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Thursday, October 30, 2014

DO YOU KNOW AN EASY WAY TO MAKE THIS BLOCK?

Please!  Please!  Please!  Never have me make this block again!  Yikes!  I think I did more ripping than sewing.  The above block is called Millstone in the Quick and Easy Block Tool.  It is the block we had to make for the Sampler series at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. I did get a lot of practice on my piecing (and ripping) and I did stretch my skills (that is why I participate). However, I think you can understand why I put this one off for so long. The first Sampler class is Saturday.  At least I got it done in time!

DON’T FORGET:
  • T-Shirt Dress, Friday, Nov. 7
  • Beginning Tatting, Wednesday, Nov 5, 6-8; or Monday, Nov 10, 10-12.
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – New Date: Sunday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, from 12-4 p.m.
  • Beginning Quilting, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov 14 through 22.  Mark your calendar now.  With the purchase of your $5 passport you will receive a free pattern.  Each participating shop has designed an exclusive ornament that you may purchase as well as a table topper kit designed to compliment the free pattern.  Participating shops will have extended evening shopping hours for your convenience.
  • New Classes coming in November. Check the calendar on the Sidebar.  You can see a full month at a glance by clicking on the picture of a calendar.  Or you can scroll down the interactive calendar day by day.  If you have any questions about a class you can call the shop for further details and/or to register.
ANOTHER NOTE
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

NEW APPLIQUE AND NEW FABRICS

I have some more new fabrics to show you but first I want to show you this cute table topper that my friend Misti made.  Several years ago I showed her how I do appliqué.  Since then she has gone to town making beautiful items like this.  If I remember correctly, this is her own design too.  I’m so proud of her. 
Above are some new batik fabrics in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  These are from Hoffman Fabrics.
These batiks are also from Hoffman Fabrics.  Looks like perfect fabrics for those holiday items.
This fabric isn’t new, but I love it and had to show it to you.  It is called Fun and is from Timeless Treasures.  Isn’t it cute!

DON’T FORGET:
  • T-Shirt Dress, Friday, Nov. 7
  • Beginning Tatting, Wednesday, Nov 5, 6-8; or Monday, Nov 10, 10-12.
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – New Date: Sunday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, from 12-4 p.m.
  • Beginning Quilting, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov 14 through 22.  Mark your calendar now.  With the purchase of your $5 passport you will receive a free pattern.  Each participating shop has designed an exclusive ornament that you may purchase as well as a table topper kit designed to compliment the free pattern.  Participating shops will have extended evening shopping hours for your convenience.
  • New Classes coming in November. Check the calendar on the Sidebar.  You can see a full month at a glance by clicking on the picture of a calendar.  Or you can scroll down the interactive calendar day by day.  If you have any questions about a class you can call the shop for further details and/or to register.
NOTE I've had some readers tell me that they look at the blog via their phone or their tablet and cannot see the sidebar.  I'm not sure, but I think that happens if you are getting the blog sent to your email.  However you are getting the blog, try clicking on the headline.  That should take you to the full blog where you can see all the fun things on the sidebar.  Hope this helps.

ANOTHER NOTE
  • Can you tell I’m thinking Christmas.  Sew Sisters has a wonderful tutorial for a Modern Labyrinth.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

APPLIQUE BEE AND SOME SHOW-N-TELL

The Applique Bee met Tuesday afternoon at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Mary Ellen shows us the quilt that she is just finishing for her niece Becky, who is expecting her first baby.  The quilt is a strippy nine patch.  There is something about those 30s fabrics.  They are so fresh and clean looking!
Gerry shows us her latest scrappy quilt.  Gerry does wonders with scraps.  This is a friendship star inside a friendship star.  She said the pattern was for a wallhanging, but she added the sashings and made a lap quilt.  Beautiful!
It was lost but now it’s found.  I got home from sewing at the shop the other day and was so tired that I didn’t unload my bags until Sunday.  That was when I realized that the cute little thread catcher that Rosa gave me was not to be found.  I panicked.  Where is it?  Today when I went to the Bee I discovered it sitting on the table where I had left it.  Wheeee!  Thank you Rosa for this cute little thread catcher.  I love it.
I made a collage of those attending the Applique Bee.  Above, left, Lee Anne works on her Grandmother’s Flower Garden.  Middle, Erma joined us and worked on her Whimsical Garden.  Top right, Diana works on her tatting.  Bottom right, Cathy does machine appliqué. 

Sitting and sewing with fellow quilters is always so much fun!  This is an open Bee and anyone can join us at any time, however, we probably won’t meet again until January as this Bee and the Mod Squad are scheduled to meet the days before Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I feel certain everyone will be very busy on those two days.  Chris said the shop will be open and anyone can drop by and sit for a while and sew if they have the time. 

DON’T FORGET
:
  • T-Shirt Dress, Friday, Nov. 7
  • Beginning Tatting, Wednesday, Nov 5, 6-8; or Monday, Nov 10, 10-12.
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – New Date: Sunday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, from 12-4 p.m.
  • Beginning Quilting, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov 14 through 22.  Mark your calendar now.  With the purchase of your $5 passport you will receive a free pattern.  Each participating shop has designed an exclusive ornament that you may purchase as well as a table topper kit designed to compliment the free pattern.  Participating shops will have extended evening shopping hours for your convenience.
  • New Classes coming in November. Check the calendar on the Sidebar.  You can see a full month at a glance by clicking on the picture of a calendar.  Or you can scroll down the interactive calendar day by day.  If you have any questions about a class you can call the shop for further details and/or to register.
ANOTHER NOTE
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

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.