Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thimbleberries Wednesday

Today is the last Wednesday of the month. And for those lovers of 
Thimbleberries patterns, this means this could be your day to join us as we sew a project as part of the Thimbleberries Sew Day.

I've made many Thimbleberries quilts, wall hangings, and table runners over the years. Most have been gifted to family and friends.  But I do still have a favorite Thimbleberries cuddle quilt in the house. This one is called Picnic Potluck from the book, Laura's Garden. I did the piecing, and my mother-in-law, an avid quilter for years, did the hand quilting for me as a Christmas gift!

So, what's this Sew Day all about! On the last Wednesday of each month, we work on a Thimbleberries project of our own choice.  There is absolutely no pressure to participate. For example, I joined the growing group of Thimbleberries folks about six weeks ago, and forgot all about it last month! No hate mail "naughty you" emails. We are a happy group and all we want to do is share the love of Thimbleberries for one day a month, because, if you are like me, you are a little bit love it all!

How to join? Just do it! Click on the button that looks like this on the sidebar:

You'll be transported to Bejeweled Quilts by Barb. Send her an email and she'll add your name to the list of participants posted on her blog. Just scroll down on her sidebar and you'll see the list of quilters who may be in their sewing rooms right now working on a Thimbleberries quilt. Check them out and get your sewing machine whirring.

What am I going to work on today? I have lots of books and patterns to choose from.  Here is a pic of my collection that I just gathered together in the last few minutes.

Plus, there are some beautiful free patterns on Lynette Jensen`s Thimbleberries web site that may be calling my name.  One in particular is the Flying Geese Charm Quilt.  It could be a perfect size to start today, so my plan is to go through my fabrics and start cutting. Maybe on the next Thimbleberries Sew Day, I'll start to actually sew it. No pressure!

If you`ve been following my blog, you know I get so excited about quilts, fabrics, patterns, etc. Thimbleberries is just one of so many quilting companies that give me inspiration and fuel my passion for quilting.

And today is definitely a great day for quilting!  


  1. I have a few of those books myself....gotta get busy...

  2. what a wonderful excuse to sew and start a new project but I have book club today.

  3. I think you both did an upstanding job!! I am quilting too!! I'm about to post what I'm working on!! Hugs.

  4. I have some of those thimbleberrie books as well, I love Thimbleberrie patterns .Your quilt is lovely .

  5. Hi, Lesley, I just joined last month too but I told Barb I wouldn't work on anything in December. I picked out what I will be working on later today and can't wait to get home to play. I love Thimbleberries books and patterns. I've done several in the past too and I'm looking forward to sewing with all of y'all this year. Have fun.

  6. Your quilt is gorgeous.Have fun sewing!


Thank you so much for visiting me. I enjoy writing about my quilting projects and am so glad that you enjoy reading about them. I will certainly reply if you leave a comment. Thanks again!