Thursday, March 27, 2014


The Mod Squad (otherwise known as the Modern Bee) met recently at the Attic Window.  Last month we asked members to make 12 1/2" unfinished blocks to be used in a charity quilt.  Above is Diana's block.
This is Lee Ann's block.
This is Marti's block.
 This is Cathy's block.
This is Caroll's (me) block.

I loved all of these blocks and think they are going to make a unique and interesting modern quilt.  We were glad to see Adrienne back from her trip out of country.  However, some of our members were missing this week due to illness or travel or other commitments.  For those who are still interested in participating in this quilt, feel free to bring your blocks to the meeting next month.
Above, Marti works on her project for the day.  I had to show you this because I think it is so interesting that we are a Modern Bee and most of the women brought old featherweight machines to sew on.  They swear they are the best!
 This is the strip quilt that Marti was working on.  Love the fabrics and the interesting pattern.
Marti also showed us this darling quilt that she made for the Linus Project.  Adorable!
Claire, a new member of the group worked on this gorgeous Irish Chain.  
Diana worked on making these delightful fussy cut wonky blocks.  Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
I worked on some paper piecing.  When I found this beautiful fabric I thought it would lend itself well to the pattern.  The jury is still out on what I'll do with it.

  • 7th ANNUAL SPRING FLING SHOP HOP, March 28th through April 5th.  Six west Michigan shops are included with giveaways at each shop.  Passports can be purchased for $5 at any shop.  Visit the shop to sign up for a drawing and receive a free pattern.  At the end of the shop hop there will be a drawing for a sewing machine from completed passports.  Participating shops are:  Attic Window Quilt Shop; Calico Creations (South Haven); Custom Quilts Unlimited (Fennville); Pressing Matters Quilt Shoppe (Holland); Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe (Grand Rapids); So South Haven (South Haven). 
  • THE QUILTER’S ROAD TRIP is April.  12 Shops are participating.  Passports are $5.  Each shop chose a different month for its wallhanging.  Chris chose January because she loves snowmen.  Secretly she’s afraid we’ll all be made at her for choosing snowmen since we are so sick of snow here in Michigan.  I don’t think she needs to worry because that snowman is so darn cute!  Patterns and kits are available for purchase.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: Kitchen Table Quilting has a great tutorial for a puzzled triangles quilt.
 Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Tanya Quilts in CO said...

The old Singer Featherweights are the best whether you make modern or traditional quilts!

Lynn said...

I love my Featherweight! They do sew very nicely.

Were there any requirements for the blocks, other than size? I love your block! Is it an original design? It would make a lovely quilt.


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