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Friday, October 11, 2013

FEATURING A KIWI FRIEND!

I have a dear friend who is from New Zealand.  She lives in Grand Rapids now and has joined our Happy Scrappers group.  I’m devoting this post to her.  When we were at the Happy Scrappers earlier this week, Adrienne W. bought three quilts that she had just gotten back from the quilter.  She intended to sew on the bindings during our day together.  Adrienne will probably be a little upset with me for featuring her today.  She doesn't like to be in the limelight.  But I couldn’t resist.  I love her quilts and know you will too.  Above is the first one she showed us.  Don’t you just love those fabrics and colors?
 Check out the backing fabric!  Fantastic choice.
 You may have seen this one before in its earlier stages.  Now it is complete except for the binding.
 This is a picture of the backing and shows the quilting.  I love this multi-size circles.  All Adrienne’s quilts were quilted by Cathy Thomas who owns Looking Glass Quilting.  If you are interested in having Cathy quilt for you, you can contact Cathy by calling 517-626-2412.
 Above, Adrienne shows us this lovely pink quilt.  This one is my favorite. I think I posted pictures of it too in its earlier stage.  Isn’t it beautiful!  Adrienne said when she decided to make a pink quilt she had to go on the hunt for pink fabrics.  She never before thought of herself as a “pink” person and was surprised to find quite a number of pink fabrics in her stash.  Of course she had to purchase a few pink fabrics too.
Adrienne’s Pink quilt was such an inspiration to me that I had to start a pink quilt too.  My blocks above are saying, “Look at me. When I grow up, I’m going to be a pink quilt too.”  Thank you Adrienne for being such an inspiration and for sharing your beautiful quilts with us.  I hope you’re not angry with me for doing this.  Just think of how many other quilters you are inspiring!

DON’T FORGET
  • The Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters 2013 Quilt Show is this weekend, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kalamazoo Co. Expo Center & Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Mi 49048.  Exit 80 on I-94 North on Sprinkle. Admission is $7.00 per adult.  Children under 12 are Free.  Be sure and stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop’s booth.
  • Tall Pine Quilters Fall Quilt Show is Friday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the All Saints Church Hall, 500 Iroquois Drive, Fremont, MI.  Admission is $4 which covers the two-day event.  Vendors will include the Attic Window Quilt Shop. 

ON ANOTHER NOTEBetween Quilts has a nice tutorial for a tablet carrying case.  I bet you know someone who has a tablet or will be getting one for Christmas.  This carrying case would make a great Christmas gift!

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

5 comments:

Lynn said...

A string quilt is on my to-do list. I hadn't thought of doing it all in one color, but wow, the pink is so striking.

Mary said...

These quilts are so striking. Love all the brightness. Have a great weekend.

Adrienne said...

No dear Caroll, I could never be angry with you, but I am a bit embarrassed at taking an entire blog though. We both love those brights don't we!!

Miss Nancy said...

Adrienne, you are a very talented quilter! Love your work! Thank you for sharing talents. Your quilts are gorgeous. Thank you, Caroll, for sharing and for the great link.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Mama Pea said...

Love Adrienne's pink quilt!

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