Monday, September 29, 2014

September sewing with Sandy

Hey everyone,  here we are again for our monthly show 'n tell.   It seems to be getting harder and harder to get these projects finished on time, but we are plugging along.    The monthly one from the “101 Fabulous Small Quilts” book didn’t get finished this month, so there will be two to show next month.  

We are definitely working on holiday themes.    September was my month to choose the projects and I’m always drawn to fall and winter patterns, so I chose these…

First up is a freebie that Cheri offered last October on her blog.  It’s called “Pumpkin Seeds”.
Sandy made hers like the pattern.
And I added a little wool pumpkin in the center.
The next project is one that didn’t get finished in August, so we carried it over to this month.    Another quilt designed by Cheri called, “Acorns”.
Sandy made this one.  She only made 4 blocks of acorns because she read the instructions wrong. (Hehe).  I think it turned out wonderful though.  
Here’s mine….It’s pretty long with the 5 blocks.  I did a scrappy inner border so it’s pretty “busy”.  
For our stitchery project, I chose “Snowflake Folk” by Country Stitches.
Sandy made hers into a pillow.  And she told us she even made her own piping!   LOL
I framed mine.
And then, for the wool project, I chose “Tags of Christmas” by Plays with Wool Designs.
Again, Sandy turned hers in to a pillow…
And I framed mine.
It’s really been fun seeing the difference in how we each interpret the same pattern. 
I had some extra time on my hands and worked on a little quilt kit that I got in Portland last month, at “Quilt, Knit, Stitch”.  
I first saw this quilt on Pinterest and loved it.   When I saw it in the My Red Door booth, I knew I had to have it.  It’s called “Midnight Stars”.  I still love it!
When I took the picture on the floor it actually looked like a full size quilt,
so I figured I should show you where I put it so you can get a better size reference.
It has oranges and reds in it so I think I’ll be able to decorated with it for Christmas too.  

I’ve finished my fall decorating, so will show you that next time.  
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Anne

Monday, September 22, 2014

August sewing with Sandy


I guess you could say I’m a tad late with this post.   I keep trying to convince myself that I “forgot” to blog.  But, honestly, I just seem to always find something better to do. (Can you say, Candy Crush?)  Eek!   But, here I am, and the funny thing is, Sandy I will reveal our September projects tomorrow at our Woolie gathering.   You might get 2 posts in one week.  Wow, what a concept! 


Before I share our projects with you, Sandy asked me to let you all know how much she appreciated your kind words and prayers during a very difficult time.   It really meant a lot to her.  She is doing well and hanging in there, thanks in part to all of you!  


On with the show.    Sandy chose all the projects for August.

The first project is “Snowman Garland” by Red Button Quilt Co.   We both ordered the kit from Emily (designer) so they are the same, except for the little snowman heads.


Sandy used the little snowmen head buttons that came with the kit.


This is mine…


And I used wool for the heads.   


Next up is a pattern by Buttermilk Basin called Patchwork Pillows and it’s the one for September.

This is Sandy’s.


And here’s mine.


I’ve got it sitting on my fireplace with my fall decorations.


The quilt that Sandy chose out of the“101 Fabulous Small Quilts” is called Underground Railroad.

Here’s Sandy’s.


And get ready for a shocker…..Here’s mine.


Yep, I chose to do mine in 30’s.  Quite a difference from the Civil War look of Sandy’s and the one displayed in the book.   I just thought I’d do something different and unexpected.   I like the way it turned out and will give it to Emma for her doll bed.  


Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again later in the week!


Hugs, Anne