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Sunday, July 25, 2010

SARA’S FOLLY

When I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop Saturday, I found Sarabeth Carr with this beautiful quilt. She calls it Sara’s Folly for a reason. She told me that several years ago she found pieces of fabric in an old cedar chest belonging to her mother. Some of these pieces were cut into the shape of leaves. She also found an envelope with 1934 written on it. Inside was a sketched design and directions as to how to put the quilt together. Sarabeth took those small pieces of old 30’s fabrics and made this beautiful quilt. Note: these pieces were not fused on but are turned under and hand stitched. Saturday she was looking for binding. Sarabeth’s words of wisdom: Make sure you have enough binding before you sew it onto your quilt. She was short about two feet and looking for the same fabric. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find old 30s fabrics like this? They always look so fresh and clean against a white background. Great job Sarabeth and thanks for sharing! (Click on picture for a larger/closer view)

I was also looking for fabric and found the cute owl fabric. It is What a Hoot by Exclusively Quilter.

Any child will love a quilt made with this What a Hoot fabric.

Not up to a quilt? How about making a pillowcase. These are small “camper” pillowcases. Really cute.
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Chiseled In Cloth has some cute animal patterns. These free, easy to appliqué quilt blocks will fit comfortably on a rectangle of fabric 7.5” x 9.5”. Each of the patterns is designed with a beginner in mind. Check it out!

Until next time,
Caroll

4 comments:

Cindi said...

Sarabeth did a lovely job on the quilt - I'm in love with the pattern!

Miss Nancy said...

What a wonderful, wonderful quilt. Sarabeth found a treasure and made a treasure. Great work, well done! Thank you so much for sharing. The owl fabric is just a "hoot". Love it, looks like it would be great fun to work with. Thank you for the wonderful link.

Have a super great sewing and quilting day.

Allie said...

What a GORGEOUS quilt - and a great rescue story! Love the owl fabric!

Mama Pea said...

Great story about Sarabeth. I think it will be fun to just sew on another fabric that goes with the binding. It will add to the charm and the story of her quilt. I love it.

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.