Monday, August 26, 2013


Happy Monday!  I hope you had a beautiful weekend no matter where you are.  For us here in the USA, the Labor Day holiday is coming up, which signifies the end of summer.  It's hard to believe.  Where did the summer go?  The weatherman here in Grand Rapids predicts more hot weather ahead.  I heard that temperatures are expected to be in the upper 90s the week following the holiday.  And the city pools are closed!  Yikes.  I’m thinking that will be a good time to stay in my sewing room.  I’m getting prepared.  Above are five appliqué blocks that I’ve prepped for sewing.  It is for a table runner and I’ll tell you more about it when I’m further along.  Have you noticed I seem to have a problem?  My eye and hand automatically goes to orange and red! Do you have a favorite color(s)? 

  • The Shop will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
  • Whimsical Gardens BOM meets this Tuesday at the shop.  Do you have your blocks completed?
  • Teachers please get your upcoming classes on the calendar ASAP.  Recently a reader said she’d like to learn how to hand sew.  Anyone interested in getting together at the Attic Window Quilt Shop to do that?  Watch the calendar on the sidebar for new and upcoming classes.
  • Mark your calendar now for the next Stitch-In which will be held September 20th and 21st.
  • The West Michigan Modern Quilt Guild is having an on-line activity.  I’d love to try this block.  Want to participate?  Check it out here

ON ANOTHER NOTELove Laugh Quilt has a how-to for an interesting block.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Allie said...

Caroll those blocks are brilliant, they're so HAPPY!!! You'll have summer all the time with those. I'm not ready for the end either, I know snow is on the way and yuck yuck yuck.

Michele T said...

OMG!! Those flowers are amazing - I love this combination!! Hope you don't mind that I pinned this to my Quilt & Sew board for future reference!! Gorgeous!!

Mary said...

Love the flower blocks! They are so bright and cheery. It is to be hot and sticky here too. Have a great week.

Lynn said...

What a cheery table runner those blocks will make!

And thanks for the link to the block tutorial. Another one to file away for a future scrap group project.

Miss Nancy said...

Love your blocks and your red and orange together! It so bright and fun! Just make you smile! I would have used the same colors together for the table runner. I love oranges and yellows together along with various shades of red and pink. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the super great link.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Michele T said...

I have come back again to comment because I would love to make a table runner for a friend using this idea but was wondering if you have a template for the flower petals or did you just design it on a whim?

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