My Turn for the Rose Coloured Glasses Sew It – Show It Challenge

I look forward to seeing what the Challenge or theme is each month for the Sew It Show It Challenges. Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is the hostess for May’s Hop and came up with an intriguing theme.

First she asked some questions;

“Are you a “Rose Colored Glasses” kind of person?

Do you think things are better than they really are? 

Do you think positive most of the time?”

Then she went on to post the challenge;

“Your sewn project must have one or more of the following:

Rose/pink fabric



Positive Words”

For most of my life I have worked hard to be positive, see the best in situations and people and just keep putting one foot in front of the other. I would say that means I’m a glass is half full kind of person.

I must admit through the Pandemic, lockdown, lack of family visits did have an effect on me and I fell in to a blue state of mind. Then the lockdown was over and I experienced the very painful, passing of not one, but two very important people. I started bouncing back and now am dealing with my DH having health issues. Through these past few months, I have been very fortunate to have the support of community, both physically and in our on line community. I won a few prizes on blog hops and have been gifted several “extras” and some amazing boxes of treasures from Denise.

Reading the theme for this hop made me think of how fortunate I am to have the friends and family I do. Once I started thinking of it I came to the conclusion that I still see the World through Rose Coloured Glasses and try to deal with life with humour and positivity.

One of the prizes I won was some sweet IB fabric from Quilting Gail. When the parcel arrived, it had a few extras treasures in it. One of them was a pattern that I had admired when Gail did one of the mini quilts and blogged about it.

Needless to say I knew that this was a perfect project for this hop, a gentle reminder of why I quilt. Not only do I love to create and gift my quilts, I need the calm it provides. It also reminds me that I shouldn’t worry all the time (my son always reminds me not to worry since I can’t really effect any outcomes by doing so. ).

I’m not sure why it looks wonky, but it really did finish a nice squared up rectangle. 😉

This project was not only fun to do, it makes me smile each time I look at it and while I was making it. Of course I had to change up the pattern to be able to use the border fabric. Then I added a faux flange binding to make it pop. Once again my quilting was the wavy cross hatching that seems to have become a favourite when I can’t get to the studio to use my long arm. I pieced my backing from the leftover bits of fabric from making the top. The pattern was a gift from a friend and the fabrics came in a box of treasures from Denise. Now that’s what I call a community effort. 😁

My originally planned project for this challenge was to use a little panel piece my daughter had found at a yard sale and gifted me. It was cute and had been fussy cut into so I had to plan carefully and there was no selvedge edge on it, but I’m fairly certain the fabric was quite old.

I trimmed the panel piece to useable squares, fused some interfacing to the wrong side of some fabric (again from Denise’s leftovers box) and used my Accuquilt to cut some letters. I added some sashing and a simple border to the panel blocks. Then I fused the letters and sandwiched the piece. I did some simple wavy line cross hatching quilting to the wall hanging which reminds me of how I’ve tried to just “go with the flow, the ebbs and tides of life”. I added corners to the back for a hanging rod when I stitched my binding to the front of the piece. I then got to spend an enjoyable evening hand stitching the binding to the back while watching tv with my DH.

I apologize for not having progress photos, but I was so engrossed in the making I didn’t even think if taking pics.

One last photo to show off my sewing corner with its new cutting table and positive decor:

Excuse the mess, but I’m keeping it real 😉

Did I meet the challenge?

  • Rose coloured fabric? Lots of pinks here. 😉
  • Eyeglasses? No, but I did misplace my favourite readers while I was having stitching fun making these wall hangings and I sure can’t figure out how. 😉
  • Roses? There are roses on my fabrics. 😉
  • Positive Words? Nailed it! 😉

Now here is the list of today’ participants so you can go see what everyone else has created for our viewing pleasure.



Sew Many Yarns

Quilt Schmilt. That’s me!

Podunk Pretties

Quilted Snail

Quilting Gail

Texas Quilt Gal

Don’t forget to leave a comment to show some quilty love and appreciation for their efforts to inspire us.

Thank you for reading my post. I do enjoy reading your comments, reply to every one and appreciate the compliment of you subscribing to my blog! 😉 Carol



Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

37 thoughts on “My Turn for the Rose Coloured Glasses Sew It – Show It Challenge

    1. Thank you Wendy for your sweet comment. It is a wonderful little corner and I’m enjoying my new cutting table. It’s the perfect height for me to stand at! My little wall hangings make me smile every time I look at them.

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  1. Carol I LOVE your hangings! How neat you could use the one your daughter gifted you too. Your space looks so wonderful and inviting – I’d gladly take a cuppa in there and sit and talk while you work. 😉 I laughed about losing your readers – yep you nailed the glasses part too – lol!

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  2. Hi Carol! You are DEFINITELY a glass half full type of person. I can’t think of anyone else as positive as you, especially after the losses you’ve recently suffered. You’re projects just reflect you so well. You are the definition of “Love Life”. They both look fabulous hanging in your sewing space. {{Hugs}} a bunch. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. You not only nailed the hop, but you have nailed making a very peaceful and inspirational sewing area to work in. As for worry…all we can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep on keeping on. The joy of hops for me, is that we are all there for each other! Sending good thoughts and best wishes to you!

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    1. Thank you Kathleen for your lovely comment. It is finally a good arrangement that works. I can still see the tv or talk with DH all while sewing or cutting fabric and my wall hangings make me smile. 🤗


  4. It seems there is always something to worry about, and your son is so right – worry never affects the the outcome of anything! So your “Quilt More – Worry Less” wall-hanging is the perfect way to go. I love that, and it turned out beautifully!

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    1. Hi Diann. You and my son are so right, but I’ve been a worrier ever since I can remember. I do like my daily reminder and especially since the pattern was a gift from Gail. 😉


  5. Love your sewing space. The mini’s make things so cozy. I pulled most of my mini’s quilts down to wash over a year ago. I really should get them back up on the wall.

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  6. Your two rosy little quilts are definitely smile makers! It sounds like you’re surrounded with friends who’ve wanted to help you through some sad times. What a blessing that is! I love how you made your sewing corner a happy place. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Carol. My corner, my new cutting table, my friends and family, and our monthly challenges all have kept me going and make me smile every time I see them or think of them 😉


  7. Yes, you certainly nailed the requirements for this blog hop! Your wall hangings are beautiful, and their affirmations are so uplifting. Sometimes just a gentle reminder to accept our limitations is just what’s needed to help us worry less. Thanks so much for sharing.

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