Thursday, May 1, 2014

April Sewing with Sandy

Sorry I’m a bit late with this recap of our projects.  No real excuse.   I guess I’m just out of the habit of blogging for some reason. Anyway, here’s the show. 
This month Sandy picked the projects for us to do. 
Again, first up is the April Buttermilk Basin “By Thy Hands BOM”.  
This is Sandy’s.
And here’s mine.
Thought I’d show where I put it in the house.  
Our stitchery project for the month was called “Frosty Freddie Candle Mat” by Primitive Stitches.
Here are all of them together.   Sandy made the the top 2 and I made the bottom one.
And a little staged photo of mine.   (wow, looks kiinda stark in this picture.   I think it needs a little quilt under it.)
Then Sandy decided on “Never Leave the table before the other guests” from the book “101 Fabulous Small Quilts”
She did hers just like the pattern.
I decided I wanted less of a scrappy look for mine.  (It kind of makes your eyes go crazy seeing movement where there isn’t any.  LOL)
Looks better when it’s surrounded by other things.
The wool project chosen was "Flying Santa Pillow” by Aunt Sanny.   This is Sandy’s…
And here’s mine.
We threw in this little snowman mat because it looked so simple and easy.   In fact, it’s so simple and easy that Sandy made 3.  Hers are the top ones and mine is on the bottom right.   The pattern is by Buttermilk Basin called “Sew Simple BOM” and it’s the January block.   Sandy “claims” she did so many because she had orphan blocks laying around the house.   Sure, Sandy!
I filled mine with crushed walnut shells, so it can either be a pincushion or a little pillow to set out. 
Last fall, we went to a really cute shop in Independence, OR, Ladies of Liberty, and saw this little wall hanging.  We both fell in love with it, so it got added to the list too.   (I have long overdue pictures of the shop to share with you soon).
The pattern is called “My Little Baskets” by Primitive Patchworks.
Sandy chose to do hers in all cotton...
And I did mine in Cottons n Wool!   (get it?)
I had recently picked up this little quilt rack (18”) and lo and behold…this one fit perfectly.   (Don’t you just love the modern technology next to our quilts….geesh)
This next one was left over from our March projects.  We told ourselves that if something didn’t get done in time for our reveal, no big deal…we’d just show it some other time.  
So, this one is called “A Good Night” by Designs by Cheri.  
First up is Sandy’s
And mine.  
And then… trying to finish up some UFO’s, I managed to get this one quilted and hanging in our outside entry.   The pattern is “Simply Spring” by Cottage Creek Quilts.
I’m beginning to feel much more comfortable quilting these little ones myself.   In fact, I’m taking a Freemotion Quilting class on Saturday.   Can you imagine how much it would cost me to have someone quilt all of these little projects?   I’ll still send out the big ones, but will try to do the smaller ones myself.   
And last up…I managed to squeeze in this cute little pillow called “Spring Has Sprung” by Lily Anna Stitches.    I saw it made up when I was staying at Patty’s house in Calif in March.   She generously loaned me the pattern and… voila.   Another fast and easy project finished for Spring.  
That’s it for April.   Sorry to be a day late (and always a dollar short).   LOL
Next Monday is the yearly reveal for our challenge block for my stitching group, Material Girls.   The block that was chosen was the Dresden Plate.    It will be fun to see what everyone came up with.  It’s a fun time and I promise to be back with pictures.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Anne


Michelle said...

You two are AMAZING. I hope to find time one day to work on stuff. Well..maybe in the Fall when my baby is off to college.

See you Friday...............if you are at Quilt Works!

WoolenSails said...

That is a lot of spring projects and they are all so wonderful. I need to get going on summer next, I am always behind and maybe I might get my summer projects done, lol.


Kindred Quilts said...

How inspiring the two of you are with your wonderful projects! I cannot pick a favorite... I just keep looking at them over and over!

Janet O. said...

I am always blown away by all you get made--and all of it is wonderful! I want to make them all, but I know that isn't my reality, so I just admire yours!
Do you ever sleep?

Mia's Cottage said...

Love every one of them! Wish I could make them all!

Lori said...

Goodness gracious! I love everything you are making, but especially the little 4 block baskets.
Hope to see you tomorrow night at Quiltworks.

Leeanne said...

OH L*O*V*E all your makes! It's hard to choose a fav! The flying Santa is pretty cool.
Happy creating.
Bye from Leeanne in New Zealand.

Hogan's Adventure said...

Did we buy that little quilt rack together? I'm sitting down here at the little house and I have that exact quilt rack hanging with a quilt Marsha made me...hmmmmm????

good job ladies, you both do beautiful work!!!!

paulette said...

OMG!!! I love it ALL! And to think that all of those gorgeous creations were made in only one month!!! Incredible! You girls are amazing!! I better get off the computer and get busy!!

Darlene said...

I anxiously look forward to your post at the end of every month. You and Sandy are beyond amazing. Each and every project is terrific.

See ya at the end of this month.

Anonymous said...

I often wonder why I don't see you in Blogland much anymore with exception of these kinds of post which I love! Now I know why you accomp,ish so many pretties...number one a good friend to encourage each other and number two less time staring at computer! Am I right? Love all of em!

Diane said...

Wow, you've been busy! That's a lot of goodness to absorb. I think I like the red and white with the stripe binding the very best, but the wool projects are adorable! Thanks for sharing so many great photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann in PA said...

Everything is beautiful! Wow, I need to get and "Grandma" Sandy ;) are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing all the goodies.

Candace said...

Welcome back, Anne! You and Sandy make quite a pair and your "output" is totally amazing!

Sandy F said...

I sure am having fun with you!!

Loris said...

Wonderful quilt show!

Colleen said...

Cuteness all the way around! Love the projects, and I recognize so many of them from my own sewing room waiting to be turned into these adorable creations!

Friendship Crossing said...

You two must stitch in your sleep!! Once again, it's hard to pick a favorite, there are so many I love!

Awesome job both of you!! I don't know how you two get so much stitching done in such a short time!


Karen said...

So much to look at and so much to love! I especially like the Flying Santa pillow, the red and white quilt, and the little basket quilt. You two are getting a lot of small projects done each month and almost all to my taste and style.

Valerie said...

Thank you for sharing your monthly projects, I look forward to it so much. I too, am amazed at how much you both are making. It is so interesting to see how you both make things your own way. All the projects have been great, but I especially like the little quilts you have been making from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.