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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SCRAP HAPPY BEE AND PANDORA'S BOX

As I said in yesterday’s post, I have lots of pictures to show you today.  Saturday I attended the Happy Scrappers Quilting Bee at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above Brenda shows us her latest finish.  Isn’t it beautiful!  I believe she said it was a block of the month.
Ruth told us that she received a bunch of free scraps and used them to make this lovely scrap quilt.  She said the scraps came to her sewn together as a four patches and she decided to make this quilt. 

Ruth said that when she was putting the quilt together she realized the four patches were sewn by hand.  She also realized that some of the small patches were even sewn together to make one small square in the four patch.  I hope you can see what I’m talking about in the above picture.  How clever.  I never would have thought of that.  This person doesn’t believe in wasting a thing.  My kind of gal!
 Ruth also made this lovely quilt from two-inch squares that were given to her.  She said that multiple people sewed the blocks together for a camp up north.  Ruth did a great job of putting this quilt together because (as we all know) multiple people sewing on different machines, makes for various seam sizes, thus various block sizes.  Great job Ruth.
 Chris said she made this quilt from left over fabrics from a charity quilt that she had made.  I love this pattern and the sashings she used.
 She also had enough scraps left to make this darling pillow.
 Yvonne (left) and Rosa made this darling twister quilt for charity.
Yvonne made the above quilt for Quilts For Wheels.  Notice the one red pinwheel.  I love this quilt and the fantastic job that Yvonne did.  What a beautiful gift for a wheelchair bound person.
 
Rosa also shared with us a new magazine that she found. She said that it contained articles on various ways to keep your scraps organized and it included several patterns.
Buffie shows us a scrap quilt that she made.  She referred to it as her Pandora  box quilt.  What is  Pandora’s box?  WikiepediA says that it is a box which contained all the evils of the world.  Today, to open a Pandora’s box means to create evil that cannot be undone.  I wonder what Buffie thinks is evil.  Certainly not this beautiful quilt. 
Above Buffie shows us one of her Pandora boxes.  She says she puts her cut fabric squares, fabric and pattern for a quilt into a box.  Those boxes tend to pile up over the years, and when she is looking for something or just reorganizing her sewing room, she opens the boxes and is surprised.  Maybe she thinks of it as an evil surprise because it reminds her of a UFO she needs to finish.  I just think of it like Christmas!  It’s almost like starting a new project because usually I’ve forgotten all about it.  DON'T FORGET:  Buffie wants each of us Scrap Happy Quilters to bring at least one Pandora box to the next Bee.
Above, Yvonne shows us this darling wallhanging she just finished.  It is Changing Seasons-Spring from the Stitch Connection.  She has the other three season’s completed and is considering whether to put them all together into one quilt,  or finish as separate wallhangings.

Here are two interesting links:
Pink A Dot Quilts has an interesting idea.
The Quilting Mill has a nice tutorial for a very interesting wave block.  Check it out. 


Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

4 comments:

Mama Pea said...

These were some great show and tells!

Ivory Spring said...

That first quilt is stunning.

LuAnn said...

Love the show and tell especially the quilt with all of the squares.

Barbie Mills said...

Such great ideas and beautiful work!

Thank you so much for linking to my dresden wave tutorial! I really appreciate 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.