It’s my day in the…

See you in September Blog Hop
A huge thanks to Shari of Living With Purpose
and to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt for hosting another incredible hop.
This summer has just flown by,
and I’ve had so much fun working
on a few projects to show ya’ll.
Of course, when I signed up for this hop
I came up with so many projects,
it would’ve taken until See you in September 2015…
perhaps 2016 to have them finished, lol! 
so here’s what I was able to make for 2014:
First, I want to show you my gingham project…
I thought about many thinks to make
with the layer cakes and jelly roll I purchased,
but then, I spotted my American Doll bed just sitting there,
patiently waiting for a cute quilt,
so I decided it was the perfect opportunity
to get going on a mini for it, and boy was it fun!

I drew the little dresses,

cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo,
and then embroidered them on my new Bernina…
which I love, love, love…
The little dresses are so tiny,
I was able to hoop 8 of them in one large hoop!
Then it was a matter of adding a little sashing,
a few borders, some quilting and binding,
and I had a cute little mini!
The little bed comes with a mattress and pillow,
so I made a quick little pillow sham to match the quilt,
now I just need a to get one of those cute dolls, don’t you think?
Project number two was for my hubby’s office,
sorry about the poor photo quality…
all the taupe triangles have koi quilted on them…
Hubby loved how it turned out!
The third project was part of a challenge with my Monday guild.
We were to create a cow inspired by the book “Out of the Box”
by Mary Lou Weidman & Melanie Bautista McFarland.
I was a personal trainer for many years,
so decided to make a “fitness” cow…
goodness, I had so many things I wanted to add,
but ran out of time… I still had so much fun with this one,
especially coming up with her list of exercises…
Would love to make a few more quilts
with Mary Lou’s techniques.
My Lagniappe project
was this super fast Twister quilt
I used Quilter’s Dream Request cotton batting,
a very thin bat perfect for a summer quilt.
So… I loved playing with my gingham
and want to share the fabric I didn’t use…
I’d like to give away these two RB Layer Cakes to one of ya’ll…
to enter, leave me a comment and tell me:
what makes a quilt “modern” to you?
A winner will be chosen on Sunday, September 14.
Visit today’s hop participants
for lot’s of wonderful inspiration.
Monday, September 8


Thanks for visiting on my day!



91 thoughts on “It’s my day in the…

  1. Carla says:

    How could anyone come over here and not smile ear to ear? That American Girl Doll bedding is so sweet. That cow has me all giggly. Your have quite an imagination. Your quilting on your hubby's quilt is awesome with koi fish.
    Modern? I'm still trying to figure that one out. Improv seems pretty modern with lots of blank space.

  2. Judy B says:

    I love your fitness cow, she is a hoot! To me a modern quilt is one that uses a lot of straight lines, similar to the one you made for your sweetie. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Heleen Groot says:

    I am stunned! The quilts all look amazing. I think the doll quilt is my favourite one…great colours. Until I saw the COW! It cracked me up. So much fun! Loving the twisterquilt too…..OK. I loved all your projects. Thank you for sharing and making me laugh out loud!

  4. Britt-Inger says:

    The doll quilt, oh so awesome. I love it !! And the cow. I have seen many cows on internet from that book, but yours is one of the best.
    What makes a quilt modern. For me it is the color and with lot of negative spaces to FMq.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  5. Elizabeth Coughlin says:

    Your projects are all so creative and so awesome! Color & contrast is what makes a quilt "modern" to me. Traditional pieces, the genre I work in (not quilts per se, but other things), use muted colors and low contrast with backgrounds, etc. Modern pieces use brighter colors and more contrast with the background. That's my theory at least lol.

  6. Alcea Rosea 31 says:

    I love the little doll quilt and the (find the koi) quilt but my favourite is the exercising cow. Modern is transitory, I expect quilters a hundred years ago made modern quilts, in a few years time today's modern won't be. Some people define abstract quilts as modern but they have been around for a long time. I could rabbit on but won't.

  7. Mdm Samm says:

    I had to look at your mini quilt a couple times to be sure this was not a childs bed…well it could be a very tiny child very how wonderful…a man quilt…now that is very masculine..your ftness cow…very charming….you are amazing..

  8. Thearica says:

    Your projects are always a delight and add smiles to our faces. Love the cow quilt! That makes me giggle. My granddaughter Allie needs to make her American girl doll a quilt! I will have to show her this.

    To answer your question: I don't like to "label" quilters. Traditional, modern, art… whatever the title.. We are all still quilters at the end of the day. The quilts called "Modern" use our granny's old time traditional patterns a lot but use the brighter bolder fabrics of today. Modern, traditional.. We are all one under the sun.

  9. Joyce Carter says:

    Your projects are so delightful. The little quilt looks so beautiful on the bed. But the cow quilt just cracked me up. How cute is that!
    What makes a quilt modern–ummm–I would have to say that it is the patterns. Most of the patterns used today are so different than the traditional ones although a lot of quilters are taking the old patterns and putting a new twist on them. This gives a more modern feel to the quilt especially with the fabric designs of today. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Vickie says:

    What super cute things you made this summer Cherry ! I am partial to your cow…..oh soooo cute ! When I see a quilt with lots of gray, white and straight line quilting, I think "Well now, there's a beautiful modern quilt".

  11. Scrapatches says:

    Beautiful projects all! I love the doll quilt. The cow challenge quilt is sew creative. Looks like a winner to me … as is your mini doll dress quilt. Well done!

    To me a modern quilt is one that takes what has been learned from the past and makes it current and inspires the future. I really think there is nothing new under the quilty sun and I love finding my own place in the long line of quilters sewing forward … 🙂 Pat

  12. Needled Mom says:

    Oh Cherry….your projects are just delightful, as usual. I LOVE your doll quilt with the wee dresses. Your husband's quilt is lovely too. It is the perfect quilt for an office – so sophisticated. Mary Lou was at our guild last year and had a cow workshop. Yours is GREAT! I love all of the exercise equipment and the "list". Your colors are also terrific.

    I think a quilt is considered modern with brighter colors and more free form designs.

  13. Linda says:

    Love the doll bed quilt! It inspires me to want to make one too!
    Your husband's quilt is perfectly masculine! Your quilting is beautiful!
    The cow quilt is my favorite! I had that book BTF ( before the fire) and I still want to make a quilt using her methods! Love the whimsy!!
    To me, quilts that break away from tradition ( either in pattern, fabric, or color scheme) are modern.

  14. The Slow Quilter says:

    I just love the cow quilt, talk about out of the box, that was really out there. You doll bed is so cute it really brought the gingham fabric, also you husband quilt was also very lovely and the picture was fine.

  15. says:

    Your projects were very cute. The doll bed is sweet and colorful. The quilt you created for your hubby is gorgeous, and your cow quilt imaginative, and twister quilt love the colors. Modern quilts to me, larger mostly simpler blocks, lots of negative space and heavy quilting.

  16. Carol says:

    Oh my goodness, you never cease to amaze me with your quilting talent! Adorable doll quilt, amazing Koi quilt, and that cow is just over the top adorable. Plus, you throw in a twister quilt…you are amazing! I think of modern quilts as being more basic shapes and blocks.

  17. Mary says:

    The doll quilt is adorable. Love those little dresses. All your projects are wonderful. I think the clean lines and simplicity make quilts more modern looking.

  18. Lana says:

    OH MY GOODNESS…I am so in awe of your little quilts!!! You did a WONDERFUL job on those! I now want to be a quilter like you when I grow up!!!! GREAT GREAT JOB!
    I think Modern Quilting to me is more quilting outside the box…more freedom!
    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!!!

  19. Joanne says:

    Your projects are all wonderful, fun and refreshing! I love the cow and doll bed quilt. What defines modern quilting to me? Mmmmmm. I'm still trying to figure that out for myself. Sometimes I think taking traditional patterns and using modern fabrics and colors is headed in the "modern" direction, but I don't think that is a completed definition. Besides, what constitutes traditional? Of course lots of negative space and simple, basic shapes always remind me of modern as well, but there is often a ton of negative space in Amish quilting and that certainly isn't "modern." I used to think that improvisational piecing is a defining factor in determining what is modern and what is not, but how does that work with the Gees Bend quilts. Are they modern? So, to make a long and tedious answer short (NOT), I guess I'm leaning toward a combination of all of these factors. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talents and creations with us today!

  20. Nancy says:

    Cherry your Gorgeous pieces never cease to amaze me!! Just Gorgeous!! Yes, you need one of those Dolls to complete the Bed Scape, and show off the darling Quilt! Love the idea of a Masculine Quilt piece, think I might have to do that when my hubby's office is finished. New to quilting, and thinking what little I know about the History of Quilting Modern to me is quilting outside the Box, not using a traditional thought or pattern when designing, being more free and creative with your design. Thanks for sharing your Beautiful work with us Cherry!!
    Huggs, Nancy

  21. Joan Kawano says:

    I just bought a Cameo, for the purpose of cutting out fabric appliques. Not that I have done that yet, but I'm lookin forward to it. Darling little doll bed quilt. And that fitness quilt…now that is just hilarious. I love it.
    Modern to me is bright colors and simple designs. Something I am not used to working with, but I'm changing my ways slowly but surely! LOL!

  22. Leah says:

    Lovely projects! The doll quilt is too cute. Super fun. Modern quilts to me aren't necessarily defined by colors or fabrics, but more by layout and design. I feel modern quilts don't have traditional blocks or settings. They have odd shapes and non symmetrical placements etc. But technically since we are all living in this modern time and using modern methods of quilting, all quilts are modern quilts. 😉

  23. Farm Quilter says:

    Your cow is amazing!!! Love the quilt for hubby too – especially the unexpected in the border! Modern quilts…to me they have lots of negative space where the quilting shines, unique placement of "blocks" using bright colors with lots of white, gray or black.

  24. delaineelliott says:

    Beautiful projects! To me, a modern quilt is one that is full of negative space, or you can't really see the block patterns clearly. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  25. Julie in WA says:

    Hard question! I usually think modern is all about the fabrics (for it would be difficult to make a modern-looking quilt with old-fashioned calicos!). People take time-honored quilt patterns and pair them with modern fabrics or unconventional solids to make some incredible modern quilts.

  26. Cindy Maki says:

    Forgot to sign in first and now my comment will probably come up twice. Sorry if it does. A modern quilt to me is one I make in the present day. LOL. I make what I like out of what i want. That's modern.

  27. Jeanie says:

    Cowdio……hee–hee! Love your projects…such a variety. The little doll quilt is perfect with the paper doll look to it. I'm not sure about the modern quilting….it can be so many things from simple layouts, straight quilting lines….to just about everything in between. I guess if it's not traditional…it's modern. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  28. Helen@Till We Quilt Again says:

    Love the American Doll bedspread–Clever!! But you had me at your hubbies quilt–I am so… into those prints!! Also your fitness cow is adorable–feel like having a skinny cow right now but probably better to hop on the tread mill instead!. I think the layer cake would be great in the dimensional 10 minute quilt! Just saying!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Modern quilts are great and I love them but I also love the more traditional quilts. Modern today is tomorrows antique or collectibles! (

  30. Abbigail says:

    I think a lot of making it modern is the new fabrics out today. The vibrant solids and print in bright colors definitely help make it modern!
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  31. Lori says:

    Your projects are all so wonderful. You are a very creative lady. I am still learning all the terminology here in the quilting world. I guess what makes a quilt modern for me when I see it is looking at the fabrics and seeing that they are fabrics used today. I have been making civil war blocks using civil war fabrics for them. I am making a quilt for our son and his fiancé for when they get married. The fabrics they used then are very different, yet some of them are so very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  32. LJ says:

    Great quilting projects – I'd love to see the guild challenge close up. The mini quilt and pillow are absolutely adorable – beautifully done. And so you have an American Girl bed but not the doll…?????

  33. Sewgirl says:

    Wonderful job with your projects. Thanks for sharing. I usually think "modern" quilt, I think of something very graphic, with solid, or tone on tone, something that would look great in a contemporary home.

  34. Doris Rice says:

    The doll quilt is just adorable! A modern quilt to me is anything other than a "traditional pattern", especially oversized blocks and large geometric with mostly straight line quilting.

  35. Amy says:

    As usual, your projects are just beautiful. The little dolly bed is just precious. My guy would love a quilt like that. Sew cool!! And the cow is well, awesome.

  36. Suze says:

    I love the little dress quilt. That's after every little girl's and big girl's heart. I had to miss Marylou's class at my guild when I went to be grandma. I heard it was fantastic. I can only imagine your husband's thrill with his quilt. Modern quilt – we had a traditional quilter turned modern come and speak at guild and I still don't know. She seemed to emphasize bright. I think modern quilts TEND to have more solids; I think they are usually bright; and I think they may have tessellations. Someone is going to be thrilled with the RB Layer Cakes – some of it would be going in a Grandmother's Flower Garden at my house. Thanks for participating and sharing and extraordinary summer.

  37. Baa. xxx says:

    That Cow makes me laugh! A great giggle! But the little doll quilt is the best! Very, very coolio!
    We think bright, geometric, vibrant solids and prints – but sometimes its hard to tell.

  38. Alice Ronne says:

    Looooove that cow! Great quilt for hubby. I think "modern" just means using brighter fabrics, bolder/bigger prints and lots of solid colors to emphasize the designs. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17 at gmail dot com

  39. Sharon B says:

    I am working on a COW too from Mary Lou! Don't you just love her? I am hoping my SEW MOORE cow will be done by November when I go to a Mary Lou Retreat in West Virginia! This will be my third one – we have SEW much fun. (there's a couple of spots open if you are interested)
    I love the dresses! Wish I still had little girls:)

  40. Susan says:

    I really like the mini quilt. I don't know what makes a quilt modern. We were having this discussion over on Christa Quilts' blog. All I can say at this point is if it is made today it is modern as opposed to those made a long time ago. To me, quilting has evolved just as music has evolved and both will continue to evolve. In another 50-100 years, today's quilting will probably not be considered modern.

  41. Susie Q says:

    Love the Mini quilt but my favourite is the fitness cow, she is so cute!!!! Thanks for sharing and the Giveaway. Modern quilts to me are the modern fabrics, big and bright prints. Thanks for the Giveaway. Hugs, Susie x

  42. Regina says:

    What makes a quilt modern to me is emphasis on negative space, fabric choice, and quilting style. Of course the definition is as varied as there are quilters 🙂

  43. Deonn @ Quiltscapes says:

    Cherry, that little doll quilt – ohmigoodness! Stinkin' cute with the gingham prints. I need to know more about the silhouette thing… boy would that save time!
    I'm still trying to figure out what "Modern" quilting means. All things old are new again.

  44. Bente-I like to QuiltBlog says:

    Hi Cherry.
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration.
    The doll quilt is gorgeous and I LOVE that cow – so funny!
    Your twisted quilt looks great and modern!
    So nice bright colors which I think gives a quilt a modern impact.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Hey Cherry,
    Your quilts are so fabulous! I LOVE them all!
    When I think of modern quilts I used to think it would be using bright colored fabrics to make a colorful statement and I still think that…. But now, seeing your creative silhouette designs in your quilts really brings the quilt to life and makes a "modern" statement of cherished memories we have.
    Thank you for sharing!

  46. Karen Thurn says:

    So interesting that you should ask this question (what makes a quilt modern?) as I've been asking myself that for several weeks now as I learn about quilting. I guess when I look at a quilt made of new fabrics in color lines that would not have been put together years ago (remember the…blue and green should not be seen except in the bowl of a washing machine) I call it modern. And also when I see a traditional block that has been changed or separated with white or other neutral color it makes it look modern. I think it'll be interesting to read what others think as that will help me answer that question for myself.

  47. Quilt n Queen says:

    OMG Cherry, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!! The doll quilt is soooo stinkin' cute, the gingham is perfect!! The 'fitness' cow amazing as is the 'man' quilt!! Luv them all!!

    Modern to me…solids, geometric and open spaces. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and the chance to win some gingham to play with. Happy stitching, Pauline

  48. Linda J says:

    While your gingham doll quilt is probably my favorite how cool is your fun cow and twister pieces! Looks like you had quite a summer, even making your husband happy with his masculine quilt for the office. Well done, Cherry.

  49. obat aborsi says:

    Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
    Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
    Sue xx obat penggugur kandungan

  50. Lia Maria says:

    Hello Cherry,
    the quilting job and the patterns you provided are really cool. really loved that, this is really an amazing job for doing so. and thanks to you for sharing this.

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