Sunday, December 7, 2014


If you didn’t get to attend one of the Craft Day recently held at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, let me show you what you missed.  The day started with 14 participants rushing around to get set up and let the day of sewing begin. It really was a nice group and we each had a spacious table to work on.
Chris distributed kits for the first project and explained how we should put it together.  She looks like she is as excited as we were.
This darling bag is the first project we made.  I think Phyllis might have been the first to finish and this is her bag.
Next project was an adorable doorknob hanger.  Chris jokingly explains what we can do with it.  Among other things, you could hang it on an ear!
This is the doorknob hanger that we were to make.  It is so cute because not only will it look great to decorate a wrapped gift, but we came up with lots of ideas besides candy for that little pocket.  I can just see my seven-year-old great grandson hanging this on the doorknob to his room with a note in the pocket saying “keep out”!
On to the next two projects.  I say two, because this kit contained enough fabric to make two different projects.
Above Chris demonstrates how we should cut our fabrics using this special ruler (which she has in the shop for sale).  She is so generous.  She let us use her ruler to cut our fabrics.  That way we could see how quick and easy it is to make a quilt with this special ruler.
After we cut our fabrics, we were to put together our first project like this.  Note in the top right of the picture there are plenty of those little triangles left over for out next project.
But first, this is what our completed hot pat or table mat looks like.  What a great hostess gift this will make.
Then on to our next project.  Using those left over triangles and the rest of the fabric in our kits, we made this lovely Mug Mat.
Then we made two gift tags.  Aren’t they spectacular?
You can see here, there is a pocket in the back where you can put candy or maybe a gift card.
And on to our last project.  Above Chris demonstrates how we should cut and sew our fabrics for a place-mat.  It was suggested that we also hand quilt a poinsettia or holly leaves on it.  I must have been too tired at the end of the day to get a picture of the finished project.
But I did get a picture of this.  It is not the place-mat above, but is a table runner.  Chris included the pattern and some additional fabric in our kits so we could make this table runner at home.

Since we were there all day, everyone brought a dish to pass and the meal was wonderful. 
  • ATTENTION:  Whoever brought the broccoli salad, would you please send me the recipe?  Fantastic!
A special Thank You to Chris for holding this super awesome Craft Day!

  • Vickie S. will have a One Block Wonder class on Monday, December 15th from 10:00-4:00.
  • I also understand that there will be a new project of the month starting in January, as well as a new Seasonal sampler series, and lots of new classes.  Watch for details on following posts.
Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Annie said...

It sounds like it was a wonderfully action packed day. Those tags are especially super cute!

Denice Barker said...

What a busy day! Everything was very cute. I could see the tags with a pocket as a tooth holder for the toothfairy and the pocket to hold the cash. Bright colors it would be easy to find in the dark.

Lynn said...

Sounds like a fun day. What great projects!

tink's mom said...

What a wonderful day. Great gifts were just an added bonus.

Mama Pea said...

Looks like so much fun. What cute stuff. Wish I could have been there.


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