by Broadcloth studio for the #strictlyscrappyqal. I am also planning to do the Great Granny Squared sew along with Fat Quarter Shop. I also have about 12 quilts to bind in between!
Finishing our annual church Activity Group’s mystery quilt; several UFO’s and organize my combined work/ sewing office…
I want to arrange the blocks for my Midnight Garden quilt by Heather Peterson of Ankas Treasures so I can add the sashing and borders and then get it quilted, then quilt a few other quilts I’ve made so they are done also, working on finishing projects I’ve started.
Susy Kennedy says
I love your you-tube videos. I always make time for them even though I work a lot of hours. I am working on memorial quilts of my dad for my sister, mother, nieces and nephew. It is hard to start but I really want to work on it this summer. Any tips you have in working thru the painful loss of my dad?
Gloria Easton says
Storm at Sea Quilt. Made one several years ago but was reminded how much I enjoyed working on it when you mentioned a Storm at Sea in the previous podcast.
New viewer. I love your podcasts. Very interesting and informative!
Donna Charlton says
Hello ladies –
I am super excited because my order for Seashore Drive arrives tomorrow. Still undecided as to which pattern I will be using. I am a beginner quilter and ordered a layer cake so any suggestions as to which pattern to try would be appreciated.
Barb Mack says
Thanks for your podcast! Always fun and informative to listen to and watch! Beautiful quilts! My summer project is to do two quilts for 2 of my granddaughters and I want to make some cross stitch project bags. Planning to use your patterns Sherri! Thank you!
Tamara Kemp says
This summer I will be working on Chelsea’s All American quilt ❤️ I have the kit and think it will make a wonderful summer project ❤️🇺🇸❤️
My summer project is to finish some UFOs and want to make a string quilt. Also organize my sewing room. Love your podcasts.
I just watched Lisa Bongean showing your new book “Home for the holidays” and would love to make the tree skirt!
My #1 summer project, a wall hanging quilt for mom of the great grandchildren. It’s almost complete, awaiting fabric for the binding and the sleeve on back.
Susan Langsdorf says
Love your blogs and podcasts! I feel like you could be my next door neighbor!
My goal this summer is to recoup from a total knee replacement and to keep up with your block of the month and Blockheads 4.
Thanks so much for all you do!
Carole Ferguson says
I am working on Block Heads 4 and trying to keep current with it. Also trying to finish WIPs. Together with getting ready to move, I have my hands full!
Thank you for this opportunity Sherri!! My summer project is actually many… I currently have BH4, A Quilting Life BOM (making 2 quilts from different fabric lines), Erica Ardnt BOM, The Quilted Forest BOM, Fat Quarter Shop Solids “Dancing With Stars” BOM, MSQ Christmas BOM, and when the FQS gets the fabrics for the Halloween and Christmas sew alongs I will be participating in that… along with making my MIL a quilt for her 70th birthday in September with Pat Sloans Birdsong, “A Nature Walk in the Starlight”.
Busy busy and loving every minute of it!
Jeri Bowman says
My summer project is Art East’s pattern wonderful woodland. I am taking the goose block and making a quilt for my oldest son and his wife as they own a waterfowl guide service.
Sandy Johnson says
I am making s lap sized quilt in summery, fun fabric for a friend. Also, I’m working on 2 baby quilts for friends grandchildren
HELEN MCNENLY says
I enjoy watching your channel! I am a new quilter, having only started in January and I find the show informative. My summer projects – note the plural 🙂 Make a lap quilt for my 93-1/2 year old mother – I have this cut out already. Just need to sew it up. Make a queen sized Christmas quilt for our bedroom – I have the pattern and the fabrics already. Make a queen sized quilt for the guest room – again have the pattern and fabrics. And resist buying fabric whenever I see a sale 😉
Karen Levay says
Thank you for your podcast/YouTube shows. I enjoy listening and seeing your quilts on the wall and table. This summer I’ll get as many of the tops in my tub’o’flimsies quilted and finished as I can while also completing quilts our guild makes for children of mothers who come to the local women’s shelter. I love seeing the bright quilts. Weather permitting we hang them on the fence of our hostess and it is so fun to see them all.
Allison Lunsford says
My summer project is going to be the Nativity quilt with the fabric and pattern by Stacy Iest Hsu! So excited to make another Christmas quilt. 🥰 Thank you so much for the giveaway!
My big project is pending me receiving your Home for the Holidays book that I pre-ordered from the FQS. I would love to have the magazine!
My summer quilting project is a jacobs ladder quilt I am making for my husband who was diagnosed we with dementia recently. I am using your A Quilting Life planner to help me stay organized
Teresa Oler says
My sewing goal for the summer is to get backs for 3 finished quilt tops & take to my quilter. I also plan to do somquikted bag projects & make the set of Sherri’s placemats from the Soring Quilts & More magazine.
Karen Honan says
Hi, My summer project is to finish a red, white and blue table topper that I started last year. I love to decorate my house in patriotic colors from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
My first comment is how much I really enjoy your blog and podcasts, they have given me good information and great book recommendations. I also have the monthly planner!
My main project for this summer is an embroidered baby quilt. Its for a good friend’s first grand baby and it will have scriptures embroider on it. As I homeschool my grandkids I really look forward to summer when we take a couple of months off and I can spend more time in my sewing room.
Katherine Longo says
Thank you both for your wonderful and creative ideas! I look forward to your videos and blog. My main summer projects are to complete some UFOs, a baby blanket for my niece, and Project Linus quilts for the people affected in Uvalde, Texas. I want to feel like I am doing something and a quilt is a wonderful way to express my sympathy, concern, and love for those who are suffering at this time.
Such a great Q&A episode! Sherri inspired me to get through all my random unfinished projects this year. Two in the line up this summer: finish machine quilting a project from a class and finish a monthly tiny dresden project for June. Also want to make a quick July 4th pillow or table runner and piece my blocks for Chelsi’s Under the Tree quilt. I’m using Beautiful Day fabrics from Corey Yoder. That’s a long list!! 😆
Theresa Baethke says
This summer, I plan to complete a miniature quilt I started in 1989! I found it stuffed in a corner of my sewing cabinet. This is a hand pieced, hand quilted project. I wanted to do some hand work at the TV and this seemed to fit!
Kristen Hills says
My goal for this summer is to make a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt. I have always wanted to make since seeing the movie My Girl so this is the year I’m going to do it!!!
Enjoy your podcast so much! This summer I am working on a wedding gift memento involving embroidery and piecing and also working on some lap size Christmas quilts for family. Love your patterns – they are so well written
I am currently working on a baby quilt for my granddaughter that is due in July. I am using Seashore drive fabrics. I think Seashore is beautiful for a little girl quilt. Sherri & Chelsi are my absolute favorite quilters! I love everything they do.
My summer project is finishing the Beach Row Quilt kit from your happy days collection. I always enjoy your (family) podcasts 😊
Deborah Lynne Lewis says
I enjoyed the podcast very much. I always like to hear what other people are asking. Sometimes I have the same questions too. I’m so envious that you get to live where there isn’t any snow! I’m trying to get myself motivated to get back to my projects. Thanks for all that you do and share. Both quilts look amazing!
Kristin Mueller says
I love your podcast! You and Chelsi are wonderful to listen to. My summer goal is to get some of my Christmas sewing done. I wanted to get the projects that I know of now done so I am not so stressed out come November and December.
Deidra Powell says
I am finishing my grandson quilt and several military quilts for loved ones this summer. Also a quilt I did in memory of my parents
Sheryl Murchison says
My plan this summer is to finish up some smaller projects that I have been wanting to do and then to start something new out of my new “home for the holidays book” ! I just love it!
Paige Baldwin says
My main summer project is quilting a few tops that I have pieced. I am less experienced with the actual quilting of a quilt so I am hoping this summer will be a great time to practice and get more comfortable with machine quilting! I love your podcast and all the great tips you share! Thank you for everything you do!
Amberly Emery says
Hello! I have two projects this summer, both using the Double-slice Layer Cake pattern. One is for me, and the other for my goddaughter as she begins college!
Susie Van Eerden says
I have a lot of works in progress for the summer. I am finishing the sew sampler quilt using your happy days fabric, making your bouquet pattern featuring hand paper piecing hexagon flowers, finishing my walk in the woods quiltalong with Beverly McCullough, making a patriotic table runner …just to name a few. I know you will have many comments but I hope that my name will be chosen for your giveaway…that would be fun! I love to listen to your channel and see all your beautiful fabric and designs.
Elaine Mast says
Great podcast again! I have a layer cake in Flower Pot by Lella Boutique and Chelsi’s Autumnal Block from Moda Blockheads 4 and I am going to work on a fall quilt for me. I have lots of other projects too. I can never have just one!
Wonderful Podcast. I very much enjoy listening to you three while I work. Keep them coming. My summer is to finish a BOM, a Halloween BOM and Christmas In July quilt.
Christina Pehlman says
My summer projects are zipper pouches for gifts and planning for a t-shirt quilt . I enjoy your podcast and love to listen while I am out walking. Thank you!
Karen Seedig says
My summer sewing project is to finish my five UFO’s! The only new project I am working on is Sherri’s BOM. I anxiously await each month!
Carol Nielson says
I love your podcasts. Thanks you so much. I chuckle a lot because of the great family interactions going on.
For this summer, I am finishing a couple of projects and keeping up on sew alongs. My projects are Granny’s Garden by Lori Holt and then to machine quilt 4 tops that are already sewn. My sew alongs are the Quilting Life Blocks and a new summer mystery quilt by Edita Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
Mary Theresa Lancaster says
I am sure you might find this hard to believe but I have SEVERAL UFO’s in my sewing room…Imagine that! All started with great enthusiasm. My summer goal is to work on and finish some of these UFO’s (I have slowly been knocking those out) while continuing to work on some Fall and Christmas Quilts. I just love doing it all. I am so thankful for your You Tube videos as well as the others I have watched during the pandemic. I have so missed sewing with fellow quilters and you all have filled that gap. Thanks so much!
Juliana Wagner says
Strips and scraps of 60 years of fabric collections are being sewed into quilts for an organization that supports disasters. I also helped clean my mothers home out when she moved to a nursing home. Resources are plentiful I am visually impaired so imagining the fabric being used gives me joy.
Gloria Crotty says
Hi Ladies! My goal this summer is to finish 2 Cat Quilts for my sisters & start Xmas Quilts ~ one for me.
Judy Thompson says
My summer project is to reorganize my sewing room. It has proved to be a bigger project than I realized, but I am motivated and excited to get it done. While l am doing this wi will be working on some small projects and helping my 10 year granddaughter learn how to sew. I absolutely love everything A Quilting Life and look forward to the podcast each month. Thank you for all you have taught me and the new products you have introduced to me.
Terri Brennan says
My summer project is a rather intense design – Stacey Iest Hsu “Sea Sampler”. Yikes there’s a ton of pieces. I’m about half way through the piecing. This quilt is for me and will be housed in my spare room that has a beach theme. So not in a rush. Taking my time and enjoying the process.
Linda Swarner says
My goal this summer is to finish 2 UFO quilt projects and create 5 jewelry bags for relatives. Enjoy your shows!!!
Christine Randall says
I’m working on a Bead quilt from Jordan Fabrics. It’s to be donated to my husbands family reunion later this summer
Debra Turl says
My summer project is Bucket list. Excited to start it soon.
Terry Conner says
My Summer quilting will be a Halloween quilt from the cover of Quilts and More from Fall 2013. Should be colorful and fun.
Shirley Scott says
My summer quilting project this year is to stay caught up on all the sew a longs that I have begun. I just couldn’t resist them! I love sewing a long and seeing what everyone else is doing too. The monthly sew a longs are easier to stay caught up on. Moda Blockheads is the challenge with a weekly block and bonus blocks, but, so far so good.
Nicole Henry says
I’m working on a meadowland quilt for my oldest son’s teacher and I just dove into English paper piecing and will be working on that this summer. 😊
Mary Giantonio says
I have two summer quilts projects to get done as Christmas gifts. 1) little town by Chelsi for my daughter-in-law 2) forest drive also by Chelsi for my daughter.
I am also working on finishing up hand quilting labor of love sampler quilt by Sherri which is for me 🥰
Have a great summer Ladies
Linda Davidson says
There are two quilts I hope to finish this summer. One is a patriotic one that I am trying to complete before the Fourth of July. The other is a quilt in memory of my dog. I, too, love your podcasts and You tube videos. Love the colors of your fabrics, too. I have a layer cake of Happy Days fabric and hope to start on a summer quilt to have completed by NEXT summer.
Tommie Huddleston says
I will be working on Chelse’s monarch’ quilt. I’m going to start it while I’m at a quilting retreat with my quilting group, Old Remnants. Can’t wait to see it finished. Making it out of batik fabric.
Linda Burkhart says
My project this summer is to finish up sashing and borders on 3 blocks of the month I’m behind on. Your podcasts are so much fun to watch on YouTube! Thank you for bringing such interesting content. I love the interaction between you.
Jessica Shannon says
This summer I am working on the Social Sharks pattern by Elizabeth Hartman and my first try at paper piecing “The Office” quilt.
Chris Littebrant says
Hello Sherri, I am anxious to work on your quilt with the tiny stars and the blue floral near the. It is so pretty and my eyes cannot keep from looking at it in your videos, I just love it! I have been following and watching you, Chelsi and Billy for since you began your YouTube channel. Prior I would catch you on occasion when you were a guest at other places. I now follow your blog and I am grateful for your knowledge and tips, sew helpful and I wanted to thank you personally for all you do. You blow my mind at how much you create and I love seeing your quilts. Well, take care and God Bless You and Your Famil.y, 🥰 Sincerely, Chris
Marion White says
I have been getting caught up on some sew sampler box projects. I love the starflower quilt and I think it will make a beautiful Summer quilt.
Shana N says
My summer project is the Summer Camp sew along with Pat Sloan. I found her through your podcast, which I really enjoy!
My summer sewing project is my first quilt. Called rabiance by villa rosa designs.
Becky G. says
I’m way late in the game here due to a health setback. Love your podcast! I have several more quilts to make for grandkids this summer. Four done, 7 to go.
Mary Ellen Dillon says
Thanks for another great podcast episode Sherri, Chelsi and Billy! My summer project is to finish the last of the 7 quilts that I’m making for my best friend’s grandchildren. Once I finish them, I’ll cut out my first Seashore Drive quilt for myself.
Heather Scalf says
I am moving house atm so I am not going to be too ambitious on the quilts for a month or so, but I have a wedding quilt to finish for my youngest son’s 1st anniversary.
Sarah Gomez says
My summer project is the Spring Showers Quilt.
Stephanie Hironimus says
My summer project is making a lap size log cabin quilt for my dear friend, Annie!
Sharon Coleman says
I’m working on picnic quilts and hope to have them finished by the Fourth of July. By the way, I love your podcast!
Michelle Dagerman says
Love your podcast. I’m working on your BOM, Heartfelt and a granny square project from scraps. Hope to start a Christmas quilt this summer and have it done by Christmas!
Donna Glick says
I have bindings to complete on a table runner and a baby quilt, backing to prep for a Christmas quilt, and another baby quilt to piece. Also hoping to do some more organizing in my sewing room and purging some things that I just do not need. I really enjoy your podcasts!
Lina Owen says
I am working on a bed quilt for my best friend’s daughter graduation gift and my kids beds quilts.
Cathy Ramage says
My summer projects include finishing a Christmas table runner. Creating and designing my quilting studio, and designing a Christmas quilt. Love how you and Chelsie share your talents with us all! Happy Summer to you both!
Sherry Gendel says
My summer project is a quilt for my son to replace the little boy quilt I had made him (he’s 26 now!), keeping up with your BOM, and finishing a patriotic quilt from Fig Tree & Co. I’m also in the middle of organizing all my future projects by grouping the fabrics for that project with the pattern and packaging them in open ziploc bags so I can keep everything in one place and easily choose what I want to work on next.
Arlene Helms says
My list is always long but at the top this summer are colorful placemats for my daughter-in-law.
Tanya Peres Lemons says
My summer projects are: make a flag quilt! And make a quilt for my niece and one for my nephew.
Love your podcast. It’s the only one I listen to consistently! I don’t miss an episode!!! Thank you!
Jana Mathis says
My number one summer project will be to finish my Inman Park Quilt. I also need to begin working on Merry Town from a 2021 Sew Sampler box.
Debbie Brugman says
My Summer projects (2) are to continue work on Surrounded by Lissa Alexander using all Sandy Gervais Fall fabrics collected for several years. And to finish Nine Patch Square Dance by you using Solana fabrics by Robin Pickens.
C. Weirich says
Thank you for doing what you do! Your color palettes of your fabric lines are soothing. The project I would like to finish this summer is a table runner I have made out of my deceased Mother in law’s fabric scraps. I want to hand quilt this runner because she hand quilted all of her quilts herself! She had made numerous quilts after she retired. She gave all her quilts to family.
Loretta OBrien says
Thank you for asking what project I am working on for the summer. I plan to sew a baby quilt for my youngest daughters first baby. I plan to do this as a surprise. The colors I chose are summery with light blues, grays, orange, and yellow with little elephants parading across the fabric.