Where do I begin on this quilt? Everyone knows that I was (and still am to a certain extent) a Thimbleberries fan. There was a time when Thimbleberries was going strong and very popular, around the late 90's and the early 2000's. During that time, I think I bought everything and anything that was Thimbleberries related. I participated in every program, BOM, and yearly club that it had. If I had to guess, I would say that I have over 75 projects, several BOM's and 10 yearly clubs UFO's that need to be done, completed, or just dumped. When I say dumped, they are projects I know I will never make, so I need to break up the fabric in the kits and possibly make something else with these fabrics. I am thinking of making several scrappy quilts using Thimbleberries prints, and I could add to my already amassed collection of Thimbleberries scraps.
But, I have digressed. This quilt is part of a program called, Room by Room. It was a 12 month program that had a complete quilt kit each month. This was the first kit in the program, and it arrived on my doorstop around the time I got laid off during the 2008 downturn of the economy. I went into a very dark place, but quilting helped me through the process. I completed this quilt the same week it came in the mail. But I didn't have the confidence to go ahead and quilt it then , and I found other projects to work on, so it laid sleeping for several years.
Sorting through my many UFO's, I came across this one again, and promptly sent it off to the long armer. The pattern is called Warm Heart and designed by Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries.
Most of the backings sold with the kits (and yes I bought the backings too, to all the projects) will be in the line of beige on beige that Thimbleberries is famous for not only for backings but backgrounds.
These pictures are a close up of the two block patterns in this quilt.
When it came back from the long armer, I took it on an weekend trip, I snapped a picture of it and posted it on my FB page with a post about carrying a quilt to trips and stays in hotels. I received a lot of likes and comments. It was a nice pat on the back.
A close up and better showing of the true color of the border.
Next are the specific facts about the quilt:
Size: 64" X 88"
Fabric Lines Used: Thimbleberries
Pattern: Warm Heart
Designer: Lynette Jensen
Long Arm Quilter: Carol Nelson Logan
Year Began: 2008
Year Completed: 2016