We’re a little early this month because I’m going to be gone at the end of the month. So, we had to put the pedal to the metal (or foot to pedal), to get as many projects done as we could. We actually did really well, only leaving 1 left to finish which I’ll show in April.
This was my month to choose the projects to work on.
Ongoing is our Buttermilk Basin “By Thy Hands BOM”.
Sandy finished this one.
This one is mine.
And here’s mine where I have it displayed with the candle holder that Mr. CnW made.
This next project was another freebie design off the internet by Twigs and Sprigs. The project was just the stitchery, so we both had to get creative when finishing it. Sandy made hers into a little mat.
And I made mine into a pillow. Whew, the designing process is not an easy thing for me. I can’t begin to tell you how much graph paper I used. LOL
I picked another project out of the book “All Things Primitive” by Backyard Quilts. (Lisa Bongean’s previous company). It’s called “St. Nick” and is really small. It only measures 7” x 13”. Quick and easy.
This is Sandy’s.
After seeing hers, I realized I forgot to put the rusty star on my hat. Oops, looks like it’s now a UFO!
Continuing on with selecting quilts from the book “101 Fabulous Small Quilts”. I chose “Vintage Bow Ties”. Sandy used her Civil War fabric stash to make hers.
I made 2 because I wasn’t happy with the dark one.
Next up is a design by “Cheri Quilts” called “Homemade Holidays”. This time our versions were very similar.
A last minute addition were these darling little stitcheries, so fast and easy to whip up.
They were out of this little booklet that I got quite a few years ago when I worked at the quilt shop. I don’t think the designer is in business anymore. If anyone knows differently, let me know.
( Debbie just emailed me this link to some of their patterns...Homespun Peddler)
So, that’s it for our monthly projects. But…in my quest to get some things finished that have been lingering in piles in my closet, I managed to hand quilt this little wool wall hanging. It’s called “Harvest Moon” by “Heart to Hand”.
I can’t remember who this next pattern is by or what it’s called. I think I made the flimsy about 6 or 7 years ago. I’m beginning to feel more comfortable with quilting my own projects (just the LITTLE ones). Feels so good to get things finished and watch the piles go down.
Remember last month? Sandy hadn’t finished this little wool project because she was going to make a frame. Well, during her kitchen remodel, one of the guys used her wood for something else, so she said “to heck with it” and made a cute pillow.
Well, that’s it for March (other than the one project that didn’t get finished in time for our reveal).
Hope you’re all getting some better weather. We are getting warmer and the sun is feeling so good. Still need a few more degrees to be able to get outside and garden tho.
See you next month.
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