What made her so appealing to all of us working moms was that her patterns were uncomplicated and her piecing techniques were so very streamlined using relatively large pieces. This made getting a quilt finished loads faster, and for a working woman, this was crucial.
This book, North Bay Quilts, is very likely the one I have used the most. That cover quilt is called Confetti Stars, and I have two of them hanging in my closet awaiting quilting. It is also the quilt we Freinzies use for our retirement quilts, so that means at least 8 or so more have been made. This is a fast and fun pattern.
Another pattern I want to make is this one called Goldenrod Patch. I have always been smitten by it. There are two versions shown in the picture, and I love them both. The picture is hard to see because of the glare shining off all the folds and bends in the book. I have had this pulled along with fabrics for even longer than the one above.
I am not going to participate in the BOM; I have never subscribed to concept, really. They are pricey and I know me - I would never stay caught up. I am however, following some bloggers who are doing it. One in particular is my blogging friend, Lynn, at Sew'n Wild Oaks. She is making one of the blocks - a basket - and has a couple of computer-generated examples on her blog today. You can also see a picture of all the Thimbleberries books she has amassed! Gracious! It makes my little collection look anemic.
So, welcome back, Lynette Jensen! It'll be good to see you popping up around the blogosphere this year.
I will take pictures of some of my quilts that are Thimbleberries patterns. Some have been blogged about already; you can do a search over in that search bar on the right if you want to see them.
Happy Quilting, Friends!