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Thursday, January 28, 2010

ARE YOU A KNOTTY GIRL?

The Knotty Girls Stitching Bee held its monthly meeting last night at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and Priscilla shared a couple quilts with us. I love this quilt made out of homespun. It has raw edges and looks so warm and huggable.

She made this Star Wars quilt out of her son’s old Tee shirts. It is sure to be a winner with him.

This is a close up of one of the blocks. Isn’t that true of us quilters too…we must unlearn what we have learned? Deb Karasik told us a story during her recent talk at the West Michigan Quilt Guild about when she first started quilting. As a former sewer making clothes, she figured she would have no problem making curved blocks. She made her first curve quilt blocks just as she had done curves when making clothes. They were puffy much like set in sleeves are puffy. She had to unlearn all she had learned.

I love this block too. We should never look back. As quilters, we must learn from the mistakes of our past, and move forward without letting our past hold us back. Thanks Priscilla for sharing with us.
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I am a guest blogger today at Caron Mosey’s Michigan Quilts blog. If you are interested, you can hop over and look at the quilts and the post which asks “Are You A Joyful Quilter.”
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Geta has a wonderful tutorial for making a gift for a little girl.

Until next time,
Caroll

6 comments:

Allie said...

I LOVE that homespun quilt! The Star Wars one too - my favorite saying is by Yoda, "Do or do not, there is no try" - my boys groan when I say it now. *G* Thanks for the links!

SewAmy said...

love the knotty girls.

Lisa A said...

Oooo! I made that same homespun quilt. It's still a top. This is inspiration to get it out and finish it.

Barb said...

Love both quilts.....

Barb said...

Love the quilts.....truly inspirational

d ogo said...

very cool

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Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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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

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