Thursday, May 28, 2015

May Sewing with Sandy

Tuesday was the day for the monthly reveal of our projects.   Yep, we are still having fun with them.  
I’ll get right to the show. 
First up is “Let it Snow” by Farmhouse Threads.  We were so surprised to find we used the same fabrics.   I think that’s a first for us. 
This is Sandy’s…

and here’s mine.  The quilt measures 27” x 33”.

 Next up is a cute little Itty Bitty pattern by All Through the Night called “Frosty”

and I made 2.  I wanted to try different backgrounds.

 and I really like how this one turned out on the ticking fabric.

 Continuing on with our Buttermilk Basin Banners Thru the Year, this one is July.
and mine.  (I was too lazy to hang it on the hanger for the picture. LOL)

And finally, here’s “Six Pac Mini” by My Red Door Designs.
Sandy did hers in blue and white and used the same background throughout.

And I did red and white, all scrappy.

We had a fabulous time at Karen’s house and 
next week I’ll share some pictures of her gorgeous house and decorating. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anne

Monday, May 4, 2015

Fit to Frame challenge #3

Wow, hard to believe it’s already May and time for the next posting of the challenge that Karen, Sandy (no blog) and I are doing.  

We are 9 blocks into this with only 3 more to go next month.   It really has made this little challenge so much fun and definitely do-able. 

First up are Sandy’s blocks.


And these are mine.


This is my progress so far.


Here is a picture of the original design by Lori Smith of “From my heart to your hands”

Fit to Frame Lori Smith

I’m still not sure how I’m going to finish mine.   I’m thinking of a small sashing between the blocks and then fabric borders.   So it kind of looks like window panes.  Any suggestions for me?   

The BIG news I have to share is….drumroll please…. I’m going to visit Karen at the Farmhouse.   Sandy and I are leaving on Sunday to spend a few days with her enjoying her piece of paradise on the lake and then heading down to Minneapolis midweek to Quilt Market.   Karen and I will be helping out Gail Pan in her wonderful booth!  (unfortunately, Sandy will be heading back home before market begins.)  Needless to say, I’m super excited and can’t wait to see her beautiful house with her fantastic decorating!   (not to mention that wonderful “nest” that looks more like a wool studio!  he he.)  

I’ll be sure and take lots of pictures to share with you.   You can follow me on Instagram @cottonsnwool  or on Facebook – Anne Sherrard Bryson if you want to see pictures before they make it to the blog…   (If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know me and my timeliness of quilt market pictures.  HA)

Now head on over to Karen’s blog and take a look at her progress.   I love seeing her blocks because she’s combining cottons and wool.   Hmmm, wonder why I like them so much. 

See you soon.   Hugs, Anne