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Sunday, March 1, 2015

I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD MAKE THIS

Saturday I attended the Coin Purse class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above are the samples that the teacher Marilyn brought to class.  What a collection.  We thought the larger one would be perfect for a Bridesmaid.  However, for this class we all made the small coin purse.
After Marilyn explained how things were to be done and showed us the various frames we could choose from, we got down to the business of sewing.  Above, Lynn shows us her finished purse.
This is a close up of Lynn’s coin purse.  Isn’t it adorable?  I love her choice of fabrics.
This is the coin purse that I made for my friend Phyllis. I never thought I could make something like this.  It looked way too difficult for me.  As I've said in the past, "I only do flat."  But Marilyn made this so easy.  I came away feeling like a Pro!
 I had to leave before everyone was finished but did want to show you how Barb was coming along with her purse.  She is in the final stage of the hand sewing.  Cute fabrics.
Diana was just finishing up her hand sewing as I left.
Diana has one of those fancy phones and sent me a picture of her cute little purse all finished!  Thanks Diana!

Marilyn will be teaching a “Sew Together” bag soon.  I’ll post about it as soon as I learn the date.  Can't wait to take that class.  Marilyn is a great teacher and the bag looks so cute.

ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
A Farm Wife’s Journal has a tutorial for a candy hearts table runner.  Make this now and you’ll be all set for next Valentine’s Day.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NEW CLASS, FABRIC, BOOKS

Vickie S. stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop yesterday and showed us her latest project.  She used a Tonga package to make this stunning Bargello quilt. I love this pattern because it uses various size strips.  Be sure to look for Vickie's upcoming class and make this beautiful quilt with her.
There are also new fabrics in at the shop.  Above is "Blend" by Windham Fabrics.
This is a close-up of the top bolt in the previous picture.  I love this design.
These bolts of new fabric are "Spice Pallette" by Marcus.
Above is "Civil War Times - Mourning Gray and Purple" by Penny Rose.
It was difficult to decide which book to buy when I looked through these yesterday.  I want them all.

Be sure to stop in at the shop this weekend and check out all the new fabrics and books.  You're sure to find a new project in one of these books and I bet you'll find the perfect fabric for making that project.  Hope you have a great weekend.

ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MOD SQUAD MAKES BLOCKS

The Mod Squad met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Some of the members are participating in a BOM.  Since last month's block seemed to upset those used to more traditional block making, we tried something a little less stressful this month.  Above Peggy shows us her block.
This is Marti's block.  Remember, this is what the block is supposed to look like.;
Cathy's block is the blue and yellow one on the wall.
 Remember I told you what the block was supposed to look like?  Well, this is my block.  Let me tell you what happened.  Once I had the block sewed together I realized I had not put the pieces together correctly.  I made a major decision right then and there...I am not going to unstitch it.  So I did a slash and insert adding the black and white strips.  Then I took the left over triangles from the center piece and attached them.  There you have it...a new block...of sorts!  Anyway, it was fun to make.
Above are the four blocks made today.  It will be interesting to see how we grow and experiment during the year.
Cathy showed us her recent finish.  This was a Quilt As You Go and made with a layer cake.  I would love to try this one.


ON ANOTHER NOTE
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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.

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.