Friday, January 30, 2015

December/January sewing with Sandy


Hey there…. I’m back!   December was crazy busy and then both Mr. CnW and I got the flu after Christmas.   It knocked us flat and I’m actually still coughing 5 weeks later.   Geesh!


Anyway…There was no Woolies group at the end of December which is when we have our show and tell.  So, we had December and January projects to share this week.  


Here we go.   As always, Sandy’s are first and mine are second.  


The first one is called “Bear’s Paw” from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.


Sandy chose to do hers pretty much like the picture on the pattern.


I decided to change it up and use 2 main colors.


The next 2 patterns are by Buttermilk Basin and called “Basin Banners Thru the Year”.  The first one is the month of February and the second one is March. 





Did you noticed that the lettering on our jars are different?  Well, Sandy made hers like the pattern, but I had to change mine because my grandson’s name is Mason.   Just seemed fitting to change it.  LOL 

The next two are Sandy’s.   The pattern is called “Little Red” and it’s in the book “Nine Patch Gatherings” by Primitive Gatherings.  The pattern’s general instructions show you a method of making 2 sets of nine patches.  A positive and a negative. (one block with the darks in the corners and one block with the lights in the corners). 



And…well….I didn’t read the instructions.  Oops…  So I only ended up with one little quilt which I strip pieced!  Also, not sure if you noticed, but Sandy and I both used the same red fabric.  I’m not sure that has ever happened.  Great minds!


The last projects is another one by Primitive Gatherings called “Snowball Candlemat”.  



So that’s it for the last 2 months.  

I have a bunch of pictures that I haven’t  shared of my Christmas party in Calif, and of Marsha’s house (our hostess).  Hopefully, I will get them posted in the next few days.   (For sure before Valentine’s Day)  Hee hee.


Oh, one more thing.   If you’ve asked me a question and I haven’t gotten back to you, it’s probably because you are a “no reply” commenter.   To fix that, you can read how on Anna’s blog, Woolie Mammoth.  She has a great tutorial.   Anyway, if you still need an answer to something, email me at    Thx.


Again, thanks for stopping by.   I’ve missed you all. 


Hugs, Anne


Jacqueline said...

I love seeing both of your works. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Wooooo hooooo as always a post of eye candy. So. Much fun to see the difference in your projects between the two of you. Love them all. Love your name change on the jar....makes perfect sense and sweet.
Hugs. Mrs farmhouse

Anna said...

you and Sandy really set the bar for the rest of us Woolies and I LOVE it! I have got to make that Mason...I mean Ball jar, lol

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Welcome back--hope you are feeling better.

Great projects--love those mini's

Cathy said...

I always enjoy seeing what you are working on. Hugs

Sandi said...

I love seeing your same projects with two different attitudes. Great show and tell once again.

Stay on the road to recovery!

Colleen said...

Cute projects... love your red snowman mat!

Carole said...

That's it?! I mean seriously, that's all you've got to show for 2 months! Geeez slacker! LOL Just teasing you!lol My gosh you are productive, and that's despite being ill! Glad you are feeling better! Nice to see the variations between you and Sandy. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful work. You have been busy.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Wonderful fun again! Your work is so is good at whacchu do girl! I love that you embellished those wonderful little feather stitches on your banners!
I also see a theme there & as a result I'm now sittin' here humming "Lady In Red"!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better,love all your projects you are very clever xx

Leeanne said...

Hi ya! Nice to have you back. Love all the offerings today!

Lori said...

So fun to see your monthly projects, Anne! I love every one of them.

Janet O. said...

Thrilled to see your post. I've missed it. : )
Love the use of red/black plaids in your first little quilt!
Fun to see the Buttermilk Basin banners--just took a class from Stacy.
Great little 9-patch quilts, and the snowman quilts! I love all things P.G.!

Blessings in the Country said...

It's so neat to see these posts! Love them all! Especially the jar wall hangings.
Blessings, Jessica

moosecraft said...

Welcome back! Yes, we have missed you and all of the eye candy you have been sharing with us! Once again, ALL super pieces! You've inspired me to get the fabrics, needle and threads out and stitch up a storm this weekend! Glad you and your hubby are feeling better!

Carol said...

WOWSER! You two always do the best stuff!❤️

Anonymous said...

Your blog always delights! Every month I look forward to what you girls have been up to. I'd love to see your pattern collections! Great stuff! Brilliant idea to turn your jar into Mason too! Excuse me while I go wipe the drool.

Ruth said...

We also got the flu right after Christmas when my sister was visiting - and she caught it too. Ugh! The coughing didn't last as long as yours. Your projects are so adorable!

Joan said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love every little quilt. So inspiring! Thank you!

kelley said...

love seeing all your both must be able to decorate your homes for any season or holiday...a dream of mine!

Cindy B said...

I have thoroughly enjoying your postings. I hope you continue to do so. It is great to see two different takes on the same patterns. Even when you both do the same thing, your individuality still shines through. And it is inspiring to see the quality of your work. Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

I was just enjoying my Sunday morning cup of coffee and checking quilting blogs and TA-DAH! you are back! Wonderful pictures and lovely to see what Sandy and you have been up to! Glad you and hubby are over that nasty flu bug that has been going around!!

Karen said...

I won a set of the Buttermilk Basin banner patterns. I am working on the January one. I probably should have started with February. I also purchased the 101 small quilt book that you have been using. Your quilts made from it have inspired me.

Joan said...

Sorry you were sick Anne, crummy way to spend your precious time! Love this blog, as always! You gals do great work! Thank you for sharing! xo