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Sunday, October 10, 2010

AUNT MILLIE'S BLOCK #10

This is my latest Aunt Millie’s block. I know….I know the flowers are not all alike and not symmetrical, but this block has been a problem since day one. I had a heck of a time choosing fabrics. Then the flower itself gave me a lot of trouble as I used the needle-turn method and I really have yet to master that. There comes a time when you just have to quit fretting about it. So, this is it. It’s staying as is. I’m just glad this one is done. What I enjoy most is searching blogs for pictures of what others do with these same blocks. It’s fun to seeing their fabric choices, how neat and symmetrical each one is. They give me inspiration. I can do better and will do better next time. We should have a show-n-tell blog just devoted to Aunt Millie blocks.
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Don’t forget all the classes being held at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this week. Jan V is teaching a couple beginning appliqué classes. I think she teaches needle-turn so, I better attend. I need the help. Julie’s Doll Bee meets Thursday. Chris has a beginning Intermediate Quilting class on Friday. You can make either a Rail Fence or a Single Irish Chain pattern. Vickie is teaching A Little Off Kilter on Saturday. There is also a Make It Take It Class Saturday where Chris will be teaching Paper Piecing (another one I should attend).

Quilt Patterns From Seattle has a Flowers In My Window quilt pattern for you. If you scroll down you will see other patterns that you might like to download.
Stay Positive!

Until next time,
Caroll

5 comments:

Allie said...

Caroll it's lovely! I seem absolutely unable to master needle-turn, I think you've done a great job - I really love these blocks but I'd have to fuse them, lol.

Sherry said...

We wouls of nevr really noticed it. Remeber there are no quilt POLICE. Great job done

Mama Pea said...

I think your block is awesome! I didn't notice that your flowers didn't match until you said something about it. And, besides, I think that makes it more interesting anyway!

Anonymous said...

Is there a chance you will show us ALL of your Aunt Millie blocks?? Love your fabric choices--it inspires me to make one!!Thanks.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Dear Anonymous, if you click on Aunt Millie below next to the Labels it will take you to all the blocks I have. I think the post dated Sept. 1 has a picture of all my blocks so far (except for this last one). I have two more to go and once I get them done, I'll post a picture of them together. Thanks for visiting.
Caroll

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.