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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

APPLIQUE BEE MEMBERS ARE BUSY

I was a little late getting to the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Tuesday for the Applique Bee.  I did get there in time to snag Geri before she left the Tuesday Morning Bee and took a picture of what she was working on before she left.   She said she picked up this pre-printed/pre-colored item at AQS in Grand Rapids last year.  She is going to make it into a pillow.  Ahh, Spring!
Now for what the members of the Applique Bee were working on.  Above is Judi A.’s latest project.  When she saw that her friend had something like the above, Judi searched the net, put her thinking cap on, and came up with her own way to make this cute little needle kit.  How darling.
Judi also made this bag for her friend Sue.
This is the inside of the bag.  Note how she even put her friend’s name on the bag! 
Also included in the bag, is this darling thread catcher.  I really have to make one of those.
Lee Ann was working on stitching these blocks to background squares.  She said she found these hexagon flowers at a garage sale.  There were enough blocks to make one quilt.  However, when her two granddaughters saw them, they each wanted a quilt.  Lee Ann decided to divide the flowers up, sew them to background squares and add sashing so she could make two quilts. 
Diana has been busy making this wonderful bag.
This is a close up of the bag.  What a fantastic piece of fabric!
She also found this perfect fabric with elephants on it. 
She added many pockets to the inside of the bag. 

That's all for today.  Stop by tomorrow and see what the Mod Squad (Modern Bee) has been up to.

ON ANOTHER NOTE: Jo’s Country Junction has a Bubbly quilt that looks like a lot of fun.  There are lots of links and it isn’t a tutorial exactly, but you can make this cute quilt and use up some of those scraps.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEED ANOTHER BAG?

Since I have problems with piecing, I tend to shy away from patterns that involve too much piecing.  However, when I saw this bag pattern and how it is made, I had to try it. As I read about the pattern I learned that I could have  perfectly-matched seams using the Quiltsmart interfacing technique.  That it involved easy construction.  That it was a roomy, comfortable bag.
The above picture shows you the inside lining.  As I made the bag, I realized that what the pattern said was true.  This pattern was easy to make and the piecing a breeze since it is done with the  Quiltsmart printed interfacing.  It indeed does make difficult looking patterns easy! The squares of fabric are placed on a fusible interfacing printed with a grid, and this makes everything easy to sew, and I got accurate piecing. 
This is a copy of the pattern.  Included in the pattern are instructions and two Quiltsmart printed fusible interfacing panels to make one Mondo Bag. You can get the pattern at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Quilt smarter, not harder!

ON ANOTHER NOTE: When blog hopping I saw on Bejeweled Quilts a link to a free pattern.  Go see what Barb did with the pattern, then go to Sew Happy Geek to get the free baby quilt pattern. 

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Monday, April 21, 2014

WHAT'S NEW AT THE SHOP

When I was at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week I saw some new fabrics that I wanted to tell you about.  Isn’t this block above adorable!  I know.  Who wants to think of anything having to do with snow after our long hard winter.  But, really, it is just too cute, and you will be glad to have something cool to work on this summer when the weather gets hot.
That block is part of this panel.
These are the coordinating fabrics. 
This is a close up of one of the Warm Wishes fabrics by Red Rooster Designs.  Better buy it before it melts away!
I also fell in love with this Kitty Kat line by Blank Quilting.
This is a close up.  I love anything cats, can you tell?

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  The weather here was breathtaking. 

ON ANOTHER NOTEFairy Face Designs has a tutorial for a HST mini quilt.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Twilling Club

Twilling Club
This is a sample of a block from Barb's Twilling Club. It is beautiful so be sure and check it out when you go into the shop What a lovely wedding present it would make.

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.

Teachers

Teachers
The teachers at the Attic Window were busy Friday night planning the classes they will teach in the upcoming months.