Sunday, October 20, 2013


How did your quilting go this past weekend?  I didn’t get nearly the projects finished that I had planned.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.  I did manage to stay in all day Sunday and sew.  I spent the first two hours of my day looking for a pattern.  Ugh!  I did find it but then couldn’t decide on which fabrics to use and gave up on that project.  I did make a decision...finally, and decided it was time to finish this table runner.  So, here it is, quilted and bound. This pattern is from Kim Schaefer’s Calendar Runners.
This pattern is designated for the month of March.  This is a close-up of one of the red birds.
This is another block.
I love adding these flowers.  This packet of 12 patterns also includes patterns/instructions for place mats and napkins.  Today I also started work on the place mat for the month of December.  What fun.

  • The Shop Swap Days with the Attic Window and Quilted Memories sharing in the swap will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1-5, and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1-5. 
  • Fall Clean-up Sale will be Friday, October 25th from 10-8 and again Saturday, October 26 from 10-5.  Sale fabrics, books and patterns will be up to 75% off. 
  • The First Annual Jingle Bell Hop will be Monday, Nov. 11 through Saturday, Nov. 16.  The four shops participating are Attic Window, Pressing Matters, Custom Quilts Unlimited, and Queen Bee.
  • Black Friday Stitch-In will be held Friday, Nov. 28, starting at 8 a.m.
  • Craft Day will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, from 9 – 5.  Join us and make some fun Christmas gifts early.  Four to five projects are being planned for the day.  Class time is free but there will be a small fee for project kits.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: I know some of us bought the Curve Master Foot at the recent AQS show in Grand Rapids.  This pattern by the Bitchy Stitcher should give that new foot lots of practice.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Terry said...

Your birds look wonderful! Congratulations on getting the runner finished! :0)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a really cute finish! Congratulations.

Annie said...

That runner is adorable! I love the bright red birds and bright while flowers on the blues background. Lots of punch.

Allie said...

LOVE THE BIRDS!!!!! Oh that is too cute. Did you get the Curve Master foot? You'll love it so much once you get used to it. I used mine for a Drunkard's Path variation. No pinning!!!

bobbi said...

Congratulations Caroll--so fresh and pretty, lots of stippling AND even got some pebbling done, brava! :o)
Hugs from across the big pond, Bobbi

Marcia Ruiz said...

Time is the enemy, we want to make patches and ...
Your table runner is very, very beautiful, congratulations.
Great week

Mary said...

Your table runner is so cute. Great job. I love the brightness of it.

Miss Nancy said...

So bright, fresh, and fun, Love it!! Great finish, Well done! It makes me smile. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for the great link as well.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Mama Pea said...

Cute. I got a little bit of sewing done this weekend. Mostly, we played...went to the pumpkin patch, went to apple orchard, went shopping...

joe tulips said...

I love the birds!! they are too cute!

Jeanne said...

Love your table runner! Kim has the cutest patterns and you did excellent work with this one.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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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

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