Tuesday, July 28, 2020

THESE QUILTERS HAVE BEEN BUSY


Check out this wall hanging that Marilyn Z. finished.  Remember I recently posted about her taking my freezer paper applique class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Marilyn is new to applique, and I can't get over what a fantastic job she did for her first try.  I love the colors she has chosen too.  This picture really doesn't do those vivid purples justice.  Fantastic job, Marilyn!
Remember on my last post that I asked everyone what they had been doing during this "stay-at-home" time.  Marjorie from Utah wrote and sent these pictures of her latest project.  
This is what Marjorie wrote:
"It has been hot here in Utah also!  We have been having 104 to 112!  And we have been having lots of wildfires.  With the humidity at 6 percent and winds of 30 to 40 mph the fires spread so quickly.

I too sew in the basement where it is somewhat cooler.
The pictures are six of the twelve blocks I have been working to complete.
The pattern is called Best Friends and is by Christine Barnes of Christine's Color Connection.  She has an awesome  blog and website.
The blocks are made using Thangles and paper peicing.  The papers for the half rectangles come with the pattern.  The rectangles are so fun to make.  I couldn't stop at just nine, so I made twelve blocks.  I think I will make it into a baby quilt.

I am also struggling with my fair challenge quilt.  I think the fair will probably be cancelled since the virus just keeps spreading.  So I keep thinking, do I want to keep investing time in the project or just bag it this year!

Stay safe in Michigan and keep on sewing!
Marjorie"

Thank you Marjorie for sharing with us.  Hope you stay safe and cool.  

Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smile

Sunday, July 26, 2020

THESE FLOWER MUG RUGS MAKE NICE GIFTS


Hello Quilters.  What have you been doing to survive this heat?  I've been working in my sewing room, which is in the basement where it is cool!   Quite a while ago I gave a friend a little mug rug made with hexagons.  Recently she asked me to make some more.  I took me a while to even remember how I made them since I was playing around with EPP and had no pattern.  Finally I came up with a plan and made the above seven.


I'm keeping one of them so I can remember what I did if I decide to make more, which I probably will since they make nice hostess gifts, and they are a great way to use scraps.  

I haven't made it to the Attic Window Quilt Shop all week.  This heat and this virus are getting to me.   Have you been doing any quilting this week?

Don't forget: 
  • You can pickup your project for any BOM or Sampler class that you were taking.  The projects will be ready for you any time during the month of July.
  • This month there will be open sewing on Fridays and Saturdays after the holiday.   
  • Shop hours will remain the same during the month of July: Monday-Thursday, 10-5; Friday and Saturday, 10-3.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smile

Sunday, July 19, 2020

PRETTY UP THAT CLIPBOARD!

Good Morning Quilters!  When recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I saw these cute wool Clipboard hangings that Marilyn K. made.  The pattern is from Heart to Hands.  I love them and since I like applique so much I may have to get the pattern and try making one in cotton fabrics.  
There were also some new books in at the shop.
And the new 2021 Calendar is in at the shop.  Stop by and pick up your calendar today.  It's not too early to get a head start on making some of the wonderful projects in this calendar.

Don't forget: 
  • You can pickup your project for any BOM or Sampler class that you were taking.  The projects will be ready for you any time during the month of July.
  • This month there will be open sewing on Fridays and Saturdays after the holiday.   
  • Shop hours will remain the same during the month of July: Monday-Thursday, 10-5; Friday and Saturday, 10-3.
Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smile

Thursday, July 16, 2020

BET YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS


Marilyn Z. and I had a great time at the Attic Window Quilt Shop yesterday.  Above, she shows the wall hanging that she is working on.  I was teaching her my method of freezer paper applique.  I love the colors she has chosen for her flowers.

Above, Marilyn glue bastes the stems onto the background.  
I have made her promise to let me see and take a picture of the finished project.  She will hand stitch the flowers and stems to the background and then quilt and add binding.  She's doing a  great job!
Melanie stopped in at the shop while we were there and showed us this stunning quilt that she had just finished.  The center is a panel called the Joys of Spring by Northcott.
The fabric and coordinating fabrics and the pattern can be found at the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

Don't forget: 
  • You can pickup your project for any BOM or Sampler class that you were taking.  The projects will be ready for you any time during the month of July.
  • This month there will be open sewing on Fridays and Saturdays after the holiday.   
  • Shop hours will remain the same during the month of July: Monday-Thursday, 10-5; Friday and Saturday, 10-3.

Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smile

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

OPEN AND BUSY AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


We had some activity going on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today.  Cathy M. stopped by the shop and showed me this mini quilt.  I think she has been practicing curve sewing and also made this as a sample for a Bee we hope to have in the fall.  It is from the book Mini Master Pieces.  

Pauline stopped by also.  She made this adorable quilt from scraps.  Over five years ago she made an Eleanor Burns quilt.  She said the directions said to save the scraps and make this quilt.  So, now that she has the time, she dug out those leftover pieces and got busy!  
About 15 years ago, Pauline bought the pattern and fabrics for this quilt, but never got around to making it until now.  It is Merry Merry Snowman and was a BOM in another city.
This is a closeup of one of her blocks.  I'm sorry but the picture does not do justice to her machine applique.  She does beautiful work!
Marilyn was in for instructions on making freezer paper applique.  She is making the table runner that I blogged about here.
The light fabric will be her background and the purples more flower petals.  I can't wait to see this all assembled with these beautiful fabrics.  You can find them at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I hope to send you more pictures next week when Marilyn continues to work on this table runner.

Don't forget: 
  • You can pickup your project for any BOM or Sampler class that you were taking.  The projects will be ready for you any time during the month of July.
  • This month there will be open sewing on Fridays and Saturdays after the holiday.   
  • Shop hours will remain the same during the month of July: Monday-Thursday, 10-5; Friday and Saturday, 10-3.

Caroll, 
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 5, 2020

IT'S TIME FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY!


Hello Quilters.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable July 4th.  Now that the holiday is over, we can concentrate on Christmas In July.  Above are new fabrics at the Attic Window Quilt Shop to help us do just that.  This is just a quick look at part of a new line from Northcott, called The Scarlet Feather.  There is also a panel, a tree skirt, and five more prints.  Watch for them or stop in at the store and check them out.

Don't forget: 
  • You can pickup your project for any BOM or Sampler class that you were taking.  The projects will be ready for you any time during the month of July.
  • This month there will be open sewing on Fridays and Saturdays after the holiday.   
  • Shop hours will remain the same during the month of July: Monday-Thursday, 10-5; Friday and Saturday, 10-3.

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.