Friday, August 22, 2014

July sewing with Sandy

I know I’m a little late with this post, but this time I really do have a good excuse.   Sandy’s mom passed away unexpectedly last month, so her world was turned upside down.   All of us who have been through this know that there is so much that needs to be done and quilting just kind of takes a back seat (as it should).   

Being the super woman that she is though, she got all the projects finished for our show and tell at Woolies last Tuesday.  

We both feel we bit off a lot with 7 projects.   It would be easier to handle 7 in the winter, so we’ve cut the next few months to only 4 projects.   Much more manageable.  

On with the show…

I chose all of the projects for July.   First up is another little quilt from the book “101 Fabulous Small Quilts”.   It’s called “Star Medallion”

Here’s Sandy’s…


And here’s mine.


This next banner is from the Summer 2014 issue of “Primitive Quilts and Projects” magazine.   It’s called “Hearts and Stripes Forever” by Diane Knott.  

This is Sandy’s…


And I’m hanging mine on our front porch.


And it looks like one banner wasn’t enough for us, so we made the next one from a pattern by “Cottage Creek Quilts” called “Family, Home, Friends”.





Up next is the last Buttermilk Basin monthly BOM called “By thy Hands.





And we always have a Christmas project, so this one is by The Woolen Willow, called “Snowtime”.





Another little Christmas project is this next one by Plum Pudding called “Glory Be”.






And last, but not least, is another little Buttermilk Basin project called “Half Pints” (August).





This is where I put mine.


So, that’s it for July.    Our plan is to have our August projects finished by this coming Tuesday, so stay tuned.   I should be able to post the pictures before the end of the month and that will catch us up.  

Thanks to all of you who let me know I hadn’t posted July projects.  It’s nice to know you’re keeping me in line!   LOL

See ya soon,

Hugs, Anne

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June Sewing with Sandy

Hey, look at this….it’s still June and I’m posting our progress.  Woo Hoo!

Sandy and I always have our “show ‘n tell” at our Woolies group which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.   Yesterday was the deadline for getting our projects done.   We both managed to get everything done!  

Sandy picked all the projects for this month. 

Here goes!

First up is the Buttermilk Basin mats, “By thy hands BOM”

This one is Sandy’s


And this is mine.


We are continuing making projects from the “101 Fabulous Small Quilts” book.   This one is called “Native American Quilt”.   





The stitchery project she chose for us is by Chestnut Junction called, “Sunflowers 4 Sale”. 

Sandy chose to make hers into a pillow. 


The first one I made was all in wool. 


Then I remembered it was supposed to be our stitchery project, so I made another one.


We are still making Christmas projects, so this next one is by Farmhouse Threads called, “Sugar and Spice”.

We both stuck to the pattern colors.   This one is Sandy’s.


And mine…


Another Buttermilk Basin project chosen was the “Seasonal Fall Runner”. 



and mine…

Jack decided he needed to get in the picture.


Ahhh, now you can see the flag and crow. LOL.


This next project was supposed to be a May project, but Sandy completely forgot about it, so it carried over to June.

The pattern is by Primitive Pieces by Lynda called, “Rudolph”.

It’s only 7” x 8”, so you can turn it into all sorts of finished projects. 

Sandy chose to do some little pillows.


And I thought of little wall hangings. 


And last up is a freebie project from May Britt of   It’s the 2011 Christmas Heart.   If you make it, be sure and reference it back to her. 

Sandy made this darling little bag and filled it with berries and greens. Isn’t it darling?   Wish I had thought of that.


I did a little wall hanging. (I also made a pillow, but it’s not stuffed yet, so technically, I guess, it’s not finished. LOL)


So, that’s it for June.  The next couple of months will have fewer projects because we both realize our limits when it comes to summer.   But…we are still committed to continuing our challenge. 

If I’m not back before the 4th, have a wonderful holiday.  Stay safe tho. 

Hugs, Anne

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sewing with Sandy in May

Oops, I’m a day late… So sorry but the weather has been so nice I’ve been walking and sitting outside.  

Anyway, on with the projects. 

I got to pick our May projects.  First up…the monthly Buttermilk Basin “By thy hands” BOM

Here’s Sandy’s.DSCN0293

And this one is mine.


A little display.


This next one was a freebie off the internet.  Sorry, no name and no designer. 

Don’t you love the frame and background Sandy chose?


This one is mine.  


Next up is a little quilt from Primitive Gatherings called “Back in Time”, designed by Lisa Bongean.   We both were drawn to this quilt because of the cheddar fabric.  Yummy!

Sandy used fabrics from her stash.


I had a kit.  Funny thing about the kit.   I bought it a couple of years ago,  but when it came time to start working on it, I couldn’t find it anywhere.  I tore my nest apart looking for it but never did. ( I think Jack, the cat, knocked it off my sewing table into the waste basket.  Thankfully, Karen came to my rescue and let me have the kit she bought.  Thanks Karen. 

Now, not to toot my own horn, but those of you who have followed me for awhile know that I “quilt by check”.  Well, not this time.   The center is machine quilted and the borders are HAND quilted…by ME!  Woo Hoo!!!


Up next is another Buttermilk Basin pattern called “Winter Welcome Runner”.   Sandy’s looks like the pattern.  


I decided to just stitch the center and frame it.   


And lastly, the quilt of the month chosen from the book, “101 Fabulous Small Quilts” is called “Jacob’s Ladder”.   This is the largest one that we’ve made so far.  (30” x 30”)

Here’s Sandy’s.


And mine.  


Sew, that’s it for May.   Gotta get to work on June.   It might get tougher to get them done this summer because I’d rather be outside and Sandy has a farm to run.   We’ll try tho….just for YOU!

Till next time… (I was gonna say “month”, but since I’m late posting this, I’ll try be on time in June)  LOL

Hugs, Anne

Friday, May 9, 2014

Winner winner chicken dinner!

There were quite a few of you who picked my project correctly, but only 2 people also picked the one that got the most votes by our group.


This was mine….  #2


And this one was the winning quilt made by Jean Mayes.



So…..drumroll please!  

The winners are Loris and Janet.   Please email me your address and I’ll get your prize to you.   

Thanks for playing along with my little “game”.   It was fun seeing what your guesses were. 

Next year’s challenge is “Baskets”.  A whole year to mull it over!

Hugs, Anne

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dresden challenge and a Giveaway

Yesterday was the annual challenge at my Monday sewing group, Material Girls.   The block that was picked this year was the Dresden Plate.    The only rules to the challenge were that there had to be one complete “traditional” Dresden plate in the project, and the maker of the project had to also do the quilting.
My challenge to you is to guess which block is mine and, for an added bonus, guess which one got the most votes.   The giveaway items will be at the bottom of the post.
For a second opportunity to win…head on over to Anna’s Woolie Mammoth blog and guess which one she did.   She has put together a cute giveaway too. 

On with the show.    I’m showing these in the number order in which they were on display so there’s no favoritism going on.   LOL

The number will be above the project.  Or you can describe it in your answer.
And this last one was a “flimsy” that was just for show.  
Here’s what I’m giving away.   (I may even throw in something extra) *wink*
Good Luck everyone.   I’ll be back on Friday to announce the winner..  

Hugs, Anne