Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thimbleberries "Love Me Tender"

Our Thimbleberries group met Thursday and I was the guest "teacher" for the class. It was very fun to see everyone's progress on the first quarter "Love Me Tender" project. We talked about piecing (and pressing) the heart blocks, alternate ways to make flying geese, and measuring the quilt top before adding borders. Almost everyone had completed sewing the four heart blossom blocks together. I really do like Thimbleberries patterns. They are very well written, and very accurate. If you follow the directions exactly, you should have no problem with any of their projects.

As part of the class demo, I had 10 green heart blocks sewn together to make 2 of the borders. Today I was able to complete the last ten heart blocks and get the borders on. Now I only have to add the final border. I'd like to get this to my machine quilter in enough time to have it back for our March meeting.

On a hopeful note, they are predicting 1-4 inches of snow overnight here in the Richmond area. If we do get 3 or 4 inches, they'll probably give us a snow day tomorrow...I can stay home and sew! I can only hope!

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