Friday, September 10, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Drowning in Fabric

I did an inventory the other day and discovered the ingredients for six more projects.  One is definitely fall fabric and went straight to the front of the line.  I thought I had one yard of six different fabrics in Sherry Berry's Christmas line, but I had two yards of each.  It's not even that cute.  I've decided to make a bigger quilt with most of it, but I finished up a quick runner (before I knew there was enough to drape my whole house in it) this last week:

I do like that it's more winter-y than Christmas-y.  Maybe it could hang around the house from November to February and not be out of place?  I'm seriously horrified by how much of this fabric I have.

Speaking of the stash, I made a car seat blanket with some of that adorable Riley Blake Doohikey Design's "Hooty" fabric on one side and a piece of brown and white gingham flannel that has been hanging out in the stash for at least a year. 
Don't they look cute together?  I think fabric is kind of like the toys from Toy Story - it wants to be used for something. 

It's that kind of thinking that leads to buying too much not-so-cute Christmas fabric from the 50% off table.

What has everyone else been up to this week?  Go look at Amy's blog.

16 comments:

kristie said...

i like the sherry berry runner! you are right, it looks wintry so i'd use it thru valentine's day. it reminds me of snowflakes and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

stopping by from sew and tell...

Cecily said...

I love the colors/fabrics in that table runner! Gorgeous! And the monkey/owl fabric is pretty awesome too - my son would love it!

KQuiltyBee said...

I love this fabric--and the pattern for the table runner. What is that block? You may have to use the rest for Christmas gifts?

Leslie said...

i love this cover you made...the colors and animals are adorable.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I think you did a good job with that fabric even though you don't like it so much. the runner came out quite cute.

And the cover is just great!

Aunt Spicy said...

I adore how you used the Sherry Berry fabrics, so very fun!

Haylee said...

Beautiful finishes. I love the car seat cover. I've had my eye on the Hooty Hoot fabric for awhile, but can't find it in a charm pack.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I agree that the runner could be used long after Christmas and make the house look so festive in January when it might look bare after all the Christmas decorations are put away! Beautiful work.

Karen said...

Love the table runner. Love pink and green. You are right the brown and white gingham looks fab with the Riley Blake fabric.

P. said...

I like the Sherry Berry fabric, and your table runner looks great! I definitely think it can be an extended season kind of thing. Love the Riley Black fabric and the car seat cover too.

Eileen said...

Your work is beautiful! Saw your work on AmyLouWho....

Nina... said...

Very pretty tablerunner. I really like the car seat blanket, the little brown checks accent it really well. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

The Sherry Berry runner is gorgeous, and yes, I think it can be just seasonal winter runner.

Cute car seat blanket too.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Gosh, I'd use that table runner almost any time of year. Very nice! And the car seat cover is adorable!

ktquilts said...

I am a fan of the Sherri Berri, and have been debating on buying more! Great finishes!!

Blessings,

KT

amylouwho said...

wonderful as always!!