Thursday, July 17, 2014


Does it make you thrilled when someone asks you to make them something?  If so, then you know how I felt when my granddaughter asked me to make her a bag for her iPad similar to the one I made for my Mini Samsung tablet.  I love it when I know one of my grandchildren want what I make for them.  I jump for joy and quit worrying about if they are going to reject something this old lady made for them.  Above you can see my finished bag.   I love how it turned out and hope she does too.
As I did with mine, I made her a removable pocket for the inside of her bag.  Actually it is a small quilted piece of fabric that I fold around the tablet for added protection from the accessories I also keep in the bag.
Above you can see what I mean.  I fold the rectangle of quilted fabric and tuck it inside the bag.  Then I slip the tablet between the folds.  Behind it, I keep additional supplies such as the cord for recharging, a SanDisk, and USB Connector.  This handy little bag keeps everything in once place so I’m not running all around the house wondering where in the heck I put this or that.
Above is my bag.  Maybe this will help you see what I mean.  I love this simple little bag and have made it in several sizes.  It is called a project bag and I first got the pattern a couple of years ago when I attended Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Kits are available at the shop.  Each kit sells for about $13.  In each kit is enough fabric to make three bags in various sizes and the pattern. What a deal!!

  • Irish Chain – Vickie D. will be teaching this two week class on Wednesday,  July 23 from 6-9.  It is a beginning to intermediate class.  It is a fun and easy basic quilt done with 2 ½” strips. Class fee is $20
  • 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.
  • Rectangle Rumba Tablerunner – Vickie D. will be teaching this one week class on Saturday, July 26 from 20-12.  This two color runner is easy to piece and perfect for any table.  The fee is s$10.
  • Strip Street Bag – Lee Anne will be teaching this darling bag on Saturday, July 19, from 10-3.  You can make this simple easy strip pieced bag in a day and you can choose from two different size handles. You can see a picture of my Strip Street bag here.  The pattern was designed by a local quilt shop. The Class fee is $25.
  • Did you go check out the Row By Row Shop Hop website?  This is a must for anyone traveling this summer.  You won’t want to miss it. 
  • Sweet P Quilting and Creations has a tutorial for making a microwave bowl potholder.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Barb said...


Mama Pea said...

Love it, Caroll!!!

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.