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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

THIS WILL INSPIRE YOU

Have you seen this new book!  Cathy and I got so excited when we were at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today and saw this book.  After looking through it, we asked Chris if we could host a BOM at the shop starting in September.  She said YES!

You are going to love all the new and different patterns in the book.  There are 50 block recipes, 7 sampler quilts, and endless possibilities.  I love the block above.

Each block is unique and you will be amazed at the techniques you will learn when making these blocks.

This is another one I had to show you.  The book is by Amy Gibson and has just been released at the book stores and quilt shops.

As stated in the book, you can get inspired, pair different blocks with one another.  Amy said that you should make each block different enough so that they don't compete with each other.

There are seven different ideas for setting your quilt blocks.  This quilt above is a king size quilt made with only six 12 1/2" blocks.  I can't wait to try this one.

Watch for the new Quilt Block Cookbook BOM that we plan to start on September 28.  You will need to register at the shop so that we will know how many kits to make.   Over the next few months we will discuss fabric choices and cost.  Hope to see you there!

DON'T FORGET:
  • Basic Machine Applique, Wednesday, June 29
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, June 30
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, June 30
  • Sampler & Open Bee, Saturday, July 2
  • CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4th
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 11
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
  • About Home has a tutorial for a Patchwork Cat Quilt Block
 ♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, June 27, 2016

WHAT IS DIFFICULT ABOUT PAPER PIECING?

Not much accomplished this weekend.  I finally completed this block.  Rolling Squares from the book Vintage Quilt Revival.  Most of the projects in this book are paper pieced.  I thought making this block would be a snap since you just sew on the lines.  Not!  I think I took the block apart a dozen time and started over.  First time the green squares were too large.  Then the blue flying geese were too small.  Ugh!  I printed at 100%, then at 101%, then at 102%.  I ended up making very small seams to achieve the 12 1/2" unfinished square.  I just hope my bee queen likes the colors I used.  Do you ever have this problem when paper piecing?

DON'T FORGET:
  • Basic Machine Applique, Wednesday, June 29
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, June 30
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday, June 30
  • Sampler & Open Bee, Saturday, July 2
  • CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4th
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 11
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
 ♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ARE YOU COLLECTING THESE PATTERNS?

 Don't forget!  Row by Row has begun and above is the row that Chris designed for the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  If you are a quilter, you will want to participate in the Row by Row Experience.  It is taking place from June 21 through September 6.  You have all this time to collect the free patterns from the shops you visit.  Go here and click on the state where you live or where you will be traveling to see the listing of participating shops.  Be sure to check the shops’ websites or call ahead to verify their open hours.

 When I recently visited the Attic Window Quilt Shop I saw a couple cute wool items that I wanted to show you.  Isn't this little needle case with the blue bird and flowers darling?

And check out this adorable little wool bird sitting on its nest.  There are an abundance of beautiful wools at the shop.  Be sure and check out the wool area on your next visit.

 ATTENTION:
  • Quilt exhibit at St. Patrick's Church, Parnell on Sunday, June 26, from 12:30-5 p.m. The exhibit is during the parish festival and the quilts are inside the church.  Denice Barker, who told me about this event, said she is naming the show "Blessed Are The Piecemakers.  She said that the people contributing are people from the parish, my friends, and local quilters from Lowell.
  • Monday Charity Quilters!  Since the regularly scheduled sewing day for the Charity Quilters falls on July 4th, the meeting has been moved to Monday, July 11.
DON'T FORGET:
  • Scrappers Helping Hands, Saturday, June 25
  • Quilt Exhibit at St. Patrick's Church, Sunday, June 26
  • CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4th
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 11
Be sure to check the check the calendar on the sidebar for happenings this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Remember the red, white and blue quilt that Vickie made and can be seen here?  You can make it too with the lovely fabrics from the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The free pattern is called Cherry Pop and can be found here.  
 ♥ 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.