Sunday, February 26, 2012


You meet some really amazing people when blogging.

Carrie P from "A Passion for Applique" emailed me last month and told me about some Thimbleberries Quilts she had made.

I was so excited and asked to see pictures and here is what she sent me.

Don't you just love them??? I especially love the last one.

I asked her if I could share with all of you and she said I could.

Then I asked her to give me a little background about herself and this is what she said:

I have been quilting since 1999. My mom is a quilter who got me started by showing me the rotary cutter. I tried to make a quilt around 1977 with templates and hated it. My grandmother was a quilter too. She actually made the quilt I tried to make when I was younger and gave it back to me, finished! I still have that quilt which is a log cabin.
I think at the time I started quilting I felt like I had the time since my kids were older even though I was homeschooling them too. There was a local quilt shop that had a Thimbleberries monthly club and I joined. I think I was part of the club for about 3 years. It was a great time to get together with other quilters. I liked and still like the muted fabrics. I have stepped out of my comfort zone and I am using brighter fabrics these days.
I like working with my hands so applique is what I like to do the most.

I enjoyed Carrie's quilts and so glad that she shared them with us. I also love her blog because I totally love applique. I mostly do raw edge but I also love needle turn just need to find time for it.

I hope some of you take the time to go and visit Carrie and if you are doing the Thimbleberries Sew Day....please come by and let me know so I can visit.


  1. Yay for Carrie. I love her beautiful quilts.

  2. Some beautiful quilt. I like the last one best too.

  3. Somehow this just today showed up in my feed.
    I really love that last one also. Not something I think I would ever do, but I do like it.

  4. Thanks for sharing about Carrie and her quilts. They are all beautiful.

    Hope you're having a great Leap Day, Barb!



  5. Hi Barb
    I’m here to award you "The Versatile Blogger Award"...

    I was awarded the Versatile Blogger award and my job was to pass it on.. I am awarding it to your blog- Please come check out my posting about it..

    And for you to pass it on. You need to write a blog spot about it, thank me in it, post 7 things about yourself and choose 15 other bloggers that you enjoy and pass it on. Also, copy and paste the Award logo for your own blog.

    This is a Great networking tool.

    Helen Ernst Till we Quilt Again..

  6. Wonderful TB quilts!!!!Carrie is very talented for sure!

  7. Carrie's quilts are lovely...the last picture is probably my fav. But they are all pretty! Lovely story of her mom finishing that quilt and giving it to her - how sweet. It must be so great to have "history" in your family, of other sewists and quilters!

  8. What a wonderful way to start Thimbleberries Sew Day. Here in Nova Scotia, we should call it Thimbleberries Snow Day. Whatever we call it, I'm doing it! Flying Geese are calling my name! Have a great Thimbleberries Day!

  9. Great quilts! I like them all but the last one is my favorite too. Thanks for showing them. I'll be starting a Thimbleberries project later today too. I'll check out her blog too.

  10. Ohhhh I agree!! The last quilt is so pretty!!!

  11. thanks for letting me be a guest on your blog and featuring my quilts.

  12. Great quilts. Although I'm not into Thimbleberries i did enjoy seeing these beautiful quilts. Wish I could do piecing like that. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Those are beautiful quilts. My applique has been limited to handles on baskets for the Farmer's Wife quilt. I do like hand applique though.

  14. Carrie is very talented. Beautiful quilts.


  15. Carrie's handiwork is beautiful. Her applique is just amazing!

  16. Gorgeous quilts! Still love Thimbleberries to this day!


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