Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tiny Thimbles



A fabulous quilt called, Rocky Mountain Thimbles can be found in a wonderful book called, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storm.  From 14 yards of fabric Biz pieced together 6,536 tiny thimbles.  I'm going to piece together about 260 tiny thimbles to make a doll quilt from Charisma fabric.  And, yes, I did follow my Expires in 30 Days rule!


As I started piecing the tiny thimbles together, I realized that I have a thing for one patch quilts.  Clamshells, apple cores, hexagon flowers and POTC blocks are a few projects that come to mind.  Also, in my Rainy Day Cupboard is a box full of 1 inch squares, 2 inch squares and tumblers.  And, sitting on my work table is fabric and a template for a very interesting one patch, which I found on the internet last year, but more about that later.

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen


26 comments:

Yvette said...

I have seen a quilt with a zillion of these little thimbles and I LOVE it. I so look forward to seeing yours come to life. Are you doing these by hand?

I have 2 books in my shopping cart at Amazon and this is one of them. Maybe I need to push the BUY button.

Jeanette said...

Oh they are gorgeous Karen. Love the fabrics you are using. Happy Stitching,

Melody said...

Wow, this is going to be spectacular. You've got such a great eye for colour too, love your fabric choices.

Anonymous said...

Oh please don't talk about the thimbles :-)
Here in The Netherlands several people are working on them too. And I love it!
But I am working on three quilts already and spinning and weaving and knitting socks and......
But your fabric looks so yummie, I know, thimbles.

Marion Berkhout. www.atelier44.blogspot.com

katrien said...

OOO you started also a lovely thimblequilt.

Crispy said...

Oooo this is going to be such a pretty quilt!! I love the fabric line you are using :0)

Crispy

*karendianne. said...

How delightful and with such pretty fabric, too!!!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Yummy! This is going to be a delightful quilt. We all have our thing that we zoom in on and repeat in our projects that we like. Your quilt will be a treasure and love the fabrics you are using. Are you doing this by hand or machine?

Carolyn :)

Gerda Hartman said...

Love your fabric and I have the same as you. Love working with the klosjes, the hexies and already have 280 thimbles. They are all so easy to take with you. I do them in the car, in the garden, when I go visit.

Bietje said...

This thimble quilt is quite a succes in the netherlands. Look at this blog (http://supergoof.web-log.nl/mijn_weblog/vingerhoedjesquilt/). She makes a thimle quilt of more than 6.000 little thimbles.

Meredith said...

That is a great book. Your little quilt looks cute so far. I agree you are into one patch quilts. :)

Fiesta said...

Its going to be an adorable quilt Karen

Paula said...

Wow your fabric is so beautiful and your new pattern looks great. I don't need to ask you if you are doing this by hand, I'm sure your are. This will be a treasure.

Marieke said...

Ah: you've also been infected by the thimble-virus! It's a good virus and very well to handle for a doll quilt. It looks great!

Jane in Wales said...

Lovely thimbles. Good idea to make a doll quilt with them.
Jane

marijke said...

Have a lot of fun with your 6.536 timbles it will became a really nice quilt with the fabrics you have!

Hennie said...

The timble-virus has cot me to, your fabric looks so nice.
Gr Hennie.

Cybele's patch said...

Keeping my fingers crossed....
The timbles are gorgeous Karen. I love the fabric. I made a small table cloth of Charisma and it makes me happy every time I look at it.
Have a great week end!

Cybele's patch said...

Woohoo, it worked! Thank you. Now I am a happy quilter/blogger too!

Karen said...

One patch quilts are a wonderful way to use up scraps or to use a planned theme. Versatile.

Cathi said...

There's something that's just so much fun about one-patch quilts! I love the little thimbles -- in those fabrics, it's going to be a very cheerful quilt!

Vivian said...

I had some anonymous chunks of fabrics somebody gave me and I spy 3 or 4 of them in your thimble fabric. It's going to be a bright, vibrant quilt.
I knew that book title sounded familiar. I checked my bookshelves, and there it is. I'd better leaf through it again.

Staci said...

This will be one very sweet baby doll quilt. I am enjoying looking at your 1 patch quilts. Inspiring!

LuAnn said...

Great quilt. That is one of my favorite books; every quilt in it is wonderful.

Quilter Kathy said...

This is such a great project...love the colours you picked!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic! Just love this!