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!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jersey Girl and Two More Blocks Done

My Jersey Girl is done and I love it!  I have to admit that I shamelessly used the same exact fabric that Carrie used in her quilt. I used Midwinter Reds by Minick & Simpson for moda.  I just love this fabric.  You can find the pattern for Jersey Girl here.  The Schnibbles parade is going to be on Monday, February 3rd. So head on over to Sherri and Sinta's to see some really beautiful Jersey Girl Quilts!



On another note I have two more of my Fat Quarter Shop 2012 Designer Mystery BOM done!! Only two more plus one block to be done!!! I need thirteen blocks if I decide to set it on point and I am leaning toward that way.  The finished quilt would measure about 60 inches square.

Block Nine

Block Nine

Block Ten

Block Ten


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!!




Thursday, January 23, 2014

FQS 2012 Designer Mystery BOM - Progress

Some progress has been made on one of my quilter's resolution #2.  I had started this while I was on fall retreat with my guild and got 6 blocks made.  Then I fell out of love with it and it sat in the project box for awhile. I wasn't really happy with the way the finishing kit would finish the quilt until I found this one:


I fell in love with this setting!  You can read the story about this quilt and how Elaine Wick Poplin came up with this setting to use. So this is the setting I am going to use only I'm only going to make 13 blocks and not 25 blocks that Elaine Wick Poplin made!

Here's a picture of the first six blocks that were made:


And here are the other two that have been made:



So only four more blocks to make and I can start putting this one together and check it off my to do list.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget that the next schnibbles parade is fast approching! My Jersey Girl quilt is done pictures coming soon!



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Quilters New Year Resolution

I don't usually make resolutions, because I don't keep them!  Last year was my first year with our local guild and they do a quilters resolution and for each resolution you make you have to give a fat quarter. At the end of the year if you have kept your resolution you have the chance to win the fat quarters. So I made two resolutions and they were:

1.  To make a 1600 jelly roll quilt and donate it to our charity that we sponsor for two years. Currently it is Webster House in Manchester, NH. 



2.  To put labels on all my quilts that are in my possession and all future quilts. (I had about 8 that needed labels)

I am happy to say that I accomplished both!!  Didn't win any of the fat quarters, but thats okay!

This year I have made four resolutions! What was I thinking!

1.  I can only sign up for three (3) BOM programs. (not a good start, I've already signed up for the Fat Quarter Shops 2014 Designer Mystery BOM)

2.  To complete my 2012 Designer Mystery BOM and have a completed top to show.

3.  To start and have a completed top done of "Love Letters" quilt kit that was purchased two years ago.

4.  I can only purchase one (1) kit.

I think I might have my work cut out for me!  Do any of you do resolutions?

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 10, 2014

My Farmer's Wife Quilt

So for probably the last year I have been working on the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.  There are 111 different blocks and they finish at 6 inches. (6 1/2 unfinished).  That's a lot of blocks and piecing.  I machined pieced my blocks and there were only two blocks that I could not do. So I found two others that I added to the quilt. There are over 3,175 pieces in this quilt and it measures approx. 82.5 x 102.

I will be putting this in our guilds quilt show this March along with 3 other quilts.  This will be my first time putting quilts in a show.

My longarm quilter used the pattern Clam Shell and it just came out stunning.  So after all the hard work and struggles putting this together I am just so totally pleased with it and it is on the bed even though I still have the binding to hand sew.





On a little side note the new Schnibbles for this month is Jersey Girl!  WhooHoo!! I've been wanting to make this one as soon as Carrie released it and I am shamelessly using the same fabric she used in hers which was Midwinter Reds by Minick & Simpson for Moda. I love this fabic!!  The photo below is from her website Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!