I would have to say that my favorite schnibble from last year has to be Bounce. I am even planning on making another one, much larger though sometime soon. This was also on my “getting it done” list for this month to quilt it.
I just finished the binding on Monday:
It is just baby-quilt sized.
I stitched around the outside of the stars and that awesome border, I still have to trim some of my trailing threads, I see..
Here is the back:
and I made a matching pillowcase:
I hope the recipient enjoys them… when they finally get to them.
First off – I want to thank Sinta and Sherri for hosting this (and I am sorry I am late posting!!)
This month was a “little bite” and it is called “Drop”.
When I saw the pattern I fell in love with the version with cornerstones and knew exactly what fabric I would use for it:
This was my first ever charm square pack I bought. Remember when they came in the collectable tins with patterns to make a small quilt? I have held on to this charm pack for years (at least 6) waiting for the perfect project to come along for it.
I made a test block – and boy was it tiny!! But I persevered and completed all my blocks:
Don’t they look gorgeous all stacked up there?
Here is the quilt:
Like last month’s quilt, I changed up the pattern a bit. Last month I made it smaller, this month I made it bigger. I couldn’t decide between several of the fabrics, so I chose 35 instead of 25. I also added a micro-flange (it finishes at 1/8” sticking out) to give it a bit more pop of red. I was happy that I had a little bit of the Sanctuary yardage still. I will bind it in that green print so that it is not distracting from the flange that gives it that pop of red.
Back at the Beginning of the month, I completed two of tops for this month’s Another Year of Schnibbles. In fact, it was only the day after we were generously given the pattern by Carrie.
I had made these for the two little girls who live next door and are really good friends with my daughter. They have lived next to us for the last five years – quite a long time for a couple of military families! They are moving away this week and I wanted to give them something this pattern fit the bill. I was able to make one in pinks and one in greens, the favorite colors of the two girls.
Here are the girls with their quilts. My daughter is in the middle.she had been playing with water balloons at another friends house earlier and hadn’t changed yet.
Yesterday, Carrie of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. gave everyone a free pattern of “Leap Year” for those who have participated in this year’s “Another Year of Schnibbles” (THANK YOU CARRIE!!). It doesn’t even release for the general public until Wednesday for PDF and a couple of weeks in print.
I decided to make one in pink and one in green (yes two of them) because there are two little girls next door that will be moving away next month. They are sisters that play with my daughter all the time. One’s favorite color is pink and the other is green.
They are cute and they were fast. They were also made from stash. This may end up being my “go to” baby quilt when I need one in a hurry, I will just add a couple of more rows
I really should have been working on other things than making two new quilts, but I couldn’t resist these.
This month’s Schnibble was completed on Monday – just before I had to leave for guild.
I did it in “Twirl” by Me & My Sister Designs. I had recieced a charm pack from my secret pal last month and so I bought a second one and some yardage for tthe back. It was a very easy pattern, but I could only do one block at a time because I wanted to make sure the placement was right.
I just quilted in the ditch around the card trick blocks and then again around the HST border piecces.
Here is the back – lime green of course.
It turned out so cute. I did have a photo of my top and my friend Jo Anne’s top together, but alas, it is on my laptop and the laptop is at the repair facility.