Sunday, October 26, 2014


Lee Anne had a London City Bag class scheduled to teach this past Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  However, there was one small snag.  Three of us, who were registered to take the class, decided during our class on Monday with Vickie, to take those blocks we made that day, and use them to make the Strip Street Bag instead.  Lee Anne previously held this class and you can read about it here.  Lee Anne is such a good sport.  She didn't care and is always so helpful.  That's why when I want to make a bag, I take a class from her!
We love this Strip Street Bag pattern.  It is by Quilted Memories.  It is quick to make.  However, above is Rosa working on her two hour bag five months later.   A good part of our day was spent teasing Rosa about that time lag.
Rosa said, “The first bag went so fast that now I’m going to start a new one.”  Rosa is using the blocks she made last week in Vickie’s Four-Patch Slash class.
Donna is making her blocks from the Four-Patch Slash class into a bag too.
Then there is Diana...she is not making the bag but is going to make a full quilt from her Four-Patch Slash blocks.  Even though she was not making the bag on Saturday, she joined us and continued to sew more of her Four-Patch Slash blocks.  I think she likes us.  I know we love having Diana sew with us too.
During the day, Catherine stopped in at the shop and showed us another Lone Star Swirl that she had just finished.
This is another view of that stunning quilt!
I previously told you I would show you the blocks I made at Vickie’s Four-Patch class.  I forgot to take a picture of the before blocks, but above you can see them in my completed Strip Street Bag.
This is another view.  I love this pattern and find the bag so useful!  I’m tempted to keep it for myself, but will have restraint as it is a gift for my aunt.

  • T-Shirt Dress, Friday, Nov. 7
  • Shop Swap – Attic Window Quilt Shop and Quilted Memories – Sunday, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23, from 12-4 p.m.
  • Beginning Quilting, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.
  • The Jingle Bell Hop is Nov 14 through 22.  Mark your calendar now.  With the purchase of your $5 passport you will receive a free pattern.  Each participating shop has designed an exclusive ornament that you may purchase as well as a table topper kit designed to compliment the free pattern.  Participating shops will have extended evening shopping hours for your convenience.
  • New Classes coming in November. Check the calendar on the Sidebar.  You can see a full month at a glance by clicking on the picture of a calendar.  Or you can scroll down the interactive calendar day by day.  If you have any questions about a class you can call the shop for further details and/or to register.
  • Just in time for Christmas.  Ellison Lane has a Guys Survival Kit Tutorial that you will like.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Allie said...

Ooh love that quilt and your BAG - wow! I'd be tempted to keep it, Caroll....

Lynn said...

Your bag turned out great! I'd be tempted to keep it too. Maybe you should make another to giveaway and keep this one.

Miss Nancy said...

The quilt is stunning, the bags are stunning! Great work, well done, ladies! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Jeanne said...

Love your new bag! It's great to have an understanding teacher, too. :-)

Susan at said...

I need a bag about that size. Will have to check out the pattern! That rainbow star - wow!! :)

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.