Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Just in time.

Nothing like waiting till the very last minute to get the May show and tell projects up on the blog.  

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.   It feels good to know this is the unofficial start to the summer season.   Our town will begin to see throngs of vacationers who will increase our summer population by as much as 20,000.  It's great for the economy, but not so great for traffic and restaurant reservations!   But, I guess it's what you live with when you're in a vacation destination community.   For those of you who are new to the blog, I live in Central Oregon in the wonderful town of Bend.  

On to the show.

Nancy finished two projects.   The first one a monthly by Buttermilk Basin. If it doesn't look like one you've seen before it's because Nancy always puts her "spin" on patterns.  Cute, huh?


She made this quilt for friends who have a black leather sofa.  Won't it look pretty?  Sorry, I don't have the pattern name.


Linda continues making blocks for her Halloween quilt by Buttermilk Basin.


Looks like Leslie is a bit camera shy, but she sure has a cute haircut.  LOL  
Again, I don't have the name of the pattern for her patriotic pillow, but she finished it just in time for the summer season. 


This one is a variation of the Row by Row runner from Sewing Seeds Quilt Shop in New Ulm, MN.   After she saw mine, she ordered the kit and did her own thing.   


Lori T is new to our Woolies group and she started her journey using Sue Spargo's stitches book.  What a great way to learn new stitches. 


It's a needle holder!


Jean  is also new to the Woolies group and check out her first projects.   I'd say she's got the wool talent for sure.   She's finished these 4 blocks in no time at all.  


They are all out of this book.  


Sue is a huge contributor to the Quilts of Valor program.  These are her two latest finishes.



Sandy managed to whip up a few finishes (again) this month.   First up is "Liberty Baskets" by Quilts by Cheri.   It's on my to do list and after seeing hers...it's moved up to the top of the list.  


This little mat is an original by Sandy.  She made 3 of them.  One for me, one for Karen, and one for herself.   Nice to have talented friends, huh?   (She also included the house and candle in the gift). Thank you Sandy.   


This wonderful quilt is called "Saltbox Sampler" by Under the Garden Moon.   I'm also working on this one but still have the borders to finish.   Love it. 


This little one was a kit she bought at Something to Crow About quilt shop in Springfield, OR.


And her last finish in May is the Indygo Junction monthly from the Folk Quilt of the Month series.  It's the one for November.  


I'm also working on the monthlies and I managed to finish up January 


And Dec. 


This next little one is #5 in the Kindred Spirits Club from the ladies at Yellowcreek Quilt Designs.  I've really enjoyed making these small quilts.   When I get them all finished, I'll take a picture of all of them together so you can see how fun they are.  


When I was in California a couple of years ago, we went to Country Loft quilt shop (which is closing soon.  Boo Hoo).   I picked up the pattern for this stitchery quilt by JoAnn Mullaly called "Joy of Christmas"


And last, but not least, here is another little "Sew Simple BOM" from Buttermilk Basin.   It's the one for July.  


So, that's it for May.   See you in June.    

Hugs, Anne

Monday, May 23, 2016

Yikes

Where has the time gone?    How can it be almost the end of May?    April was a crazy month and I never got the pictures posted from our show and tell.  Then, I actually forgot about it until my naggy friend, Karen, kept reminding me that I was falling behind with my blogging.   So, this post is for you Karen! ;)

We had a small group at Woolies in April and there were only 3 of us with show and tell.   Looks like I'm going to have to get out the whip and get those gals finishing their projects!

First up, Zena came with 2 finishes!  Zena is new to wool applique and got addicted really quickly!

This is called "Bunny Love" by My Red Door Designs.


This one is "Stars and Stripes, also by My Red Door Designs.  

Sandy had a very productive month.   She dominated our show and tell!  (But then, she usually does!)

She finished up the Buttermilk Basin mystery quilt from 2015.   I like the setting she used.   


 She started this red and white quilt and didn't like the fact that is was a square, so added blocks to the top and bottom.   I don't know what pattern this is.  Sorry.

 Here's another design by My Red Door called "Simplicity".  


The scarecrow pillow is from Chestnut Junction called "Scarecrow". 


These next 2 are part of "A Folk Quilt of the Month" by Sarah Sporrer.   Indygo Junction publishes the patterns.



When we were in Minnesota at Karen's house last spring, Sandy spotted a wall hanging that Karen had in her studio and came home and reproduced it.   Not sure who the original pattern is by.  Oh that Sandy!  LOL


The rest are mine.   This cute little patriotic pillow is from a kit that I got at Karen's.   It's by Twigs and Sprigs, called "Little Blessings".


And another My Red Door design called "Market Basket".   Wow, we are all loving their patterns!


Here's another kit I got from Karen quite a few years ago.   (I told you...it's my year of the finish)!

It's by one of my favorite designers, Quilts by Cheri and is called "Gather Love".


Last year I was in the Kim Diehl, Simple Whatnots Club, at my local quilt shop, and finished this one. The other 5 little quilts are on my list of things to finish this year!   Those yo-yos are super tiny!


This flower quilt was one I made a few years ago but never quilted.  So, that was a goal last month.   Get at least one UFO finished!   It's from a Whimsicals book.   Can't find the book right now.   If I do, I'll update.  The background looks almost pink, but it's actually a tiny red and white check.



Here's my Indygo Junction monthly for May.


And, last but not least, this is another little montly by Buttermilk Basin in her Sew Simple BOM.  This one is the one for May.  


So that's it for April's show and tell.   Our Woolies meets this Tuesday for the May show and tell, so, hopefully you'll hear from me again this month!  

Thursday, March 31, 2016

March show and tell

Happy spring everyone.   Doesn't it feel good to have some warm sun shining on you?   Yesterday was the first fairly warm day in Central Oregon and it was so refreshing. Hoping for  more days just like it.  

We had our monthly show and tell last week at our Woolies gathering and we had a few more participants than last month.  So, here we go.

First up, Leslie had 3 projects for us.   She's really been bitten by the wool craze.  It's fun to have another addicted friend!


She made these next two from the "101 Fabulous Small Quilts book "




Linda showed us her Buttermilk Basin goodies.




The last 2 blocks are the first blocks of a Halloween quilt.

Sandy was very productive getting this applique quilt completely finished.  It's designed by Norma from Timeless Traditions.   We both bought the kit at the same time....hers is finished...mine?   Not so much!


Hopefully you'll see mine sometime!

This next one is part of the Indygo Junction monthlies.    It's the March installment.


These next ones are mine.  

My friend Patty in Calif, gave me the kit for this one as a Christmas gift.   I just love it.   It's called "Simplicity" by My Red Door Designs


And this one is called "Pinwheel Puzzle" and is part of the Kindred Spirits club by the ladies from Yellow Creek Quilt Designs. 



Another monthly from Buttermilk Basin is this little one for May in the series called "Sew" Simple BOM. 


And another Buttermilk Basin pattern called "C is for Chicks".  I bought the kit from Karen at My Yellow Farmhouse quite a few years ago.   Woo Hoo, another kit busted!



Funny thing about this next one.   Last year during the holidays, I was addicted to all the wonderful pictures on Instagram where people were sharing their decorating.  I kept seeing a theme of red and white quilts, so told myself that I was going to make myself one in 2016.   While looking thru all my unfinished quilts, I came upon an almost finished red and white Irish Chain.   I honestly don't even remember making it.   (Not good!).   Anyway, I got it finished in a day and off to the quilter it went.   


Like the one Sandy showed above, I did 2 of the Indygo Junction monthlies.   We both got the kits from Karen.   You can tell what months they are for.  LOL 




I think it was a very productive month for the group.   I'm continuing weeding through all my UFO's and kits.   I'm bound and determined to make a dent in the pile by the end of the year.  

Can you believe that tomorrow is April?  I'm really ready for some warmer weather but Springtime in Bend is pretty iffy.   Sun one day, snow the next.   You never know what you're gonna get.   Keeps us on our toes. 

See you next month. 

Hugs, Anne