Thursday, June 25, 2015

June sewing with Sandy and some winners!


Things are heating up here.  It’s supposed to be in the 100’s the next few days.   Ugh is all I have to say about that!  (At least it’s a “dry” heat)  LOL


I picked the projects for June and here they are…


As always, Sandy’s are first and mine are second.  (I guess that’s obvious since there are only two of us).  Geesh, the heat is already getting to me.   Tee Hee.


First up is the continuing series of “Basin Banners Thru the Year” by Buttermilk Basin.  This one is for August. 




This tiny quilt is from Red Button Quilt Co and it’s called “Little Red Six”.   It measures 12” x 14”.   Sandy used buttons on the borders.


I made tiny little yo yos.   


This little snowman quilt is from Quilts by Cheri.  It’s called “Snowman Quilt”.   I think it’s one of my favorites that we’ve made. 



This one is in the Summer 2014 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.   It’s by Plays with Wool and is called “Berry Time”.

Sandy made her frame.  Quite the talented gal!


I decided to make mine into a pillow.   (I’m running out of wall space)!


And finally, another little quilt from 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.   This one is called “Civil War Baskets”.  Actually, this one is a carry over from last month so Sandy chose it.  



And my little Jack just had to be in the picture!  


Now on to the winners of the Buttermilk Basin patterns.  

Trio of Stars = Ann in PA


Sewing the Seasons = Wendy


Seasonal Flags = Lori. 


Congratulations to the winners.


I will email each of you for your address.  


Thanks again to  Stacy for the very generous giveaway!


See you next month!  Stay cool out there.

Hugs, Anne

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Buttermilk Basin and a giveaway

It’s always fun going to Quilt Market and seeing friends I’ve made throughout the years.  One of those special people is Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin.   She always has fabulous new designs and there’s never a dull moment around her! 
She very generously donated some patterns for me to giveaway to YOU!    But, you’ll have to wait till the end for the “rules”.
Here are some of her new designs.  Her booth was huge and very overwhelming.  I hope I captured the feeling of it for you.
So, here are the giveaways and the rules…   You are really going to have to think!    Ready?    Okay….   Tell me which set of patterns you’d like.   Ha ha…  I’ll do the drawing on Tuesday evening.    US winners only…(sorry).(Oh, and be sure and include your email address if you are a "no reply" commenter).  
This first one is called “A Trio of Stars” and it is a set of 3 patterns.
Number 2 is a set of 4 patterns for Sewing the seasons.   
And number 3 is a set of 4 patterns of “Seasonal Flags”. 
Now go over and visit her website to see all the newest and awesome-est patterns! 
I’ll be back later this week with the latest monthly projects in the Sewing with Sandy series.  tee hee.
Good luck.
Hugs, Anne

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May Sewing with Sandy

Tuesday was the day for the monthly reveal of our projects.   Yep, we are still having fun with them.  
I’ll get right to the show. 
First up is “Let it Snow” by Farmhouse Threads.  We were so surprised to find we used the same fabrics.   I think that’s a first for us. 
This is Sandy’s…

and here’s mine.  The quilt measures 27” x 33”.

 Next up is a cute little Itty Bitty pattern by All Through the Night called “Frosty”

and I made 2.  I wanted to try different backgrounds.

 and I really like how this one turned out on the ticking fabric.

 Continuing on with our Buttermilk Basin Banners Thru the Year, this one is July.
and mine.  (I was too lazy to hang it on the hanger for the picture. LOL)

And finally, here’s “Six Pac Mini” by My Red Door Designs.
Sandy did hers in blue and white and used the same background throughout.

And I did red and white, all scrappy.

We had a fabulous time at Karen’s house and 
next week I’ll share some pictures of her gorgeous house and decorating. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anne

Monday, May 4, 2015

Fit to Frame challenge #3

Wow, hard to believe it’s already May and time for the next posting of the challenge that Karen, Sandy (no blog) and I are doing.  

We are 9 blocks into this with only 3 more to go next month.   It really has made this little challenge so much fun and definitely do-able. 

First up are Sandy’s blocks.


And these are mine.


This is my progress so far.


Here is a picture of the original design by Lori Smith of “From my heart to your hands”

Fit to Frame Lori Smith

I’m still not sure how I’m going to finish mine.   I’m thinking of a small sashing between the blocks and then fabric borders.   So it kind of looks like window panes.  Any suggestions for me?   

The BIG news I have to share is….drumroll please…. I’m going to visit Karen at the Farmhouse.   Sandy and I are leaving on Sunday to spend a few days with her enjoying her piece of paradise on the lake and then heading down to Minneapolis midweek to Quilt Market.   Karen and I will be helping out Gail Pan in her wonderful booth!  (unfortunately, Sandy will be heading back home before market begins.)  Needless to say, I’m super excited and can’t wait to see her beautiful house with her fantastic decorating!   (not to mention that wonderful “nest” that looks more like a wool studio!  he he.)  

I’ll be sure and take lots of pictures to share with you.   You can follow me on Instagram @cottonsnwool  or on Facebook – Anne Sherrard Bryson if you want to see pictures before they make it to the blog…   (If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know me and my timeliness of quilt market pictures.  HA)

Now head on over to Karen’s blog and take a look at her progress.   I love seeing her blocks because she’s combining cottons and wool.   Hmmm, wonder why I like them so much. 

See you soon.   Hugs, Anne

Thursday, April 30, 2015

April sewing with Sandy


It’s that time again.   We had the show and tell of our April projects on Tuesday at Woolies.   A small, but fun, group was there.  Looks like it’s getting to be that time of year when people are out gardening or travelling.   Anyway, I digress…better get on with the show.  

This was my month to pick the projects and I ended up picking 4 projects by two designers.  

First up is “Little Posies” by My Red Door Designs.  Sandy’s and my projects are almost identical because we picked up the pattern and frame when we were at the “Quilt, Knit, Stitch” show in Portland last summer.  



Mine… I think the only difference is the flower centers.


Another pattern by My Red Door Designs is “Stars and Stripes”.





Next up is our monthly “Banners Thru the Years” by Buttermilk Basin.  This one is “june”





And last is another pattern by Buttermilk Basin called “Basin Cotton Club – April”.



And mine…


So, that’s it for April.   Be back soon for the reveal of the little challenge blocks that I’m doing with Karen and Sandy.  

Hope everyone is enjoying some nice Spring weather.   Flowers are just starting to bloom here.  Such a wonderful sight to see all the colors after a drab winter!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Anne