Last week as I was entering the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I saw that the Tuesday Bee had ended. I quickly accosted Gerry as she was leaving. I knew she would have something to show us. She graciously dug through her bag and showed me this long strip that she had pieced. As always, I'm amazed at Gerry's piecing skills.
This is a close up of the strip. Gerry said that each little square in the four patch finishes at 1/2". This is her first strip. She needs to make more and each strip will have a 5" sashing between it. She said that she needs 444 four patches to make the quilt! Yikes! I wish I had her patience and focus and piecing skills! I always love seeing Gerry's work.
Pat A. also stopped by the shop that day. I think she was looking for some backing. When I saw this Jar quilt I had to get a picture.
This is a close up of some of the jars. I bet she had fun looking for all these wonderful fabrics in the jars.
Recently while at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Jill showed us her latest finish. She made this beautiful quilt while taking a bargello class at the shop from Vickie S. I love these colors.
Above is a close up and a view of the backing fabric. Beautiful.
Jill's daughter Megan has been busy too. Above is the Jelly Roll Inspiration quilt that Megan made. Jill said that Megan wasn't thrilled about the fabric when she started it, but as the quilt grew, she loved it. I do too. The pattern is from a book by the same name by Pam and Nicky Lintatt.
Remember this quilt that Megan made? I talked about it here. I thought you'd like to see it with this teal border. That border really makes those fabrics pop.
There were so many fabrics leftover from that previous quilt, that Megan decided to make a smaller one. She quilted this one herself! Wonderful!
Megan also made this adorable pincushion. The pattern is from Beyond Neutral. Such talent for being so young.
UFO Day, Monday, August 31
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
13 Spools has a nice tutorial for a Builder's Star.
When I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop yesterday I saw that Chris was placing new bolts of fabric on the shelves. I had to get a picture of these luscious fabrics. Above is Tango by Kanvas.
The above fabrics are also by Kanvas. Winter Novelties III is on the left and Peppermint Twist is on the right. Time to get started on items for Christmas!
Above, Barb and Lynn check out the new shop. If you haven't stopped by to see what everyone is talking about, be sure and do so soon. You will be amazed!
I want to show you the surprise I received from Barb. When she stopped by to see the new shop, she had intended to leave this for me, but I was there. Barb gave me a lovely gift bag with the above inside. She knows how I love kittens. And she made this adorable needle holder for me.
This is a close up of the beautiful stitching on the needle holder. I love it and it couldn't have come at a better time. Not only has it lifted my spirits during this sad time for me, but it means so much to me that my quilting friends understand and care. Also, I was using a scrap piece of fabric to hold my needles. Isn't this much classier? Barb you are a special quilting friend and I thank you so much for your kindness. Every time I use this I will think of you, a dear quilting friend.
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.
Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.
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