Monday, April 23, 2012


Our Thimbleberries group met last Thursday, and since we are all doing the same quilt, I didn't have anything in particular to show you. So, here are some other Thimbleberries quilts I can share with you. The first top is my most recent project called "Halloween Party" from the book You're Invited. You're Invited is one of those seasonal books that I love so much--projects for each of the four seasons that you can use to keep in step with the seasons.  It is by Lynette Jensen, copyrighted in 2005, but I bet you can still find copies available. The inside cover says "Join us for a whole year of quilting inspirations to help you make your home festive for every occasion." For whatever reason, I don't have any decorations specific to Halloween. I go from fall theme--apples, multi-colored leaves and Indian corn, straight to Christmas. So I decided that this year I need to make a few Halloween quilts, and buy a few Halloween decorations. Here's the cover of the book I used, and here's my table-topper quilt. I'll send it out to my favorite long-armer, Joyce, to finish the quilting. Oh, and here's a page from Lynette's book with the quilt on display for Halloween.

I have another Thimbleberry quilt to show you. This is a "UFO" that I started at least 5 years ago. Our Thimbleberries group had a friendship swap with the mitten blocks. Each of us made mitten blocks--one for each person in the swap. We had to have a Christmas design of some sort on the mitten, and the fabrics had to be Thimbleberries. This truly is a favorite top of mine--I have to get it quilted for this year! I'm sorry, but I don't remember which book the pattern for the mitten was in. I can tell you, the mitten block is 6 inches square.

The last photo is another Thimbleberries UFO...I cannot remember where the pattern came from, and I have a sneaking suspicion that the pattern may be a Pat Sloan design, not a Thimbleberries design. But I could be wrong! I was learning to machine applique with this project, and I think it turned out pretty well. Another UFO to quilt...this is small enough I should be able to machine quilt it myself. It's actually a fall design (the acorns and pumpkins say fall to me) but the colors are very Christmasy...perhaps it can go either way!

Till next time, keep stitchin!

1 comment:

  1. Your quilts are so beautiful! I'm thinking of making the center blocks in our new TB quilt to have one different material in each one. Everyone is saying they don't like the 2 blues together so . . .

    Who knows!?! See you soon and hope all is well.