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


Cheryl said...

What lovely fall projects! I must check out the pattern for the acorn banner.

Darlene said...

OK, I must admit that I'm hyperventilating. LOL Are you surprised? LOL

I love each and every project. They are all super fabulous. The way you and Sandy interpret each pattern is wonderful.

Leeanne said...

LOVE them ALL!!! But snowmen always win my heart.

Florida Farm Girl said...

All your projects are wonderful, as usual. You'll e happy to know I've started my first wool applique project, but need the proper threads to d some buttonhole stitching. I'll remedy that at a quilt show on Friday, I hope.

Janet O. said...

Another absolutely delightful post. I love what you did with Pumpkin Seeds!
Midnight Stars is on my bucket list--after seeing yours I think I need to move it up the list a bit. : )

Ann in PA said...

I just love to see all that you and Sandy accomplish. What fun and inspiration! Thank you for sharing. (Blessings to Sandy to keep happy memories in her heart after the loss of her Mom) Hugs, Ann

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

I saw your sweet stars over at Annas the other day and fell in love with it! Shoulda known it was My Red Door. I encourage you and Sandy to continue your monthly sew along...I have (become addicted to) really enjoyed looking in and picking my favorites! Its almost like watching House Hunters!

paulette said...

Seriously...LOVE*LOVE*LOVE them ALL!! Lucky YOU!

Karen said...

I like the addition of the pumpkin in the Cheri pumpkin seed piece. Something I would like to do to make it more interesting.
Wonder if I have the Cheri acorn pattern or if it is on my "want" list.
I find your posts so inspiring this year. All the little projects and how the two of you interpret them to suit yourselves. Several that I would like to make.

Jeanna said...

More wonderful treasures. You and Sandy really accomplish a lot each month and I look forward to these posts!

Joan said...

My goodness sakes, you ladies are amazing - loved every project! Thanks for sharing & looking forward to your home tour!!

Blessings in the Country said...

You both did amazing jobs on the projects! Wishing I had the skill to do all of that too. LOL. It is very inspiring to see all of your hard work! ~Jessica

Karen said...

Loving it all - you girls are amazing getting so much done. I should try sewing - I might like it lol. Now I need to work on my star quilt - love yours.
Hugs - Mrs. Farmhouse

Lori said...

I was thrilled to see another post from you! Love your latest Midnight Stars. All the projects you and Sandy are working on look like so much fun!
Maybe you could do a future blog post on how you frame your pieces. Mine never look very good and yours do!

Friendship Crossing said...

You know I always LOVE all of your projects, but I have to say the framed ones really stand out. If you don't mind my asking where you get your frames?
Really cute projects once again!


Linda said...

Anne, I look forward to every month to see all the gorgeous projects you and Sandy make!!!

Elaine said...

I look forward each month to seeing what you and Sandy come up with. Because of your sharing, I have purchased the small quilts book.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful fall projects! What an inspiration you two are!!

Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn :)

Donna Klessner said...

I love all of your posts but especially the ones that you and Sandy do. It is wonderful to see the different way they look but all are gorgeous. Hope you will continue this next year. I want to start doing some of them. Thanks so much for sharing!

Elaine said...

I love everything you girls do, so inspiring. No sewing in October?