Monday, February 29, 2016

A little show n tell.

Well, last month I told you that Sandy and I were not going to be doing our projects together anymore, rather, we would be concentrating on tackling our kits and UFO's.  After much soul searching, we both realized that our monthly show and tell day was a huge motivator to actually get our projects completed.  So, we decided to continue that tradition even though we would be working on different things

We talked to the Woolies about this and invited the whole group to join us for a group show and tell at the last meeting of the month. A few of the ladies joined in this month, but hopefully, more will participate in months to come.   Kind of short notice!

So, here we go.

First up is Lori who joined the Kim Dielh Simple Whatnots club #4.

And then she showed us her Civil War Sampler by Barbara Brackman.   I am working on it now and wanted to see how many blocks she put in hers when setting it on point.  I love this setting. 

Sandy brought in a couple of finished ones.  This first one is from the Kindred Spirits Club by the ladies of Yellow Creek Quilt Designs.    

And this one is an old pattern by Indygo Junction in their series called "A Folk Quilt of the Month"

Mari brought in 14 sets of little pairs of mats that she's giving to her quilting friends at her next retreat.   Don't you wish you were one of those friends?   She got the designs from other patterns that she has and also came up with some of them on her own. 

She made 14 sets but it looks like one set was being passed around when I took the pictures.   

Next, Anna just got back from a cruise where Stacy from Buttermilk Basin and Lisa from Primitive Gatherings were the instructors.   She's already finished this one that Lisa designed.    Speedy Gonzales, there. 

Check out all the fun stitches she used on the flower. 

I got quite a bit accomplished in February.  First up is the monthly series from Buttermilk Basin called "Sew Simple".  This one is for April. 

This one is called "Scarecrow" by Chestnut Junction. 

And this one is my version of the Kindred Spirits Club.   I forgot to mention that the name of the pattern is Two Way Street.    If you go back and look at Sandy's, you'll see that even though we both had the exact same kit, we still managed to make them differently.   
We even put the flying geese going in different directions.   LOL   
I have it next to the one we did last month.   

I did the Indygo Junction little monthly for October.   

Last May when I visited Karen in Minnesota, she took us to Sewing Seeds in New Ulm.  This is their Row by Row from 2014.  I bought the kit but finished it as a wall hanging instead of a row.  
If you're ever in that neck of the woods, be sure and check out the shop.  It's absolutely darling.
Sorry that the picture is washed out.   The light from the window next to it was giving me fits.    

I've had this little stitchery half finished for years.   
Decided to get it done as part of my UFO busting. 
It's called "Little Blessings" by Twigs n Sprigs.  I don't think the designer is in business anymore. 

And last up is a pattern by Primitive Stitches called "Be My Valentine". Another half finished project that needed the borders. 

So, that's it for February.   I met my challenge and have many more UFO's to get done.   
Wish me luck.  

See you next month. 

Hugs, Anne