Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tumbling along

This post over at Sweet P Quilting reminded me that I have a stack of Tumblers that needed to be made into a quilt top. When cutting them a while back, I thought that a nice chocolate brown fabric border will show the edges of the tumblers nicely. So, I bought and pre-washed the fabric , and then put it with the Tumblers that I can cut it  and start a.s.a.p.

Hah! A.s.a.p… Famous last words. Anyway, after reading the post, I got out the fabric and blocks that very same day and got to work the next day.  (Thanks for the reminder and inspiration, Sweet P Quilting!!!) So far I have only made the blocks into strips, but will be joining the strips together tomorrow and finish that baby.

I used 3 Sweetwater ‘Pure’ charm packs for the Tumblers.

Strips all done, waiting to be joined. (This pic shows only the bottom strips, but what do you think? Choc fabric too much?)

Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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Back in 5 minutes…

You know when you get to a shop, and on the door is a hastily scribbled note announcing that he/she will Be back in 5 minutes? Inevitably, it is never just 5 minutes, because if he/she was in the habit of going to grab a coffee, or pick up the newspaper every so often, there would be a neatly printed sign announcing their 5 minute absence.  (You can just as well pitch a tent to make the wait more comfortable, because nowhere on that note does it state when the mysterious 5 minutes started, or when it will be over.)

That hand scribbled note can just as well say: Something popped up and who knows when I’ll be back.

That’s what happened with this blog. I was hoping that by now it would be up and nicely moving along, but it took just one call from a frantic friend breathlessly stating that she doesn’t have enough sewn items for the stall she booked at a local market to throw a sizeable spanner in the works. Enter chaos. Enter days of making tote bags, coin purses, pencil cases, pin cushions, and even a few sets of earrings.

Said frantic friend picked up the last of the items last night, and all is (relatively) quiet at Casa Thimble again. Great. I love quiet. Quiet means I can start a new quilt today!

I’ll leave you with a (crappy phone) photo of the quilt top I finished end of August. This week I’ll quilt it and finish it up. I call this one Cheerful Cherries, and it was made using 3 Mary Engelbreit ‘Recipe for Friendship’ charm packs.

Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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Hello, everyone!

It will take another day or two to get things organized here at Casa Thimble, and then the blog will be up and running!

Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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