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Monday, May 25, 2015

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME VINTAGE?

I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week and the last session of El's Kitchen BOM was being held.  Above teacher Marilyn shows us her finished quilt!
This is a close-up of one of her blocks.  That little apron is so cute.
And this is a close-up of the little flower on her basket in the center of her quilt.
Sue C. had her quilt finished too.
This is a close-up of her apron block.
And these are the appliques that Sue is going to put around her center basket.
These women are so generous.  There is also a recipe in El's Kitchen book.  Marilyn made this wonderful cherry cobbler from that recipe and let me test it!  It is to die for!  Thank you so much!
This is what the group is going to work on next.  The blocks will be from the book Farm Girl Vintage and will probably begin in September.  I'm looking forward to making this one.  The Attic Window has a wide selection of wonderful 30s fabrics.  Of course you don't have to use 30s fabrics.  I wonder what it would look like in Batiks?  Or solids?  Watch the calendar for more registration information.

DON’T FORGET
  • Applique Bee, Tuesday, May 26
  • Mod Squad, Wednesday, May 27
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, May 27
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, May 28
  • Kids Quilts, Friday, May 29
  • Stitch-in, Saturday, May 30
  • New!! Beginning Shuttle Tatting, Thurs Jun 4 10am-12pm
ON ANOTHER NOTE
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, May 21, 2015

ARE YOU THIS PROLIFIC?

Since I haven't been able to get to the Attic Window Quilt Shop for the past few days, Diana sent me some pictures.  Kathy (above) has been busy!  I love this umbrella quilt.
Kathy also made this stunning quilt.  I think it is from a Kim Diehl pattern.
Kathy also made this adorable Noah's Ark wall hanging.  My goodness that gal has talent!

A special thank you to Diana for sending these pictures.  I'm glad I got to see these quilts.
Misti sent me a picture of what she's been working on.  I love those fabrics.  Thank you Misti for sharing with us!

DON’T FORGET: 
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, May 23
  • New Beginning Shuttle Tatting, Thurs Jun 4 10am-12pm
ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  • Ever wonder about how to make hexagons.  Clover and Violet has all you need to know about hexagons. There are links to several tutorials too.
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I'M ONLY TEN YEARS LATE!

I want to introduce you to my BFF and former co-worker Tsigereda.  Tsigereda is from Ethiopia and when she first came to work with us she seemed to understand our difficulty in pronouncing her name and told us to just call her Rose.  She said that is what her name meant in English.  Over the years I enjoyed working with Rose and learning about her culture.  When she went back to Ethiopia for a visit I asked her to bring me back a fat quarter.  She brought back a bit more than a fat quarter and over the years I cherished those beautiful fabrics, too afraid to cut into them.  One day I realized those fabrics had been in my sewing room for ten years and I made up my mind to make a quilt for Rose.
Today I went to her place of work and gave her the quilt.  She wrapped it around her right away.
Above Rose and co-worker Connie hold up the quilt so I can take a picture.  The pattern is from the book A World of Quilts by Beth Ann Williams who used to live in Africa.
For years I was afraid to cut into the beautiful fabrics, fearful about my piecing skills.  Above is a picture of some of the fabric in the pile she gave me..
Another view of these fabrics.
Here it is on the frame being quilted.
I can't thank Tsigereda enough for bringing me these beautiful fabrics which encouraged me to stretch my skills.  I have enough fabric left now to make myself a bag.  I can't wait to show that to you.

DON’T FORGET:
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, May 23
  • New Beginning Shuttle Tatting, Thurs Jun 4 10am-12pm
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
♥ 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.