Wednesday, January 28, 2015


The Applique Bee and the Mod Squad (Modern Bee) met this week at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is the cute little block that Peggy was working on at the Applique Bee.  I love how she is embellishing it.  Would you know this is a block from Whimsical Garden?
Mary Ellen was working on this adorable basket quilt.
We had an interesting discussion at the Mod Squad on Wednesday.  The topic was “What is Modern?”  As you might guess, the thoughts and sentiments were varied.  But we all came to consensus about our First Block of the Month, which Adrienne volunteered to demonstrate.  Above she showed us this traditional stacked coins block.
Then she showed us her version of The Leaning Stacked Coins.  Adrienne did a beautiful job of showing us how to make this block, which was not easy.
Adrienne is so generous! She also brought in a tub of scraps for us to use when making our blocks.  Above, Cathy and Diana sort through the scraps.
It took us most of the day to make our blocks, but I think we were pleased with the outcome.  Above are blocks by, top left to right, Adrienne, Caroll.  Bottom, left to right, Peggy, Judi.  We could have placed them all in the same direction, but thought they were more interesting like this.
This is Diana’s block.  The darker background really made her colors pop.
Chris gave us a small corner in the classroom to hang our blocks. Be sure to take a look when you stop by the shop.  Thank you Chris!!!  And Thank you Adrienne for presenting this block today and helping us make our blocks.

I'm looking forward to our next block in February.  Won't you come join us?

DON'T FORGET the after Inventory and Pre-Super Bowl Sale will be held this week, January 29 through January 31,  at the Shop!  There will be up to 50% off on select fabrics, books, patterns, notions.  Also there is a special mark down on already sale fabrics.  Stop in at the shop and take advantage of these fantastic prices on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HEART OF WINTER TOUR  is on February 7th.   The bus will take you to four different shops.  Lunch and dinner are included. 

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Lynn said...

The blocks remind me of poorly stacked books. Very interesting! I love the effect when they are rotated. Gives a sort of funky spiral.

Mina said...

Oh, I would have loved to work with all those scraps

Debra said...

Looks like fun. I really like that Leaning Stacked Coins block!

Mary said...

Love the basket quilt with the addition of Hexie flowers. The top block applique looks very interesting.

Allie said...

I love those flower baskets!!!

Mama Pea said...

I thought the same as Lynn!


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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.

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