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Dec 20, 2010 - BOM, Clubs, Quilt Patterns    4 Comments

2011 Thimbleberries Club and BOM Quilt!

It’s that time again.  A new year is coming and a new Thimbleberries Block of the Month Quilt will be starting.  Unlike other BOM that you can start anytime, the Thimbleberries runs January to December.  So don’t miss it!   

There are two colorways…

Border Blast Southern Skies

Border Blast Northern Lights

 

You can also choose between a queen size (96″ x 112″) or a large throw size (74″ x 90″).  The queen size has an additional finishing kit in month 12 for $47.95.

Each month you will receive your block pattern and all the fabrics needed for $16.95.  Easy enough to made just one block a month, right?  When you are finished you’ll just need to purchase backing and batting (even the binding is included in the kits!).  

But, each month, you will also recieve a bonus pattern for a wall hanging that uses that month’s block.   That’s 12 quilt patterns!   If you make each wall hanging each month you will have plenty of Christmas gifts ready for next Christmas with no pressure, just fun!   Or keep a few (or all of them!) and hang one or two in the bedroom that uses the quilt and you can change them every once in a while.  

The block of the month ships around the 3rd week of every month and is billed when shipped.   If “someone” hasn’t found the perfect gift yet and wants to get you a really nice Christmas gift, but not pay for it all at once…. this just might be it!

Or treat yourself!

Jan 18, 2010 - BOM, Quilt Patterns    No Comments

Two New Block of the Month Quilt Patterns

New year, new projects. I know, we all have UFOs and we pull them out and work a bit and sometimes we finish one but starting a new project is always fun. Block of the Month quilt patterns are great because youget to start something new without the guilt of having another UFO …. if you keep up and make your block each month it’ll be a finished project! Here’s two new BOMs.

Sunflower Hill is a country village of five Sunflower themed houses along with Sunflower and Crow applique blocks and a picket fence border. The instructions are for machine piecing and fusible applique. Quilt finishes at 70″ x 70″. If you like country charm this is it!

Lovebird Lane is just too cute! (I’m currently working on two BOMs but I’m so very tempted to start this one also – I don’t think I’ll be able to hold out much longer!) The pretty blue lovebirds go about their day busy with gardening, special deliveries, tea, and quilting. The blocks and the pretty tulip border are easy piecing with no templates. This one finishes at 72″ X 62″.

Both of these are six month projects. Start now and you’ll be finished by Summer.

Do you want to be kept busya little longer?

Playtime is a nine month project…..

and Stars Around The Garden is also a nine month project.

Crazy about stars? Star Light, Star Bright will have you starry eyed for 12 months.

And that’s not all -there are eleven more! Check them out.

Nov 21, 2009 - BOM, Clubs, Patterns, Quilt Patterns    No Comments

Thimbleberries 2010 – Sign Up Now!

Village Green is the name of the 2010 Thimbleberries Block Of the Month.  We are offering the quilt in two different color ways.

Dawn

or Dusk

 

You can also choose the size: a large lap quilt 72″ x 84″ or a queen size 96″ x 106″.   Each quilt has a village of ten homes along with trees, flowers and stars.  The queen size quilt has an extra border of stars between the two borders shown here.

Unlike other Block of the Month quilts which don’t matter when you start, the Thimbleberries will begin in January and continue through December of 2010.  So don’t miss out!

Here’s how it works.  Join the Thimbleberries Club.   Each month you will receive a pattern for a portion of the quilt along with all the fabric you will need for that portion.  The finishing kit will include the binding fabric; you will need to purchase the batting and backing separately.  Also included will be a pattern for a separate project.  Sometimes it will be a table runner, or a small quilt, or a wallhanging.  Something different each month.  Both of the patterns will be in one full color booklet with plenty of illustrations to make construction easy.  You will also receive a personal newsletter from Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries.  Membership in the Thimbleberries Club entitles you to take advantage of special discount offers.

Feb 4, 2009 - BOM, Quilt Patterns    No Comments

Kids & Quilts – They Go Together

Kids and Quilts… sometimes they are made just for each other . . .

Bears at the Beach is a quilt that can be a family project.  It will look great on the wall or on a child’s bed and will be a great keepsake. 

Each square is first colored with crayons.  Then they are stitched with DMC thread.  The older kids might want to help with this.  Then it’s all put together to make a 53″ X 69″ quilt.  If you’re heading south for a vacation this winter, this might be a good project to take along.  If you have a rainy day you can still spend time “at the Beach!”  

BFF – Dresses & Do’s uses a new technique called Swap-lique.  The appliques can be swapped and changed over and over.   Little girls will have so much fun with this quilt.  They can dress the best friends in different outfits, change their hair and give them different pets.  They might even want to get involved in searching through your scrap bags to find just the right fabric for the dresses. 

It finishes at 26″ X 41″ so it’s big enough to be a “lap quilt” for a little one when she’s not playing with it.   More patterns will be available in the future with more outfits and pets and accessories for everyday and for holidays.  What little girl wouldn’t love this quilt?

This next quilt is for the kid in you.  Don’t feel quite so enthused anymore about braving the cold to build a snowman?  Stay warm inside and build an entire collection of snowmen along with their friends. 

The Snowman Collector Block of the Month will keep you in snowmen all through the summer and you’ll be ready to cuddle under your finished quilt next winter.

Next time you browse through the quilt patterns at Quilters Warehouse have your kids sit with you so they can let you know what they like too.  Who knows, you may have a future quilter in your home!

Dec 31, 2008 - BOM    No Comments

Try a New Block of the Month

What a great idea!  A new year - a new block of the month!

Add some whimsy to your world.  Angels Four All Seasons can be made as a large quilt 64″ X 80″  or make several wall hangings… one for each season.  Hang them as a grouping or hang just one and switch it for the season.

PlayTime would be a great one to start when there’s a new baby born to someone close to you.  It’s a nine month project so it’ll be ready for the baby’s first birthday.  Most BOMs have a bigger price tag on the last shipment because it includes the extra fabric needed for the borders and layout.  This one gets the big one out of the way right at the start.  The first month has a lot of fabric for the rest of the months so that the dye lot matches.  The blocks have lots of toys and some traditional blocks. 

If you’re itching to get started, Heart & Home ships around the 5th of the month.  You could be sewing this beautiful quilt by next week!  The colors are so pretty and romantic.  And no wonder – this quilt was made with the fabric line “Return to Romance” by Maywood Studio.  Start now and you’ll be finished by summer as this is a six month Block of the Month.

There are several more Block of the Month projects (18 in all!).  So instead of a New Year’s resolution, make a New Year’s “reservation” for a block of the month.  After you’ve done that, browse the rest of the quilt patterns and find a few projects to work on in between your BOM blocks.

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