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Friday, April 18, 2014

NEW BOM AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

A new BOM has started at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is one of the blocks.
This BOM is called Quilted Memories Mystery Quilt #2 and is by Common Threads.  It is $15/month, which includes, kit with Civil War fabrics, pattern, and a chapter of the novel Quilted Memories. 
This is another of the blocks.  You can pick up your kit each month or attend a class, which is on the third Wednesday of the month from 10-12.  The first class was held this week, but you can pick up your kit any time.  Check it out!

IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD:
  • THE QUILTER’S ROAD TRIP is the month of April.  Twelve shops are participating.  Passports are $5.  Each shop chose a different month for its wallhanging.  Chris chose January because she loves snowmen.  Secretly she’s afraid we’ll all be made at her for choosing snowmen since we are so sick of snow here in Michigan.  I don’t think she needs to worry because that snowman is so darn cute!  Patterns and kits are available for purchase.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: Melly Sews has a tutorial for sewing a collapsible box.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A LITTLE OF THIS AND THAT

I love this wool wallhanging.  I have posted a picture of this wallhanging before, but it was unfinished then.  Now it has the lovely lime green border and is hanging on the wall at the Attic Window Quilt Shop where you can get the pattern, which is by Trish Stuart.  I want to get this pattern and make it in cottons.
I went to the shop early yesterday hoping to see what members of the Tuesday Bee had been up to.  Above Geri shows us this beautiful queen size quilt that she made from scraps!  The pattern is Lincoln’s Platform.  Geri said the pattern was in the American Patchwork and Quilting magazine a few years ago.
Kathy made this charming quilt.  The pattern is The Country Quilt Show.  It is a wool and cotton quilt and was quilted by Bonnie Rhoby.
This is a close up of one of the blocks.  Isn’t it darling!

ON ANOTHER NOTE:  This isn’t exactly a quilting project, and The Bored Zombie says the tutorial is for wedding cake toppers.  However, I thought this would be a wonderful Easter project for the grandkids.  These Minions are adorable.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HANDSOME MAN AND A FUNNY STORY

I have a funny story to tell you.   Above, Diana (left), Adrienne (middle), and Judy (right) talk during our recent Happy Scrapper’s meeting.
Adrienne had just had surgery on her rotator cuff, so her arm was in a sling.  We were so glad to see her at our meeting.  She is always a joy and she had missed a lot of time sewing with us as she spent a month in her homeland of New Zealand.
Above' is her handsome husband Chris.  As I said in an earlier post, I wanted to write and get permission before I posted his picture because I didn’t want to embarrass anyone.  I know men who would die before being caught in a fabric store!  So our emails went like this:

Adrienne:
Thanks for asking about Chris. ..... actually I think he would be quite chuffed at being photographed at a a ladies "happening" ... the fox in the hen house .....Haha!

Caroll:
Not being from NZ I can only guess that chuffed means...No?
I understand; that is why I asked.  I don't want to embarrass anyone.  He sure is a handsome fellow! (don't tell him I said that...it might embarrass him!)

Adrienne:
Nooooo, “chuffed'' means pretty thrilled, without being too puffed up about it. Low key thrilled. So fire away.

Adrienne:
You made me curious so I looked it up in the dictionary, and it said ''English dialect'' word for chuffed, ........  ''delighted, pleased, tickled, happy, joyous", so have at it girlfriend, post the man all over the page!

I got a big giggle out of that.  Hope you did too.  So here he is above….posted all over the page!  Doesn’t he have a nice smile!  Love that T-shirt!

ON ANOTHER NOTEJo’s Country Junction has a free pattern for a star table runner.

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.