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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HAVE YOU MADE YOUR SAMPLER BLOCK?


Have you attended any of the classes this month for the Sampler series at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above are four of the class samples.  Kits in various fabric lines are being offered.
I have chosen to make mine in the 30s fabrics.  The above is not my block.  No such luck that I’d be that efficient and have my block completed so soon prior to when the October series starts.  LOL  This block design is called Cats and Mice.  At first glance I thought it looked easy; then I noticed a full page of instructions and thought…maybe not.  I’ll let you know later when I decide to tackle this project.
Me…I’ve been working on my Happy Scrappers quilt.  More to come on that.

DON’T FORGET:
  • To mark your calendar for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild Quilts on the Grand.  The date is October 3 – 5 at the DeltaPlex Arena. 
ANOTHER NOTE:
  • It’s not too early to think about decorating for Christmas.  Fairy Face Designs has a tutorial for a Christmas Stockings Block.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

IS THIS BAG BIG ENOUGH FOR YOUR?

Remember this bag?  I previously posted about it here.
I think the picture might be a little deceiving on the size of the bag, so I wanted to show you a picture of Vickie S. (teacher) holding the bag.
 I think this gives you a better idea of how large this bag is.  I’m looking forward to taking this class as I need a large bag like this to carry things back and forth to the quilt shop.  The class is Wednesday, November 5th   If you are interested in the class, call the Attic Window Quilt Shop to register and get a supply list.
 The blog is all about Vickie today.  She made this beautiful One Block Wonder quilt.
 Vickie also made this One Block Wonder quilt.  She frequently teaches this class at the shop.
It is hard for me to believe, that stunning quilt came from this fabric.  It is amazing all the different blocks you can get from one piece of fabric.  Vickie said that the fussier the fabric the better the quilt.  If you are interested in taking a One Block Wonder class with Vickie, call the shop and register.  I think I’ve mentioned before that Vickie is an outstanding teacher.

 Vickie will also be teaching us how to make the ruler bag that I previously posted about here. The Ruler Bag class is on Saturday, September 27th from 10-3.  Call the shop to register and get a supply list.  As I always say, a lady can’t have too many bags!  Hope you’ll join us.

DON’T FORGET:
  • To mark your calendar for the West Michigan Quilters’ Guild Quilts on the Grand.  The date is October 3 – 5 at the DeltaPlex Arena.  
ANOTHER NOTE:
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Monday, September 15, 2014

NEW PATTERNS AND NEW FABRICS

It’s that time of year again.  I found this little guy greeting me as I entered the shop recently.  How about making this adorable place mat for your favorite little one?  The pattern is available at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. 
Chris also showed me this beautiful fabric that she used in a table runner.
I couldn’t get a very good angle when taking the picture, but this is the table runner.  Chris said she was playing around and came up with this design.  I love it! And I love that fabric.  The colors are so rich and I can see this table runner on my DIL’s table.  I have to get some of that fabric.  Speaking of fabric, there are lots of new fabrics in the shop and I want to show them to you.
                                  Hatch by Timeless Treasures
                                       Dots by Timeless Treasures
                                       Pine Fresh by Moda
                                         Memories of Civil War by Studio e
                                           Weeds by Moda
                                        English Diary by Andover
                                           Baticks by Moda and Hoffman
                                      Robyn Pandolph Designer by RJR
                                       Sweetie Pie Snowmen by Wilmington
                                        25th and Pine by Moda
                                        Through the Winter Woods by Moda

Had enough?  I’m sure you saw something you like.  Don’t miss out.  Stop by the shop today and make that purchase. 

ANOTHER NOTE:
I must have placemats on my mind.  Alissa Haight Carlton has a tutorial for a placemat pattern for you to download.  These will make great Christmas gifts.

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.