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Sunday, July 27, 2014

DUELING THREADRIPPERS OR DID I SEW OR RIP MORE TODAY?

Has this ever happened to you?  Last week when the Mod Squad met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Adrienne (left) wanted to try a new layout for her strip blocks.  She wanted to put them on point but seemed to be having a difficult time of it.  "I had no idea putting blocks 'on point' could be this tricky,"  she said.  “What on earth is wrong with me? I just can't seem to get them right."
Diana answered Adrienne's cry for help.  "Now you've got it......over there, in that corner, just one more and the layout will be finished," Diana said.
This is the layout that Adrienne wanted. “Okay, that looks pretty good," Adrienne said.  “Now I will just stitch in the sashing and it will be done in no time at all. Yay!”
"Yippee, one row done, six to go,” cried a happy Adrienne as she showed us her first row sewn together.  Uh..ooh…something is wrong.  “Shouldn’t there be a black sashing strip between the blocks? Someone asked.  ”Oh no, I can't be that dumb!" signed Adrienne as she shook her head.  “Yep, I guess I am that dumb! Always in too much of a hurry!”
 "I'll help you.  Come on, two of us can do it in half the time, each at one end,” I said.  "Ever heard the "Dueling Banjo's" music?" laughed Adrienne.  "Well this is dueling seam rippers going flat out to race to the middle."  Later, Adrienne said, "It was actually fun, and amazingly fast.  What a friend .... Stopping her work to fix mine! Quilters are the best!"

“After five hours at Attic Window, I actually got one row correct, and the rest laid out ready for sashing!" Adrienne said.  "I ripped out twice as much as I sewed. That's hard to get passed.” Then she added:
  • Lessons learned: ahem,....many
  • Sewing achievement: barely
  • Lessons learned: too embarrassing to mention
  • Experience: laughter, friendship, support and encouragement.
  • The day: PRICELESS
JULY and AUGUST CLASSES:  
  • Big Blocks – Vickie D. will be teaching this one week class on Thursday, July 31 from 5-9 p.m.  It is easy to piece this lap size quilt that is 72 ½” square.  Class fee is $15.
  • Squedge Tool – Vickie S. will be teaching us how to use this new tool!  On Thursday, August 7th, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. we will learn how to use this tool and make a table topper or table runner (your choice).  Or you can take the class when Vickie teaches it again on Friday, August 15th from 10-2.  The fee for each class is $10.
ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Did you go check out the Row By Row Shop Hop website?  This is a must for anyone traveling 
  • Sewn Up By Teresa Down Under has a tutorial for a folded star pot holder.  Wouldn’t this make a wonderful gift?
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Lynn said...

I've had days like that. I love her string quilt though. It will be gorgeous.

Mama Pea said...

That's so fun. Having friends around does make the agonizing stuff like ripping out more tolerable!

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.