Hello friends, and happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a terrific beginning and that you’ll get to sew a little and relax a little (for me those two things are pretty much the same thing)! Today I’m sharing my Saturday Seven 143 Inspiration for Quilters post with fun things I’ve found from all around the web this week. This week’s line up is full of ideas for getting ready for the change in seasons, and using this time for some organization check ups. But of course, there are the recipes and sewing projects, too. And see a special announcement under number 4. Enjoy! (Photos all feature our upcoming Happy Days fabric collection).
Saturday Seven 143
1. Feed Your Spirit
With fall just around the corner I’ve noticed more optimism all around. I always like to get organized during this “before fall” season, and I feel like doing those chores is a part of feeling a bit more joyful. And for inspiration on this topic I loved this piece by Joanna Gaines on Rhythm–read it here. I also really enjoyed this article–“Decide to ‘Go Light.’“
2. Quilt & Sew
This is a tutorial for a really fun looking reading pillow…perfect for anyone with young people spending so much more time at home right now. And here is a tutorial for a cute laundry bag. Finally, these cute blocks and pillow are something I have to fit into my schedule asap. Find the tutorial here.
3. Recipes to Try
While I have a great lasagna recipe I love already, it takes a lot of work! So I’m going to try this one soon. And this Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti looks like a tried and true comfort meal. I’m definitely going to try to meal prep some of these Grilled Chicken Salad Jars for lunches next week. And for something sweet…these Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Frosting look amazing!
4. Take a Class from Me…
I’m super excited to be able to share just a bit about an on-line class I’ll be teaching soon on Facebook! The course is sponsored by Martingale and registration opens on September 8th with a limited availability. I’ll be teaching my Family Tree Pillow with six course sessions including a Q&A. Along with my class you have the opportunity to take a class from Corey Yoder, Kathy Schmitz, and Stacy West (discounts available for taking more than one class). Sign ups will be available next month on this page. And for now you can find out more here! I’ve been having a lot of fun preparing this course for you and can hardly wait to be teaching quilting again soon! Plus, I’ll have a limited number of kits available for students and they will include some of our Happy Days fabrics pictured in today’s post 🙂
5. Household Organization
I loved this article with quick household tasks–in my mind the title should be “11 Ways to Do Housework While Quilting from Home,” lol! Finally, I loved every one of these “10 Inspirational Quotes That Forever Changed How I View Possessions.”
6. Always Learning
This post had some fun (and mostly new-to-me) apps for expanding your knowledge. Find the post here. And I started listening to a new podcast on journaling…while I don’t use exactly the same methods as Sarah, she has great ideas that have already helped me with my own journals. Find her podcast here.
7. Last Week on the Blog
- Scraps Along July + August Challenge
- A Quilting Life Podcast Episode 7 Show Notes
- Sweet Quilt + Moda Block Heads Block 32
- Summer Stroll Quilt Pattern
Thanks so much for stopping by to read the Saturday Seven 143 Inspiration for quilters post. For more inspiration, you can find the previous posts in this series here. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Jan Weicksel says
This is the way to begin my Saturdays! My coffee and Saturday Seven. Thank you!
Jackie Lohrey says
OMG Sherri! I am SO excited about taking your class. I bookmarked the registration site and put September 8 on my calendar. I just wish I didn’t have to reactivate my FB account but for this but I have been wanting to join your FB group anyway so I guess now’s the time. Good pick for the class project, I was already planning on making it so this is a win-win for me 🙂
Heather Martin says
Thank you Sherri for sharing the tutorial for the cross stitch “x” block. I love it too and can’t wait to try it! Would love to take a class from you, but am not on Facebook ?
Elizabeth Maass says
love love love listening to you all and reading your posts (probably as much as buying your fabric lol)! “patiently” waiting on balboa and happy days to unite into a secret dream quilt project that I’ve never had the right color palette for until [almost] now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a good Saturday!
Laura Nagel says
Loved this episode. Not sure where the links are to the WIP sheets.
Where do I find the fabric featured in this article? Thanks!
sherri McConnell says
It will be shipping to stores in February 2021! I’ll have pre-orders soon, and Fat Quarter Shop also has it listed on their coming soon pages now.
Carol Hanks says
Hi Sherri: I am new to your webpage and podcast and love your youtube videos! I just plain like your and Chellse’s personality.
I love your quilt patterns and fabrics but confused as to where I am to order patterns and fabric. I noted quilt shops on your webpage but is Etsy where I should order from, Fat Quarter Shop? I want to give credit to you but not sure I am. Your Saturday Seven is so full of information and inspiration and I love that it broadens my horizons. Thank you for all that you think of and do to enrich a quilter’s life. I have ordered one pattern from Etsy but would love a reply as to ordering future fabrics and patterns. Carol
sherri McConnell says
Thanks so much, Carol! My Etsy shop is where I sell all of my patterns and list fabrics and kits as I have them available. If you shop from Fat Quarter Shop from the link on my sidebar, I do get credit for purchases there as well. So thank you so much for asking and for thinking of this! Happy quilting!
Hi Sherri…Looking for a pattern you had in a quilting mag. last yr in the fall w pumpkins & leaves on it. I really liked but didn’t have the funds that day to pick it up but went back & of course it was gone. Is there a way I can get that pattern in a book you did or somewhere else. Thanks