Thursday, January 11, 2018


 After running errands this morning (getting prepared for the flash freeze that is expected tonight), I decided to get some sewing done.  I had some fabric left over from when I made my grand daughter her Michigan State quilt, and since she said she needed a new makeup bag, I got busy and made this.
 She had told me she wanted plastic on the inside because sometimes her makeup spills and plastic makes it easy to clean.  Well, I could not imagine working with plastic to make this bag.  So I asked around.  Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop told me what to get.  I have no idea what the name of it is or who makes it, but it is a soft, cloth backed vinyl which should be easy to keep clean.  It was nice to work with.  I did get a smaller Sharp needle and used clips instead of pins. 
The pattern I used was the Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Noodlehead.  You can find a nice tutorial here.

DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Heart of Winter Tour bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 10th.  You can read about it here.  I'm really looking forward to visiting the four shops on the tour.
  • Stitch-In, Friday, Jan 12
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Jan. 13
  • Heart of Winter Tour, Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Connie at Freemotion By The River has a tutorial for an Alpine Snowflakes quilt.  Scrolll down to where you can download the entire tutorial and you will find the snowflake pattern there.
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Annie said...

That stuff looks perfect for the inside of a makeup bag. And that’s a perfect bag for your granddaughter. I’ll bet she will love it.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Well aren't you the clever one - what a great make-up bag!! She'll love it!

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.