Saturday, February 29, 2020

WHAT I'VE MISSED AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Since I've been under the weather this past couple of weeks and haven't been able to get to the Attic Window Quilt Shop, people have been so kind to take pictures and send them to me.  Above, is a picture that Cathy sent.  I guess I missed Chris giving a demo on paper piecing at the Paper Piecing Bee last week.  Beautiful block!
Chris sent me this adorable quilt that Sue made.  Chris said, "This is Sue's 1st appliquΓ© Quilt for her Granddaughter...& the mouse is her paper pieced label on the back! Single cat is our little special friend with a story behind it!!! Sue is one of my intermediate students in my Thursday class!!  She did such a great job!!"

These are closeups of the blocks Chris referred to.  Adorable!
Cathy sent me this picture.  It is also by Sue (I don't know if same Sue) who is attending Chris's quilting class.  Cathy said this was Sue's first quilt!  Wow!  A beginner did this?  Fantastic.
Above, Chris shows us the back of Sue's quilt.  

These are a couple of pictures that Misti sent me.  She said she made these for her future grandchildren.  Love that fabric.  So cute.
Marilyn sent this picture.  She showed the Thursday Doll Bee how to make these purses.  Aren't they adorable!

A very special thank you to all who send pictures! It's true what they say:  Quilters are the Best!

The Sew Bluesy Weekend is in session this weekend at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I plan to drop by and get some pictures for you.  

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Mar. 2
  • Bee, Tuesday, Mar. 3
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, Mar. 3
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, Mar. 4
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Mar. 5
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, February 24, 2020

GREAT! YOUR DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE!

I haven't been able to get to the Attic Window Quilt Shop all week because I've been down with a head cold.  I haven't even felt like sewing, but I did want to tell you about the Sew Bluesy Weekend coming up.

ATTENTION:  Have you ever fantasized of having time to sew all day, just sew.  You can do that, not for just one day but three! Join the Sew Bluesy Weekend on February 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and from 9 to 5 on Sunday.  What a wonderful way to get rid of those February blues!  Reserve your space now by calling the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

DID YOU KNOW? The Quilter's Garden Crawl is coming up in April.  You can see some of the blocks that the ten participating shops will have at their shop. The patterns for these blocks are free when you visit the participating shop and have your $5 passport.  Kits will be available for purchase.  Mark your calendar now:  The Quilter's Garden Crawl is April 28 through May 2.  To see the various blocks, just go to Facebook and search for the Quilter's Garden Crawl.


AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Stitch-In, Monday, Feb. 24
  • Beginning Quilts, Monday, Feb. 24
  • Bee, Tuesday, Feb. 25
  • Civil War BOM and Vintage Christmas, Tuesday, Feb. 25
  • Paper Piecing Bee, Wednesday, Feb. 26
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Feb. 27
  • Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Feb. 27
  • SEW BLUESY WEEKEND, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 28, 29 and March 1
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, February 21, 2020

QUILTS ON DISPLAY AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

The Attic Window Quilt Shop has some new quilts on display.  Unfortunately, this quilt was quite high on the wall and I couldn't get a very good picture, but I wanted to show this to you.  Cathy B. made the quilt.
 These are closeups of some of the blocks.

Doesn't she do beautiful work!  I am amazed.  This is so beautiful!
Chris said this quilt that Marilyn made had been on display before, but I don't remember seeing it and loved it.  The pattern is by Little Louise Designs.
  
ATTENTION:  Have you ever fantasized of having time to sew all day, just sew.  You can do that, not for just one day but three!  Check out the February calendar on the sidebar.  Join the Sew Bluesy Weekend at the Attic Window Quilt Shop at the end of the month and you can sew on February 28 and 29,  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. two days in a row and from 9 to 5 on Sunday.  What a wonderful way to get rid of those February blues!  Reserve your space now by calling the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

DID YOU KNOW? The Quilter's Garden Crawl is coming up in April.  You can see some of the blocks that the ten participating shops will have at their shop. The patterns for these blocks are free when you visit the participating shop and have your $5 passport.  Kits will be available for purchase.  Mark your calendar now:  The Quilter's Garden Crawl is April 28 through May 2.  To see the various blocks, just go to Face Book and search for the Quilter's Garden Crawl.


AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bargello Placemats, Saturday, Feb. 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

ARE YOU USING YOUR SCRAPS?

Good morning quilters!  Since I haven't gotten up to the Attic Window Quilt Shop in a few days, I thought I'd show you what I've been up to.  I saw an excellent video by Sewn Up about making fabric from your scraps.  I don't know about you but I have a ton of fabric scraps that I cannot throw away.  When I saw TeresaDownUnder's video I decided to try it.  
At first I thought I would make a pinwheel quilt out of all those scraps, but when I saw another post on Sewn Up about all the things you can do with HSTs, I thought about all the multitude of quilts I can make from these scraps.  You can check it out here.
I also played at making some blocks from Katja Marek's new book The New Hexagon2.  I didn't know if I wanted to make a table runner or a full quilt, so I decided on these little tablemats.  
This is a closeup so you can see the simple quilting.
I also made the first block of Jennifer Jangles sew along.  You can find the February block here.  These are so cute and easy.
I finally put the borders on this charity quilt and it has been hanging on the frame for a month while I try to figure out how to quilt it.  Any suggestions?  Please notice that the center squares are "made" fabric.  Whoopeee!  I used up some scraps.

ATTENTION:  Have you ever fantasized of having time to sew all day, just sew.  You can do that, not for just one day but three!  Check out the February calendar on the sidebar.  Join the Sew Bluesy Weekend at the Attic Window Quilt Shop at the end of the month and you can sew on February 28 and 29,  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. two days in a row and from 9 to 5 on Sunday.  What a wonderful way to get rid of those February blues!  Reserve your space now by calling the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

DID YOU KNOW? The Quilter's Garden Crawl is coming up in April.  You can see some of the blocks that the ten participating shops will have at their shop. The patterns for these blocks are free when you visit the participating shop and have your $5 passport.  Kits will be available for purchase.  Mark your calendar now:  The Quilter's Garden Crawl is April 28 through May 2.  To see the various blocks, just go to Face Book and search for the Quilter's Garden Crawl. 

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas, Wednesday, Feb. 19
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Feb. 20
  • Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Feb. 20
  • Poppins Bag, Friday, Feb. 21
  • Bargello Placemats, Saturday, Feb. 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Got scraps?  Susy Quilts has a free pattern for Hidden Garden Quilt.  
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, February 16, 2020

I'M A PROUD GREAT GRANDMA!

Please allow me to be a proud great grandma for a minute.  Above is my ten-year-old great granddaughter.  She is showing me the purse that she made.  I think I told you last year about her starting to sew and beginning her first quilt.  I wish we lived closer so we could sew together but sadly she is in another state.  However, whenever I stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I look for kits that I think she can put together.  The shop has a cute bag pattern and kit that comes in different sizes.  I thought that would be perfect for a new sewer.  So I put it into the box I was mailing, along with fabrics and other various items that I had duplicates of and thought she might like.
Above, she shows us the inside of the purse.  Her mother told me that this was the first time she had learned to make a buttonhole.  I hope she continues to like sewing as much as I do.  It is a craft she can enjoy all her life.

ATTENTION:  Have you ever fantasized of having time to sew all day, just sew.  You can do that, not for just one day but three!  Check out the February calendar on the sidebar.  Join the Sew Bluesy Weekend at the Attic Window Quilt Shop at the end of the month and you can sew on February 28 and 29,  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. two days in a row and from 9 to 5 on Sunday.  What a wonderful way to get rid of those February blues!  Reserve your space now by calling the Attic Window Quilt Shop!


AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Beginning Quilts, Monday, Feb. 17
  • Bee, Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • Embroidery Bee, Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • New Sampler, Wednesday, Feb. 19
  • Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas, Wednesday, Feb. 19
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Feb. 20
  • Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Feb. 20
  • Poppins Bag, Friday, Feb. 21
  • Bargello Placemats, Saturday, Feb. 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sewn Up has a nice video about a What If quilt block.  As well as the video, there are also lots of pictures about the many, many ways you can use HSTs.  Be sure and take a look.  Lots of ideas.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, February 14, 2020

NEW FABRIC, BOOKS, AND NOTIONS

You don't want to miss the Sweetheart Sale that is going on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop all this weekend.  And you will want to see all the new fabric in at the shop.  This Giraffe Grow Chart is by Susybee.
These are coordinating fabrics.  So cute!
This line is from Andover.
These are also by Susybee.
Love this Flutter Story book panel by Susybee.
 
Barnyard Buddies is by Susybee.
 These are coordinating fabrics.
Aren't they adorable!
Farm Charm by Moda.
And coordinating fabrics and charm pack. By Moda.
New Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls by Laurel Burch.
Lots of new books in for you to add to your collection.
And this is a must have for every household.
The cup clips to the end of your ironing board to hold the bottle of starch or water or whatever you want.  You don't even have to remove it if and when you have to fold the board up and put it out of sight.  The entire holder turns so it is even with the edge of the board.  Great idea!

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NOW ABOUT THE SALE:  You will get 14% off any red or pink fabric and 10% everything else in store!  WHAT A DEAL!

ATTENTION:  Have you ever fantasized of having time to sew all day, just sew.  You can do that, not for just one day but three!  Check out the February calendar on the sidebar.  Join the Sew Bluesy Weekend at the Attic Window Quilt Shop at the end of the month and you can sew on February 28 and 29,  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. two days in a row and from 9 to 5 on Sunday.  What a wonderful way to get rid of those February blues!  Reserve your space now by calling the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sweetheart SALE! Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • therm-o-web has a tutorial and pattern for a Choose Happy wall hanging.  
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, February 13, 2020

HAPPY SCRAPPERS GET A DEMO!

The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop Wednesday and Chris had a surprise for us. 
She had the fabric squares cut for us and she showed us how to make an hourglass block using the Eleanor Burns method.
She also showed us how to use this new tool for squaring up the block.  
Chris had plenty of fabric squares for us to practice on.  Above, Mary shows us her blocks.  
We also had some show-n-tell.  Above, Janalee shows us her tablerunner.  She is participating in the tablerunner BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
These are the hourglass blocks that Janelee made that day. 

 A special thank you to Chris for giving the demo and provinding all the fabric for us to practice!

I know this picture makes you wonder, but this really is going to be a keepsake.  Cathy brought several quilts for Carol H. to quilt and we got to see them.  Above is a special quilt for Cathy's daughter who got married last year.  Cathy provided the Craft-Tex for wedding guests to jot down well wishes. Since the theme for the wedding was travel, Cathy purchased passport fabric to sash the squares and make this memorable quilt.  On the top left in the picture you can see the backing for the quilt.  Cathy said those were the flowers used in the wedding. 
Cathy also brought this quilt to be quilted.  It was a BOM from a few years ago.
This was another BOM that Cathy brought in for the quilter.
Above is the back of that quilt.  Cathy said she put her mistakes on the back. Looks pretty good to me!
Above is the paper pieced block that Cathy worked on that day.
Chris showed us this quilt. Each shop on the Heart of Winter Tour had a special quilt that they made using a pattern from the same book. This was the one she made for the Attic Window Quilt Shop. 
She said that the quilt was made from this book and this charm pack.  Every person on the bus received the book and charm pack.  Meals and snacks were also included in the price.  And, you didn't have to drive!  You could sit back and socialize and then shop at various shops during the day.  What a deal!  I hate that I missed it!

ATTENTION:  Have you ever fantasized of having time to sew all day, just sew.  You can do that, not for just one day but three!  Check out the February calendar on the sidebar.  Join the Sew Bluesy Weekend at the Attic Window Quilt Shop at the end of the month and you can sew on February 28 and 29,  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. two days in a row and from 9 to 5 on Sunday.  What a wonderful way to get rid of those February blues!  Reserve your space now by calling the Attic Window Quilt Shop!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP  
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Feb. 13
  • Intermediate Quilts, Thursday, Feb. 13
  • Sweetheart SALE! Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles
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Attic Window Teachers

Attic Window Teachers
Attic Window Teachers

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.