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Monday, October 13, 2014

HAVE YOU TRIED QAYG?

The women arrived Monday at the Quilt As You Go (QAYG) class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop ready to get to work.  Our goal for this class was to complete two blocks and connect them.  Once you know how to do that, you can easily create the rest of the quilt at home (or during Happy Scrappers).  Once you learn this technique you can easily create pillows, table toppers, or bags with the knowledge that once you put your project together you will be finished because it is also quilted!  I previously posted a picture of my QAYG quilt here.
 First, students started placing their scraps onto the batting size of their choice.  Above is Yvonne’s start.
 Sharon was off to a good start too.
Vickie S. decided to stretch her skills and step out of her box.  She made a wonky block!
In no time, progress is made.  Above you can see how Rosa’s block has developed.

This is Yvonne’s block.
Above is Peggy’s block.
Look how Vickie’s block has developed!  I love it!
Once her block was to size, Donna started quilting her sandwich. (The backing has been added)
Sharon decided to use wavy lines in her quilting.
Peggy is quilting her block with straight lines.
Judi shows us her quilted block.  She added a unique touch to the center block!
Above, Judi is connecting her blocks.
Can you tell where Judi made her connection?
Above, Sharon shows us her connected blocks.  All Sharon’s fabrics had dots.  I think that is what is so nice about this technique, you can use any fabric.  It doesn’t have to be stripes.
Donna shows us her connected blocks.
These are Rosa’s two blocks connected.
Above are Yvonne’s two blocks waiting to be connected.
Above is another view of Vickie's block.  Each block created today by these students was fantastic.  I hope to get to see their finished quilts. It was a fun day and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

DON’T FORGET:
  • Beginning Shuttle Tatting, Thursday, Oct. 16 & 23.  Class times: 3-5 and/or 6-8
  • Four Patch Fun, Monday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.
  • CANCELLED.  Vickie’s finishing class for her spiral lone star quilt that was scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, has been cancelled and RESCHEDULED for Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
  • London City Bag, Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
  • Shop Swap CHANGE OF DATE– Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – New Date: Sunday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, from 12-4 p.m.
  • Check the calendar on the Sidebar for more classes being held this month.
ANOTHER NOTE: 
  • Sew Mama Sew has a tutorial for a Quilted Tree Skirt.  It’s that time of year to get busy!
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

3 comments:

Allie said...

Oh how I WISH I could have come to this - I'm loving each and every block!!!

Terry said...

I love those blocks! I've always wanted to do QAYG but was afraid I'd not be able to put the blocks together right once they were quilted. Guess I'll have to give it a try one of these days! :0)

Lynn said...

Looks like they all did great! Must be because they had such a good teacher. ;)

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.