Sunday, January 31, 2016

December and January sewing with Sandy

Hi there….It’s been awhile, huh?   So sorry.  
It seems like the less I blog, the harder it is to get back to it. 

We didn’t have a show and tell in December because it was such a crazy month, so we showed both December and January projects last week.
Like always, Sandy’s quilts are first and mine are below hers.  

This one is called“Winter” by Country Threads

And this one was a freebie on the internet a few years ago.  
It’s called “Trees on the table” by Marcie Patch of Patchalot Patterns. 
 Check out how different they are. The pattern gave different ways to make the trees.

We can’t get by without doing our Buttermilk Basin monthlies.  
This one is called “Sew Simple BOM” and it’s the Feb installment

Create and Decorate magazine had this one as a project back in 2007.  
It’s in the Holiday issue. 

Last fall, we signed up for the Kindred Spirits Club through Fat Quarter Shop.  
 The patterns and fabric are by the talented ladies of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs.  
 This one is called “Split Decision”.  
Funny thing, even though we had the same fabrics and the same pattern, 
we still managed to make them a bit different. 

This next project ended  up being both of our favorites.  
It’s called “Autumn Time” by Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions.  

We each interpreted this next one very differently.  
It’s called “Block Garden” by Mountain Patchwork.

Another monthly by Buttermilk Basin in the Sew Simple series.  
This one is March. 

And last up is “Prim Valentine” by Primitive Stitches

Oops, I forgot to put the little bells on my bow.   Darn!

So….that’s it for show and tell.  And….that’s it for us for awhile.  
We both decided to take a break this year from these projects to work on things that we’ve set aside for the past 2 years.   
Lot’s of UFO’s to get done and some larger quilts that we didn’t have time for.   
We did over 100 projects and had so much fun. 

The biggest accomplishment for me was tackling the quilting on all these little goodies.   
I now know that I’m not very good at freemotion quilting and will leave quilts that need it to the professionals, but I can very confidently do straight line quilting using my walking foot.   
Sometimes, even making decent curves with it. 
We both hope you’ve enjoyed our journey.  
We are so appreciative of all the nice comments you’ve left. 
I promise to continue to show you what we are working on and, hopefully, 
I will  post at least once or twice a month.   
I’m not going away!

Hugs, Anne

Friday, November 13, 2015

October and November sewing with Sandy


It looks like I’m a little late for the October show and tell and a bit early for the November show, so I guess we’ll just call it “even”.  


We only had 3 projects for October because I was gone on a cruise and a bit of other travelling on the East Coast for 3 weeks.  I took some projects with me to work on, but somehow they never made it out of the suitcase. 


Both Mr CnW and I caught nasty colds before we ever even made it onto the ship.  Mine ended in a sinus infection.  We powered through the trip tho.  


Anyway, I digress….now on with the show.     As always, Sandy’s are first and mine are second.   (I sound like a broken record, I know, but you never know when new blog readers might have just found me.)  


This is a Country Threads pattern called “Basket and Pumpkin”



And, finally, we have finished up a year’s worth of banners by Buttermilk Basin.  This one is “December”



And the last one for October is by Plays with Wool, called “Pumpkins”.




Now on to November projects. 

First up is one we did last year, but decided to do the whole series this year to put on the cute little wire hangers.  Sandy hasn’t gotten her hanger yet. 

It’s by Buttermilk Basin called “Sew” Simple BOM.  This one is January.


Here’s what the hanger looks like.  These little mats are 6 inches square.


Next up is a little stitchery from the book “Hollyberry Sticheries” by Kindred Spirits.“



And here’s another Buttermilk Basin design called “With thy Needle – Thy time is mine”.  It’s the one for December.



continuing on….the is a pattern from Quilts by Cheri called “Merry Christmas”



When I was pulling the patterns to get the names for you, I realized we really are huge Buttermilk Basin fan.   Another BOM from Stacy is the Basin Cotton Club.   This one is “January”.  Looks like Sandy and I were both thinking “fall” with our choice of colors.   It’s funny because we don’t talk to each other at all about our projects before the reveal.

Sandy added some cute little pumpkins on hers.



So, that’s it!   Who knows what December will bring?  It all depends on our free time.  So much going on at this time of year.  


Thanks for stopping by.  I know you all have busy lives so I just want you to know how much I appreciate you all.


Hugs, Anne

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September sewing with Sandy


Hey there,   Today is the first day of Fall and boy am I ready for it.   We’ve had a crazy couple of weeks, weather wise.  All the way from high 90’s to snow in the mountains and freezing temps at night here.   I have to say that I’m not ready for snow, but when it’s just in the mountains, I love looking at it.


It was my month to pick the patterns and since it’s fall, I’ll start with the autumn projects.    First up is the Buttermilk Basin Banners thru the Year, November edition. (It’s hard to believe we only have one more to do)


Like always, Sandy’s are first and mine are second. 




This next pattern was one we found while in Minnesota visiting Karen.  It’s called “Tiny Quilts” Thru the year, November by Front Porch Quilts.  

Sandy decided to frame hers.


And I stitched mine onto a towel.


Moving on to Winter, I picked a pattern by Country Threads Inc, called Frosty, itty bitty quilt.  


It measures 10 x 12, so I decided to hang it on a wire display.


And last, but not least, is a Springtime wool and stitchery called “Tall and Small” by Waltzing with Bears


I think mine will hang in my entry way on a cute quilt rack when spring arrives.   In the meantime, I’m just gonna leave it on my quilt wall to enjoy when the weather gets cold and I’m ready for spring.    Have you ever noticed how we are always ready for the next season to get here?   LOL


So, that’s it for September.   Come on back next month to see what Sandy picks for us to make.  

Hugs, Anne

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August sewing with Sandy


Well, we’re finally caught up after all the trips, family visits and just plain ‘ol summer shenanigans.  


You may have noticed that we have picked fewer and smaller projects this year.   That was intentional so that we could also work on other things that we have in our stash.  Sandy is managing to put a dent in hers…  Me?  not so much.   Not sure where the time goes.  


Anyway, here we go for August show and tell.   As always, Sandy’s are first.


This is a new pattern from Buttermilk Basin.   It’s part of a BOM called “Simply Words”.   This one is “September”.   It measures 6” square.




Next up is an old pattern of Buttermilk Basin’s called “A Collection of Flowers #1”.   We saw them stitched up at Karen’s house and both fell in love with them.  



We both love bowl fillers and when Cheri came up with these new ones, we both immediately ordered the pattern.  It’s called “Summer Gathering”.  The pattern also has a cute little quilt that Sandy did.  You can look on Anna’s blog from yesterday to see it.



And last, but not least, is another banner from Buttermilk Basin in the series we’ve been doing.  This one is “October”.   Now…this is where you will see a huge difference in our interpretation of the pattern.    Mine is exactly like the pattern, and Sandy’s isn’t.   Need I say more?   He he.



Quite a difference, huh?   Oh that Sandy is quite the creative one!  Looks like she’s not too wild about ghosts and pumpkins.   LOL


I’m so ready for fall to arrive.   We’ve had so much smoke here in Bend from all the fires in the Pacific Northwest.  They are burning all around us so it doesn’t really matter which way the wind is blowing.   Hopefully with fall arriving and the cooler temperatures, those wonderful firefighters can get a handle on them.  


Thanks for stopping by.  


Hugs, Anne