Friday, August 5, 2011


I promised more pictures of the house, but in true fashion, I just can’t seem to get my act together. So, you’re just gonna have to go over to Anna’s blog to see some.

She showed up yesterday morning (unannounced, I might add Winking smile), and brought her trusty camera with her. I was still in my PJ’s planning on a nice quiet morning to putter around. You know what they say…”the best laid plans…”

Since she showed you house pictures, I’ll show you what I’ve been working on. I’ve definitely got my mojo back since getting settled in here.



made into a pillow.


and another one. Not sure what I’m going to do with it yet…


but I think I’m going to make it again in wool. It’ll be fun to see them side by side.

Both patterns are from Primitive Stitches. I just love her patterns.

Here’s another one from the same designer. I got the kit from my friend Karen and am in the process of machine quilting it. There are a couple of rows that have to be ripped out because of tension issues, so I have that still to do.


I am NOT a quilter but I figured “how hard can cross hatching be?”. Well, now I know. UGH!

By the way, Karen is having an AWESOME giveaway. Head on over there. You might still be able to get in on it.


Am getting this BOM from Primitive Gatherings. It’s called Autumn Quilt by Heart to Hand. I can’t believe that I’m caught up on it. The next 3 blocks are on their way. (I know this because my bank statement shows it!)


And you can’t get ready for Christmas too soon.


Pattern is called “Seven Santas” by the talented Bonnie Sullivan of All Through the Night. Just have to add the borders and I’ll be done.

Last week when the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects arrived, I fell in love with so many of the patterns. Instead of dog-earing the pages, I decided to just get busy and start on one of them. This one is by Cheri Payne and it’s called Autumn Wools.


If you haven’t seen this magazine, you need to head over to their site and get yourself a subscription. It’s well worth it!


I’m trying to get this next quilt done as fast as possible because I want it to hang in the entry.


This is my progress so far.


Actually, I also have the center block finished but didn’t get a picture taken.

The pattern is called Folk Art Blooms and it’s by Buggy Barn.

We’ve also done a few projects around the house. The latest being recovering our dining room chairs.





I think they will look nice with the Buggy Barn quilt which will hang on the opposite wall.

So, that’s what’s going on around here. Have a great weekend!

Hugs, Anne


Kelli said...

Oh I just LOVE your stiteries! And the Cheri Payne block is gorgeous - you do such lovely work. Your entrance-way will be wonderful when you finish and hang the black quilt! Thanks for inspiring me to stop dog earing pages and just DO IT!

paulette said...

OMGosh...we are kindred spirits!! Most/all of these projects are all MY projects...started or on the To-Do list!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!! (Do you sleep??) Now I am off to Karen's to see those pics...and enter her GA!! Thanks for the visit!!

JulieF1962 said...

I love your new house and all the wonderful quilts! I have a question about the stitchery one that you're cross-hatching because I also have that quilt to do. Are you quilting over the embroidery or just up to it? What type of thread do you use? Thank you so much!

Linda said...

Wow Anne you sure have your mojo back. Love all the stitches.I am going over to Karens for her GA as well as checking out that fab mag.

Debi said...

Really love the red work patterns in your gorgeous quilt. I will have to see if I can find them!

Anonymous said...

I just knew I'd fall in love with your home...thanks to your friend for the wonderful show!

Wendy said...

Hello Anne :)
Just wanted to say hi and WOW!!! I love everything you are working on :) Especially all the woolly goodness ... haha I'm also doing the Autumn BOM with Primitive Gatherings and my next lot of blocks arrived yesterday, so yours should be there soon :)
Also I popped over to Anna's and enjoyed the 'tour', what a beautiful home you have, Oooo and your nest... I'm wishing you many many happy years enjoying it! Have fun in your new home,
hugs Wendy x

Jeanette said...

I love everyone of your projects! I really wanted to make that Buggy Barn quilt, but never got the fabric for it. Love it all!!!

Brenda said...

Love the projects and your home beautiful. You have such a lovely view from your sewing room. Love your stash of Moda fabrics. So inspiring. I hope to do a wool block of the month some day.

simplestitches said...

love your stitcheries, and your cross hatching is lovely too! LOVE love the black quilt for your house...just been on the house tour over at Karen's....your house is soooo lovely....thanks for sharing it with us.

merumo said...

I love Primitive Quilts magazine and funny, I just finished Autumn Wools by Cheri in this afternoon! Your stitcheirie are looking cute, too.

Karen said...

So that's what my Buggy Barn quilt will look like when it's finished, lol. Does 2 blocks done count :). Love your stitcheries - she does have some cute patterns. Your new chair fabrics look wonderful and that quilt will be perfect in there when done. Loved seeing your house through Anna's eyes/camera. My room looks great for when I come visit.

Hugs - Karen

Sue said...

Those stitcheries are so wonderful. Love all the goodies you've been working on.

How wonderful to feel settled in your lovely new place :)

Happy stitching!

Colleen said...

LOVE your projects! You have been busy!

Yvette said...

Oh Anne!!!! I adore all of your projects. I could see me doing each and every one of them. I bought those magazines at the quilt show last week and love them. I subscribed so I don't miss an issue.

Crispy said...

Such great projects your got brewing in the studio!! With that view, I don't know how you get anything done LOL.

Anna's slide show of you your house is wonderful as is your home. I think we all want to come live with you :0)


Anna said...

Yeah but the slide show of your home was much better done by me...because you would have been explaining about how you wish you had done this or this isn't quite my doing the slide show it was all ooooohhhhs and ahhhhhhs! LOL were taking to long!

andsewon said...

Love all your projects! Enjoyed seeing them all! Now your new NEST is awesome as well!!Can see why you would be so motivated!

Anonymous said...

Loved the tour at Anna's blog as well as seeing your WIP's! Inspiring and motivated me to get a few things under way rather than just look at the stacks of fabric ready to start!
Always enjoy your postings!

Anonymous said...

It's obvious your home hugs you -- thank you for sharing the names and creators of the patterns you're working on !!!
Wishing you many happy days ahead!

Loris said...

I have been sew inspired by the photos of your studio and home. You are blessing it with warmth and love. Your WIP's are wonderful! Beautiful work!

deb said...

wow I dont know where to start!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE that magazine and also dog eared that Cheri quilt...but you DID IT!!!!! its awesome!!!!! LOVE all the have inspired me!!!!

Mama Spark said...

OMgosh, I am so excited to see all your stitcheries and your quilt. I will look at Anne's blog for photos. Did we get to see that door you were talking about yet??

Miss you and hope we can see each other soon!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Anne -- your new home is just gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new sewing room -- it has everything a quilter could ever want. Love that kitchen too -- we haven't done our backsplash yet, but I'm thinking it will be pretty similar to yours! Beautiful Job!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Love all your progress Anne, Your Buggy Barn Quilt will be stunning on your wall. :)) I bought the Autumn Quilt patterns then saw it at PG, wish I just did the BOM, those backgrounds are buggars to find. Maybe they will have some at the Buggy Barn.
I'm always so inspired when you share, Thanks. :))

Karen said...

You have been oh so busy. The fall stitchery will be put to good use before long.
I was admiring the autumn quilt on a web site just yesterday and here I see that you are working on it. I am drooling for sure.