Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Sewing with Sandy


Here we are again with more projects.   Our projects seem to be getting smaller, allowing us more time to work on other things too.  

So, let’s start the show.  

First up is Sandy’s version of “Spring Has Sprung” from the Spring 2015 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.


This picture is a bit deceptive.  My border fabric is a pretty soft pink pastel.   


This next pattern can be found in the “Moda Candy” little pamphlet.  The design is by Primitive Gatherings and called “Old Glory Gatherings.



Oh, I just noticed that I forgot to put a star on the sheep’s blanket.    Guess it’s not really finished!   LOL



Continuing on with the Buttermilk Basin “Banner’s Thru the Year”, this one is May.   Sandy changed her basket into a pail, but when we had our show and tell, she realized she forgot the birdie.  


Mine is like the pattern.


And lastly, this is another pattern by Buttermilk Basin called, “Joy Table Runner”.   Both of us turned it into a pillow.   Sandy used Sandcastle fabric which isn’t being manufactured anymore.


I used Silk Matka and couldn’t decide if I wanted a dark background or a light one, so I made one of each.    Which one do you like better? 



So, that’s is for March.   We are still having lots of fun with our little challenge, so will keep it up!  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Hugs, Anne

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A challenge accepted

Before the holidays started last year, Karen and I were talking and she asked me if I wanted to do a challenge with her in the upcoming year.   Another monthly project?  Hmm, why not?   After finally deciding on the pattern, we thought it would be fun to include Sandy “no blog” in our challenge.  She’s always up for making something new…   So began our journey.  

We decided on a pattern by Lori Smith of “From my heart to your hands”, called Fit to Frame #6. 

Fit to Frame Lori Smith

No rules….just get er done!  We decided on 3 blocks per month so that it wouldn’t be hanging on for a whole year.   After all, they are only 6 inch blocks.  Very doable in a month. 

Sandy and I both decided (independently of one another) to do cotton backgrounds with wool applique. 

This one is Sandy’s…


and here’s mine.


So… we’ll be posting our progress around the first of each month for the next 4 months.    We will also be posting on Instagram if you want to follow us there.    @cottonsnwool and @sfeigner.   Hope you enjoy our journey.

Now head on over to Karen’s blog and see how she decided to make hers up.   It’s always fun to see how different people can take the same pattern and put their own personal style to it.   

That’s it from my neck of the woods.  We had a little snow over the weekend, but certainly not enough to bring our snowfall total up to where it should be.   It’s been nice having such mild weather this winter, but we might be paying for it this summer in the form of forest fires.   Not a good thing.  I’m sure the people on the east coast of the USA would love to send us some of their snow.  Wow, they’ve been walloped!   We will be going to Boston in Sept.   Do you think their snow will be melted by then?  LOL

Hugs, Anne