Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Little Bites Finish

The project for this month's Another Year of Schnibbles and A Little Bites More was a Little Bites project called Whit by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.  There were three patterns to choose from and I decided to do the Flying Dutchman blocks (they look like pinwheels).  I have to say these flying geese blocks are teeny tiny!

After a rough start in the beginning I figured out what I needed to do to correct my problem.  My blocks were coming up to small so I needed to make an adjustment with the needle position on my sewing machine.  After I did that, the blocks started going together much better.  So here is my Whit.


Whit measures 22" x 22" and I used Vintage Happy by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Fabrics.  Yup, totally copied what Carrie did with hers!
So if you have a chance on October 1st. head on over to Sherri  and Sinta's blogs to check out the parade of Whit's.


Our Guild's Fall Retreat is coming up and I will be attending this year.  Last year 20 plus of us swapped 2 1/2 strips and the challenge was to have made Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Sister's Choice Quilt.  You can find the pattern on Bonnie's blog. I am happy to say that mine is done and it has been quilted! So my name goes into a hat and hopefully I will come home with a prize!! Here is my version of Scrappy Sister's Choice.



Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Comments are always appreciated!! Have a great night and week ahead.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Look Back at My Year in Schnibbles

Can you believe that September is here!  Were has the summer gone!!  It's also time to start another year of Schnibbles!! This year it is going to be called "AYOS And A Little Bit More".  Sherri and Sinta will be choosing either a Schnibbles pattern or it could be a Little Bite's Pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company or even a guest designer!! This should be an interesting year!!

So Sinta asked us to do a parade of the Schnibbles that we have made, so here is my parade of Schnibbles!
May - Hat Trick
June - Gentle Art
July - Dulcinea
August - Lincoln
September - Canasta
October - Mercerie
November - Clover
December - Morning Joe
February - Jersey Girl
March - Quilter's Choice - Chicken Feed
April - Hook
June - X-Rated


And there you have it my Schnibbles Parade!  I can't believe I made all of these.  So if your interested in joining the fun head on over to Sherri and Sinta's blogs on September 2nd  to see which pattern has been selected for the month of September.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Schnibbles X-Rated

Can you believe that it's almost the end of May which means it's that time again!  A Schnibbles Parade of X-Rated Quilts!!  Yes, that is the name of the last project for the summer.  Sherri and Sinta are giving us and themselves a well deserved break and we will start up again in the fall.

This months project was X-Rated and you could find the pattern for either a large or small quilt in Schnibbles times two by Carrie Nelson or you could purchase the pattern for her shop.  I decided on the smaller quilt and it was really easy to put together.  I used 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for moda and for my background fabric I used Kona Solids Asparagus (yup, that's the name of the green).  Using a color instead of a white or cream was a little out of my comfort zone but I was really please with the way it came out! So here are some pictures of my X-Rated Quilt.




So if you have a chance this weekend stop by Sherri and Sinta's blogs and check out some really beautiful X-Rated Quilts!

As I sit here writing this blog post it is rainy and cool, again. I hope that summer gets here soon.  My Bleeding Heart bush is doing great. Here is a picture.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week and weekend!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Three Finishes for the Month of April

Wow, can you believe its May!  April was a busy month for me.  I got three quilt tops done, had a birthday and won two raffle baskets at a local quilt show!!  I am feeling pretty lucky! 

The first finish for April was my 2012 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month and it was also a new year's resolution for my guild. I can check that one off as being Done!  You can read about my quilter's resolutions here


I decided not to follow the instruction for setting these blocks and instead set it on point just like the one that Elaine Wick Poplin made.  I did ask Elaine permission to use the same setting that she used and she was okay with me doing it.  My quilt uses the original 12 blocks plus 1.  I am really please with the way this came out and will probably have this custom quilted some day.

My second finish for April was a Block of the Month that was held at my local quilt shop and is called Nature's Jewels.  This is a pattern by Laurie Shifrin.  I am totally thrilled with this quilt and can't wait to get it quilted.  


The third finish for April was Asteria.  This was a Block of the Month that I did through Quilting by the Bay.  The pattern is by Tiffany Hayes.  My quilt measures 103 x 103 (It was supposed to be 106 x 106 but I made it a tad smaller).


So those are my finished for April!  I am working on my other quilt top that I need to finish by the end of the year and I am going to be doing the Market Day Sew-Along that Pam Buda is doing. And this month's Schnibbles is X-Rated and you can find the pattern in Carrie Nelson's book titled Schnibbles Times Two or you can get it here.  This will be the last Schnibbles until September. Sherri and Sinta are taking the summer off! So I'm hoping to get this one done in time for the parade.


Thanks for stopping by and comments are always welcome! 

 Happy Mother's Day, Mom!! xxoo





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hook

Hook was this months Schnibbles and you can find the pattern here.


The half blocks were easy to make and Carrie had a great tutorial on her blog and you can find it here. The hard part was putting it together! It was a great lesson in learning patience and trying something new. I ended up using my walking foot to sew this together just to get over the bulky seams. I don't think it came out to bad!


On a little side note my guilds biennial quilt show was last weekend and I received two ribbons! I got a third place ribbon for my Lincoln Schnibbles and I got a first place ribbon for my Farmer's Wife Quilt!! I was just thrilled with my ribbons! We had 240 quilts in our show and there were some really awesome quilts on display. I will try and post pictures of the quilts later next week.




If you get a chance please check out the Schnibbles parade over at Sherri and Sinta's blogs.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My New Schnibbles

Last month we were given the choice of choosing a new pattern or a vintage pattern to work on for this upcoming months parade.  I decided to choose a new pattern called Chicken Feed.  You can find this pattern here.  I have to say that I truly love this pattern and the fabric choice that I picked out.  So here is my version of Chicken Feed.



This quilt goes together really easy.  I used Tapestry by Fig Tree & Co. Her fabric is just so beautiful that I bought some of their new line and I have plans for it!!

On another note I have finished my final three blocks for the 2012 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month.  All that is left to do is cut sashing strips and cornerstone and setting and corner triangles and put the top together.  Can't wait to see how this one looks when finished.  Stay tuned!!




The Schnibbles parade is March 1 and is hosted by Sherri and Sinta.  So if you have a chance hop on over to their blogs and have a look at all the vintage or new schnibbles!  Can't wait to see what's next!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Next Schnibbles - Old or New You Decide

All I can say is Wow!!  That was such an awesome parade of Jersey Girl Quilts! I hope you had a chance to visit Sherri and Sinta's blogs to view all the the different version of Jersey Girl.

If you did you will have noticed that for this month's schnibbles the choice was left up to you! You could choose to pick a new schnibbles or a vintage schnibbles.  Here is a picture of the one I have decided to do.


Here are pictures of my Lincoln and Gentle Art Schnibbles. They have been quilted and are finished. Lincoln will be making an appearance in my guilds quilt show in March along with my Farmer's Wife Quilt which you can see here.  I have two more quilts that will also be in the show and I will try and get some pictures posted of them for you to see.

Lincoln

Gentle Art
Have a great evening and stay warm!