Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thimbleberries Meeting

We had our October Thimbleberries meeting tonight--I wish I could freeze frame the glorious weather we've been having here in Virginia! And the trees are coloring up so nicely. I have two possible ways to get to my LQS from my house..a 15 minute drive that is a fast highway trip, or a 20 minute drive that is down a paved 2-lane road with beautiful trees, fields with dark black cattle and some beautiful brown horses. I took the picturesque route tonight! We're still a good week away from peak fall color here, but the scenery was gorgeous nontheless.

So without further ado, here are some shots from our Thimbleberries meeting. Some of us are still working on our fall quilt and some have started their winter one. Both are turning out very nice. And interestingly, it seems everyone had to put their own spin on the fall design. Almost no one made it according to the pattern!

This is my TWIN PEAKS quilt (above). I want it to be more square, and less long and rectangular. I still need to add the green border to it.

A TWIN PEAKS throw for the foot of the bed (above).

Christmas quilt:  My friend Pam does such nice work. She lightened up the background fabric and I had to take a closeup photo for you to see--it has white trees on a white background with little tiny red birds on it! Very cute and festive, and I like how the white brighted up the quilt. Several of us who haven't started our quilts might borrow Pam's idea and use a lighter background.

Most of us participated in the "Mystery Sew Along Project" in Thimbleberries this year, by making bunches of 3.5 x 6.5 inch flying geese. Ann actually sewed hers up as 4 baby quilts to donate to the hospital preemie unit.

I didn't take a picture of the pumpkin cake, but it was yummy!

'till next time, keep stitchin!

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