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Sunday, December 10, 2017

MAKING SWEATPEA PODS AND CLASS CHANGE

During Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Diana (above) told us not to throw away the half square triangles left over from when we made our Bendy Bag.  She told us we could use those triangles to make the little Sweatpea Pods.  Since Rosa and I didn't have time to make those during Craft day, Diana graciously said she would show us how during Happy Scrappers.  We were grateful and traveled through our first snow to make it to the shop on Saturday.
Above, Rosa shows us her two SweatPea Pods that she made that day.
 Diana worked right along with us and above she shows us the four pods that she made.
Above are the Pods that I made.  They are small but will be great for traveling.  I like how you can fit a spool of thread and bobbin into the Pod.  The other one will be filled with Candy nutritious things for my trip.   What is even more important, they were basically free since they were made of left over fabric which would have probably been tossed.  We did have to buy one zipper and an extra pull, but that was practically nothing.  What a fun project.  I bet little kids would find a use for them too.  You can get the pattern at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
A special thank you to Diana for her excellent teaching.  BTW, Diana's Ornament Placemat Make It Take It class which was scheduled for Monday, Dec. 11, has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 14th.  So you still have time to make this placemat/table topper/wall hanging.  Call the shop to register.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Beginning Hand Embroidery, Tuesday, Dec. 12 (p.m.)
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 13
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Thursday, Dec. 14
  • Make It Take It Key Fobs, Friday, Dec. 15
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Dec. 16
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, December 7, 2017

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS ORNAMENT?

 Melanie and 
Lois joined me last Wednesday in Marilyn's Ornament Class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Don't their ornaments look great!
 These ornaments were fun to make, but there was a lot of sewing and cutting involved.
 And some turning and sewing.
 And some folding and sewing.
And more folding and sewing.  All in all, it was a fun class and I loved the ornaments we made.
This is the ornament I made.
Marilyn is such a great teacher and made the class so much fun that I had make another one when I got home.  The pattern is Holiday Stars by Poor House Quilt Designs.  It includes directions for both a 6 and 8 point stars for decorating gifts and your house.  You can get it at the Attic Windows Quilt Shop.

DON'T FORGET: Chris has another Make It Take It class on Friday, Dec. 8th.  Join her in using your 60 deg. ruler to make a Christmas Table runner and Table topper.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Make It Take It Easy Table Topper, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 13
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
  • Make It Take It Key Fobs, Friday, Dec. 15
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ANOTHER MAKE IT TAKE IT AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

 Another Make It Take It class is being held at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Above is the beginnings of this easy table runner.  You will learn how to use your 60 deg. ruler when you take this fun class from Chris on Friday, Dec. 8th. 
When cutting the fabric for the table runner, you will have enough left over to make this smaller table topper.  You can make these easy and quick items in time for decorating for the holidays or to give as gifts.  Call the shop and register today!

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Dec. 7
  • Make It Take It Easy Table Topper, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 13
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
  • Make It Take It Key Fobs, Friday, Dec. 15
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Sister of the Divide has a tutorial for some stacking fun where you create your own blocks.  What fun.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SCRAPPY AAND BEAUTIFUL

While at the Attic Window Quilt Shop the other day, Chris and Marilyn showed us this beautiful quilt that a customer made.
This is a little closer view.  Kristy P. made this quilt out of scraps left over from a BOM that she took last year at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I understand that she used the Pineapple Tool to make these blocks.  This quilt is stunning!  And you can say it was free.  I like the sound of that, don't you!

Kristy wasn't at the shop that day.  I hope she doesn't mind that we put it on the blog.  I couldn't resist showing you this beautiful quilt.  Chris said it was okay. 😊
I'm looking forward to taking Marilyn's Make It Take It Ornament class tomorrow.  It's not too late to join us.  The class starts at 11 a.m.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Make It Take It tree Ornament, Wednesday, Dec. 6
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Dec. 7
  • Make It Take It Easy Table Topper, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 13
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
  • Make It Take It Key Fobs, Friday, Dec. 15
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Moda Bake Shop has a tutorial for a Cottage Stars Quilt.  I like that I can use my scraps to make this one.  Check it out.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, December 3, 2017

CRAFT DAY AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

It was a fantastic Christmas Craft Day at the Attic Window Quilt Shop this past Friday.  I look forward to this day every year.  Above Diana and Rosa show us the little Sweet Pea Pods they made from left over fabric from our first project.
 Our first project was this Bendy Bag.  I got so involved in making the bag that I forgot to take pictures.
Above, Chris shows us these darling Candy coasters which were our next project.
Carol H. is so clever.  She made this one and jazzed it up with a fancy stitch on her machine.  I love it!
Marilyn shows us our next project.  She called it a bread basket but I can see so many uses for it.
Above is Rosa with her project finished.
The pattern for the Nesting Bread Baskets shows it in two different sizes.
Above Chris shows us our next project, Triangle Pocket Ornaments. You can see them in the last photo of my finished projects.  I'm filling them with goodies for my great grandchildren.
Somewhere along the way we stopped for lunch.  Everyone brought a dish to pass and Oh, My was it good.  During lunch Chris gave each of us this tree and some candy.  The tree is actually two fat quarters.  What a nice gift!  Thank you Chris.
 Back to work!  We made this adorable Snowman Mat or Wall Hanging. 
From the left over fabrics we made the above coaster!
Carol H. also made this darling little heart for her snowman, using the YoYo maker.
 Coleen (left) and Jan show us some of their projects they worked on that day.
 Barb shows us her Bread Basket.
 Sue (left) and Lynn were too busy sewing to hold up their finished projects.  But I think they were having a good time teasing me.  Those rascals wore each other's name tags making me think I'm losing my mind!
 Yvonne (left) and Rosa show us their Snowman mats.
Carol H. (left) and Phyllis show us some of their projects.

 And I have to show you my projects.  I finished all six projects the next day. 
And I still have fabric and projects to complete.  Chris sent us home with fabric for another Candy coaster, a Snowflake Coaster, and the YoYo heart.  Then I had fabric left from the Bread Basket.  Too pretty to toss.  And then there are the pieces left over from the Bendy Bag so I can make the Sweet Pea Pods.  Diana said she would help me with those. 

It was a wonderful day and a special Thanks to Chris, Diana, and Marilyn for making kits and spending the day helping us to make these wonderful projects.  I'm not showing my daughter the snowman this year.  We made a different one last year and she snapped it up right away and took it home with her.  LOL  You can read about last year's Craft Day here.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Charity Quilts, Monday, Dec. 4
  • Bee, Tuesday, Dec. 5
  • Make It Take It tree Ornament, Wednesday, Dec. 6
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Dec. 7
  • Make It Take It Easy Table Topper, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Happy Scrappers, Saturday, Dec. 9
  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Dec. 13
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
  • Make It Take It Key Fobs, Friday, Dec. 15
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • APQS has a free skill builder pattern.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Thursday, November 30, 2017

MAKE IT TAKE IT CLASSES AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Another new Make It Take It class has been added to the December calendar at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  On Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Diana will be showing you how to make these colorful zipper key fobs.  What a wonderful Christmas gift these would make.  Call the shop to register.

There will also be a MITI class on Friday, Dec. 8 from 10-12 noon.  You can make an Easy Table Runner with Chris.

Don't forget these MITI classes too:
 Make this ornament with Diana on Wednesday, Dec. 6.  Kits provided.
Make this Christmas Ornament Placemat with Diana on Monday, Dec. 11.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Christmas Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 1
  • Make It Take It tree Ornament, Wednesday, Dec. 6
  • Make It Take It Easy Table Topper, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
  • Make It Take It Key Fobs, Friday, Dec. 15
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Life In The Scrapatch  has a tutorial and pattern for a Kitty Kaddy Clutch for that little girl in your life.  
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BEES IN THE ATTIC MEET AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Shirley was queen this month when the Bees In The Attic Bee Hive met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today.  Above Queen Shirley shows off the blocks that the hive members made for her.
This is a close up of the blocks.  Shirley provided the fabrics and told us which pattern to use.  However, to make her quilt she will need a few more blocks so she is going to be a busy little bee.
Next month Peggy will be Queen of the hive.  She shows us which block she wants us to make.
This is a closeup of the block.  The pattern is Emblem and on page 22 of the Fat Quarter book.  Peggy distributed kits with the fabrics she wanted us to use and asks that any pieces of fabric that you do not use, including the small triangles you will be cutting off, to be returned to her.  She has a special use for them.  For those Hive members who could not attend today please pick up your kits at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.
You may remember that last month we gave Queen Pat these heart blocks.  Above Pat shows us one of the two small quilts that she made with them.  So cute!  

REMEMBER:  The hive does NOT meet during the month of December but will meet two times in January.  We will meet Wednesday, Jan. 3 and again on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Christmas Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 1
  • Make It Take It tree Ornament, Wednesday, Dec. 6
  • Make It Take It Easy Table Topper, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A QUILT FOR A CHILD IS THE BEST

I love kid's quilts and this one is adorable!  Cathy M. made this lovely quilt for her Grandson (her first grandchild).  This is a keepsake.  
Above is Cathy's grandson sitting on his quilt.  I think he likes it!  So cute.
Thanks Cathy for sharing with us.  

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, Nov. 29
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Christmas Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 1
  • Make It Take It tree Ornament, Wednesday, Dec. 6
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Joy With A Purpose has a tutorial for a sleeping bag for a doll that you can get at the Dollar Store.  This is a quick, easy, inexpensive gift for that child in your life.
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, November 27, 2017

ANOTHER MAKE IT TAKE IT CLASS AT ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

There is a new Make It and Take It class being offered at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Come and make this new ornament placemat/wall hanging with Diana. 
 
This Make It Take It class is on Monday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Kits will be cut and ready to go.  Additional kits will be available for purchase during class.  Call the shop to register.

AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Beg. Embroidery (evening), Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, Nov. 29
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Christmas Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 1
  • Make It Take It tree Ornament, Wednesday, Dec. 6
  • Make It Take It Ornament Placemat, Monday, Dec. 11
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, November 26, 2017

LET THE SEWING BEGIN

Hello Quilters.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  After my company left I got down to the business of sewing.  I have a lot to get finished before Christmas.  Today I made a couple more Dopp Kits and some snap bags.  Did you get any sewing done?

 Don't Forget:
  • Christmas Craft Day, is Friday, Dec. 1.  Register now!!!
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
  • UFO Day, Monday, Nov. 27
  • Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Beg. Embroidery (evening), Tuesday, Nov. 28
  • Bees In The Attic Bee Hive, Wednesday, Nov. 29
  • Doll Bee, Thursday, Nov. 30
  • Christmas Craft Day, Friday, Dec. 1
  • Make It Take It, Wednesday, Dec. 6
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
  • Quiltscapes has a tutorial for an adorable little monster coloring bag.  I wish my great grandchildren were still at the age where they would want one of these.  
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.