Saturday, March 1, 2014

February sewing with Sandy

It’s that time again to share the projects that Sandy (no blog) and I worked on in February. 

This month Sandy chose all the projects.  

We continued working on our BOM Buttermilk Basin little mats called “By thy Hands”

This one is mine.


And here it is with my candle holder.


This is Sandy’s.  She had already made the February one and called it December’s, so she made up her own design.  Cute, huh?


Next up is a pattern from Lisa Bongean when she used to be known as “Backyard Quilts”.  It’s from the book “All things Primitive”.   The name of the pattern is Holly & Hearts Wool Pillow.  

This one is mine. I got the frame at Michael's.


Sandy is making her own frame but didn’t quite get it finished.  More on that later!


This pillow design is by JoAnn Mullaly from her book “Folk Branches”.   It’s called the Heart Branch pillow.  

This one is mine.  


And here’s Sandy and her pillow.


As I said last month, we are making quilts from the “101 Fabulous Quilts” book.   This month we chose “Nine Patch Nostalgia”.  

Here’s mine. 


And Sandy’s…


We are always on the lookout for freebie patterns on the internet.   This one comes from Pleasantree’s blog.  It only measures 11” x 15” and is so adorable.   This one is mine.


Sandy decided to make hers a bit larger by adding an inner border and then slightly wider outer border.   It’s still not very big, tho.


Our next project was taken from another free design by Twigs and Sprigs.   I actually had the pattern, given to me by my friend, Patty.   However, it’s now available as a freebie.  Check out the designs and then have fun putting your touch on them.   I decided to do mine in wool on a flannel background.  


Sandy did the stitchery version and then decided she wanted a wool version too.    I love the vertical placement she did on the framed one.  


And all together.  


Another little freebie came from Cheryl Wall of “Country Quilts”.   It’s called “Christmas at the Cabin Sachet” and measures 6” x 6”.    It was really fun to make and oh so quick and easy.  I stuffed mine with fiberfill because I’m allergic to scents, but it would be really nice filled with some “smellies”.

This gives you a good reference as to how small it is.   This one is mine.




Now, if that wasn’t enough, I wanted to finish something that I had sitting around (for years).   This is called “Snowmen” (duh) and it’s from the book “Hollyberry Stitcheries” by Kindred Spirits.   It’s the same book that we used for the little primitive Christmas tree that we made last month.  Great book.  


And Sandy saw this design on Pinterest and decided to whip one up for herself.  


Over the years you’ve heard about Sandy being the whiz kid at getting so many projects finished. Well, now you’ll have a new found respect for her, because in addition to getting all her projects finished (except for the frame), this is what’s going on in her house.  

A total kitchen remodel!!!   They started right after Christmas and have been living in chaos for the past 2 months.    She amazes me!


Once it’s finished, I’ll get her to show us the “after”. 

Hope everyone is staying warm and dry (poor California).   We had a couple of inches of snow overnight, and it’s really pretty and pristine outside right now.   It’s a perfect day to start on our March projects.  

Hugs, Anne


Anna said...

Again I am humbled...loved that you posted Sandy ' s remodel!!! Also I meant to ask you more about Lisa ' s former Quilt life.

Darlene said...

You and Sandy are truly amazing! I keep trying to figure out a way to visit you...I promise to stay out of the way. I just want to sit in a corner while you ply your needle and thread. Can I make an appointment?


Darlene said...

You and Sandy are truly amazing! I keep trying to figure out a way to visit you...I promise to stay out of the way. I just want to sit in a corner while you ply your needle and thread. Can I make an appointment?


paulette said...

You and Sandy are incredible!! All are dang cute!! Wow! Now that's what I call inspiring!!

Friendship Crossing said...

Wowzers! YOU two simply amaze the bajeebers out of me!! LOL
What darling projects and I like both of your versions of everything!
Hard to pick a favorite when they are all adorable!!


Anonymous said...

You both are amazing and then to see her remodel and she manages to complete all those projects! I can't pick a favorite to point them all.

Lesley said...

What a wonderful show and tell! Love everything that you and Sandy made. Well done!

Rouge Cerise said...

You form a great team all 2! Love all your works ... look great :)
This old Lisa's book seems to be fantastic... would love to find it !
Have a great sunday,
hugs :)

Judy in Michigan said...

Maybe you should give us a list of your March projects so we can join in??? Absolutely amazing work and so much for us to see and marvel at. Hope it all rubs off on me. Thanks.

Lori said...

You two are amazing! What terrific and wonderful prim projects1!

Colleen said...

I don't know which one I like more!!! They are all stinkin cute!! What great fun projects and very inspiring :o)

Heartsdesire said...

Wow. You two gals have been busy, busy. Wish I could say I had accomplished that much. So far, not even a quilt top yet. But I'm working on it. Love your little 9-patches.

Karen said...

Wow, you and Sandy accomplished a lot this month. So many heart projects and snowmen. A delight to view them all. I like the heart piece very much that you framed. I look forward to seeing what all you make in March. Is it your turn to choose?

Kurt Schindler said...

Great projects and sew many!

I want to thank you for posting the book title and author that the row house quilt came from.