Friday, October 7, 2016

September show and tell - Part 2

I hope some of you were able to join us on Instagram.  There are lots of inspiring quilts, crafts and decorating.  You might get some good ideas.

On to Part 2.  

These are all mine.   Remember, this is 2 months worth. (wink)

This quilt by Geoff's Mom called "In the Meadow" is one that I did as a Block of the Month from my local quilt shop.    It was a UFO, so I got it all finished up this year and off to the quilter.   Now it's a ready for Christmas decorating.  

Another quilt by Quilts by Cheri. called "Pumpkin Patch" 

This was a kit that I got a couple of years ago called "Country 9 Patch" 

I made this scarecrow from a pattern called "Cooper"
by Homespun from the Heart.   It was an e-pattern that I found on etsy. 

I really love these wall hangings for outside on my entryway.  
This one is called "Trick or Treat" from Cottage Creek Quilts

A quick and easy wool project from My Red Door Designs
called " Harvest Time"

This next little one is called "Autumn Fest" by Chestnut Junction.
(Sandy made me the little scarecrow on the masher - cute, huh?)

I also made "Hocus the Halloween Cat" by Briar Root Primitives.  
I thought my kitty (Jack) might become friends with Hocus, but no such luck!  

And my Sept Indygo Junction block.    Still have 2 left to do.  

I'm almost finished with a year of these darling little hanging quilts 
from Buttermilk Basin called "Sew Simple BOM".  
This is October.  

and November

This is another e-pattern that I found on Etsy.   
I can't find the pattern right now to give you the name.   
It's a fun way to play with those old mattress springs you're seeing in all the antique stores. 

Another wonderful design by Cheri called "Liberty Baskets"
I don't have much in the way of patriotic quilts, and loved this one when I saw the pattern. 

Last but not least, another pattern from My Red Door Designs
called "Pumpkin Harvest".  I picked up the frame at a craft store.   

Well, that's it.  I'm so glad to be caught up.   
October looks to be a very busy month for me, so I'm not sure how much I'm going to get accomplished but I'm sure the other gals at Woolies will have lots to share this month. 

Happy Fall Y'all.  

Hugs, Anne  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

September show and tell

I know, I know...I'm late.  This time I have a really good excuse tho.   My computer caught a virus and had to go see the Dr for 3 days.   Then I had to get all the pictures loaded onto the computer and edited.   Since there wasn't much show and tell last month, there are quite a few pictures this time. I think I'm going to break it up into two separate posts.  

Before I begin, I wanted to let those of you who don't know, about a little Fall Decorating Tour I'm participating in on Instagram.    If you want to see some fun pictures that Karen, Sandy, Patty, Tammy and I are sharing, then follow one of us on Instagram and that one will link you to the others.    I'm @cottonsnwool, Karen is @yellowfarmhouse, Sandy is @sfeigner, Patty is @myrty50 and Tammy is @basketnut1.    On Sept 23, we started showing our houses all decorated for fall and will continue every evening until Oct 11th.   Then we'll take a break for a couple of weeks and come back at the end of Oct with some Halloween decorating.    Hope to see you on Instagram.  

Now, on with Part 1 of show and tell.

First up is a pillow that Marilyn made.  She borrowed my Indygo Junction pattern for July and made 2 pillows for her daughter and son in law who live in Boston and love to sail.  

Mari made this quilt top but I don't remember the name of the pattern.  Sorry. 

She also whipped up this goodie from Crabapple Hill Designs.

Jean continues working on her wool Summertime Sampler blocks. 
Looks like these little fishies need some eyes!

The rest are all projects that Sandy finished up.  

This one is called Country Homecoming from the book called Primitive Gatherings 
by Terry Burkhart and Rozan Meacham  
A few years ago I had a quilt-a-long on my blog for anyone who wanted to work on this one.  
It was really fun to see all the different versions.  
Sandy participated but just finished quilting hers.   

This cute little kitty is called "Hocus the Halloween Cat by Briar Root Primitives

These next little pillow bowl fillers are from Cheri of Quilts by Cheri

And this one is a quilt block from Wooden Spool Designs called "Happy Halloween"
There are 12 blocks on the quilt but Sandy wanted to make a little pillow instead. 

This little pillow was a freebie from Buttermilk Basin this summer.

And continuing on with the monthly series from Sarah Spoorer of Indygo Junction, 
here is Sept

and June.   
I think Sandy is now finished with all 12.   

This cute patriotic quilt is called "Crossroads" from the book, Civil War Remembered. 

We can't get enough of the quilts by Cheri of Quilts by Cheri
Cheri just shared this pattern on her Facebook Group. 
It's called "Turkey Tracks".  

This little one is on the same pattern.   

There were so many finished projects that I'm breaking this up into 2 posts.   
See you tomorrow. 

Hugs, Anne

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A couple of winners!

Hey everyone. Thank so much for all your descriptions of how you store your patterns.    I think I found myself in every one of your answers.   I have way too many storage spots.   Here are some pictures to prove it.

I found this cute little drawer at an antique shop and knew it needed patterns in it.  There's another one to the right of it, and of course, all the patterns printed off the internet on the left.

This box of patterns is on my cutting table along with some that I'm currently working on. 

And then in one bookcase, there are binders of patterns. 

Another smaller bookcase.  With. More. Patterns.!

And in my closet I have these plastic bins with more patterns. 

And in the storage room right off my sewing room, even MORE!

And binders too.   Not even labeled, so who knows what's in them!

So, I think you can see my dilemma.   Right now, I've decided to organize them by season.  Here is the first bin which has my Fall patterns.    Somehow I have to get this under control   Good grief!

So, as I promised, we have 2 winners.   The first one is Tina, who posted on Sept 1 at 6:30pm.  The second winner comes from my emails.   I was surprised at how many of you replied directly there letting me know you aren't Google subscribers. So I thought it only fitting that you were entered in the giveaway too.    That winner is Barb.    I will contact you both and get your patterns off to you. 

Thanks again for all the wonderful suggestions.  I read each and every one of them and got tons of great ideas.   

Hugs, Anne

Thursday, September 1, 2016

August show and tell

First of all, I want to thank all of you who left me some really wonderful comments last month.   To tell you I appreciated them would be an understatement.   I just wasn't sure if people are even reading blogs much anymore.  I know I am not as diligent about keeping up as I used to be.   Anyway, thank you so much and I promise to continue least with show and tell.  

So, here we go for August.   We had company last week so didn't think I'd be going to Woolies, but at the last minute the family's plans changed and I was able to go.  Needless to say, I was rushing to get there and forgot my own show and tell, so will save that for next month.  

Leslie made this little cutie.   Once again, she's hiding behind her creation.   I'm gonna sneak a picture of her sometime when she's not looking.  LOL

Nancy made this from a pattern by Bonnie Sullivan of All through the Night.   
Her kitty's name is Magic.   

Sue brought this one but she couldn't remember the pattern name. 

Jean continues with these blocks.  
You can check out the previous blog posts for other ones she's been working on.

Mari made this one.  
She thinks it's a Kim Diehl pattern but couldn't remember the name. 

And this one was inspired by a Kansas Troubles pattern.  
Check out the little houses in the centers of the stars.  

This is the pattern, so you can see how much she changed it up.   

That's all for August.  
Our prolific Sandy wasn't there to show us her finishes, so I'm sure September will be quite a show. 

So, if you made it this far, you can see there are two Buttermilk Basin patterns in the next photo.  Well, the generous Stacy West sent me these to give away to you.   How sweet is that?  

All I need from you is a question answered.   How do you organize all your patterns?  By designer?  Type of medium?  Seasonal?    I'm looking for some ideas to help me out.   When I'm looking for a pattern that I'm sure I have, I have to look everywhere.  There has to be a solution to this madness.  

(Be sure to leave your email address if you know you are a "no reply" commenter.)   

So, I'll pick two winners on Tuesday the 6th!  (US only, please) 

Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you in the USA.
To all the rest, enjoy your weekend.  

Hugs, Anne

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Show and tell...part 2

I'm still not sure what was happening with my pictures rotating.   I went back into "My Pictures" and tried to manually rotate them but it kept defaulting to the sideways view.  If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Today's pictures are my show and tell.

I'm still working on the little Buttermilk Basin "Sew" Simple BOMs.  

This one is August. 


and September. 

This is another little kit I got from Karen right after she returned 
from Quilt Market.  (Hopefully her Etsy site is up and running now).

It's called "Americana Basket" by My Red Door Designs

Continuing to make progress on these monthly Indygo Junction blocks 
by Sarah Sporrer. 

This cute flag quilt is a freebie on Cheri Payne's Facebook group.   

Stacy from Buttermilk Basin had this little pillow on her blog hop last year.  
I think it's still available for purchase.   

If you're on Instagram, you can identify with me on this...There is so much inspiration out there from so many talented people.   Around Memorial Day, people started posting pictures of all their wonderful Americana decor.  It was then I realized that I only had one red, white and blue quilt.   That had to change!  LOL    So,  I was looking through my books and came upon this pattern by Paula Stoddard from the book Season's Stitchin's.   The pattern is called "Summer Fun".  I got it finished just in time to enjoy it for the rest of the summer.   

The little firecrackers were a project that Sandy I made at her house last month 
on one of our "craft" days.    

This is "America Stitched Flag" by Buttermilk Basin
(can you tell I'm trying to play catch up with the Americana decor?)

And last, another Buttermilk Basin design called "Summer Wool Runner".  
The pattern cover shows the background in black wool, but I thought it needed a lighter look.   

I'm not sure if I'll be at Woolies this month because the family is coming for a visit, so I'll probably see you in Sept.   Oh my gosh....Sept?    How can that be?   
Time really does fly when you're having fun!

Thanks for stopping by.   I know I don't blog as much anymore and I'm not even sure if anyone is visiting anymore, but I appreciate all of you who take time out of your day to stop by.  

Hugs, Anne