I brought my thimbles attempt with me to Wisconsin, confident my friends could help me figure out the problem.
I may have neglected to mention that I had been sewing the thimbles together on 3 different machines. Duh!! The seam allowances were very different and on such small pieces, even an 1/8th makes a big difference!!
I tried to fix them but decided it was easier to start over!
You can't see that I really had to stretch the seams to match them up. Not a good idea with bias edges! Some seams looked gathered!! Eeeeeewww
Here's the Thimble quilt 2.0:
We had participated in a swap last year and two of our group of 18 got theirs done already. I know where my zip lock Baggie is with my project so I am happy with that!!
Close up of Pat's:
Here is Cathy's:
Cathy Jass also worked on a kit she bought a couple of years ago from Country Sampler in Spring Green. It's one of a kind of shop! I just love the colors of this:
Terri Clementi was working on this just before I had to leave for the airport. She said this is a perfect layer cake quilt pattern:
I found another small quilt in one of the bedrooms and thought tit was a great little doll quilt :
So simple but very dramatic!
Of course we had to hit at least one quilt store so we went to Loose Threads in Milton yesterday and I just loved this quilt which they were selling as a kit.
Tomorrow I'll show you all the doll quilts that were made as part of our holiday gift exchange.
I'm heading back to California this afternoon and will be happy to be back on the West Coast, where it may be soggy but it's in the 50s. It was a brisk 9* this morning in Janesville!! I do love my trips to Wisconsin, though, even with the cold temps. I have a wonderful group of friends and feel very lucky!!
I need this sign;
Remember tomorrow is bullseye day!
My friend Pat pointed out to me that I did the same sew along two years ago... Do I remember?? Heck no. Hope no one minds!!