RJR Shades Apart by Thimblebrries

More Thimblebrries for an upcoming project — this time it’s their Shades Apart collection, released by RJR!  Lookout, Thimbleberries fans out there.

My past Thimbleberries encounters have included (I am sure my encounters aren’t as many as some of you more experienced quilters’)…

1.  Around the Bend (The Quilter, June/July 2011) – Collection: Moonflower

[Photo courtesy of The Quilter]

2.  Home is where the Quilt is (Quilter’s World, December 2011) – Collection: Harvest Homecoming

3.  Floral Mosaic (The Quilter, April/May 2012 – blog post pending) – Collection: Pressed Flowers

[Photo courtesy of The Quilter]

4.  White Bird of Paradise (Publish Pending) – Collection: Pressed Flowers

Now, curious mind wants to know what Thimbleberries collection(s) you have enjoyed in the past (or present).  Thanks for popping by.  You have a nice day!

Around the Bend in THE QUILTER (June/July 2011)


Good day, my Friends! I hope you are doing well. I am happy to be able to finally reveal my “Around the Bend” quilt. It is officially published in the June/July issue of The Quilter!

The soft and sweet feel of this quilt is achieved by using Thimbleberries’ Moonflower fabrics by RJR! Check these fabric swatches out! Any Thimbleberries fan out there?


This quilt was set in an on-point setting. The twist I added to the design is the applique I added to the side setting triangles.

The simple floral applique shapes were then repeated in the cream border.


I purposely left the border rather plain in order to work in some fun quilting. The quilting was totally unmarked, unplanned, totally spontaneous, and free-motioned.


Threads used: Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton top and bottom, color 2310 to be exact. Batting used: Hobbs Tuscany Silk — if you have been visiting this blog for a while, you know I love that stuff!


Quilt kits are available from www.heartbeatquilts.com should you want to replicate the project sample.


And just “Around the Bend” from our front door, these azaleas are blooming this week:


Spring is finally here where we live – it will be picnic weather very soon for my little family. We are adding family picnics to Miss Baby’s repertoire of childhood experience.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic day!