Friday, October 31, 2014

October sewing with Sandy


Can you believe we are into month 10 of our little projects?   Seems like just yesterday that we started working on all these fun little goodies.   

A big thanks to all of you who have commented how much you enjoy seeing what we’re working on.  We are having a great time making them, so we’re glad you are with us on this journey.  

First up is a leftover project from last month.    It’s the “Tumbling Leaves” quilt from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.

First up is Sandy’s version. 


And mine.  We both used wool for the applique pieces.  


Sandy chose the October projects.    The one she chose for us to do out of the 101 Fabulous Small Quilts was “Shoofly Potpie”. 

Sandy made hers very similar to the one in the book.


I made mine a bit less scrappy.  


Next, she chose this cute pillow pattern called “Harvest Pillow” by Red Button Quilt Co.





We have enjoyed doing the Buttermilk Basin little patchwork pillows thru the year.  This is the one for November.





And last up is a stitchery project.   Not sure what the pattern is called.  We just called it the Christmas stitchery.   I think she found it on the internet.  

Sandy’s ended up in a 9” x 12” frame. 


I reduced mine to fit a 4” x 6” frame.


Here they are side by side for comparison.  


Again, it’s so fun to see how each of us changes up a pattern to fit our own style, or the style of whoever might be receiving one of these projects as a gift.  

I’m not sure what’s going to happen with November and December show and tell because we usually reveal our goodies at our Woolies group.   November and December meetings might get cancelled because of the holidays.   Sandy might just have to take pictures and send them to me for showing.    We’ll work it out!

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate it.   I always love seeing the little ones who aren’t really sure what all the fuss is about.  

Hugs, Anne

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A little more fall decorating.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures from the last post.   I didn’t realize I had taken so many so figured it would be best to break it into 2 posts. 

Here we go again.   This is a quilt that I  made last year by Heart to Hand called Autumn Quilt.  


I made this one last year too and it’s by Red Button Company.


This next one was made when I first started quilting.   I got the pattern from a little shop in Kennewick, WA which has since closed up shop.   The motifs are part of a panel that was cut apart.   I really like the way they designed the sashing.  It was a real challenge for the newbie that I was.  


Just finished quilting this one by hand this year.   It’s called Harvest Moon and is by Heart to Hand.


This next framed project was one of the first wool projects I did around 2004.   The pattern is by Primitive Gatherings.




If you remember, last year Mr CnW made me this box to fill with floral arrangements.  



It measures 12” x 48”.   I change it up every season.  


If you’ve been with me for any time at all, you know that mantles are just not my thing.   I have the hardest time decorating them.   So, this will have to do for this year.  


I love this little box with the bowl fillers.   Karen made them for me.   The box itself was made by blogless Sandy.  


I had the hardest time taking the next 2 pictures.   This setting is on the staircase landing and there is a big window above.   No matter what time of day I tried to take the picture, the lighting was terrible.   So, I just took it after dark and used the flash.  Still not happy with the outcome.   Oh well, a photographer is something I’ve never claimed to be.

The little wall hanging is a seasonal interchangeable banner by Primitive Gatherings.



So, happy fall y’all.    I’ll be back in a couple of days with sewing with Sandy, part October.    Stay tuned.


Hugs, Anne

Monday, October 27, 2014

A little fall decorating

I love this time of year and love decorating for it, so I thought I’d show you a few pictures of the house.   You might recognize some of the quilts and projects that I’ve done through the years.   I try to mix it up year after year, but sometimes, in the interest of time, it’s just easier to put things where they were the year before.  

Let’s take a look.   The pictures are pretty much self explanatory, so I’ll keep the comments to a minimum.  








I made this little witch back when I was selling dolls at craft boutiques.





I don’t want to overload you with pictures, so will do the rest on my next post.   

Hugs, Anne