You see them everywhere in blogland. There’s a ‘once-a-month-for-a-year’ club and there’s even a monthly parade. They’re kind of on the smallish, table topper size, but HUGE in attitude!
What am I referring to? Well, Schnibbles, of course!
I just needed to get on the band wagon too so I asked my LQS if she could order in a selection of Carrie’s patterns and I purchased two…just to get started. This was about a month ago and I had forgotten all about them until a couple of days ago when Mary, of Quilt Hollow fame, mentioned that she was going to make another ‘Picnic’…which just so happened to be one of the patterns that I had stashed away.
Instant inspiration and just the little kick start I needed! So into my stash cupboard(s) I went. I remember having bought a 70 piece charm pack of Civil War reproduction fabrics at the Vermont Quilt Festival last year so I found that, and along with some coordinating background fabric, I dove right in.
I thought this was going to be a piece of cake, primarily I guess, because of the size. Wrong! Although Schnibble quilts are small…’Picnic’ finishes up at 34” x 34”…they are quite labor intensive. Tons of cutting and trimming and squaring up and piecing and ironing and did I mention piecing? I don’t know how many hours are in this little baby but I can attest to many.
Don’t you just ♥ basket quilts?
The top is now complete and I ♥ the finished product. It’s going to make a wonderful topper for our kitchen table after it’s quilted.
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I must add that Carrie’s instructions are second to none…complete, accurate, very easy to follow and lots of visuals.
And if you can believe it, I received an email yesterday afternoon from Karen of Briarside Lane directing me to her blog to show me this…
She’s already finished stitching this month’s FFF design that I posted only 48 hours before! Great job, Karen and thanks for sharing! Your stitches are wonderful and you’ve succeeded in making my heart sing!
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