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Thursday, March 13, 2014

YOU CAN MAKE THIS LONE STAR

The Happy Scrappers met again Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Most of us continued working on the Lone Star Spiral Quilt that we started last Saturday.  It really was a full working day.  Above is Catherine’s mock-up of the quilt she is going to make.
Of course, our wonderful teacher Vickie was there to guide us every step of the way.  I can’t say enough about Vickie’s teaching skills.  I would never have attempted a quilt like this without her by my side.
Above Vickie demonstrates how we should sub cut our strip sets on a 45 degree angle.
She stressed how we must keep our sets together and tagged so we will not become mixed up when creating our diamonds.
Above, we watch as Vickie shows us how to create the diamonds using one strip for four different strip sets.  This is where you could easily become confused if you don’t follow Vickie’s instructions.
Once Judi A. had her strip sets sewn together, Vickie showed us how to block the diamond.  It is important that each diamond be precisely pressed to the same size in order for your quilt to go together nicely.
Above, Judi shows us her first completed diamond, all pressed and ready to go into her quilt.
 Diana worked on her mock-up.  I love these bright colors that she has chosen for her quilt.   We all have our work cut out for us until we meet again in April.

IN THE MEANTIME, DON'T FORGET THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Strip Street Bag class on Saturday, March 15th from 10-3.  
  • The Modern Bee meets Wednesday, March 26th from 10-4
  • The Applique Bee will meet Tuesday, March 25th from 1-4.
  • THE SPRING CLEAN-UP SALE is Thursday, March 20th through Saturday, March 22nd.  You will want to take advantage of this stupendous sale! 
  • There is a Stitch-In on Friday, March 21st from 10-6.  I understand a paper-pieced block will be taught.  The Stitch-In continues through Saturday, March 22nd, 10-5.
MORE UP COMING EVENTS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP:
  • 7th ANNUAL SPRING FLING SHOP HOP, March 28th through April 5th.  Six west Michigan shops are included with giveaways at each shop.  Passports can be purchased for $5 at any shop.  Visit the shop to sign up for a drawing and receive a free pattern.  At the end of the shop hop there will be a drawing for a sewing machine from completed passports.  Participating shops are:  Attic Window Quilt Shop; Calico Creations (South Haven); Custom Quilts Unlimited (Fennville); Pressing Matters Quilt Shoppe (Holland); Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe (Grand Rapids); So South Haven (South Haven).  
  • The Quilter’s Road Trip is April.  12 Shops are participating.  Passports are $5.  Each shop chose a different month for its wallhanging.  Chris chose January because she loves snowmen.  Secretly she’s afraid we’ll all be made at her for choosing snowmen since we are so sick of snow here in Michigan.  I don’t think she needs to worry because that snowman is so darn cute!  Patterns and kits are available for purchase.

ON ANOTHER NOTEBee in My Bonnet has a tutorial for a notebook cover.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow! Those are stunning and impressive blocks.

Barb said...

Wow!!!!! That lonestar is spectacular!!!!

MooseStashQuilting said...

I sure wish you would move your shop to Denver. I would love to be in class with you!

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.