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Thursday, March 26, 2015

THERE'S SOMTHING ABOUT THOSE 30s

The other day when Linda Tanner stopped in at the shop to get border fabric for this charming quilt, I persuaded her to let me take a picture of it.  I love the 30s fabrics and couldn't resist drooling over this quilt.  Lately I have been using brighter fabrics and gone a little modern, but I find myself always going back to the 30s fabrics.  They are so clean and gentle looking.  Linda said this pattern is called Pride and Joy.  She calls it Clara's quilt as it is for her seven-year-old granddaughter. 

Thanks Linda for sharing with us!  I'm sure you will find the perfect fabric to compliment this quilt as the Attic Window Quilt Shop has quite a few bolts to choose from.

ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MODERN AND A LITTLE BIT MORE

The Mod Squad (Modern Bee) met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Marti shows us her block for the March BOM. 
Marti also worked on her Quilt As You Go block.  She has several blocks completed and I can't wait to see them all together.
Peggy shows us her completed March block.  This was a fun block to make.
 This is my block for the March BOM.
Since I didn't read the directions carefully, I had enough HST left over to make another block.  Heck with that.  I decided to play a little and came up with this block.  I think it will work.
We were happy to have Leslie Bastian join us today.  She worked on making the January Sampler block.  She just joined that group and needed to catch up. Hope she comes back to sew with us.
Rosa joined us and worked on her Bargello quilt.  See all the strips on the right?  The entire board looked like that until Rosa started placing the strips as indicated on the tabs at the top.
This is a close up of the instruction tabs at the top of each strip.  You follow the number and the arrow when placing the strips side by side.
Rosa showed me how she would place a strip next to the previous one and then move it in the way the arrow indicates.  Don't pay attention to the numbers in the above picture because Rosa was just using it to show me what she should do.  Obviously, #13 should be placed next to #12.  Vickie S. teaches this class and I admire her teaching skills.  She provided the boards and all the cutting and placement information (as seen on the tabs in previous picture) so her students could easily make this quilt.
Above, Judi admires Rosa's work.  Judi is thinking about taking Vickie's class too.  Today Judi worked on various projects.
This is a paper piecing blade that Diana worked on today.  I can't wait to show you this star burst quilt that she is making. It was a fun and productive day.  Hope you will join us next month.

ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Until Next Time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WANT TO SEE SOMETHING STUNNING?

The Applique Bee met today at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Chris P. shows us this stunning quilt.  Chris said that her sister Lillian made this quilt for her as a gift.  What a thoughtful and talented sister!
This is a close-up of the center block.  It is awesome!
Chris also showed us this quilt that she recently finished.  Chris said that the pattern is from Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt.  Chris said she adjusted it slightly to meet her needs.  This quilt is beautiful!
Most of us just sat around talking and working on our various projects.  This is my block nine of the Fresh Picked Posies quilt by Piece o’ Cake Designs.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
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.

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.