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Sunday, July 23, 2017

JUST USING MY SCRAPS

I have finished some projects this past week and want to show them to you.  Above is a quilt that I made from blocks donated by the women in a Bee Hive I participated in last year. As I recall they were asked to use their brightly colored scraps to make these blocks.   I hate the new Picasa photo editor because you can't see the wonderful vibrant colors in this quilt.  If anyone has a better photo editor they can tell me about, please do.  Anyway, I love this quilt and thank the women so much for their blocks.
This is the quilt that Adrienne and I worked on during Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  She put our blocks together, added the borders and made the backing.  I sandwiched and quilted it and added the binding.  I love how this low volume quilt turned out.
This is a close up of the quilt.
I have worked on this quilt at Happy Scrappers for over a year.  I used scraps to make the blocks.  Again, I was unable to get the vibrant colors to show, but it is really a pretty quilt.  It will go to charity.  
This is a close up.  Ugh, the colors all look washed out!  So sorry.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Quilt Block Cookbook BOM, Monday evening, July 24
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, July 25
  • Bee Hive, Wednesday, July 26
  • Quilt Block Cookbook BOM, Wednesday a.m., July 26
  • Freezer Paper Applique Class, Wednesday afternoon, July 26
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 27
  • Mega Bow Tucks Tote, Thursday evening, July 27
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, July 29
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Ivory Spring is part of a Christmas Blog Hop.  Check out her blog here for a link to the free patterns.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 20, 2017

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Melanie Phipps was the first person to combine her rows of free quilt patterns gathered from quilt shops participating in the Row by Row Experience and turn her finished quilt into the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It is adorable.  The row at the top of the quilt is from the pattern that the Attic Window Quilt Shop gave to customers.  Melanie did an excellent job of designing this quilt.

QUILT SHOWS:
  • The Lighthouse Quilt Guild's Quilt Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 901 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI. Admission is $6.
  • The 2017 Annual Quilted Memories Quilt Show will be held July 28-30.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday 12 p.m. through 4 p.m. Admission is FREE.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tic Tac Mo Table Runner, Saturday, July 22
  • Quilt Block Cookbook BOM, Monday evening, July 24
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, July 25
  • Bee Hive, Wednesday, July 26
  • Quilt Block Cookbook BOM, Wednesday a.m., July 26
  • Freezer Paper Applique Class, Wednesday afternoon, July 26
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 27
  • Mega Bow Tucks Tote, Thursday evening, July 27
  • Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, July 29
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Pile O' Fabric has a tutorial and templates for a Triangle Wheel Block.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HOW TO KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER

You are going to want to make one of these.  When Cathy stopped by my house recently to show me her latest project, I got so excited I immediately started making a list of my children and grand children who could use one.  These are called cooling scarves.  Cathy has one around her neck and is holding another.  With all the hot and humid weather we've been having lately I imagine these will be a welcome gift.  Some of my kids are runners, some of my grandchildren work in hot warehouses or auto repair places, others are out in the sun working all day.  I can just visualize them cooling off with one of these around their neck.
  Above is a closer look at the scarves.  If you are interested in her class call the Attic Window Quilt Shop and asked to be put on the list.  I don't know if Cathy plans on a class, but I bet if enough people are interested, she will.  I can't wait to try making one.  She says it is very simple.  Watch for an update on class and pattern details.

QUILT SHOWS:
  • The Lighthouse Quilt Guild's Quilt Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 901 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI. Admission is $6.
  • The 2017 Annual Quilted Memories Quilt Show will be held July 28-30.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday 12 p.m. through 4 p.m. Admission is FREE.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler, Wednesday, July 19
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 20
  • Tic Tac Mo Table Runner, Saturday, July 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Gen X Quilters has a tutorial for a ten minute project...a mouse pad.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

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.