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Saturday, May 1, 2010

BREAKING ALL THE RULES

When I was growing up, I heard that you should never to wear pink and red or red and orange or orange and pink together. Like a good little girl, I followed the rules. I think one of my favorite things to do when quilting is break all those rules. When I saw what Carolyn E. had spread on the table today at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I thought about those rules. Then I thought that Carolyn E. was probably too young to even know about such things. These kids are so lucky today. Carolyn had this spread on the table so she could choose her border fabrics. Since I was there for First Saturday Bee, I had to give you a sneak peek of Carolyn's latest project. This is her original design and is called Make It Your Own Wallhanging or Quilt. Her two-day class starts this Friday during the day. She will have an evening session starting on July 20th. I love this pink and orange combination. I’m gathering my fabrics now because I want to take this class. I hope you will join us.

A lot was going on this morning at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and I wanted to show you some other things. During Show N Tell, Jeanne Bird showed us her newest wall hanging. She put her creative talents to work and took the last free pattern that was on the back of our Calendar, and added to it and came up with this wonderful idea that is just perfect for spring.

I would never have thought of putting these fabrics together, but I fell in love with this quilt that Cindy made. Eclectic Garden is the name of this quilt. Kits are available at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

This fun group of women today proudly displayed their blocks for this month’s Sampler for me (I had to do a little pleading). What a great group. I’m so glad they are willing to share all their talents.
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I really kept this link because I have teenage grandchildren that I thought would like it. Then I thought maybe you have teenagers too or would like to make some of these unique bracelets for your younger friends. Lil Blue Boo makes these bracelets out of old t-shirt fabric.

Bloomin Workshop has a tutorial on Birds. Really cute!

Until next time,
Caroll

7 comments:

Barb said...

Love breaking the color rules....

Anonymous said...

Quilting is the way I learned to break the color rules too! I love pink, orange and red together.

Allie said...

Lots of good stuff to see today - I'm in awe of Carolyn's quilt, that is awesome! The colors really pop. Let's hear it for breaking the rules!

Miss Nancy said...

What talented quilters you have in your area. Love all the pictures. Really like Jeanne's wallhanging. Just as sweet as can be. I have always liked red, orange, and pink together, even when the no pink and orange together was the rule of the day. I never liked that rule. Carolyn's quilt is a joy to the eyes. Thank you for sharing. The links were also great fun. Thank you again for such a great blog.

Have a super great day.

Cristina said...

I colori di questo quilt sono bellissimi....rosa rosso e arancio stanno bene insieme...voglio vedere anche il tuo lavoro sarĂ  stupendo..
Baci
cri

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute cute stuff. I love orange and pink together. I think the rules were made to be broken.

Stephanie in Kalamazoo, MI said...

When I was little, I had wallpaper in my bedroom that was pink and orange plaid, and my bedspread had pink and orange butterflies on it. Sounds gaggy, doesn't it? But it was so cute. I always wondered what possessed my mother to give me that color scheme!

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.