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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

BEES IN THE ATTIC MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 Roxanne was the Queen when Bees In The Attic Bee Hive met today at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She's not wearing the crown because somehow it got lost after the last meeting.  Can't you tell she's really sad about that?
 Above, Roxanne looks over all the blocks we gave her.
This is a close-up of some of those blocks.  Last month she distributed kits with the fabrics she wanted us to use.  I'm eager to see this finished.
 Next month Dianne will be queen.  Today she distributed kits and instructions for making blocks for her.  She chose the block "Picnic" from the book 12 Pack Quilts. 
This is a close-up of the block we are to make.
 We had lots of show-n-tell too.  Above, Peggy shows us this quilt.   You can't see it in the picture, but the quilter, Mary Gee, did a lot of writing on the quilt.
 This is a close-up of some of the writing in Peggy's quilt.  Let It Snow!
 And this is another picture of Peggy's quilt.  Love the design work Mary did quilting it.
 This is a baby quilt that Peggy also made.
 Above is a close-up of the center.  So cute!
 Peggy also showed us this quilt that she made.  So beautiful!
 A close-up.  Check out all that quilting!  Someone else quilted this one for Peggy, but I didn't get her name.
Cathy showed us some of the blocks she had made using her new ruler.
Above, Cathy shows us this block before she squares it up.  Wouldn't it make a lovely table topper just like it is?

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Thursday, March 1
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
  • Saturday, March 3
    • Sampler
    • Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED MAKING FLOWERS?

Well, this didn't turn out as I had hoped.  I love Deborah Louie's Daisy Path quilt.  Since she is in Australia and I couldn't wait for a pattern, I thought, "I can do that."  It is appliique and I love applique. 
 One thing I thought particularly nice was that I could use my scraps. I swore I was going to use my scraps instead of buying new fabric this year (what a joke).  Applique is one reason I cannot cut all my scraps into various size squares.  One never knows what size scrap will be perfect for that applique. 
I show you this picture so you can see the size of my scrap piece.
Anyway, first it looked like this.  Didn't like it.
 So, I made some changes.
This is a closeup.  But no matter how many times I turn it every which way to look at it, it still doesn't look like Deborah's.  Maybe next time I'll use the fusing method and outline the petals in black.  As for this one, I think I'll practice some FM quilting on it and turn it into a pillow. 

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28
    • Bees In The Attic Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • I like to use my special rulers more than once, so I'm always on the lookout for a pattern or tutorial that calls for a special ruler I have.  Andie Johnson Sews has a tutorial for a mug rug using that 60 degree ruler.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, February 25, 2018

HAVE YOU MADE A MUG WARMER?

 Hello fellow quilters.  I hope you had a great weekend.  I got to have lunch with Stephanie and Maureen from Kalamazoo and that was a treat.  They were on their way north to a retreat.  Feeling energetic and inspired after talking to them, I came home and worked on a quilting project that I'll show you soon.  For now, above is the little mug warmer that I finished yesterday. 
 This is the other side of the warmer.  I love applique but rarely use the fused method.  On such a small project I thought it appropriate.  Besides, this is what was shown in the book Quilted Covers and Cozies.  I love the black stitching.
Above is the warmer so you can see all three of the little birds.  It was such a fun project.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Monday, Feb. 26
    • Little Trees Class
    • UFO
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27
    • Bee
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28
    • Bees In The Attic Bee
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • The 70273 ProjectYou might want to participate in this commemorative project.  Check it out.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A LITTLE OF THIS AND THAT

 This is what I've been working on this week.  Another EPP block.  I've been sewing along with Katja's Rainy Days and Sun Days quilt along.   You can read about it on Katja's website here.  The book Distinctive Dresdens is available at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  You can read more about it here and see the table runner that I made last year.
Don't forget about Diana's Little Trees class next Monday, Feb. 26.  Call the shop to register and get your supply list.  Should be a fun class.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Thursday, Feb. 22
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday, Feb. 23
    • Quilt As You Go Class
    • Beginning Machine Applique
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 & Sunday, Feb. 25
    • Stitch-In
  • Monday, Feb. 26
    • Little Trees Class
    • UFO
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Fabric.Com has a tutorial for a hanging pocket organizer.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ARE YOU GETTING THINGS FINISHED?

I have a few things to show you today.  While recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Carol P. showed us her finished quilt from the blocks she made during the Quilt Block Cookbook BOM last year.  I love how she finished it.  Great job Carol!
I can't believe it, but I forgot to show you Cathy's quilt that she shared with the Happy Scrapper's group.  Cathy is trying to finish some of her projects.  She said this is from a BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop during 2013.  Good for you Cathy!
 I saw this sample at the shop and fell in love with it.  Kathy B. made it in wool. 
This is a close up of the project.  You can get the pattern at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.



AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21
    • Sampler
    • Civil War BOM
    • Embroidery Bee
  • Thursday, Feb. 22
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday, Feb. 23
    • Quilt As You Go Class
    • Beginning Machine Applique
  • Saturday, Feb. 24
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, February 19, 2018

CUB SCOUT AND FFA FABRIC AT ATTIC WINDOW

When I saw this new Riley Blake fabric in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I immediately thought of my great grandsons who are in Cub Scouts.
Also new in at the shop are bolts of the FFA  (Future Farmers of America) fabric, and...

There is also a panel to go with it.  I bet a lot of you have or know children in this great organization.
 Since my boys are in Cub Scouts I decided to make them pillowcases. 
This is a closeup of the of the fabric.  I just love it and can see the boys taking their pillows when they go camping.  (Do they do that or do they just rough it??)
Anyway, I thought since I was making the boys pillowcases, I would make one for their sisters too.
I was looking for princess fabric, but didn't find any.  What I did find were lovely kits that included the pattern.
So I made the girls these.
I made all four pillowcases yesterday.  Today I rushed around finding a shipping box, printing a label and running over to the post office to get them in the mail to Alabama, only to find it closed.  I forgot it's President's Day.

Oh, well, tomorrow is another day.  A day you will have to stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out this great new fabric.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21
    • Sampler
    • Civil War BOM
    • Embroidery Bee
  • Thursday, Feb. 22
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday, Feb. 23
    • Quilt As You Go Class
    • Beginning Machine Applique
  • Saturday, Feb. 24
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Robert Kaufman has a pattern for a Gatherer Crossbody Bag.  It's hard to see but there is a link so you can download the pattern.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, February 18, 2018

SHOW-N-TELL AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 Cheryl showed us her beautiful quilt top when the Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Saturday.
 This is a close up of her quilt.  She said she made it using a Jelly Roll. 
Cheryl spent the day making these squares with some beautiful fabrics.  I'm eager to see this quilt top finished.  With these luscious fabrics it is bound to be stunning.
Nancy worked on this purple and white quilt.
This is going to be a beauty. 
Nancy also worked on her Getting To Know Hue BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. 
I fell in love with this piece.  Carol P. showed us her fidget blanket, just one of many that she makes for a local nursing home.  I want to make some of these.  Not only are they for a good cause, but they look like they will be so much fun to make.  You can go wild with your creativity.
 Carol also showed us this Red Bird wall hanging that she worked on that day.  So lovely.
Carol also made this quilt.  I'm not sure if it is for something special.  She was just explaining things when I came back into the room and quickly snapped the picture.  Then I forgot to ask later.  It is a beautiful quilt.
 Cathy M. spent the day trying out a new ruler.  This looks like fun!
Above she shows us the block to go into her quilt.  Seems a shame to cut off those lovely points.
But the quilt called for her to square up the blocks.  On the right is another block she made with the ruler and you can see the book she is using to create her quilt.  Looking forward to seeing more of this.

I continued to sew my 2 1/2 inch squares.  I love mindless sewing because then I can talk to people.  I have to laugh because Cathy was sitting next to me and I was yammering away and she was trying to figure out her new ruler and said, "Don't talk to me.  I have to concentrate."  (Smile!)  I've been there and sure understand.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20
    • Bee
    • Civil War BOM
    • Beginning Quilting
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21
    • Sampler
    • Civil War BOM
    • Embroidery Bee
  • Thursday, Feb. 22
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday, Feb. 23
    • Quilt As You Go Class
    • Beginning Machine Applique
  • Saturday, Feb. 24
    • Stitch-In
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, 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.