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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IT'S THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

I finally had time to sew today.  I have been so cranky all week and I swear that is just an indication of sewing withdrawal.  I’m sure my daughter and friends will be happy to hear that I took the cure today and sewed.   I figured piecing would only aggravate my stress, so I chose to do appliqué and made this little butterfly block. The pattern is from the Flower Festival book by Kim Schaefer.  I had four blocks left over from a quilt that I made from this book several years ago.  I thought I’d make a table runner with the four leftover flower blocks; however, when I started putting them together, I decided these flowers needed some bugs.  This book has six adorable bug patterns in it.
Above is a close up of one of the wings.  I have to admit that I didn't follow pattern directions.  I didn't want to applique those small flowers.  So I decided to fussy cut some flowers and fuse them onto the wings.  After I did that, I decided I needed to do something to make the flowers stand out and added the black free motion stitching.  Not the best job I’ve done, but I like black stitching and the feel it adds to my piece.  You can get the Flower Festival book at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
Remember this table runner?  I made it in 2013.  The pattern for it is also in this book.  Do I need to add that I certainly have gotten my money’s worth out of this book?  It has fifty adorable blocks of appliquéd flowers and bugs.  There are also nine complete projects for you. 

DON’T FORGET:
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 2
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, July 4
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WANT TO DO A LITTLE SEWING?

When I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Monday, I found Rosa and her granddaughter Keira braiding strips from cut up old t-shirts.  Keira wanted to make a rug.
Rosa is in charge of the Scrappers Schoolhouse.  Let me tell you a little about this awesome group.  The women get together and sew pillowcases and bags for others in need.  Rosa said she gave the last batch of pillowcases to the Salvation Army and they were pleased as punch to get them.  Above are some of the pillowcases made during their sewing session last week.  Aren't they pretty! 
Above, Rosa shows us the bag she made and will be donated with the pillowcases.  And Keira shows the pillowcase she made and has decided to donate it to charity too.
This is a close up of the bag that Rosa made.  This group is open to anyone who would like to come and sew and help out.   Patterns are available, we just ask that you donate fabric for your project.  The Scrapper's School House is held once a month.  Due to the shop move in July, the group probably won't meet again until August.  Watch for news of their next meeting and please feel free to come join us.

SPECIAL NOTICE:
  • The Attic Window Quilt Shop WILL BE OPEN on Saturday, July 4th.  Sampler will be held as usual, however, if you are unable to make it on the 4th, you may attend Sampler on the following Saturday at the shop. 
DON’T FORGET:
  • What Knots, Wednesday, July 1
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 2
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, July 4
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, June 29, 2015

HOW ABOUT SOME APPLIQUE?

The Applique Bee met last week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is the applique block that Lee Anne worked on.  I love this block!  It is from the Piece O Cake design that we've been working on.
Nancy shows us the quilt she finished.  It is for charity.  The last Friday of the month the Kids Quilts group meets to sew quilts for charity.
This is a close up of the center of Nancy's quilt.  Each quilt that is made has this center block.  Carol H. does the stitching for this center piece.  The group is looking for sewers.  The way I understand it, you will get a center piece with the stitched saying on it and the fabric to make a  quilt.  Stop by the shop for details.
Diana is working on an orange peel pincushion or sewing kit.  I'm not sure what it is going to be but am eager to see the finished project.
This is the block I worked on.  It is from a Piece O Cake design.
I've been putting all my blocks on the display board at the shop.  Can't wait to get this one completed.

SPECIAL NOTICE
  • The Attic Window Quilt Shop WILL BE OPEN on Saturday, July 4th.  Sampler will be held as usual, however, if you are unable to make it on the 4th, you may attend Sampler on the following Saturday at the shop. 
DON’T FORGET:
  • Bee, Tuesday, June 30
  • What Knots, Wednesday, July 1
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 2
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, July 4
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Lynn at Alamosa Quilter has an excellent tutorial for a zipper bag with appliqué on the side.
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
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

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.