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Sunday, November 29, 2009

November Schnibbles

If you're looking for the giveaway, check it out here.

I finished my Schnibble on Saturday. I really liked this pattern. While all the trimming was tedious, it made for very accurate HST and my baskets turned out well. And it didn't waste very much fabric, which made me happy.

I have no idea what happened to my sashing, apparently it was supposed to line up somehow. But I like my off kilter sashing. It seems appropriate, both for the fabrics, which are American Jane's, and the Picnic theme of the pattern. I feel that I haven't been very creative just copying the patterns, and the fabrics or very similar used, for 2 of the 3 patterns so far, but I think Carrie has done a great job designing the patterns around fabric lines. I'm think I will make this one again in 30's prints, and probably make it bigger. I do like it, and depending on how you make the baskets, which way the HSTs are turned, can give you some very nice secondary designs.
This quilt may become bigger.I'm thinking of adding another solid white border and some prairie points. I think I want to give it to my cousin who is due at the end of December, and I like quilts that can be big enough to be use at least through toddlerhood. I'll pick up another American Jane charm pack, hopefully an older line without the pinks, when I order my pattern for next month's as yet to be revealed Schnibble. If my math is right, which is in no way a given, it will end up being 40" square. I think.

I made a pin cushion from the left overs and it is part of my giveaway


I love these tuffets. I get to use up my scraps, even when I don't have enough to make much of a mini. Though all of this one is going to live elsewhere, the quilt and the tuffet!

8 comments:

Sherri said...

Your quilt looks great...and I agree with everything...I think Carrie does a great job picking perfect fabrics for her designs...and they do use the fabric well too! Love your tuffet as well!

hetty said...

What a beautiful quilt! I just love it - the pattern, the colours, everything! Can you tell me more about schnibbles? Is it almost over? Can I still join?

Lisa D. said...

Very cute, Cara - my sashing didn't line up with anything either!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your Schnibbles and that cute little pincushin.

call me crazy said...

I love your Schnibble too!~ and look at that~ you have a tuffet done already! LOL Thanks for commenting on my blog~ now that I found you, I am going to follow you! :-)

Marianne said...

Great job on your Schnibbles!

Thelma said...

Congrats on finishing your Picnic! I think it looks lovely, not wonky at all. I like your idea of adding prairie points.

You must be thrilled with the December pattern, you are the queen of tuffets! I need to go back and read where you got your nut shells, seems like I remember you telling us where to get them easy and cheap!

Corrie said...

Your Picnic quilt looks adorable out of Peas & Carrots - such great fabrics.