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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MAKE THIS STUNNING QUILT


 When you walk into the Attic Window Quilt Shop you will see this beautiful quilt.  “Joyful Poinsettias” is by Crabapple Hill and is Barb David’s latest finish.  Isn’t it stunning! You can find the pattern at the shop.  Barb does beautiful work and is the author of the Twilling book.  You can find out more about the book by scrolling down on the sidebar and clicking on the picture of the Twilling book.  If you like hand work, you’ll love this “new” technique.

 This is a picture of the new Whimsicals book that just arrived at the shop.

 This is the back of the book.  Looks like a must have!

Ryan Walsh Quilts has a tutorial for a ribbon block.

Have you ever thought about making curtains out of quilt blocks?  Take a look at Stitched In Color.  She made Flying Geese curtains.  Impressive!
 ♥
Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NEW FABRICS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


Don’t you just love this fabric?  I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Saturday and had to take a picture of some of the new fabrics.  This is Yo Gabba Grabba! By Hoffman Fabrics.  

 This is close-up of one of my favorite.  I can just see my great grandson naming all these characters.

 These are “Grow With Me” by Moda.  What little kid wouldn’t love to wrap up in a quilt made of these?  There were also a number of bolts of new Kansas City Troubles fabrics in at the shop; however, the fabrics were dark and the picture didn’t turn out.  But I know a lot of you love this line, so be sure and stop by and pick up some of these beautiful fabrics.

The Purl Bee has a wonderful tutorial for making a mini golden wreath quilt.

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Monday, February 27, 2012

MODERN MONDAY BLOCK QUILT ALONG


This is my block for last week’s Modern Monday Quilt Along.  What a joke.  It doesn’t look anything like it’s supposed to.  For one thing, I could not understand how to make a wonky 5 inch square block.  Then I was afraid I would end up like Jennifer and be a little short, so I made everything a little larger.  Then when it came time to squaring up to a 6 ½ inch block, it came out like this.  Oh, well, I’ve had a sore throat and spent most of the weekend on the couch.  I feel thankful just to get this block done and the one for Sampler which meets Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

Lynn said she might not have her block up today as she was going to be away over the weekend, but take a peek and see if it is up.  Then go to Jennifer’s blog and see what she has in store for us this week!

Have you ever had a problem transporting your rulers to a quilting bee or retreat?    Melissa has a great tutorial on Sew We Quilt for a Quilt Ruler Case.  Check it out.

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

Thursday, February 23, 2012

WHEELCHAIR QUILT INFO AND MONSTER QUILT IN WORKS


Isn’t this little guy adorable?  This block is from the pattern Monster Patch by kids Quilts Ltd.  I fell in love with it when Chris brought it back from Market last year but have never been able to find just the right fabrics for it.  Then while visiting the Attic Window Quilt Shop during the Heart of Winter Tour, I discovered some new fabrics had arrived at the shop. The following Monday with pattern in hand, I ran back to the shop to make my purchases.  Naturally, it was a difficult decision (does anyone else have trouble picking fabrics and choosing colors), and I was fortunate that Yvonne, Lee Ann, and Glenys were there to give me guidance.  Thanks gals for all your help.  I love how this pattern is turning out.  I’ll post pictures as the blocks are finished.  Darn, wish we could have a quilt along.  The pattern is from New Zealand and I don’t think Chris has any in at the shop yet.  So stay tuned.

WHEELCHAIR QUILTS:  A few people have asked what size should a Quilt for a wheelchair be?  I’ve been told many different things:   36″ x 36″ or 36” x 46” or 38″ x 47″ or 35” x 40” with rounded corners at one end so the quilt does not get caught in the wheels.  I try to make the width four inches shorter than width of fabric.  This makes it easier when applying the backing.  And I make it about 40 inches long.   Sometimes it will be longer.  I think a lot determines on what size block you are using in the quilt.  I think the last one I made was with 10” string blocks and I used a 2 ½ inch sashing so I just made 4 rows of blocks.  People are different sizes so whatever you decide will probably fit someone.  The one I made the other day out of scraps ended up being a little short, but I figured with the bright colors maybe a child would like it.    I hope this helps. I'm thrilled that others are interested in such a worthy cause.

Happy Quilting has a wonderful tutorial for a very interesting block called Gothic Windows.  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.