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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

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.