Hello and happy Saturday! Welcome to my Saturday Seven 88 inspiration for quilters post. If you are new here, my Saturday Seven posts are where I share a smorgasbord of fun things for quilters: find patterns, notions, recipes, good reads and more! I hope you’ll enjoy!
I’m actually writing this post from Dallas, Texas where I’ve been having an amazing week attending the Quiltstock and Restore Retreats sponsored by Moda fabrics and Martingale. I’ve had so much fun being able to teach classes and learn and visit with so many amazing women from all over the country! I’ll definitely be sharing my thoughts on these events and the many things I’ve learned when I return home.
1. Good Eats
Let’s just start with recipes today! How about these Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies? Get the recipe here. And I also can’t wait to try this Chinese Chicken Salas…recipe here.
2. Christmas Prep
As soon as I finish my market quilts, I’m starting on Christmas gifts. I have so many to make this year…there are just so many great projects. These English Cottage Christmas Stockings are beautiful. Find the tutorial here.
3. Quilting Systems and Routines
I’m sewing in my free time at the retreat this week. It’s been easier than I thought it might be because I cut out my project and had the different parts and pieces in labeled plastic bags before I traveled. Hopefully I can finish up my final two new pattern projects while I’m here. For more ideas on quilting systems and routines, read this post (I mentioned it last Saturday but left out the link).
With fall just around the corner, I’ve been thinking of so many things I’d like to do. One of them is to do more reading, more puttering around the house, and more enjoying the outdoors (once the temperature cools). In order to do that, “something has got to give” as they say, and disconnecting is a great method to take back more hours in your day. Find tips on this here.
I loved this Guests are Coming Printable…a nice checklist to keep on hand for when company is coming. Find it here. And this one on Speed Cleaning the House is a great one as well.
6. Good Reads
I loved this article on “Cutting Through Indecision & Overthinking.” I sometimes make so many decisions in a day that I put off others I shouldn’t 🙂 And I also loved this article on the gap between more and never enough…read it here.
7. On the Blog this Week
- The August Block of the Month has been posted! Find it here!
- The sixth and final pattern of our Moda Summer Charm Swap can be found here.
- The Merry Christmas Mini Finishing Instructions are here.
- And I shared a Courthouse Steps quilt block video here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Saturday Seven 88 inspiration for quilters post. If you are looking for more inspiration, you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.
Rosemary B says
Sherri, I read ALL of your blog entries. I really really enjoy your creativity and fun inspiration
I have not commented much bc I am super busy with grand babies and empty nesting with hubbs and taking care of my 95 year old peppy daddy that wants to go on field trips all the time haha
I am so glad I subscribe to your joy filled blog
Lisa W. says
I love your blog too Sherri! Thanks for all of the great ideas and inspiration.
Mary B Hibbert says
Sherri, I enjoyed reading the article about being caught in indecision. I find myself doing this with my quilting, over analyzing the possible options for a quilt. This was very helpful.
Jane Eilderts says
I love your blog and look forward to reading every post! I should share my monthly mystery using all of your fabric lines. Can’t wait to add some of Harpers Garden in!
CAROL WAGERS says
your fall Dash quilt made the cover of the latest American Patchwork and quilting magazine
Jerome Kostus says
I have been watching some of you YouTube videos and enjoy learning new things, as I now have learned about your Saturday Seven 88. Thank you for all your inspiration and education. Looking forward to reading you earlier SS88’s
Sara Blasingame says
I love reading all of your posts .Seeing all the quilts. I t is quite fascinating.