Friday, January 30, 2015

December/January sewing with Sandy


Hey there…. I’m back!   December was crazy busy and then both Mr. CnW and I got the flu after Christmas.   It knocked us flat and I’m actually still coughing 5 weeks later.   Geesh!


Anyway…There was no Woolies group at the end of December which is when we have our show and tell.  So, we had December and January projects to share this week.  


Here we go.   As always, Sandy’s are first and mine are second.  


The first one is called “Bear’s Paw” from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.


Sandy chose to do hers pretty much like the picture on the pattern.


I decided to change it up and use 2 main colors.


The next 2 patterns are by Buttermilk Basin and called “Basin Banners Thru the Year”.  The first one is the month of February and the second one is March. 





Did you noticed that the lettering on our jars are different?  Well, Sandy made hers like the pattern, but I had to change mine because my grandson’s name is Mason.   Just seemed fitting to change it.  LOL 

The next two are Sandy’s.   The pattern is called “Little Red” and it’s in the book “Nine Patch Gatherings” by Primitive Gatherings.  The pattern’s general instructions show you a method of making 2 sets of nine patches.  A positive and a negative. (one block with the darks in the corners and one block with the lights in the corners). 



And…well….I didn’t read the instructions.  Oops…  So I only ended up with one little quilt which I strip pieced!  Also, not sure if you noticed, but Sandy and I both used the same red fabric.  I’m not sure that has ever happened.  Great minds!


The last projects is another one by Primitive Gatherings called “Snowball Candlemat”.  



So that’s it for the last 2 months.  

I have a bunch of pictures that I haven’t  shared of my Christmas party in Calif, and of Marsha’s house (our hostess).  Hopefully, I will get them posted in the next few days.   (For sure before Valentine’s Day)  Hee hee.


Oh, one more thing.   If you’ve asked me a question and I haven’t gotten back to you, it’s probably because you are a “no reply” commenter.   To fix that, you can read how on Anna’s blog, Woolie Mammoth.  She has a great tutorial.   Anyway, if you still need an answer to something, email me at    Thx.


Again, thanks for stopping by.   I’ve missed you all. 


Hugs, Anne

Monday, December 1, 2014

November Sewing with Sandy


It’s time for our November show ‘n tell.   We managed to get all the projects finished in time for our Woolie gathering last week.   (Not sure what will happen with our December projects…I’m feeling some stress!)

I chose the projects for this month.    Let’s start with the one from the book “101 Fabulous Small Quilts”.   The name of the quilt is Scrap Squares.   It’s super simple and really fast.  

Here’s Sandy’s.  


And mine…  I never got a full picture of it before I started decorating, so here’s where it is in the house.  


Next up is a stitchery pattern by Chestnut Junction called “P is for Pumpkin”.   We both chose to add some wool to it.  This is Sandy’s.


And here’s mine.    I bought a kit from Karen at Farmhouse Woolens, so needless to say, I didn’t have to think about a thing.   Love the border and binding fabrics she chose for the kits.


This next project is by Cottage Creek Quilts called “Winter Blessings”.   Sandy made her snowman just like the pattern.


I got the kit from Karen and she had joined the snowman body pieces together, so I did too.   This will be the banner I hang in the outside entry for most of the winter.


We started a new series by Buttermilk Basin called “Basin Banners Thru the Year”.   This is the one for January.  





And another project from Buttermilk Basin is this little pillow in Stacy’s “Patchwork Pillows thru the year” series.   This is the one for December.  

Sandy chose this pretty teal fabric because she said she’s going to use it in her mercury glass display.   So pretty.  


This is mine and I have it in my nest.  


Can you believe it’s already December 1st?   I’m just finishing up my decorating so will be showing it to you soon. 

I also went on a quilt shop hop last month with my Calif BFF’s and will show you some of the shops we visited.   We had a great time.  The weather was perfect and the company even better.  

Till next time…

Hugs, Anne

Friday, October 31, 2014

October sewing with Sandy


Can you believe we are into month 10 of our little projects?   Seems like just yesterday that we started working on all these fun little goodies.   

A big thanks to all of you who have commented how much you enjoy seeing what we’re working on.  We are having a great time making them, so we’re glad you are with us on this journey.  

First up is a leftover project from last month.    It’s the “Tumbling Leaves” quilt from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.

First up is Sandy’s version. 


And mine.  We both used wool for the applique pieces.  


Sandy chose the October projects.    The one she chose for us to do out of the 101 Fabulous Small Quilts was “Shoofly Potpie”. 

Sandy made hers very similar to the one in the book.


I made mine a bit less scrappy.  


Next, she chose this cute pillow pattern called “Harvest Pillow” by Red Button Quilt Co.





We have enjoyed doing the Buttermilk Basin little patchwork pillows thru the year.  This is the one for November.





And last up is a stitchery project.   Not sure what the pattern is called.  We just called it the Christmas stitchery.   I think she found it on the internet.  

Sandy’s ended up in a 9” x 12” frame. 


I reduced mine to fit a 4” x 6” frame.


Here they are side by side for comparison.  


Again, it’s so fun to see how each of us changes up a pattern to fit our own style, or the style of whoever might be receiving one of these projects as a gift.  

I’m not sure what’s going to happen with November and December show and tell because we usually reveal our goodies at our Woolies group.   November and December meetings might get cancelled because of the holidays.   Sandy might just have to take pictures and send them to me for showing.    We’ll work it out!

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate it.   I always love seeing the little ones who aren’t really sure what all the fuss is about.  

Hugs, Anne

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A little more fall decorating.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures from the last post.   I didn’t realize I had taken so many so figured it would be best to break it into 2 posts. 

Here we go again.   This is a quilt that I  made last year by Heart to Hand called Autumn Quilt.  


I made this one last year too and it’s by Red Button Company.


This next one was made when I first started quilting.   I got the pattern from a little shop in Kennewick, WA which has since closed up shop.   The motifs are part of a panel that was cut apart.   I really like the way they designed the sashing.  It was a real challenge for the newbie that I was.  


Just finished quilting this one by hand this year.   It’s called Harvest Moon and is by Heart to Hand.


This next framed project was one of the first wool projects I did around 2004.   The pattern is by Primitive Gatherings.




If you remember, last year Mr CnW made me this box to fill with floral arrangements.  



It measures 12” x 48”.   I change it up every season.  


If you’ve been with me for any time at all, you know that mantles are just not my thing.   I have the hardest time decorating them.   So, this will have to do for this year.  


I love this little box with the bowl fillers.   Karen made them for me.   The box itself was made by blogless Sandy.  


I had the hardest time taking the next 2 pictures.   This setting is on the staircase landing and there is a big window above.   No matter what time of day I tried to take the picture, the lighting was terrible.   So, I just took it after dark and used the flash.  Still not happy with the outcome.   Oh well, a photographer is something I’ve never claimed to be.

The little wall hanging is a seasonal interchangeable banner by Primitive Gatherings.



So, happy fall y’all.    I’ll be back in a couple of days with sewing with Sandy, part October.    Stay tuned.


Hugs, Anne

Monday, October 27, 2014

A little fall decorating

I love this time of year and love decorating for it, so I thought I’d show you a few pictures of the house.   You might recognize some of the quilts and projects that I’ve done through the years.   I try to mix it up year after year, but sometimes, in the interest of time, it’s just easier to put things where they were the year before.  

Let’s take a look.   The pictures are pretty much self explanatory, so I’ll keep the comments to a minimum.  








I made this little witch back when I was selling dolls at craft boutiques.





I don’t want to overload you with pictures, so will do the rest on my next post.   

Hugs, Anne