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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hunter Star

I took the Hunter Star class at Thimble Towne with Jeremy.  It was a new technique with a special ruler.  Your points were perfect.  I took some photos of some of the quilts.  Did not get them all as we were missing some of the gals for the second class.   I even forgot to take a photo of my own. 

This is Cheryl's Quilt on the design wall.  When she is finished it will be queen size.

This is Diane B's wall hanging.  I love her colors. 

Here it is again with her starting to put her first borders on.  Can't wait to see it finished. 

This is Brenda's.  I just put a few of her blocks out so you could see how gorgeous it will be.  She is making a large throw size I believe so......I just love the contrast. You can't miss her stars.

I will show you mine when I am finished with the borders and get some photos. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Encourage each other in quilting. Paula

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today was Strip Club at Thimble Towne

Once a month I try to always attend Strip Club at Thimble Towne.  We use 2-1/2" strips to make quilts.  Here are some of the quilts shown today. 
We always have to see which shoes Jeremy is wearing.  Here is today's. 

This Christmas Tree was made by Diane Holmes.  It is make using the mini twister.  This whole thing is about 12" by 18"  I just love how it turned out.  great job Diane.

This quilt is called Jelly Beans and was made by Joan.  Sorry I don't have Joan's last name.  It really turned out great.  Now to get mine finished.  Ha Ha.  It will be a while before I can even get back to mine.

This is Cheryl's quilt.  Notice it is completely finished and she even added an extra border.  It turned our beautiful.  Of course this will probably make Brenda jealous since it is PURPLE,

This is a mini completed by Diane Holmes.  She took the pattern and reduced it down.  It is a great crib size.  Now I want to reduce mine.  Really like how it turned out.

Diane Brown's quilt.  Her background is just so darn neat.  I love how it goes between greens and yellow. Her blocks really pop out.

Shoot.  I just forgot her name.  She is from Bakersfield and her name just went right out of my mind.  This quilt is king size.  Of course I love it as the background is Orange.  I love Orange.

This quilt is Brenda's.  Notice the dark purple background.  Again the blocks just pop out at you.  Really like how it turned out.

This quilt is mine.  My background is totally different than anyone else's.  My background is brown with lots of other colors in it. 

This beautiful green quilt is Jeannie's.  I love the blue's and brown's.  The best part is Jeannie got the whole top completed.  Way to go Jeannie.

Random shots of some of the work we did today. This one the background is black

This one the backgroud is brown.

Notice the background fabric on Diane's quilt.  I just love it.  I can't wait to see it all put together.

This is Cheryl's and she graphed her quilt top out as it wil be all pinks and purples with her dark background.  It should be beautiful when finished.

This is a photo of next months quilt.  Love, Love, Love the bright colors.

Sorry, Jeremy is sideways and I can't get blogger to turn him right side up. 

Well, that is all for this trip into Quilt Land. 
Encourage each other in Quilting.  Paula

Friday, May 11, 2012


This is JJ.  He decided the foot petal to my sewing machine would make a wonderful pillow.  He just makes me laugh.  Thought you all would get a chuckle out of it also. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Los Osos Quilting Retreat

Our semi-annual retreat at Los Osos was held this past Friday 4/27 throught Tuesday 5/1 - - - Most of us attended the Seven Sisters Quilt Show at the Madonna Inn.  It was a very nice show and of course while we were there we had to visit The THIMBLE TOWNE BOOTH. We had a great time and believe me everyone could here us laugh through out the quilt show. 

None of these photos are in order.  I just downloaded all of them,  Hope you all enjoy them as much as I did.

The retreat was wonderful and we had a great time.  Of course it ended too soon after I took a spill and ended up in the emergency room.  All  my room mates were wonderful and took really good care of me getting the retreat packed up and me off to the hospital.....Thank all of you so very much.  I love you all.

Sharon G. trading books

Cheryl Mitchell's quilt.

Can't remember who's fabric this was but we liked it.  It has favorite.

Elise's Chicken panel

Sharon - -  What are you looking for?

Joanie showing her fabrics.

Elise showing her quilt pieces

Sharon showing her purchases

Juanita showing her chicks

Juanita's wall hanging for a friend

Barbara Graham's little chick

Sharon's fabric

Juanita's Sweet Treats

Another view of Juanita's quilt

Another of Barbara's flowers and chicks

Sharon's Panel

Loot coming out of Juanita's bags

Barbara's shoe box.  Suzanne looking on and Sue Shaleen in the back

Another of Barbara's flowers and chick.

Sharon's fabric for her pillow case

Juanita's Purple fabric

Barbara's new shoes Thimble Towne Style.

Brenda's stack and whack

Carolyn's loot. 


Cheryl's fabric

Brenda's baby quilt for the botique

Carolyn's patterns


Marcella and her Blue Fabric

The back of Brenda's baby boy quilt

Carolyn, Marcella and Brenda

Sheila showing the start of a pillow case

Juanita and her butterfly

Marcella and her Sweet Treats

Carolyn and the start of her Jelly Bean Quilt

Sheila and done of her patterns.  See the material in front of her.  It is puppys and paws. too cute

Alice's quilt. 

Elise and more patterns

This is the start of my quilt being held by Jeannie

Suzanne and the start of her blocks.

Brenda and her charity quilts

Joannies quilt

Marcella's border

Elise's purple fabric

Charity Quilt

Marcella's Doggie Quilt

Suzanne's embrodery project

Sue - Watching all the shared items

Marcella's quilt top

Suzanne's new book

Denise's apron

Jeannie's sweet treats

One of Denise's pillow cases

Denise and Brenda

Jeannie's quilt top

Denise modeling her apron

Denise showing some of her purhases

Jeannie's quilt top in the works

Sheila showing her fabrics

Denise and more fabric

Elise and her new basket

Brenda and her new basket (full)

Sheila showing her block

Brenda going through her full basket

Sheila and her new scarf

Still bringing items out of the basket

Starting from the left - Denise, Brenda, Sharon, Juanita, Carolyn and Sheila in the back

Ask anyone at the retreat about this fabric

Cheryl going through her new basket (it is full also)

Sheila and Elise

Sheila showing her fabric

More of Sheila's fabric

More and More of Sheila's fabric

Sheila's new sewing sweat shirt

Sue's block

Sheila's fabric

Elise and Jeannie

Elise and her wedges


Denise and her doggie coat

Don't remember who's this was but it was orange so I needed a photo.