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Thursday, July 19, 2018

HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU?

 I was so excited when I saw a poinsettia table runner during a recent shop hop. I thought I'd make it as a sample for the Attic Window Quilt Shop. The pattern is free from So Sew Easy on Craftsy.  I figured it would be a snap to make.  Easy peasy.  Wrong!
I don't know what I did, but apparently something happened because my circles were not the same size so when I put the circles together to make the flower, my points came out like this.  Yikes!  I either made a mistake during cutting (I cut two circles at once) or I forgot to position my needle at the same place when sewing.
I was going to take it all apart, then figured I'd just use this one for my table and stitch up another one, making sure I cut correctly and my needle was in the correct place when I sewed.  The pattern really is easy and it is free on Craftsy.  Check it out.

STITCH-IN
  • Stitch-In, Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21.  COME JOIN IN THE FUN AND LEARN CHRIS'S SCRAP BUSTER TECHNIQUE!
  • A reader asked about what to bring so, this is what I would do:  Bring regular sewing supplies, sewing machine and a project you want to work on that day.  And bring lots of scraps so you can try out the Scrap Buster Technique.  It's sure to be a fun day!
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Jacquelynne Steves has a new Save The Bees BOM starting in August.  Check out her site and sign up!

Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

BICYCLES AND FLOWERS INSPIRE US

 A reader from Vermont sent this picture of her latest quilt.  Marion Murry is a friend of our Doll Lady Julie Lewis.  When Marion saw our post about the Bee Show-N-Tell at the Attic Window Quilt Shop she saw Cathy's bicycle quilt. You can see it here. Marion was so inspired that she contacted Cathy. 
Marion said, "Cathy M. suggested I send you the attached picture. If you remember I asked you a couple of months ago about Cathy's bicycle wall hanging . Well, I found the pattern and here is my version.  I did the blanket stitching and the circle quilting was done by a gal in town, by hand."

Thank you Marion for sending us pictures of your beautiful quilt.  I have the pattern too and your quilt has inspired me to get busy and make it.  Thanks again.

STITCH-IN
  • Stitch-In, Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21.  COME JOIN IN THE FUN AND LEARN CHRIS'S SCRAP BUSTER TECHNIQUE!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Wednesday, July 18
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday,  July 18
  • Embroidery Bee, Wednesday, July 18 a.m.
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 19
  • Stitch-In, Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 15, 2018

HAVE YOU USED THIS RULER?


When the Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week, Chris (shop owner) treated us to a demo.  Above we watch as Chris shows us how to use the Creative Grids 45 degree double strip Kaleidoscope ruler. 
Actually, I think Adrienne asked her about this ruler.  Adrienne said she had purchased it before going home for the winter, then forgot just how to use it.
 Chris showed us how to cut the strips that were sewn together. She had all the pieces cut in no time.  The ruler makes this quick and easy.  No more cutting one wedge at a time. Then we played with the pieces and came us with this.
 But we had more pieces to play with.
 So we added them to the block.
Then we added more pieces.  This is such a fun way to use that wonderful ruler and to make a stunning quilt or table topper.  Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and pick one up today!

STITCH-IN
  • Stitch-In, Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21.  COME JOIN IN THE FUN AND LEARN CHRIS'S SCRAP BUSTER TECHNIQUE!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, July 17
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, July 17 p.m.
  • Sampler, Wednesday, July 18
  • Civil War BOM, Wednesday,  July 18
  • Embroidery Bee, Wednesday, July 18 a.m.
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 19
  • Stitch-In, Friday & Saturday, July 20 & 21.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 12, 2018

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 There was lots of show-n-tell when the Happy Scrappers met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above, Janalee shows us her block in this quilt that the Berry Patchers made.  It is one of the many Quilts On The Grand that will be raffled in October.  Tickets may be purchased at the Attic Window Quilt Shop

We were so glad to see Adrienne back from her winter stay in her homeland of New Zealand.  Above she shows what she worked on that day.
However, after making her strips, she found all these blocks in the bottom of her box.  Now, she remembers she made these before she left to go home.  We all got a good laugh at that. 
This is what she plans on her quilt looking like.
Marilyn showed us this tee shirt dress that she is making for her granddaughter.  If you are interested in a class, give the shop a call.
Marilyn also showed us this little quilt that her seven-year-old granddaughter is making  Look how all the seams match!  She's going to make a great Quilter.
This is new hanging on the wall at the shop.  Vickie S. made it as a sample for the Sampler class she is teaching.  Love these colors.
And this is what I made.  It took me all morning and most of the afternoon to make it.  I'm rethinking my desire to make dozens of these for a border.  The pattern is the book Quilting Row By Row by Jeanette White & Erin Hamilton.  There are two beautiful bonus projects in the back of the book, one with these flowers for the border.  And this is a great pattern for using up those small scrap pieces that you've been saving.   Like I say, I'm thinking about it. 

Right now I'm making more Fold It Hold It Bags for our charity project.  You can read about it in yesterday's post. 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! JULY 9 - 14
  • 20% off Christmas Fabrics
  • 15% off all other fabrics, notions, books and patterns, except consignment items and kits.  
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

THIS WOMAN HAS A HEART OF GOLD

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today.  Above is Mary Wavio and I'd like to honor her today.  A couple of months ago Kathy M. asked us to make bags for her to fill with personal items to give to the Open Heart Program.  You can read about hit here. Last month Mary got the pattern and made a bag.  But that's not the end of it.
Today she brought not one, not two, but 37 finished bags ready to be filled and go to the Open Heart Program.  But that's not all.
Over the past month she has collected personal items to go into the bags.  Lots and lots of items.
This is one of the bags that we filled with some of Mary's items.  This woman has a heart of gold.  She has inspired us all to get busy and help others.

Thanks you so much Mary.  You are a wonderful friend with a great big heart.  I'm sure women-in-need will be grateful for your kindness.  Quilters are the best!!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! JULY 9 - 14
  • 20% off Christmas Fabrics
  • 15% off all other fabrics, notions, books and patterns, except consignment items and kits.  
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 12
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  •  We All Sew has a tutorial for a tool caddy thread catcher.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 8, 2018

NEED FABRIC? BIG SALE!

 New fabric has arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is Wonderlust by Benartex and Color Weave by Contempo.  You are going to love these fabrics!
 This is Snowflakes by Robert Kaufman.
And this is Celebrate Seuss by Robert Kaufman.  You don't have to be a kid to love these.

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window soon and pick up some of these luscious fabrics!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! JULY 9 - 14

  • 20% off Christmas Fabrics
  • 15% off all other fabrics, notions, books and patterns, except consignment items and kits.  

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Monday evening, July 9
  • Sampler, Tuesday morning, July 10
  • Bee, Tuesday, July 10
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, July 11
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, July 11
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 12
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, July 6, 2018

IS IT RAINING PURPLE?

Do you know who this is?  Cathy M. made this fantastic quilt and entered it into a contest.  Here is what she had to say about it:

"Cherrywood Fabrics offers a themed contest each year.  The grand winner gets a very large bundle of their fabric and the other “winners” accepted have their 20” quilt travel the AQS show.  Quilters might remember prior exhibits featuring The Lion King, Wicked and last year’s Van Gogh quilts.  Since Prince hailed from Minnesota, home of Cherrywood, this year they honored the late artist.  The rules required a 20”quilt using their Prince fabrics, reading purple and only their fabrics could be used. Enhancements are allowed but no glitter or other adornments that easily detach.  Since I know little to nothing about Prince I recruited my friend Lisa H. for help.  I altered her drawing from an early version of his image.  The face color was a remnant from the Savannah quilt I completed earlier this year, purchased from Cherrywood.  To tone down the Black Afro, I used purple hair spray."

That is so fantastic.  I hope she wins!  I know all her friends at the Attic Window Quilt Shop wish her success!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Monday evening, July 9
  • Bee, Tuesday, July 10
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, July 11
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!


The Attic Window Quilt Shop wishes everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

A TOPPER FOR EVERY SEASON

When recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Vickie S. showed us a couple of table toppers that she made.  This one is all ready for the Christmas Holidays.
And this one is ready for autumn.  I can see one of these table toppers made in fabrics appropriate for every month or holiday.  Vickie said she would have a Make It Take It class on how to make this quick and easy table topper.  Watch for an upcoming announcement of dates and time.
Marilyn showed us this adorable baby blanket that she just finished. 
 It is made from border fabric as you can see in this close-up.  Marilyn did the quilting herself.  So cute!
 These fabrics are not new in the shop, but there is a little left.  It is Whale of A Time by Northcott.  I bet Marilyn would teach a class if you ask.
There is also more new fabric in at the shop.  This is Pearl Luxe by Henry Glass & Co.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • CLOSED, Wednesday, July 4
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.