Drop

Pattern:  Drop by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company
Size:  19” x 25”
Methods of Construction:  Machine Piecing, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used:  Sanctuary by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics

Completed January 2013

This little quilt was inspired by the “Another Year of Schnibbles” blog hop parade.  Each month, a pattern is chosen and each participant makes something with the pattern in their choice of fabrics.  The pattern was written to use 2.5” pre-cut squares of fabric (mini charm squares).

When I saw the pattern “Drop”, I immediately thought of my hoard of single charm square packs.  The “Sanctuary” one in particular.  Particularly, because I had a bit of yardage to go with the charm pack in my stash.  I also envisioned the wonderful dark pink as a mini-flange.

I had a hard time picking only 25 fabrics that the pattern called for and went with 35 instead, to make it a little bit bigger.  Each block measures 2.5” when finished.  The top was completed in November of 2012.

As a participant in the parade, you are eligible to win prizes.  Most are small gift certificates to various quilt stores, a charm pack or two.  Two participants, however, are chosen to win the larger prize – a fat eighth bundle of a particular fabric line from Carrie Nelson, (the designer for Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company) herself!  I happened to be one of the lucky winners of the bundles for that month!  I have to still find a great pattern to use the fabric for, but don’t worry, it will come to me eventually.

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Getting it Done–January

 

 

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Here was my list for January:

1.  Quilt Baby Bounce

2. Quilt Drop

3. Make another Tablet Stand

4. Finish the top for Arrowhead

What of that did I get done?  With each one, click the photos to go to more information about each project.

1.  Yes.   Baby Bounce was quilted, and bound too.

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2. Yes.  Drop was quilted, and bound too!

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3.  Tablet Stand.  Yes.  Another one was made.

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4.  Top for Arrowhead.  Nope.  But it was worked on.  I have one more row to add and the borders and it will be completed.  So it was worked on, just ran out of time.

So what is for February you ask?

1.  Finish Arrowhead

2.  Work on my challenge quilt for the guild.  Unfortunately, no photos can be posted of this until mid-May when the participants are reveiled.

3. Quilt Prairie Paisley

4  Quilt 39 and Holding

 

Good luck with all of your jobs.  Head to see Judy L. to see what other’s are making and join in on the fun!

Getting it Done– A Mid-Month Update

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I thought I would check in with my status on the Get it Done Challenge.  I have completed two of the four projects that I had listed.

First up, a not-so-good photo of my new tablet stand.  I still am not thrilled with it, but it serves it’s purpose and maybe someday I can figure out what I am doing wrong with the pattern.

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Next up, I quilted Drop.  Boy, I had to keep checking that my sewing machine was actually sewing it was so quiet after coming back from the “spa”. 

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It looks a little wonky because I had it folded up in a bag since Tuesday when I finished the binding.  I forgot where I put it and today when I cleaned up my sewing room a bit, I found it and thought I should take a photo of it before I forgot it.

Only two more things to complete that is on my  Get It Done Challenge list; Quilt Baby Bounce and finish a top to Arrowhead.

November Schnibbles

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:

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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.

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I made a test block – and boy was it tiny!!  But I persevered and completed all my blocks:

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Don’t they look gorgeous all stacked up there?

Here is the quilt:

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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.