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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

I now know what it feels like to throw a party and no one comes.  Last night I prepared a demo for the Mod Squad group today.  This morning I loaded my car with everything I could possibly need for the day, packed my lunch, and went to the Attic Window Quilt Shop, and sat there all by myself.  No one came!  Boo Hoo!
Actually, it was a productive day for me because instead of flitting around talking to everyone I got a private lesson from Chris.  I had picked up one of her pillowcase kits the other day and decided to put it together.  Chris helped me understand the directions (you know I have problems with directions) and Jill showed me how to finish the inside seams so there were no raw edges!  Above, Taitum (Chris's Granddaughter) is holding up my finished project.  She is such a pretty young lady and I’m sorry I couldn't show all of her, but I figured any woman of that young age would die if I posted a picture with her eyes closed.  But you can see her pretty smile!
This is a close-up of the fabrics.  I love anything with cats.  Chris has quite a few of these kits available in various fabrics.  The directions are included and the price is great too.
While there, Jill’s daughter, Megan stopped by.  She showed me her adorable snowman table runner that is now finished.  I think when I showed it before it was only in mid-stage of being completed.  Of course, she did not want me to take HER picture. LOL
I also got to see this quilt of Megan’s.  Previously I could only show the pillow because the quilt was being quilted.  You can read about the pattern here
I also took a picture of my table runner.  I made this last year but never quilted it because, with all those sharp angles I didn’t know how to attach the binding.  When I mentioned this to Chris, she showed me a different way to finish it.  I had it quilted and finished in one afternoon.  Actually, I’m glad I didn’t put any binding on it because I think it would have taken away from the design.  The pattern is from the book Flower Festival by Kim Schaefer and you can get it at the shop.

SHOP INFORMATION:
  • The Shop will be open on Saturday, August 30th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Shop will b e CLOSED on Monday, September 1, for the Labor Day Holiday.
ANOTHER NOTE:  
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

APPLIQUE QUILTING BEE MEETS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Applique Bee met Tuesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Diana A. showed us her One Block Wonder that she recently finished.  It is stunning!  She even had me put on a pair of 3D glasses and boy did that change things.  Diana said she didn’t know it was 3D fabric until someone told her. 
Diane had a lovely wool and flannel table topper to show us.  She said she bought it as a kit.
Diane also showed us the center of her Prairie Flowers Encore quilt.  It is in the book by the same name by Jo Morton.  Diane does needle-turn applique and her work is excellent.  This is going to be a delightful quilt.
Everyone gathered around Sue S. (center, gray shirt) and watched while she gave a demo on how to do a whip stitch like Kim Diehl does. 
Judi (on the right) seems very into learning this stitch.
This is a close up.  I’m not sure it tells you much.  Everyone seemed intent on learning this stitch.
I had to show you a picture of the front of Sue’s shirt.  When I was snapping the picture someone said I should caption it:  And the boobs belong to….
What a fun group.  The picture is a little blurry because I was laughing so hard.
I didn’t get to the shop in time to take pictures of the Tuesday Morning Bee, but Judi took some for me.  Above, Gerry shows us this quilt.
This is a close-up of Gerry’s quilt.  What an outstanding quilt.  Thanks Judi for the pictures.  I wouldn’t want to miss this one.

ANOTHER NOTE
  • Did you go check out the Row By Row Shop Hop website?  This is a must for anyone traveling. 
  • The Painted Quilt has a nice tutorial for a sewing machine mat caddy.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Monday, August 25, 2014

A LAUGH TO START YOUR DAY


This made me laugh and I hope you see the humor too.  Today I went to a new-to-me website.  Once I arrived there, the Quicksprout website told me they would analyze my traffic and my blog for free.  So I entered the URL for the Attic Window Quilt Shop blog and learned that my blog is the 6,094,844th most popular website in the world.

LOL.  What a hoot.  I was also told that my heading tags should be between 15 and 65 characters, so you may notice some changes soon.  I think I’ll rename the "Followers" (on the sidebar) to "People Who Follow" (that’s 15 characters).  I was told the interactive calendar title was too long, so maybe I’ll change that too.  "Free Pattern" I'll change to "Free Pattern for You" (17)…well, you get the picture.  What do you think?  Do you think these changes will bring more people to this blog?

I also learned that I have a Missing src attribute…whatever that is.

Really, should blogging be this difficult!  It’s supposed to be fun…at least that is what it is for me.  I love blogging and sharing all the wonderful pictures of my quilting friends with other quilting friends.  I count my blessings every day that I was born in this electronic age…well, maybe I should rephrase that...that I live in this electronic age!

DON'T FORGET:
  • The Applique Bee meets Tuesday afternoon at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
  • The Mod Squad meets Wednesday from 10-4 at the shop.  Anyone interested is welcome to join either of these Bees.
 ANOTHER NOTE: 
  • Did you go check out the Row By Row Shop Hop website?  This is a must for anyone traveling.   
  • Terry’s Treasures has a Charming Stars Sew Along.  You can get the free pattern by going to her site.  I think I’m going to have to make this one.
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.