Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July Schnibble - Our Choice

This month, we got to choose whichever Schnibble we wanted to make.  I knew I wanted to make a star in red, white, and blue for July and had purchased this charm pack of Minnick and Simpson fabrics when I saw it a few months ago.  I don't remember the name of the line but if I find the tag I'll edit this post later.  

I decided on the pattern Decoy from the book Another Bite of Schnibbles.  If you look at all the patterns, you'll see there are several that feature stars.  What put Decoy at the top of the list was the amount of background fabric needed.  I had 1/2 yard and this was the only one that didn't need more than that.  The pattern has sashing and borders pieced from charms but I wanted a plain sashing and will leave the border off.  I'll piece the binding from the charms I have left over - there are quite a few.   I'm going to have this in the stack of small quilts my grandchildren play with when they're here and I wanted a stars quilt for next summer.

This star is cut and sewn in a different way than most.  I have to say that I get my points lined up better when I make traditional flying geese but I still like this one.