Monday, August 13, 2007

Thimbleberries Club Block of the Month

All those blocks at the bottom of my design wall that I told you to ignore in yesterday's post? Do you wonder what they are? I thought I'd give you a look.

I'm doing this year's Thimbleberries Club block of the month in half size and making a few other changes. To my taste, the original version has waaaaaay too many contrasting sashings, filler pieces, and borders, so I'm trying to simplify it a bit and adding a few more blocks since my version is small. I think this will turn out to be a largish wall hanging. Here's where I'm at so far:




It looks to me like I have three more spaces to fill. In the space to the left of the house, I think I'll make a pine tree block. Down at the bottom border, I'm considering another heart to balance out those up at the top. And I'm not sure what will go in the third small square underneath the door of the house, but it will need to be something simple because that's not a very large area. Then I'll use the background fabric to sash all of the blocks together. I may end up adding a bit of applique if there are spaces to fill. And I still need to "dress up" the house a bit, but thought I'd wait until the rest is done to decide what it needs.

Thanks for stopping in to visit! Have a good Monday! (Or is that an oxymoron? Have a good one anyway!)

11 comments:

Darlene said...

Those are wonderful blocks! I can't wait to see how you fill it all in.

;-)

Screen Door said...

I love the way you are modify the Thimbleberries pattern BOM. Years from now I wonder what people will think... Will they marvel at the "classic" blocks of the BOM quilts (I've done several) or will they say--"My Word, another one of those Gosh forsaken BOM Quilts??? I'm glad you are making it your own...

JudyL said...

I've never been a big Thimbleberries fan but I really like those fabrics. They seem less boring than what I think of when I think of Thimbleberries.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Looking forward to seeing those together, Tracey

Tazzie said...

Hi there Kim, I love that you're changing the Thimbleberries quilt and making it your own. This is the first in a number of years that I haven't made, I also thought it had too much filler stuff in there, and ohhh my goodness it is soooooo big.
I'll look forward to seeing how you progress.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Carole said...

Nice blocks! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them! Ya know, hearts are always a good choice! ;o) Keep well!

The Chicken Lady said...

ThimbleBERRY cute!! :) Can't wait to see the finished project!! :)

Nan said...

I am totally intrigued by what you're doing with the Thimbleberries. I am doing it, too, but I am ashamed to say I haven't even started sewing block #1 yet! My bad! I can't wait to see how you put it all together! I love the colors of the fabric, don't you?
It looks great, Kim!

Julia said...

Kim, You are so right about the borders. I ws trying to decide if I wanted to extend the green and white checkerboard for the next month all the way around the quilt. I think I will not do the green/white/red design that is at the top and bottom. Too busy for me. So far, this will be my 3rd year and I have yet to do what is supposed to be done... I like what you have done so far.
Julia (from Thimbleberries-Wed night)

doni said...

I love working 1/2 size. I think Thimbleberries BOMs tend to be HUGE! Great job!

Sharon said...

OMG!!! Another quilt in progress. Love the Thimbleberries blocks. I like what your doing with it. Sometimes her quilts are just too dang big. I like your idea.