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Saturday, July 25, 2015

BEST MOM EVER

Mom, I'll miss you!
1917 - 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ATTIC WINDOW ROW BY ROW

 I love the pattern that Chris designed this year for the Attic Window Quilt Shop's Row By Row Experience.
 Several people have asked how she makes the spools of thread.
 She will give you a quick demo when you pick up your kit.
I know she somehow stitches the threads over these knitting needles.  I'm sure if you get a group together she will be glad to do a special demo for you.  Just give her a call and ask.

ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A LOVELY MYSTERY QUILT

Pauline W. made this Mystery Quilt and showed it to us recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She came in to pick it up from the quilter.  This quilt was quilted by Cathy Thomas of Looking Glass Quilting.  You can learn  more about Cathy's quilting services here
 Lee Anne recently took some pictures at the Tuesday Bee and sent them to me.  Above, Judy D. shows us the adorable doll that she made.
Judy R. shows us this quilt.  Sorry, but I forgot to ask the name of the pattern.

A special thank you to Lee Anne for taking and sending the pictures.  Don't we live in a wonderful time!

ON ANOTHER NOTE: 
  • Sew 4 Home has a clever closet hanger that is safe for travel.
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

YOU CAN WIN THIS QUILT

Recently while sewing with my friends at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Chris showed us a couple new quilts.  Above is the quilt that she recently finished.  It is going to be raffled at her Church next month.  Wouldn’t this be a great gift for a guy!  I was thinking my DIL would like it as she loves to fish and hunt!  I’m going to get one of those raffle tickets.
You may have seen this before.  I love how Chris finished it.  The pattern is Ginger Rose.  Kits are available at the shop.
Are you ready for Halloween?  Cathy made this cute little wool wall hanging as a sample for the shop. 

ON ANOTHER NOTE
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Monday, July 13, 2015

SAMPLER AND HAPPY SCRAPERS

Sampler was held this past Saturday prior to the Happy Scrapper's meeting at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above are their blocks for this month.  This year the theme is Seasons.
There were a lot of Happy Scrappers Saturday, but above is the only picture of anyone's work that I managed to get.  I think I was too busy talking.  This is the quilt that Robin showed us.  She had some UFO blocks and decided to put them together like this.  I love her design.  Now she is struggling with how to bind it.  I have made her promise to show us the quilt when it is all finished.  Can't wait to see it.
A reader recently asked where she could get the packaged freezer paper for applique.  I lost her email, but as you can see above, you can purchase it at the shop.

ON ANOTHER NOTE
  • Clover and Violet have a link for a pattern and tutorial for an insulated snack bag. 
 ♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 12, 2015

TRUNK SHOW AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 We had an unexpected and very special guest this past Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Erica Plank of Unseen Hands stopped by the shop and graciously agreed to give us a special showing of her quilts.  Erica said that since she was a child her hands always had to be busy.  Above, you can see she was keeping those hands busy as she patiently waited for the Happy Scrappers to arrive.
 Here she tells us how she came to start her business.  She said she started designing in 2009 after she had designed numerous picture quilts for friends and family. 
 Above is Gingerbread, one of her first patterns.  Erica is from the northwest.  She said that embroidery is BIG in the northwest. 
 This one is called Elfing Around.  Each square has a darling elf in it.

 Since this Post is picture heavy, I tried to combine some of them into a college.  Above are four different quilts:
  • Top, Chillin; and, We Can Build A Snowman.  
  • Bottom, First Snow (this is her latest quilt.  Some blocks are appliqué trees and others are stitchery.  You can see a better view of this quilt on her blog ); and North Poles’ Quilt Guild (note: each snowman holds a different quilt block).

 Erica’s designs are mostly stitchery, but there is some appliqué.  Above is her Home Made Pie quilt.
 This was a special design for a quilter’s retreat.
 Isn’t this one wonderful?  You can get all of these patterns at the shop.  You could have Taste of Freedom completed and ready to show next year during the holiday.
 
 Erica asked us if we liked rag quilts.  I think some of us turned up our nose…until we saw these adorable quilts.  
  • Top:  Welcome Spring Rabbit; Teddy Bear.  
  • Bottom: Fluffy Sheep; Patches.
 There was also this large wall hanging called Crow’s Best Friend.
 The above quilt is Letter From Home.
 Reap What you Sew.
 This Tablecloth is so clever.  The pattern is Have a Drink with Me.  As the seasons change, you can turn it so that the right seasonal overhang can be seen.
 This cute little quilt is called What We’re Made Of.
 The Outside.
 Heartland Barns.

 Believe In Me Santa.
 Believe in Me Fairy.
Believe In Me Inspirational.
Erica also made this lovely Cathedral Windows Quilt.  Click back through the pictures and notice that several have Cathedral Window borders.
In this collage Erica shows us how to make perfect cathedral windows using her special tool.
The above collage shows the bag patterns Erica has.  She said that when she went camping she realized she didn’t have anything to put her dirty clothes in, so she made a bag.  Then she made one for the college students.  On the right, Robin shows us the back pack that Erica made.  What little girl wouldn’t want this?

Stop in at the shop and take a look at the patterns.  You won’t be disappointed.

A special thank you to Erica for a wonderful show.

And a special thank you to Diana for helping me gather the information.  As soon as Erica held up a quilt, I would take a picture, Diana would write about it, then we were on to the next.  It was a busy and exciting morning.

♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CUTIE LITTLE TABLE TOPPERS

Vickie S. joined us when the Happy Scrappers met this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She made a couple table toppers as samples for the shop.  These table toppers are from the book Kimbell Cuties, 12 Seasonal Table Toppers.  Above is the July table topper.
Another table topper from the Kimbell Cuties book.  Love those watermelons.  Vickie said she plans to make all twelve of the table toppers.  I'm looking forward to seeing them.  As always, Vickie's work is exceptional!  Maybe we can talk her into having a class or two on how to make these.

REMINDER:  THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP. 
  • After the 4th of July and Christmas In July Sale!!!
  • Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11.
  • 20% off regular priced items and in store special on all previously marked down books and patterns.  (Does not include Row by Row Kit)
  • Our row by row kits are $10
DON’T FORGET:
  • Twilling, Friday, July 10
  • UFO Night, Friday, July 10
  • Sampler, Saturday, July 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, July 11
  • SALE, Thursday - Saturday
ON ANOTHER NOTE
  • Speaking of Cuties, Noodlehead has a tutorial for a Cutie Pouch.
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

HAPPY SCRAPPERS SHOW AND SHARE


THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP. 
  • After the 4th of July and Christmas In July Sale!!!
  • Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11.
  • 20% off regular priced items and in store special on all previously marked down books and patterns.  (Does not include Row by Row Kit)
  • Our row by row kits are $10
 The Happy Scrappers met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This group is great at sharing knowledge.  Above Cathy explains about the Modern Bee Hive that some of us are participating in,
 Above is just one of the blocks she received from the 11 other members of the group.  This group is based on the book Modern Bee, 13 quilts to make with friends, by Lindsay Conner. 
After the little tutorial from Cathy, Paula, above, showed us one of the applique blocks she is working on.  This block is for the Feathered Friends Quilt that she is making from the book Folk Quilt Applique by Clare Kingslake.

Lee Anne showed us this darling quilt that she made from a charm pack.  She is donating it to the Charity group that meets the first Monday of the month at the shop. 
Judi A. was working on this adorable bunny applique....
 until she got distracted when she saw Adrienne's scrap pile.
Adrienne is using all these scraps to make the Scrap Vortex quilt as seen on Crazy Mom Quilts.  Above you can see a few of her blocks.
Adrienne shared with us how she speeds up her process of sewing her scraps together.
Adrienne, being the generous person that she is, told Judi to help herself to the scrap pile.
Above is the cute little block that Judi made from Adrienne's scraps.   

DON’T FORGET:
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 9
  • Twilling, Friday, July 10
  • UFO Night, Friday, July 10
  • Sampler, Saturday, July 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, July 11
  • SALE, Thursday - Saturday
ON ANOTHER NOTE
  • Ivory Spring has a list of free patterns.  Check out her blog where she tells you about the latest magazine where she is published, then scroll down to see her free patterns.
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 2, 2015

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE NEW ITEMS?

 
Recently, when at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Chris showed me some new items that she picked up at Market.  She showed me several Stitch By number patterns.  Above is an adorable snowman.

This is a snowman ornament.

Who wouldn’t love this delightful Jack-o-lantern?

She also has several new Clover tools by Nancy Zieman.

Here are more new items.  When you attend Sampler you’ll get to see Chris demonstrate how to use them.

DON’T FORGET:
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, July 4
  • The Attic Window Quilt Shop WILL BE OPEN on Saturday, July 4th.  Sampler will be held as usual, however, if you are unable to make it on the 4th, you may attend Sampler on the following Saturday at the shop. 
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Latifah Saafir has an excellent tutorial on how to curve piece fans.
♥ Caroll,
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles

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.