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Monday, January 21, 2013

WHAT THEY DO AT A STITCH-IN

 I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this weekend to see how the Stitch-In was going.  I wish I could have joined them as they looked like they were having so much fun.  They also had lots to share.  First I want to show you this adorable bag.  Lee Ann is having a class on how to make Pick A Posy Bag on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. Note the cute little green posy on the side of the bag. Call the shop if you are interested.
 Rosa showed me her most recent finish, this large Scrap Sack Bag by Scrap Therapy.   I love the size of this bag.  I bet I could put a Featherweight machine in here, plus all the sewing supplies.  I’m going to have to make this one.
 Jill was working on this beautiful piece.  She said it was a practice piece when she took an Edyta Sitar class and now she is making it into a pillow.  Wish my practice pieces looked like that!
 Jill also showed me this darling wall hanging.  It is My Valentine by Frivolous Necessity.  This will look great in her house during the month of February!
 Peggy said that she came to the Stitch-In with the thought in mind of finishing a UFO or two.  However, she got sidetracked and started a new project.  Above is the Hovering Hawks block which she will use in the Simple Elegance quilt she saw in Quilt Magazine.
 Peggy said she found this perfect fabric for the border of the quilt.  It is Sunshine and Shadows by Jane Sassaman for Westminster Fabrics.
 Here is the block with the fabric.  Won’t this make a stunning quilt?
 Judi was working on this spectacular string quilt.  I love her bright fabrics and can’t wait to see the finished quilt.  CORRECTION:  Judi told me that the post about her last week here, was incorrect.  Her husband Ted designed the background but the pattern of the lady is by Sandi Bard.  This mistake was mine and I apologize for this error.
Rosa also showed us this “mouse” quilt that she made for her grandson.  She said she used Disney themed fabrics and added the mouse heads to the pattern.  How clever she is.  She said she is now going to make another one for her granddaughter and will also make matching pillows for both.  I think she loves those grandchildren, don’t you?
Here’s the group sewing away.   The next Stitch-In is February 15-17.  Be sure and register ASAP as space is limited.  What better way to spend a weekend than sewing with friends, getting some things finished, and enjoying good conversation and good food (I forgot to tell you about the spread on the food table!).  Hope to see you there!

On Another Note:  Do you ever wonder what to do with a Jelly Roll?  Crazy Creek Quilts has lots of free patterns.  You’ll spend plenty of time on this site, but it will be worth it.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

5 comments:

Barb said...

I just love it when you pop in...

Mama Pea said...

I love the Edyta Sitar block. Those are the same blocks I'm working on. But I like her fabrics so much better than mine. Wow. Cool. And I love that background fabric. Super cool. That heart quilt is adorable. There's so much I like about what I see in this post!

Lynn said...

Looks like everyone had a great time and lots of progress was being made!

Kat said...

What beautiful projects! I wish I lived in the area, I'd love to go to a sew-in! Do you know if the Pick a Posy bag pattern is for sale anywhere? That's super cute and I'd love to make one!

Miss Nancy said...

Super great stitch-in! Looks like everyone did well with their gorgeous and lovely projects. Good going, ladies. Thank you for sharing and for the great link.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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.