Sunday, August 8, 2010


This beautiful quilt is a new sample that Maggie made for the Attic Window Quilt Shop. I believe it is going to be a BOM. What is important for you to know is that this is a wool on cotton quilt. Maggie said what she did was collect wools from thrift shops. When she saw a garment that she liked she would buy it, cut it apart, wash it and dry it. That way it won’t ravel and you don’t have to worry about shrinkage when you wash your quilt. A word of ADVICE from Maggie. Before you purchase a garment look at how it is constructed. Some of the men’s suit jackets are made of many small pieces. When she took a nice wool jacket apart, she realized the pieces were too small for her project. Get ready to take part in making this fabulous quilt and start collecting those woolens NOW. The shop will also have some wools available, but this quilt has so many pieces in it you might need something special for your color scheme.

This is Barb David with her newest sample for the shop. It is the Crap Apple Hill Snow Days. She was reluctant to let me take a picture because she still has some embroidery to do. Notice how the embroidery flows from one block into the next. This is a beautiful quilt and I know a lot of people have been waiting to see it. Thanks Barb for letting me share.

This is also from Maggie. It is the Mill City Sampler and is an upcoming BOM. It is made of civil war fabrics. What some of you make like about this Sampler is that it will be pick-up only. This will work well for those of you with schedules too busy to allow for a class.
I love this idea. Sew Much Ado has a fantastic tutorial to make your own duster.

Until next time,


Allie said...

Wow - wow - those are stunning - I think using wool would be a lot faster than needleturn! They're just fantastic!

Miss Nancy said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, lovely! These are fantastic quilts. Great work, well done to the makers.

Have a super great sewing day.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, Maggie has been busy! Those samples are absolutely gorgeous.

KimQuiltz said...

They're ALL gorgeous. What stunners!

Mama Pea said...

Wow, wow, wow! One was better than the next. I am a huge fan of the Crab Apple Hill stuff. I haven't seen that one, though. All of these are stunning!

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.