Sunday, July 25, 2021

NEW FABRICS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

New fabrics are in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  These beautiful fabrics above are Dewdrop by Windham. 

Above is Leaf by Windham from designer Dale Allen-Rowse, the Quilting Cowboy!


These beautiful fabrics above are Prism by Windham.

And last but not least, these lovely fabrics are Willow by Windham.


Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

I hope to see you there this weekend, as Happy Scrappers meets this Saturday, July 31 at the shop.  Don't forget to bring your items for show and tell! 

Also, don't forget about the Open Shop Hop coming in August.  Stop by the shop for details.  

Hugs, Caroll

Thursday, July 15, 2021

OPEN SHOP HOP

 Mark your calendar now for the Open Shop Hop coming August 18, 19, 20, 21.  That's next month!  These are the facts:

  • No fee to participate - No passports
  • 20% off on regular priced Fabric off the bolt.
  • Free Pattern from each shop - 5 total.
  • Participating Shops:
    • Attic Window Quilt Shop - Comstock Park
    • New Ewe - Newaygo
    • Pig Patch - Custer
    • Quilted Memories - Montague
    • Sew Let's Be Quilty - Pentwater
  • Each shop will have drawings for a $25.00 gift certificate.
  • Normal shop hours - please check website or call.

You won't want to miss this shop hop.  After being cooped up for so long, I'm really looking forward to getting out and going to the various shops.  

And  don't forget to check the July calendar on the side bar or go here.   

Back soon! 

Caroll


Saturday, July 3, 2021

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

 


Hello Quilters.  Just wanted to wish  you a happy Fourth of July holiday and let you know that the Attic Window Quilt Shop will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5th.  Be sure and stop by during regular business hours during the rest of the week:  Tuesday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.  It's beautiful weather here in Michigan.  

Hugs, Caroll

Thursday, June 24, 2021

NEW FABRICS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 

Check out these new fabrics at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  These new Batiks are from Anthology Fabrics and Hoffman Fabrics!  So beautiful!

This new grouping is called, Woodland Winter by Andover! These critters are all set for Winter!!



Above are the coordinating fabrics.  Start that project now so it will be all finished by winter or Christmas!

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4.

I hope to see you there this weekend, as Happy Scrappers meets this Saturday, June 26 at the shop.  Don't forget to bring your items for show and tell!  

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, June 21, 2021

DO YOU LIKE TO GIGGLE?

 

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I blogged.  I was looking back through old pictures and saw this.  It is not mine and, sorry that I can't remember who did it. But, yes, I said to myself.  I want to do this!  I want to giggle!  

And this makes me giggle.  I think you can find the pattern at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It was a fun quilt to make.  

Another thing that makes me giggle is that when I was looking at old photos I found that I started this small wall hanging  in 2009 and it's still not finished.  I dug it out of my pile and put it on the frame for quilting.  I'm determined to get something done, be more productive.  This beautiful weather has drawn  me outside, and I just can't seem to get any quilting done.

This also makes me giggle.  I don't know what year I did this, but I want to thank all of you loyal readers and all those who come to classes and come to shop at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I hope to see you there this weekend, as Happy Scrappers meets this Saturday, June 26 at the shop.  Maybe I'll have that wall hanging off the frame and can show it to you. In any case, bring your items for show and tell!  

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hugs, Caroll

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

NEW FABRICS IN AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP



 Check out these beautiful fabrics just in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop! Above, is Color Bomb from Marcus Fabrics. 

More new fabrics in at the shop today.  Above is Secret Stash by Laundry Basket Quilts from Andover Fabrics.

NOTE:  The June calendar is on the sidebar or you can see it  here.  Also, Please note that the shop will be closed this coming Monday, May 31 due to the Memorial Day Holiday!  

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, May 23, 2021

A LOT GOING ON AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Have you picked up your May BOM from the Attic Window Quilt Shop?  Above, Lee Anne, who is the inspiration for this group, shows us her latest sample for the shop.  It is adorable!
 
The Happy Scrappers met Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and we got to see some beautiful quilt tops.  The pattern above is Phoebe by Villa Rose Designs. Kits are available.  Included in the kit are two charm packets, background fabric, and pattern.
Vickie S. made this lovely top. This beautiful design is from Cut Loose patterns.
Vickie also made this one.  I love these bright colors.  This scrappy Bear Paw pattern is from Cut Loose patterns and uses a Creative Grid tool for the center blocks.  Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop to get the patterns for these beautiful quilts.

And I want to show you pictures of our Happy Scrappers.  Above, Mary continues making charity quilts with her 30's fabrics.
Lee Anne said she was making a quilt for her Grandson (I hope I remember that correctly).
And Jane was busy making a quilted bag for someone (I think she said her daughter.  Gads, I have to remember to write these things down!)

And this is what I worked on.  Yes, I only sewed two strips of sashing.  Gads, I was so busy gabbing and catching up with what everyone has been doing, and looking at all the new fabrics and patterns and notions in at the shop, that I forgot to sew.  LOL.  It was a wonderful day!  Our next meeting is Saturday, June 26.  Hope you will join us!

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hugs, Caroll


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

NEW FABRIC AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP



 Hello Quilters.  Check out these stunning new fabrics just in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This beautiful grouping is from Andover and called Secret Stash-Earth Tones by Laundry Basket Quilts.  Chris said that she also has a great selection of solids to go with it.

If you didn't get to attend the Slash Your Stash class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past weekend, Chris sent a picture of this lovely quilt.  Chris sent me a note with this picture.  "You missed it!  What a great time we had on Saturday at the  Slash Your Stash class.  We used 5" squares and made a small project to start with! Some of the gals bought more charm packets to make it bigger.... lots of other size squares will work with this technique."   

I was so sorry I had to miss it.  I had my charm pack and was all ready, when my daughter, who lives out of town, called and said she was coming in for the weekend.  I couldn't miss that!  Hope Chris will have this class again.  I love this pattern!  Keep an eye on the calendar.

Speaking of the calendar, don't forget that Happy Scrappers meets this coming Saturday,  We had to move up our regular last-Saturday-of-the-month session because of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, May 10, 2021

NEW FABRICS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Check out this adorable new kids grouping from Henry Glass now in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It's called Wild and Free!  All the animals are wearing classes.  Just imagine a quilt made from these fabrics...in a child's room, a cute wall hanging for your favorite eye doctor's office. So many ideas!


More new fabrics in at the shop.

Above are the new browns from Hoffman.  Browns are a color that is hard to find!

The above new Batiks are also from Hoffman.  They remind me of cotton candy! 

It's think-ahead time!  Also new at the Attic Window Quilt Shop is a new fall grouping from Henry Glass called Pumpkin Harvest.  Get ahead of yourself and start working on those fall items now.

Don't forget the "Slash Your Stash" on May 14 or 15.  Chris said that you bring your 5" charm squares and create a visual masterpiece with total patchwork appeal.  Use as many or as few as you like.  Make them mismatched 4 patch blocks.  You can purchase the Charm Squares at the shop, or you can bring a stack of 5" squares to swap.  You will receive a free pattern too!  HOWEVER, be sure and make your reservations NOW, as class space is limited to 8 people!

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hugs, Caroll

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

NEW CALENDAR AND CLASS!

Hello Quilters!  I wanted to show you this beautiful quilt that our friend from Utah made.  Marjorie said this about her quilt:  "Just finished this top.  It was featured on the cover of AQS magazine a few months ago. This pattern is partially paper pieced.  Just hope the quilter can work with the small wowies in the edge!"

Marjorie, your quilt is beautiful.  Be sure and send a picture after it's quilted.  I want to see what the quilter does with those small "wowies."  Thanks so much for sending.

ATTENTION:  Be sure and check out the ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP'S May calendar on the sidebar, or you can go here, to check out all the new classes this month.  I bet you will especially want to attend the "Slash Your Stash" on May 14 or 15.  Chris said that you bring your 5" charm squares and create a visual masterpiece with total patchwork appeal.  Use as many or as few as you like.  Make them mismatched 4 patch blocks.  You can purchase the Charm Squares at the shop, or you can bring a stack of 5" squares to swap.  You will receive a free pattern too!  HOWEVER, be sure and make your reservations NOW, as class space is limited to 8 people!

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, April 26, 2021

LOOKING FOR A NEW PROJECT?

I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today to pick up some fabric, and look what I saw.  Lee Anne made this stunning quilt.  It is called ZigZag and comes in a kit only.
Then I saw this adorable Tote Trivet.  It comes flat with a zipper in the middle.  You open the zipper and fill it with your sewing notions and when you are ready to use them, the sides snap up to make a convenient basket to keep the items within reach!
Here's another way to stay organized.  You can make this Sew Organized to hold all your sewing notions where ever you go.
Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop soon and while there take a look at all these new books that have been arriving.  I'm thinking I have to have that Paper Piecing one!

DON'T FORGET!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!  

  • Saturday is May 1 and that means it is Sampler time.  First Sampler class in May is this coming Saturday, May 1.
  • Happy Scrappers will meet on Saturday, May 22, instead of the last Saturday in May.  We decided to meet a week earlier because the Memorial Day Holiday weekend falls on the last Saturday of the month. 
  • Watch for the May calendar, which will be out soon!

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, April 25, 2021

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 

Look at this beautiful table topper!  I saw it when attending Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop yesterday.  I think it is the one that Marilyn made from the lovely fabric I showed you here.  Got to make this!

I had a wonderful time sewing with friends on Saturday.  Above, Winnie B. shows us this baby quilt that she was hand quilting.  So cute!
Janalee was quilting another charity quilt.  Some little boy will love this!
Erma was attaching the binding on this adorable little project.  I forgot to ask her if she was using it as a table topper, hot pad, wall hanging, or what.  It is so cute, I can think of so many places I could use it.

Jane was busy sewing strips together.  Then she will cut them into blocks and then make a charity quilt.  I thought of Rosa when I saw this Mickey Mouse fabric (Rosa loves Mickey).  This fabric is so cute!

It was a fun time and so great to be with sewing friends.  I'm not sure if we will meet again on the last Saturday of the month in May because that is Memorial Day Weekend and even during these trying times, people may have plans.  I'll check the calendar and see if we can meet a week earlier.  Keep your eyes open for the May calendar which will be out soon.

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

Hugs, Caroll

Thursday, April 22, 2021

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS ANY OF THIS NEW FABRIC JUST IN AT THE SHOP

Chris sent pictures of new fabrics at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I couldn't wait to show them to you! Dot Dot Dot is what the above fabrics are called.  They are from Windham Fabrics.  Don't you just love polka dots? 

The above fabric is also from Windham.  It is called Desert Cowboy.  This beautiful fabric will fit in with the new home d├ęcor.  Don't forget July 4th will be here before we know it.  This would be perfect for making that special table runner for the celebration. 

This is another new fabric from Windham.  It is called Color Theory and can be found at quilt shops only! 

This is a close up of this stunning fabric.  Think of all the beautiful things you can make with this! 

Check this out!  All of this beautiful fabric is on the same bolt!  It is from Hoffman and called Rainbow.  This is a must have! 

Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new items.  The shop is open Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 10-4. 

And, don't forget!  Happy Scrappers meet Saturday, April 24.  Hope you will join us for a fun time!

Hugs, Caroll

Sunday, April 18, 2021

FLOWERS AND SCRAPS. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?

 

Hello Quilters!  It's been a while since I've posted, but that is because I've been spending time working in my yard while the weather is beautiful here in Michigan.  Now I hear we are getting snow on Tuesday.  Yikes!  

Above is the latest applique block for the Bliss pattern. The leaves aren't finished, but I'm trying to decide if I want to raw edge applique the center spine on each leaf or just stitch it in.  Lots of decisions, as I have one more block to make, then I have to decide if I want to make them all into one big quilt, or use them individually as wall hangings.  You can get the pattern at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

Don't forget!  The Happy Scrappers meet this coming Saturday, April 24, at the Attic Window Quilt ShopChris has a new project to show us. and I can show you how I made this (below).

This is a scrappy wedding ring block.  I got the free pattern after watching Teresa Down Under's excellent video.  You can watch it here.
I wanted to learn all about sewing curves and I thought this would give me lots of practice while using my scraps at the same time.
There are so many ways to place the wedding ring blocks.  This question mark above makes me aware I have a lot to think about.

And don't forget to stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop to see all the new items in the store.  

Hugs, Caroll

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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.