Hello and happy Saturday, friends. What a week this has been…I thought it was going to be a fairly slow one, but I ended up being busier than ever. I did get a room painted that I’d been meaning to paint since February. So that was a good thing to check off my list. I also designed some fun patterns for our next fabric collection and got to play with some fun new rulers. Now that the weekend is here I’m looking forward to fun sewing and a little organizing! If you are new here, welcome to the Saturday Seven 132 post. My Saturday Seven posts feature fun things from all around the web for quilters.
Saturday Seven 132
1. Feed Your Spirit
There are always fun “feed your spirit” ideas in the monthly challenges from The Daily Connoisseur. Find her June challenges here.
2. Quilt & Sew
My friend Elizabeth posts a PDF each first Monday of the month with simple patterns perfect for beginner quilters. Go here to see her fun block library. And here is a fun round up of Sewing Room Organizing Ideas.
3. Good Recipes
I can’t wait to make this Southwest Pasta Salad (I could eat pasta salad every day in the summer)! I also can’t wait to make this Teriyaki Chicken Alfredo. And these homemade Blueberry Pop Tarts look like a wonderful breakfast treat. Finally, I love this Ice Cream Sundae Bar with printables. So fun!
4. Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt Sew Along
Have you heard about the Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt Sew Along? I participated in a fun Christmas-themed mystery sew along last year with Fat Quarter Shop, and this summer they are hosting another one! The project is a mystery (but I’ve seen it, and it’s super cute). You will just need a Jelly Roll and 2 yards of background fabric for a quilt that finishes at 50.5″ square. The sew along begins on July 2nd, but you can now Download the PDF Fabric Requirements here. And you can see who is sewing along with me here. Patterns for the quilt are free! (The Christmas Figs II Jelly Rolls in my shop would be perfect for this quilt along, or find other Christmas collection Jelly Rolls available now here).
5. Christmas Figs II
I fell in love with the first Christmas Figs collection and made a table runner and tree skirt with it. So of course I needed some of the follow-up collection to sew with for this season. I have a few extra Christmas Figs II pre-cuts you’ll find in my shop here.
6. At Home
Such fun shelves to build yourself (you can even use scrap wood). Find them here. And have you seen the wonderful new organizing products from The Home Edit for Container Store?! They are designed for the home and kitchen but have lots of great uses in the sewing room! One of my favorites is the clear divided bin…perfect for storing fabrics with the addition of a center divider to keep things more organized.
7. Last Week on the Blog
This week was a busy and fun one here on the blog! You won’t want to miss these posts:
- Quilting Life June 2020 Block of the Month
- A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 1 Show Notes (yes, we started a podcast)!
- Moda Block Heads 3 Block 21
- Sewing Room Tour with Video
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Saturday Seven 132 post. If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Jerilynn Rose says
Always enjoy your blogs. Question. I’m doing blockheads 3 and saw your setting which I would like to copy. However I’m unable to find any fabric requirements are instructions. Am I missing them somewhere. Thanks for your help.
Soooooo…you know what would really be fun???? A Christmas collection from Sherri and Chelsea…just sayn 🙂 You are right Sherri it was a busy (and a very GOOD week). The podcast was awesome, my Labor of Love book arrived, I kinda sorta tackled my scrap bin(s) and I finally achieved pointy flying geese points. Thanks for what you give to the quilting community and me in particular 🙂
Nancy Thompson says
I agree! You should design a Christmas collection!
Nancy are you the person who suggested the Juki TL2010Q when I was asking for recommendations? If so, OMG I did end up getting that one and I have joked to my kids that I love my new sewing machine more than them ( that really IS a joke). Seriously tho, I LOVE it!
LOUISE HUFNAGEL says
Can’t wait for the Christmas sew along pattern to come out.
Kathleen King says
Good Morning Sherri, thanks for sharing another inspiring SS post. Enjoying listening to Mozart and other horn concertos this morning while reading through, via the link to Madame Chic’s post for her June challenge… and Mary Cassatt! I fell in love with her works when my kids were in elementary school and I was a volunteer Art Docent for their kindergarten and third grade classrooms. ‘Young Mother Sewing’ is one of my favorites 🙂
Also appreciate the link for sewing room ideas, as I am working on best ironing area configuration for my studio too. ‘Grats to you on how wonderfully your new quilting studio has progressed; great video tour this week. Your quilts are so lovely!
Agree with other posts – holiday fabric line by Sherri and Chelsi would be great!
Debbie Gruenbacher says
Sheri I am excited to see you are a featherweight sister! Hope you get a chance to enjoy your white one!
So fun to see the beginner project sheets listed here. Thanks for much for the shout-out and for another great Saturday Seven! So much goodness here!
Barbara A Johnson says
Sherri do you still have a few extra Christmas Figs 2 precuts in your shop because when I click on that it doesn’t come up?
I have bought the book and I have the fabric requirements sheet for the jelly snowflake mystery quilt. Do I need to buy the
Jelly Roll Christmas Figs 2? Thank You
Do you have a quilt pattern called Delight and if so where do I look for it? Thanks again.
sherri McConnell says
The Delight quilt is in my Sunday Best Quilts book. And the Christmas Figs 2 precuts did sell out on Saturday.