Friday, March 14, 2014

March Sewing with Sandy

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!   Smile
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.   
Hugs, Anne


Janet O. said...

I can't believe all that the two of you accomplish each month--and every project calls to me! I just went from photo to photo, drooling and wondering how you do it all!
What didn't you like about the dark bow ties? Curious, because it was my favorite of the two.
You choose the best projects--and so many! It boggles the mind. Nice work, and thanks for the show! : )

Jeanna said...

You and Sandy are so productive! I love seeing your projects...hard to choose a favorite this month, so I won't.

Looking forward to next month :)

Geoff's Mom said...

Wow! Love it all! You all do such nice work! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Very cute projects again, I love all your hand quilting.

Mia's Cottage said...

Oh how I wished we lived closer to each other!!! I would LOVE to join you guys when you tackle these projects!!! I just Love everything you guys do!

WoolenSails said...

So many wonderful projects, I do love Buttermilk Basin designs. I have the crazy quilt one with the sewing crow, still need to make it. I went to Mulberry site but it is an old site, so no idea where they went.


paulette said...

WOW!! I can't believe that you and Sandy completed all of these project in LESS than a month!! And gorgeous projects to boot!! You girls ROCK!!

Lesley said...

Each and every project is gorgeous. Love seeing each of your both are so talented!

Friendship Crossing said...

I am so enjoying seeing all of your wonderful projects you two finish each month ~ such inspiration!!
Great job again!!


Carol said...

What a fantastic post! You and Sandy did the most wonderful projects this month. LOVE!

Karen said...

I am tired just reading about all that you and Sandy did during March and March is only half way over. Love the Cheri piece but there are several other finishes that got my attention to. I really like the idea of doing all the small projects this year and the way you two are deciding what to work on.

Florida Farm Girl said...

OMG, I can't believe the work you turn out in a month!! Somehow, I'm having a tough time getting to my sewing machine, though I look at it every day. Like right now. :) Guess its just one of those mood things. Great work by you girls, though.

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - how in the world do you two get so much accomplished? Love all of your projects - can't even come close to picking a favorite! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

I love seeing the same project done two different ways. You ladies are getting a lot accomplished!!

Hogan's Adventure said...

Show Off!!!! Just kidding, as always you amaze everything but my favorite is of course the Cheri pattern...I have that pattern too...but of course mine hasn't seen the light of day!!!! See ya soon...xoxoxo

Janet said...

OMG you both got so much done. Which is my favorite, the spools I think but then I am a sucker for fall/halloween so I like the Heart to Hands pattern. You are both such an inspiration.

Wendy said...

You both are very inspiring. I love each and every project you've made.

Mª Alba said...

Si et passes pel meu bloc hi trobaràs una sorpresa.
Gràcies per tot !!!!
Un petò

Colleen said...

Man I need to sew with you girls! What fabulously cute projects!

Chris said...

Hi Anne, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Carrie P. said...

enjoying all the eye candy since I last visited which has been a while. Always love seeing what you are up to.