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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

THE KNOTTY GIRLS ARE BEING KNOTTY AGAIN

I went to the Knotty Girls Stitching Bee at the Attic Window Quilt Shop tonight.  I haven’t been able to attend for a while and really missed seeing everyone and seeing their latest projects. The block above is what Marcy is working on.  This pattern is Flower Festival by Kim Schaefer.  Marcy said she’s getting her money’s worth out of this pattern as she is making a quilt using wools and also one using cottons.  I just love this block!
Dee is working on Calendula Patterdrip’s Cottage by Crabapple Hill.  What a fun project!  Check out the Love Potion next to the bottle of poison.  
Barbara C. is working on a Crabapple Hill block also.  This pattern is Hocus Pocus.  Barbara said that this is an older pattern.  No matter how old the pattern, this one will always be enjoyed.

That’s all for tonight.  Stop by tomorrow when I show you more of what those Knotty Girls are up to. 

Have you been to visit Victoriana Quilt Designs?  This is a large resource for quilters.  Benita Skinner said, “I have complimentary patterns your vistors might enjoy!”  This is truly a fabulous site.  Check it out!
Stay calm! Stay kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Sunday, August 28, 2011

BLUE IS BEAUTIFUL!

Things have been a little stressful this past week and there has been no time to post.  Thanks to all who sent notes of concern.  Things are looking up and I did get time to put this table topper together.  Remember I posted about it here.  After that post, a friend at the Attic Window Quilt Shop gave me instructions for making this quilt that showed that I should have used twelve different fabrics instead of nine if I wanted to get a different fabric in each of the nine squares.  Oh, well, I still like it and hope to get it sandwiched and quilted this week, maybe in time for Sarah’s Friday Whoop!  

Don’t forget to check out all the great classes this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The Charm Square Club is new.  This informal little club meets the first Thursday of the month (evening) or the first Friday (day). Lots of ideas!  Classes start this week.  Check out the calendar on the sidebar for details.    And don’t forget that Knotty Girls Bee meets Wednesday evening.  A new month begins this week and the September Sampler meets Saturday.  Yikes!  I have to get my block finished!
 
Pieceand Press had a nice tutorial for a new block.  Check it out!
Stay calm! Stay kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A CARD TO REMEMBER

I wanted to share this beautiful card that I received recently from Barbie Hurst.   Isn’t it stunning!  I admire her intricate handwork and that she created this for me.
This is a closer look at the heart.  Barbie, I tried to e-mail you several times but it always came back.  I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated your thoughtfulness and touching words.  Your card came at a time when the journey has been most difficult and warmed my aching heart.  Thank you so much!

Don’t forget to check out the classes being held this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Lee Ann has a Gadget Girl Bag that looks interesting.   You can get ready for fall with Gleny’s project, Sunflower and Bittersweet.  Vickie has a BQ class on Saturday.  In four hours you could have a beautiful quilt well on it’s way!

This is the cutest idea.  A Spoonfull of Sugar has a tutorial for making scrap buster gift tags.  Check it out!
Stay calm! Stay kind! Stay Positive!
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.