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


Jacqueline said...

thanks for sharing all the eye candy. It helps inspire me to get off the computer and back to my sewing machine.

Sandi said...

Been waiting for this show and tell since Anna mentioned your get together last week! Fabulous collection of photos, thanks so much!

Ariane said...

I love these finished projects!! They give me so much inspiration!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

Jeanna said...

So much eye candy in this post, Anne! I'm ready to jump into my kits and UFOs, thanks for the 'kick' :)

Karen said...

So glad your still going to have show and tell of your ufos. It's always so inspiring to see everything which of course makes me want to make everything you show. Love all your projects and I even have that kindred spirits one...I should make that one up lol. That's it I'm heading to the nest, well ok after I do laundry lol. Hugs

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Am so glad you are keeping the tradition--sometimes seeing finished projects is a good motivator to keep going. Beautiful finishes

Janet O. said...

Nice to know we can still look forward to a wonderful show and tell from you each month. So much to love here. I just got the kit for that little Kim Diehl basket quilt--makes me want to go make it right now! I have been inspired on many levels. Thank you for continuing the tradition. : )

woolwoman said...

such eye candy WOW ! beautiful things done by your group. Many of my friends from the Olde Green Cupboard gang went on that same cruise. Nice to see your friends finish from the cruise class. Hope you keep busting stash - it's great to see! Mel

paulette said...

I enjoyed each and every entry! Wonderful projects, ladies!! Keep 'em coming!!

Anna Bates said...

You set the bar high!!!!

WoolenSails said...

What beautiful pieces and such talented ladies.


Candee said...

Yay! So happy we still get to see your creations. I love your style & get very inspired by your posts. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

Lady Locust said...

Wow, y'all have been busy. They are all just wonderful (love the chickadee in the egg:)

Sandy F said...

Let's keep it going! So much fun and inspiration in that group
Thanks for doing this each month! :-)

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! I love every single project!! I'm super inspired!!

Karen said...

A feast for the eyes. So much to see. I like the Civil War quilt very much! I look forward to your version.

moosecraft said...

Whoo-hoo! Thanks for continuing the inspiration and motivation! Every single one of these projects is wonderful!

Darlene said...

I can't believe I missed this post. Aarrgghh! No matter, I'm here now and doing some serious drooling. LOL

So many incredible finishes!

I'm glad you're continuing to post at the end of each month. :-)

Joan said...

What a fun treat..just popped in to enjoy your past blogs, & whoopee, a new blog with wonderful, nifty, clever new projects! Thank you so much & to the other ladies too - well done! xo