Wednesday, August 28, 2013


The Whimsical Garden BOM group met Tuesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  For those of you unable to attend or are just picking up your kit, above is the block we will be working on this month. 
I apologize for what I said previously about there being a few slackers in this group.  Today Martha came in with all her blocks completed.  Above she shows us one of those beauties.

Here are more of Martha’s blocks.  I find it hard to believe that this is her first attempt at appliqué.  Doesn’t she do a beautiful job!
Barb had all her blocks completed too.  Above are just some of her blocks.  Cathy and Sandy also had their blocks all completed, however, I must have missed taking pictures of them.
I did get this picture of Barb with her latest pineapple block.  Barb is the owner of the Garden Path Quilts blog.  She will have a tutorial for this block on her blog soon. She also has a Mystery BOM going now and you can still join in on the fun.   While there take a look at her binding tool demo.  I know some people have questions about the tool and this excellent demo might take care of those questions.
While visiting Barb’s blog be sure to check out all her quilting tips.  She has some great ideas.   For instance, she showed us this bobbin holder.  She purchased it with the bobbins filled with all these beautiful threads.  She said she takes it with her when she does appliqué.  She can easily find the thread she needs and doesn’t have to worry about losing a bobbin because they stay snuggly in their round container.   Wow, this will help me get rid of the big bag of large spools of thread that I always carry with me when I’m doing appliqué on the go.
Barb shows us this project bag that she recently made.  I love its larger size.   
This is the back of her project bag.   You can find this adorable fabric at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.


  • The Shop will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.
  • Teachers please get your upcoming classes on the calendar ASAP.  A reader said she’d like to learn how to hand sew. 
  • Mark your calendar now for the next Stitch-In which will be held September 20th and 21st.

Sew Mama Sew has a tutorial for a darling Christmas Tree Table Runner.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Marcia Ruiz said...

Hello! Those blocks are brilliant.
I loved !!!

Lynn said...

What cute blocks! And love the project bag too. I think I NEED to make one for myself.

Ivory Spring said...

Those bird blocks are TOOOO cute.

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.