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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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

MAKE THIS SIMPLE TABLE RUNNER

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  I was busy sewing.  Above is the Zig Zagging Along table runner that I made.  The pattern is by Cut Loose Press and can be purchased at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It was really fun and easy.  Click on the picture to get a better view.
A couple of years ago I took a bag class with Lee Anne at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  When I showed my daughter, she liked the bag so much that she took it home with her.  Then last week, she asked me to make another one using Michigan State fabrics.  So I did! The pattern is Barbados Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs.  If you get a chance I recommend you take a class from Lee Anne.  I know I didn't have nearly as much trouble figuring out the instructions when I took her class.  This time it took me forever!  

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
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, July 18
  • Sampler, Wednesday, July 19
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 20
  • Tic Tac Mo Table Runner, Saturday, July 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NEW IDEAS FOR MAKING

While at the Attic Window Quilt Shop yesterday, I noticed some new samples.  I love this Double Gear Zip bag that Diana made.
Take a look at the inside.  The pattern is by Annie.  Chris told me the patterns are on their way and will be available at the shop soon.
This "Just In Case" was made by Marilyn.
This is the inside of this lovely case.  It would be great for sewing notions, projects, or school supplies.  The pattern is by Annie and can be purchased at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
Marjorie, a reader from Idaho sent me this picture.  This is what she says about it:

"Caroll, I was reading an old blog from 2012.  You mentioned doing a MaryLou Weidman cow quilt.  Here is a bad pic of the one I did for a challenge for the state fair.  It was the purple fabric challenge.  It was fun but it was a lot of work because I had to redraft and resize all the pieces.  If you have a picture of your cow I would love to see it.  Hope you are cool.  110 today on the porch.  The AC hasn't shut off. Happy sewing, Marjorie"

Thanks Marjorie for sharing with us.  Your cow is adorable!

NOTICE!!  SALE CONTINUES: 
  • Batiks will continue to be on sale through the end of the month.  
  • Select Halloween and Christmas fabrics are on sale at 30% off until the end of the month. 
  • STOP IN TODAY!
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
  • UFO Night, Friday, July 14
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, July 18
  • Sampler, Wednesday, July 19
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 20
  • Tic Tac Mo Table Runner, Saturday, July 22
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WE DO GET THINGS DONE

The Happy Scrappers met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and the above picture proves we do get things done.  In an earlier post I showed LeeAnne working on this quilt top.  Today she finished it.  We don't think it needs a border.  This quilt is going to her favorite charity.
Above Adrienne shows another finish. In an earlier post I showed you the blocks Adrienne and I were making.  Adrienne took the blocks home, sewed them together, added the border and made the backing.  Today I took it home to quilt it.  I love the way it turned out, don't you?  This quilt is also going to charity.
Adrienne had another finish to show us.  I love this low volume quilt.
Adrienne has quite a stash and is trying to use up her low volume fabrics, so she also made this queen size quilt.
This is a closer look at the lovely fabrics and quilting.

NOTICE!!  SALE CONTINUES:
  • Batiks will continue to be on sale through the end of the month.  
  • Halloween and Christmas fabrics are on sale at 30% off until the end of the month.  
  • STOP IN TODAY!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 13
  • Chenille Class, Thursday, July 13
  • UFO Night, Friday, July 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Haberdashery Fun has a tutorial for an emergency travel pouch.  Great for those summer vacations.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, July 10, 2017

NEW FABRIC AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 Lots of new fabrics have arrived at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  First of all is this beautiful panel.  I got so excited when I saw what I could make with it, I almost forgot to find out who makes it. It is Artisan Spirit by Northcott.
This is just one idea that you can make with that beautiful panel above.

 These two panels are called Flight of Fancy and are by Northcott.

Above, are the coordinating fabrics.
 These are Monster Trucks by RJR.
This is a closer look at my favorites.
 These are Reptile Ruckus by Northcott.
A closer look at my favorites.
 The Hen House by Windham Fabrics.
A closer look of these chicks!
 These are Fright Night by Andover.
A closer look at my favorites.  So much fun!!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Sampler and Bee, Tuesday, July 11
  • Beg. Machine Applique, Tuesday, July 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, July 12
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 13
  • Chenille Class, Thursday, July 13
  • UFO Night, Friday, July 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • When my son's two Boxers had red, white, and blue neck scarves on  for the holiday, I thought about making these.  The Red Old Barn Co. has a tutorial for a dog scarf.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, July 9, 2017

HAPPY SCRAPPERS MEET AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 The Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Saturday.  Not only did we have fun sharing and caring but we had some show-n-tell too!  Above, LeeAnne shows us a quilt that her cousin Joyce made.  It will be on display at the shop.  I think she made it using a Jelly Roll
LeeAnne made this stunning quilt from a Jelly Roll.  Love these colors!
 Nancy worked on making this Charity quilt with strips from her stash.  What a great idea!
 Sheryl worked on this beautiful quilt.  She used a layer cake.  I hope she brings it back after she adds the borders.  The fabrics are lovely.
 LeeAnne worked on making another Jelly Roll quilt.

 Adrienne and I worked on making these blocks for a Charity quilt.  She is going to make another block, sew them together and add borders, then I will quilt it. I think it is going to be a nice quilt made from our of scraps.
Above Adrienne is running the sweeper at the end of the day.  We called her Mrs. Mop.  I post this as a reminder to all of us to clean up after ourselves before we leave the shop.

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, Monday, July 10
  • Sampler and Bee, Tuesday, July 11
  • Beg. Machine Applique, Tuesday, July 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, July 12
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 13
  • Chenille Class, Thursday, July 13
  • UFO Night, Friday, July 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  
  • Pinkadot Quilts has a tutorial for her "trees" quilt.  I don't know the title so that's what I'm calling it.  Scroll down to find the tutorial 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

BATIK SALE AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

DON'T FORGET!  On Friday and Saturday, July 7 & 8, the Attic Window Quilt Shop is having it's once a year Batik SALE!!!!  Chris has been busy cleaning out fabrics and there with be 20-40% off on Batiks only.

NEWS!  I'm sure you all have heard of Christmas In July.  Well, the Attic Window Quilt Shop is going to be different.  The shop is having Halloween In July!  How different is that!  You won't say Boo to this....Stop in anytime during the month of July and receive a free Halloween pattern for a table topper!  While there, be sure to check out the specials on Halloween fabrics, patterns, etc. 

QUILT SHOWS:
  • The Lighthouse Quilt Guild's Quilt Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 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
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 6
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, July 8
  • Sampler, Monday, July 10
  • Sampler and Bee, Tuesday, July 11
  • Beginning Machine Applique, Tuesday, July 11
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, July 12
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 13
  • Chenille Class, Thursday, July 13
  • UFO Night, Friday, July 14
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Since several shops are currently talking about Christmas in July, I don't think it is too soon in the year to post this link.  The Cloth Parcel has a tutorial for a pumpkin table runner.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, June 29, 2017

COOKBOOK BOM SHOW THEIR BLOCKS



The Quilt Block Cookbook BOM group met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above the ladies show the block they made for this month.
Above is the sample I made of the block we will be making this month.  It is recipe #2, Cherry On Top, page 24 in the Quilt Block Cookbook.  Kits were distributed and you will see that this is a relatively easy block.  The one thing I did caution people on was cutting the striped fabric.  Make sure your stripes are all going the same way as you cut each piece.

NEWS!  I'm sure you all have heard of Christmas In July.  Well, the Attic Window Quilt Shop is going to be different.  The shop is having Halloween In July!  How different is that!  You won't say Boo to this....Stop in anytime during the month of July and receive a free Halloween pattern for a table topper!  While there, be sure to check out the specials on Halloween fabrics, patterns, etc. 

ALSO:  On Friday and Saturday, July 7 & 8, the shop is having it's once a year Batik SALE!!!!  Chris has been busy cleaning out fabrics and there with be 20-40% off on Batiks only.

QUILT SHOWS:
  • The Lighthouse Quilt Guild's Quilt Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 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 and Bee, Saturday, July 1
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 3
  • CLOSED, Tuesday, July 4
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, July 5
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 6
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, July 8
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • I don't know about you, but I love it when I find another way to use a ruler that I have purchased and used once.  A Bright Corner has a tutorial for using the Tri-Recs rulers to make the pinwheel block!  
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BEE IS A BUZZING AT THE ATTIC WINDOW

The Bees In The Attic bee hive met Wednesday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  It was the first day of a new Bee.  Members of the previous bee brought their quilts for show-n-tell.  Above, Shirley shows us her quilt.  As I recall, Shirley gave each member of the hive the red fabrics and some of the white/cream fabrics.  She told us to add the blues and whites to complete our blocks.  It is amazing how all the blocks came together to make this stunning quilt.
Above, Peggy shows us her finished quilt.  She gave us the Kaffe Fassett fabrics and told us to add the whites and creams from our stash.  What a beautiful quilt!
Above, Charity shows us her flimsy.  She had asked us to use the fabric in the kits she distributed to make the Coins In The Fountain block from the book Irish Chain Quilts by Melissa Corry.  What a lovely quilt.  I can't wait to see how she quilts it.
I don't think Cathy was too happy with me taking pictures when she was trying to talk.  However, she graciously volunteered to be the first Queen in this new Bee, so I had to take her picture.  Today she distributed kits for us to make the Flutter Pattern from the Fat Quarter Book (page 48-51).  This is an easy block.  Just don't forget to make your angles so they kiss!

NEWS!  I'm sure you all have heard of Christmas In July.  Well, the Attic Window Quilt Shop is going to be different.  The shop is having Halloween In July!  How different is that!  You won't say Boo to this....Stop in anytime during the month of July and receive a free Halloween pattern for a table topper!  While there, be sure to check out the specials on Halloween fabrics, patterns, etc.

ALSO:  On Friday and Saturday, July 7 & 8, the shop is having it's once a year Batik SALE!!!!  Chris has been busy cleaning out fabrics and there with be 20-40% off on Batiks only.

QUILT SHOWS:
  • The Lighthouse Quilt Guild's Quilt Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 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
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, June 29
  • Sampler and Bee, Saturday, July 1
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, July 3
  • CLOSED, Tuesday, July 4
  • Knotty Girls, Wednesday, July 5
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, July 6
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, July 8
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Ivory Spring has a link to a free Hope quilt pattern.  (scroll down)
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, June 26, 2017

A FUN UFO DAY AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

When I saw the Scrap Bin Geese Block Tutorial I sent it to Adrienne.  She called me right away and said, "Let's try this.  Meet me at the Attic Window Quilt Shop on Monday.  I have lots of low volume fabric and you can bring your brights and we'll have fun."  I checked the shop calendar and noticed it was UFO day so I figured why not.  We had a great time making these blocks and plan to make more when we get together for Happy Scrappers.  If you'd like to join in, Quilter's Diary has an excellent here.

Nancy was there today working on these beautiful Rose of Sharon blocks.
And Pauline was there making this lovely table runner and place mats.  I can't wait to see these finished.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, June 27
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, June 28
  • Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, June 28
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, June 29
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
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.