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Sunday, January 21, 2018

ARE YOUR READY FOR FEBRUARY?

 It's almost February.  Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  I had a pattern from Barb at Bejeweled Quilts and decided to make a table topper.  Also, I wanted to do some applique and this was the perfect project for that.  The pattern called for the hearts to be fusible but I had to use my Freezer Paper Method. Sorry about the dark photo.  It's been a dreary day here.
Here is how they looked after they were stitched down.  Now if I can only decide how to quilt it.
This is a closeup of the hearts.  I think this picture was taken before I stitched them down.
I saw on the Clever Chameleon Blog a tutorial for using those bits and pieces of left over fabrics to make a heart.  I certainly had lots of left over fabrics after making those hearts for that table topper, so I made the heart above.
Now I have that heart, and one left over heart from Barb's table topper (I made one too many) and lots of little hearts from the centers of those hearts in that table topper.  So now I'm trying to figure out a design for a table topper so I can use all these scraps up.  Any ideas?

DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Heart of Winter Tour bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 10th.  You can read about it here.  I'm really looking forward to visiting the four shops on the tour.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, Jan. 23
  •  Bees In The Attic, Wednesday, Jan. 24 
  • Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, Jan. 24
  • Trip Around the World, Wednesday, Jan. 24
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Jan. 25
  • Beginning Quilting, Thursday p.m., Jan. 25
  • Stitch-In, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26 & 27
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GRAB SOME OF THESE FLANNELS

Have you seen these luscious flannels in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  They are from Windham Fabrics. Stop in and pick up some of these beautiful fabrics and make something warm and cuddly.  

What did you do today?  I worked on a Valentine project.  Speaking of Valentine's, Barb at Bejeweled Quilts is having a week long show of her "heart" quilts and is giving you a chance to win one of her patterns.  This Link will take you to day one.  Be sure to click through the other days to see her beautiful quilts.  Also, be sure to stop by and leave a comment on her blog.  This might be your lucky day.

DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Heart of Winter Tour bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 10th.  You can read about it here.  I'm really looking forward to visiting the four shops on the tour.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Thursday, Jan. 18
    • Doll Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Beginning Quilting, 6-8 p.m.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, January 15, 2018

HAVE YOU TRIED FREEHAND CURVED PIECING?

I didn't get much done on Saturday when attending the Happy Scrappers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  However, while there I saw a 2015 edition of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  In it there was an article where Jean Wells teaches a new technique, freehand curved piecing.  CT Publishing had sent me a video tutorial last year and I fell in love with what Jean did.  However, I never had time to try it out.  So Saturday I started this block and finished it today.  I will make three more and make them into a pillow as shown in the magazine.  This was especially exciting because I swore I would not buy new fabric until I used up some of my stash.  I quickly gathered up my stash of solids and used them for this block.  Now I will be all ready for the new solid fabrics that will soon be on the floor at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I got a glimpse of them and they are to die for!!

If you would like to see Jean's video, go to You Tube and google her name.  She has several videos on this technique.

DON'T FORGET to sign up for the Heart of Winter Tour bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 10th.  You can read about it here.  I'm really looking forward to visiting the four shops on the tour.
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16
    • Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Civil War BOM, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17
    • Sampler, 9:30 a.m.
    • Civil War BOM, 10 a.m.
    • Embroidery Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Trip Around the World Quilt, 3-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18
    • Doll Bee, 10 a.m.
    • Beginning Quilting, 6-8 p.m.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Jacquelynne Steves has a tutorial for a Valentine's Day Mini Quilt.  So cute and still time to make it.
  • Check out Mary Lou's post for today.  My wonky hearts and cat is on her blog.  
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.