Hot Schnibbles

Sunday, July 24, 2011 5 Comments »
We are roasting here in the North East, but I've been doing a lot of sewing.  More for selfish reasons than anything else since my sewing room is one of only two rooms in our house with air conditioning!

Anyway, I've got one completed Schnibble, and one flimsy Schnibble to show for it.  The first is based on the Dulcinea pattern, but with a few extra blocks added to make it a rectangle instead of a square.  I'm not sure if I will hang it on my office wall at work or if it will be a table runner here at home.  I had fun practicing my free-motion machine quilting on it.

The fabric is mostly Tweet Tweet, by Kieko for Moda, but there are some interlopers as well.  Lesson:  if you are going to commit to using one line of fabric charm packs for a pattern, get an extra pack.  By the time you almost finished, and figure out you are short a few pieces, the charm pack will be out of circulation and you will be up quilters' creek without a seam ripper. 

The second is a flimsy that will probably be going to my friendly, local long-armer with a few other small pieces.  It's the Picnic pattern, and is made with fabric from Me and My Sister for Moda.  I just love the colors, and could work with stuff from those two sisters all day long.  Happy Happy fabric.  I have a crisp turquoise and white plaid for the binding.  It's a wall hanging, destined for Miss Maddie's room, which is in shades of ocean blues. 

If you want something interesting to watch while you are sewing, and have HBO OnDemand, you might want to check out The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.  Bobbi (used to be no blog but might be succumbing to bloggification) recommended it.  Loved the first (pilot) episode, and can't wait to watch more!


*karendianne. said...

Pat! What a fun share. I am so happy to see both quilts. They express delight and joy in quilting. You happy quilter you!!! I'm finding "Picnic" really a joy. Great piecing in that creation. You go!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilts. I particularly like the Schnibble. I like the fabrics and the way you finished the border. Great job!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Both of these are happy and delightful pieced creations... really joyful for these eyes to gaze upon. Well done, you!

Jan said...

I really like the colours of your schnibbles and the first one would certainly make a delightful table-runner. I'm so glad you enjoy the 'No 1 Ladies Detective Agency'. They have done 2 series so far and I do hope they will make another one. The reference to the 'traditionally built' ladies has me feeling very good about myself!!

howdidIgethere said...

Love them both, but the colors of the fabrics in that second one are so crisp and clear! It just sings!

WV: achno -- how the Amish answer with a negative