Sunday, January 31, 2016

December and January sewing with Sandy

Hi there….It’s been awhile, huh?   So sorry.  
It seems like the less I blog, the harder it is to get back to it. 

We didn’t have a show and tell in December because it was such a crazy month, so we showed both December and January projects last week.
Like always, Sandy’s quilts are first and mine are below hers.  

This one is called“Winter” by Country Threads

And this one was a freebie on the internet a few years ago.  
It’s called “Trees on the table” by Marcie Patch of Patchalot Patterns. 
 Check out how different they are. The pattern gave different ways to make the trees.

We can’t get by without doing our Buttermilk Basin monthlies.  
This one is called “Sew Simple BOM” and it’s the Feb installment

Create and Decorate magazine had this one as a project back in 2007.  
It’s in the Holiday issue. 

Last fall, we signed up for the Kindred Spirits Club through Fat Quarter Shop.  
 The patterns and fabric are by the talented ladies of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs.  
 This one is called “Split Decision”.  
Funny thing, even though we had the same fabrics and the same pattern, 
we still managed to make them a bit different. 

This next project ended  up being both of our favorites.  
It’s called “Autumn Time” by Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions.  

We each interpreted this next one very differently.  
It’s called “Block Garden” by Mountain Patchwork.

Another monthly by Buttermilk Basin in the Sew Simple series.  
This one is March. 

And last up is “Prim Valentine” by Primitive Stitches

Oops, I forgot to put the little bells on my bow.   Darn!

So….that’s it for show and tell.  And….that’s it for us for awhile.  
We both decided to take a break this year from these projects to work on things that we’ve set aside for the past 2 years.   
Lot’s of UFO’s to get done and some larger quilts that we didn’t have time for.   
We did over 100 projects and had so much fun. 

The biggest accomplishment for me was tackling the quilting on all these little goodies.   
I now know that I’m not very good at freemotion quilting and will leave quilts that need it to the professionals, but I can very confidently do straight line quilting using my walking foot.   
Sometimes, even making decent curves with it. 
We both hope you’ve enjoyed our journey.  
We are so appreciative of all the nice comments you’ve left. 
I promise to continue to show you what we are working on and, hopefully, 
I will  post at least once or twice a month.   
I’m not going away!

Hugs, Anne