Thursday, July 19, 2007

Progress in the Quilt Club

as each month passes, I enjoy the Thimbleberries quilt club even more--this month's block was most difficult for this relatively new person to sane quilting (meaning, other than crazy quilting) and to my disbelief, I love this one the best, so far. I have yet to complete entire blocks, meaning the tulips were to be sewn in groups of four but I am not certain I will be doing it the way it is stated. I like to change things around, as in crocheting, where I always change something I dont like about a pattern. In the blue and gold block, I changed the setting on the camera colors but the second is closer to the color of the fabric than the first one. I took my time, made this in about 2 hours including cutting time and am really amazed that it came out so well. This block is 16 1/2 inches square!!! The Tulips, well, I had trouble with these
and the stems are pointing in the wrong directions according to the instructions. LOL--i dont care...One can see by this that my quilt will already be different than others' - hehehehe I did however, match the colors in the right manner, I simply goofed when the sewing came along!

This block, is not true to color either but I really like this one as well--this is about 14 inches square. This one was not as difficult as the others and I have already been asked by several in the club to help them with theirs! Tweo are really struggling with them. It is already favorite, second to the one up top!

This block is not one of my favorites, tho time consuming, it was relatively easy. It is 24 inches and I think is the biggest block for the quilt. This one will have window treatments for panes, and I may just do my own thing here as well. I think embellishments would look great in the window box, maybe curtains in the window---that will all come about later on...
and the hearts were the first block in the series. well, I was trying to figure out which pattern of fabric was which, then I dropped them on the floor and gave up so now--the colors are in the wrong places but the idea is correct--another block that wont look like others' quilts! LOL....this block really was a no-brainer, but goes to show you I can even mess that up!

Each time we show up for the club. each time we have sew and tell, complete our block, we are rewarded with a Thimbleberry buck. These are to be used at the end of the year, Christmas, and we can exchange those bucks for whatever we want to purchase from all the goodies that come out during the year, that we wouldnt necessarily get from the meetings themselves...Lynette Jensen has a line of Fall and Christmas fabrics already released and designs for projects with these. Also, each time we purchase Thimbleberry fabric at the quilt shop, we receive another of these I try to limit my fabric cuts to one each time I visit the shop. ;o) At the rate I am going, I will have lots of money to spend. ((~.~)) We also play block bingo, and have door prizes and eat! and I have made new friends---hehehehe I may have to do this again next year *~*CAROLE*~*


Franie said...

Carole, my heart sings with joy to hear the happiness in your blog. You have made new friends in your living area (you are sociable like me) and you are having so much fun. Your work is outstanding already and the fact you put something together a different way does not make it "wrong"--it's like making lemonade out of lemons! I really like your tulips and that house block--wish it was the one I have to do 10 of--but it is not so I whine a little. The one I am doing has umpteen pieces.

Susan said...

It's great to see all of these together like this. I think I'd be tempted to put the tulips in at corners of borders. All the blocks are wonderful, and it's obvious you are having fun with it. Vive la difference!

Solstitches said...

I'm not very experienced at quilting either but I love what you're doing.
Thimblerries are my absolute favourite fabrics and designs.