Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Schnibble

Look at this - sometimes I actually fit in a quilt!  The Schnibble pattern for this month is I.S.T.H. from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.  If you read Sinta's posts, you'll understand when I say I had the same thought about rearranging the letters.  They actually stand for Insert Snappy Title Here.  

First, I have a picture from Sinta's blog since I changed mine up a bit and want you to see the actual quilt.  Without permission from the designer, I wasn't sure about posting a picture from the pattern.  Sinta is totally awesome about sharing! 

Sinta's quilt

The directions in the pattern are wonderful, especially her pressing diagrams.  The squares went together beautifully.  There were some intersections I decided to repress open to reduce bulk but for the stitching, I'm glad I followed them.

I used Wild Rose fabrics except for the solid red.  The shop didn't have enough of the Blackbird red and the French General seemed to be an almost exact match.  Both are Moda lines so maybe that had something to do with it.

There are three different fabric combinations in each block
Here, I've separated the squares into three piles, one for each fabric combination.  If I make this quilt again, I'm going to use a crayon or colored pencil and fill in a graph paper sketch or label them 1, 2, and 3 to match to numbers in the diagram.  It would be easier to keep track of placements.

This is my finished top.  I left out the pieced sashing and borders.  I repeated the gold behind the stars for my inner border and used the same red in the outer border.  I have a 3 Sisters fabric, Luna Notte (awesomely pretty), for the back.  Again, it's a Moda fabric and the reds are amazingly close.  I haven't decided on a quilting pattern yet.  I'm thinking echo quilting the stars and maybe a wreath or some other circle pattern in the solid squares.

Finished quilt top.






4 comments:

  1. It's really beautiful, Mary! I love your choice of fabrics. Can't go wrong with anything Blackbird Designs.

    The Schnibbles patterns are just so sweet :)

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  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I am just itching to get back to my machine. There is a great need building to make a cute little something......to experience a 'finish'. You inspire me.

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  3. I love your choice of fabrics for this little quilt - it has turned out beautifully!!!!

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the red floral, especially! Super pretty!

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