Monday, February 27, 2012

My First Schnibble!

I've had no time to quilt!  So what do I do?  Start a new project, of course!  Maybe that's how I deal with stress, ha!  (It's been good stress though, don't worry)

Remember when I mentioned that I won a giveaway from Kris from Lavender Quilts? Well, she challenged the winner to complete the top by the end of this month to enter the Another Year of Schnibbles Parade.  So I got the pattern in the mail last week and got busy!
I used two older charm packs I won from Be Encouraged a looooong time ago.  They've been properly aged while sitting on my shelf.  "Fresh Cottons" by Fig Tree & Co. with a bit of leftover yardage from "Patisserie" by Fig Tree & Co.

I'm guessing the quilt to be approx 3 ft by 3 ft. Once I assemble the star blocks, I decided I didn't like my fabric choices.  I picked apart 3 stars and re-made them.  That took a few hours, but I'm so happy I did!  I love each of these stars now.

I changed the border a bit.  Since I made this from charm squares instead strips, I didn't have time or sanity to piece a checkerboard border.  I just made a short piano key border instead.  The keys were longer, but I didn't enough fabric to go around the entire quilt. No worries, I just cut it half!

I mitered the corners.  It looks like a drunk 4th grader mitered them, but I don't care!  It will quilt out : p

While I was on a roll, I pieced the back too.  I love it!

This is also going to count for my February NewFO with Barb at Cat Patches. Barb will have the linky party up in 2 days.  I think I see more Schnibbles in my future!


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9 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Doesn't it feel good to make something small, for the instant gratification?

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  2. Looks great! I am finishing up mine this afternoon. :)

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  3. It looks wonderful. I love fig tree and Schnibbles so I maybe a bit bias. :) Great job!

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  4. Really nice and so quick. I'm impressed.

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  5. Your Schnibbles quilt is so sweet with the FT fabrics! Very cute background fabrics... I really like it!

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  6. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  7. I love it! The colors you used and the variation you made all look great :-)

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  8. The Schnibbles is beautiful, how wonderful that you were able to use fabric you won too.
    I have a flimsy that has a few issues and I am hoping that quilting will work them out too!

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