Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I love my Thimbles

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I so look forward to Thimbles weekend and when Saturday afternoon comes, I am sad knowing that it will be another month before we get together again.This month was no exception.
Ms Queen of all the Thimbles previewed the next quarter features.  Good things are acoming!

One of the newest temptations is a mystery quilt "Shhh...Don't Tell!"  And I won't be telling or showing so as not to ruin other's surprise.  But I have made my color selection as was the requirement for step one.  It is a 2 color quilt.  My constant will be as shown on the left top picture.  It is a  purple/taupy color.  I am going to be making this from stash.  No new fabric.  Don't remember just why I bought this fabric.  I think I intended it for a backing  I guess I should leave myself notes on my purchases!

The other picture is Swap 5.  Several of my table mates love to swap.  Kristie (the math coordinator figured out what we needed to swap)   this time it is about a gazillion 1 1/2 inch strips.  Quilt was featured on the cover of American Patchwork august 2011.  We are doing this one in "romantic florals".  I love my other swap quilts with the exception of the first one.  I made that one, didn't like the look, took it apart, changed the blocks and still hated it.  I gave the top away!

Back to my Thimbles.  We have been together quite awhile.  We have Pat our fearless leader, Sir Quilt Dude-her faithful sidekick (and the man who gave me the go ahead to retire) and so many talented and friendly gals.  Yes we sew and share our ideas and quilts BUT it is sooo much more.  Everyone should have some thimbles-they make life bearable!

1 wonderful peoplecomments:

Brenda said...

Love your mystery fabrics.