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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lotus Blossom

I am really proud of this quilt. This is the Strip Club Quilt for July. I had the opportunity to make the sample for this months Strip club.

The name of the quilt is Lotus Blossom. I pieced it and Jeremy quilted it.

I was super excited and also super nervous. I had never been asked to do a sample quilt before.

Hope all of you like it and have fun picking out the colors for your own Lotus Blossom Quilt.

Quilting Hugs, Paula

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


When Jeremy at Thimble Towne told me that the shop would be doing a Block of the Month out of Batiks. I automatically said "sign me up"

Well Saturday we received our first block.

I did snap a few photos of the quilt and tried to get a few of the individual blocks. The colors are a lot more vibrant compared to how they look on the computer. I fell in love.

Here a few of the different blocks

I am not sure what order we will be making them in.

and another block

Now for the best part. The whole quilt.

Isn't it just breath taking!!!

It is not to late to start one yourself. Just contact Jeremy so he can get you started.

Thanks for dropping by. Happy Quilting, Paula

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Few Photos I missed .

Every month we have a drawing for the strips for the following month, You can enter the drawing by having your quilt top completed from the month before.

Here is Nathan drawing the winning number.

Here is Audery giving Nathan a hug for drawing her number.

Couldnot pass up getting this photo of Greg and Nathan in their Red Sox shirts. What fun. Huge Red Sox Fans.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Strip Club At Thimble Towne

As some of you may know. Barbara and Lee have had to discontinue Strip Club at the Manor for the summer. There has been a family emergency and if you could all pleases keep Barbara's family in your prayers. Thanks.

Saturday we had Strip Club at Thimble Towne. First photo up is Jeremy showing us what we will be working on this month. The name of the quilt is Braidwork. It is made using Stonehenge fabrics. Wow! I love it. can't wait to get to work on mine.

I know, you always want to know which shoes Jeremy has on so......For Saturday it was his bright yellow ones.

Here is Braidwork completed.


This is Audrey's Four Square

Brenda's Four Square. She is still in her Purple period.

I can't remember her name, but she drove all the way from Bakersfield to be with us. Her fabric for her borders has not arrived yet, but....if you notice the small green squares on her white, that is the color of one of the borders. Can't wait to see it finished.

Can't remember this ladies name also but I do know she just purchased a new long arm. Aren't her colors just beautiful. I really like her color choice.

I made a baby quilt out of my strips. I did make my quilt reversible. I did now really follow the pattern and did my own thing. Here is the back.

This is the front of the quilt. Both sides are done differently.

Here is Victoria's Quilt. She is still stuck on Green. That is her favorite color just in case you did not know.

Cheryl's four square in Red White and Blue

Onto other quilts the ladies had completed.

This is Cheryl's Samurai Squares. Love it done in the bright colors.

Natahan's Yellow Brick Road in Halloween fabrics.

Victoria's Twirling.

Victoria's Double Diamond using her own layout.

Well Folks. That's all for today. Hope you enjoyed Show and Tell. Happy Quilting Paula

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My First Landscape Quilt Finished

I was determined to finish this landscape quilt. I had never made one before (always wanted to). The class I took at Thimble Towne Quilt store was the winner. The teacher was Phyllis Brinkley and she provided everything other than your pins and scissors. She had three types of batting to choose from when you put your landscape together to quilt. I chose a thicker batting and am glad I did as it made some of the areas really poof out (the rocks, mountains etc.) Quilting this little jewel was fun. Since I had never done anything like this. Certain areas you did differently. The sky....the water. the bushes, the trees. All different stitches. I did a figure 8, funny zig-zag, long stitch, and several others that I don't remember what they were called but I did them.

This is a close up. You can see some of the stitches a little better. It was quite fun and a huge learning experience. Would I do it again? You bet. Of course I bet it would take me years to collect all the great materials that Phyllis had.

thanks for dropping by. Happy Quilting, Paula

Monday, June 13, 2011

More Works in Progress

Here are a few more of the ladies works in progress

This young lady was going to use her landscape on a purse. Phyllis had one that she showed and was just beautiful so......this one should turn our wonderful.

Look at this tree.....and notice the eagle at the right.

Everyone's just turned out so beautiful and yet so different from each others.

Another. love the flowers which look like they are coming right out of the rocks.

Desert scene. Notice the red rocks. Reminds me of Arizona and New Mexico.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting, Paula

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Students works in progress

Here are some of the landscapes in progress of all the different students.

I did not get names of the artists will just have to look at the pretty scenes.

Love the purple mountains. Just stunning.

Now remember these are works in progress.

Notice the waterfall coming down in this one. Just beautiful.

This one reminds me of Lake Tahoe.

This one reminds me of a woodland lake. Love the blooming flowers in the front. So pretty.

I will try to show you some more tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting, Paula

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Phyllis Binkley Landscape Class

Today I attended a Landscape Class at Thimble Towne with the teacher Phyllis Brinkley

Here is a photo of Phyllis giving us directions as to what to look for in different pieces of material to draw the landscapes we wish.

What a wonderful day. She had so many photo examples for us to work from and tons and tons of landscape fabrics. It really made the decisions hard to know where to start.

Phyllis had at least 20 samples through out the room of some of her landscapes. What an inspirations she was.

Here is Jeremy and Phyllis during show and tell.

You will have to forgive my photos. I am using a new photo program and have not found the place in it to crop the photos but you should still be able to see the mail photos.

Here are some of the attendees. I believe there were 19 or 20. I don't remember if I counted myself in there.

Another example of more of Phyllis's work

I believe this one was done using the felting method. I may have mixed it up but it is still just beautiful.

Will show you more tomorrow. Am tired and going to go get my jammies on and relax.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting, Paula

Friday, June 3, 2011

Yesterday was a busy busy day. I sewed at Thimble town's open sew. Carol. Thanks for letting me hitch a ride with you.

My bank account took a big hit yesterday. I had to pick up my material for June 18th class. We will be doing a quilt called Braidwork.

You can see the material I picked out for mine on the left. I had a few people come back and look at my neutral fabric. What can I say. I love neutrals and collect them, so there were only a little over 9 yards left on this bolt so I bought the whole bolt. If you find a neutral you like, buy the bolt is my saying. Last both of neutrals I got four quilts out of it.

I love the Stonehenge fabric line. It is right up my alley. I love all things in fall colors.

Karen and Carol are holding the quilt sample so I could get a photo of it. If you peek, you can see Carol's feet. Cute feet huh.

I also bought a new Stonehenge kit. but you will have to wait for another day to see the photo of it.

Brenda and Diane, I have your cutting instructions. Will bring them on Monday.

Have a great quilting day, Paula