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Thursday, April 16, 2015

A LITTLE WIGGLY WHIMSY

 A year or so ago Terry’s Treasures had a sew-along.  I participated and guess what?  I finally finished the quilt!  If I recall correctly the pattern is Wiggly Whimsy and was free on Moda Bake Shop.  I first posted about it here and here.  I can't believe I started this two years ago!
 I’m glad I finally finished it and like the crisp look of the white with all those little colors.  Terry is having another sew along this year.  Check out her blog here.  I wanted to participate in this one but knew I didn’t have the time.  Maybe someday as I really like the pattern she has chosen.
This is a close up so you can see my quilting.  I have to be honest with you.  I finished this a little over a week ago.  I'm not getting much done this week as my allergies are giving me headaches.  I can't believe this.  I've never had allergies before and now that I'm an old lady, these past three years I've been having allergy problems.  You know what they say...it's no fun getting old.  Then of course, my brother always reminds me to, "consider the alternatives."  He's right, so I'm going to go for a walk and count my blessings.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

DON’T FORGET
  • SALE ALL THIS WEEK!
  • Diana’s Diva Wallet, Saturday, April 18.
  • Marilyn’s Coin Purse, Monday, April 20.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, ♥
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BAG LADIES MAKING BAGS

 Marilyn’s Sew Together Bag class was held recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above Marilyn (left) and Yvonne discuss the details of making this bag.
Above is Yvonne’s bag in the works.  Love those fabrics.
Lois shows us how far along she got in making her bag before she had to leave for the day.  Hope I get to see the completed bag.
Cathy M. Shows us the fabrics she used for making her bag.  Unfortunately, she had to leave class early too.
Cathy did go home, walked her dogs, then finished making her bag and sent me some pictures.  Above is her completed Sew Together Bag.
This is the inside of Cathy’s bag.  You can read more about Cathy’s bag on her blog here
I had difficulty finishing this bag (no surprise there!)  Above is my finished bag.   Each time I make something like this, I swear I’m sticking to only making flat from now on!  However, I’m glad I took Marilyn’s class because it stretched my skills.
And did I need Marilyn’s help in making this bag.  She is an excellent teacher and despite my many difficulties, Marilyn helped me this bag.  I don’t think my stitching is what one would call "quality" so I doubt I will give it as the gift I had intended.  I'll just put it in a prominent place on my sewing table as a reminder that it is good to struggle and tackle new projects and learn and grow too. After all, as I read in "Brain Power Game Plan" by Cynthia R. Green, PhD, stretching my brain will keep my cognitive wheels turning.  At my age that is important!

Thanks Marilyn for being such a patient teacher and making this a fun and rewarding class!

DON’T FORGET
  • SALE ALL THIS WEEK!
  • Vickie’s Intertwined Quilt, Friday, April 17.
  • Diana’s Diva Wallet, Saturday, April 18.
  • Marilyn’s Coin Purse, Monday, April 20.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, ♥
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A LITTLE SHARING AND CARING GOING ON HERE

This is just one example of what I mean by caring and sharing and creating smiles.  I find that the women who come to the Attic Window Quilt Shop are caring and sharing women.  Above Rosa shows us how to make a hot pad/coaster.
You have your batting, and two pieces each of three different fabrics.  You choose the size you want to make this project.
Rosa shows us how to sandwich the two yellow fabrics with the batting, then folding the rest of the squares into half square triangles you place them on the sandwich.  Note, the fold is in the center of the square, not on the outside edge.
This is how they should look.
Press the packet and sew all around the outer edge.  Rosa used a 1/2" seam which she later cut down to 1/4"
The you turn the folded pieces to the other side, encasing the raw edges.  Pull each triangle back like you were making a cathedral window, and sew.  Wala!  You have this darling coaster.  You can make a larger one and use two pieces of Insulbrite and use it as a hot pad.

Thank you Rosa for sharing your technique with us! 

DON’T FORGET
  • SALE ALL THIS WEEK!
  • Diana’s Glam Shell Bag, Thursday, April 16.
  • Vickie's Intertwined Quilt, Friday, April 17.
  • Diana’s Diva Wallet, Saturday, April 18.
  • Marilyn’s Coin Purse, Monday, April 20.
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.