Monday, September 22, 2014

August sewing with Sandy


I guess you could say I’m a tad late with this post.   I keep trying to convince myself that I “forgot” to blog.  But, honestly, I just seem to always find something better to do. (Can you say, Candy Crush?)  Eek!   But, here I am, and the funny thing is, Sandy I will reveal our September projects tomorrow at our Woolie gathering.   You might get 2 posts in one week.  Wow, what a concept! 


Before I share our projects with you, Sandy asked me to let you all know how much she appreciated your kind words and prayers during a very difficult time.   It really meant a lot to her.  She is doing well and hanging in there, thanks in part to all of you!  


On with the show.    Sandy chose all the projects for August.

The first project is “Snowman Garland” by Red Button Quilt Co.   We both ordered the kit from Emily (designer) so they are the same, except for the little snowman heads.


Sandy used the little snowmen head buttons that came with the kit.


This is mine…


And I used wool for the heads.   


Next up is a pattern by Buttermilk Basin called Patchwork Pillows and it’s the one for September.

This is Sandy’s.


And here’s mine.


I’ve got it sitting on my fireplace with my fall decorations.


The quilt that Sandy chose out of the“101 Fabulous Small Quilts” is called Underground Railroad.

Here’s Sandy’s.


And get ready for a shocker…..Here’s mine.


Yep, I chose to do mine in 30’s.  Quite a difference from the Civil War look of Sandy’s and the one displayed in the book.   I just thought I’d do something different and unexpected.   I like the way it turned out and will give it to Emma for her doll bed.  


Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again later in the week!


Hugs, Anne

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