Hello friends, and happy Thursday! It’s been awhile since I was able to slow down enough to do a little works in progress + catching up report here on the blog. There has been lots to share, and there is still more to share, but it seems like for this week, at least, I have had a little break.
July and August Finishes
The month before sharing a new fabric collection is always very hectic, and it’s been non-stop since our fabric sample yardage arrived the Monday after the 4th of July weekend. I was more prepared than ever this time, but it’s still been a crazy month and a half since then. I hurried to make my four new patterns then hurried to make another quilt with this collection for a book deadline. After that I made a quilt for a magazine submission. And then I decided I’d better offer to make a quilt for Chelsi since it’s been extra crazy at her house with homeschooling beginning this week.
I can’t wait to share her new quilt pattern that I was able to sew. I finished it last evening and didn’t want to give it up. But…it does need to be quilted, and then I’ll be able to share it with you.
Works in Progress
I’m starting another quilt with our Balboa collection this week and then also beginning some other projects that I won’t be able to share for quite some time. But I’m also going to work on some works in progress here and there! Here are three things I’m planning to work on this weekend:
- My Village quilt–planning to make some houses using Happy Days scraps. Hopefully I’ll be able to share them next week.
- More Mini Log Cabin blocks. I was going to make one a day in July but then got side-tracked. So I’m hoping to get to 30 finished by the end of September. (I actually have a few more finished now than are pictured above).
- Grandmother’s Flower Garden Blocks in Red and Green for a Christmas version of my Sweet Quilt–I have 9 of the 16 needed finished already!
Fall is Just Around the Corner
Finally…this might seem a little crazy since our daytime temperatures have been near or above 110 for the past two months…but I can hardly wait to decorate for fall! I’ll have a new fall quilt to share with you soon–and as soon as it arrives home I feel like I’m going to want to get all of my fall quilts out. (See my favorite fall quilts on this post and find my most recent fall quilt pattern here). How early is too early? Do you transition from summer into fall with leaves and pumpkin quilts, or do you have something else you decorate with in September?
Finally, I just want to say thank you to each and every one of you who read. I feel like there have been a lot of new readers lately with everything going on in the world. It’s been such a blessing to me to get so many kind emails from new readers–your kindness has been incredible. I want you to know I truly appreciate you reaching out!
Thanks so much for stopping by to read this works in progress + catching up post. Okay…I’m off to make a plan for fall sewing and to get some of the works in progress I mentioned above prepped for sewing. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Diane Gill says
Thank you for sharing all your beautiful quilts! I am amazed at how much you are able to get accomplished. I did read all your tips and book recommendations, but still AMAZING.
Linda Mahoney says
What size are your log cabin blocks? I remember you sharing them in a video, but I can’t remember the size ruler you used. I also want to thank you for writing your patterns and giving excellent directions. You always five good directions in your videos and patterns. Have a good day and may cooler weather be with you soon. I live in New York Syate and our temperatures are getting cooler. I love Fall!?
Patti McConnell says
Oh my gosh I am in love with the leaves!That quilt and pillow are beautiful!
Jane Eilderts says
Thanks for always sharing!! I look forward to your posts!!! This year I took down my patriotic/red decor the first of August and have gone with more yellow and sunflowers until mid September. I made a yellow/white table runner with the mini log cabin ruler which I love-and really adds to the sunflower look! I love fall, but here in Iowa I don’t like what follows, so thought if I stalled getting my fall things out winter will stall too! Ha Ha!
Sandra L Miller says
It seems I remember reading somewhere you wete doing a sew along with your book Labor of Love. Did I get that wrong. Love your pod cast and blog Thanks for inspiring us.
sherri McConnell says
Yes, I will begin the sew along next week!
sherri McConnell says
Oops…I meant next month…September!
Christine Rudy says
Your posts are always so inspiring! I am going through a difficult “medical season”, and I always feel encouraged after I visit your posts. Sewing does soothe my soul:)
I am really enjoying your Podcasts with Chelsi, I learn a lot and I love watching you two “together”. Your love and respect for one another “blesses” me. <3
I am looking forward to more "Happy Days" 🙂
I like the term “medical season”. I’m recovering from one of my own, and the associated fatigue. I miss sewing every day. I hope things begin looking up for you soon, and I’m sending you a hug and a prayer. I love Sherri and Chelsea too, and look forward to ordering from the Happy Days collection this fall or winter, and using one of their patterns.
Love from Massachusetts
I always love reading your blog. I often learn a trick or two, if nothing else, I love the quilts you make. Keep posting.
WOnderful post today. Love that you have so many techniques you share. Thanks for the log cabin tutorial.
Looking forward to the other method as this one hasn’t really worked for me. Love the fall patterns.
You photos are always so pleasant looking too!
Linda Janovitz says
I also enjoy your posts !! SO MANY beautiful quilts !! I am going to make your new one from the quilt magazine I just received last week. I have the perfect fabric too !! If I didn’t have my quilting projects I wouldn’t be SANE !!! As I say to friends, “Yes”, I am crazy but it keeps me from going insane !!! Many more Blessings to you & yours !
Maria Rose says
Sherri thank you for sharing your work in progress update. I can’t wait to start the labour of love sampler quilt with you. Maria from the UK
I love your blogs especially Saturdays. I like to know what the fabric that you show in the white basket on the table is, I forgot the name and I couldn’t find it in your shop. I just got one of your new patterns “Seaside” yesterday. I thought I like to use that fabric.
I keep all my patterns in notebooks with dividers, one for a Quilting Life/ Sherri, one for Jordan Fabrics/Donna, one for Freemotion by the River/ Connie and so forth I have 4 notebooks like that with the different websites and people. I also have some books ( 1 of yours)
I ‘ve been cleaning out some of the stuff, some I’ve had for years and never used them, books and patterns, I donated them to the
Charity quilt guild that I belong to.