Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Year of Heather’s Schnibbles Quilts

For those of you who haven’t been following the Schnibbles Quilts I’ve been making in the past year, here is a recap. Back in September of 2009 I was reading Carrie Nelson’s Blog. She is a quilt designer, her business is called Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company. She said that two ladies Sinta and Sherri are going to host a quilt a long, to make one Schnibble a month for a year. A Schnibble is a small quilt pattern that Carrie designs, she has dozens of these patterns. I love making Schnibbles, they use the 5” charm packs that Moda distributes, and since I always seem to buy charm packs, these quilts are right up my alley.

Here is what I made in the past year! (I linked them to the original posts if you want the information of what fabric I used)

September 2009: Winter White
October 2009: Cindy Lou Who
November 2009: Picnic
December 2009: TuffetsJanuary 2010: Madeline
February 2010: Sunday Best
March 2010: Roundabout
April 2010: Tagalong
May 2010: NashJune 2010: State FairJuly 2010: Joy Luck
August 2010: Plan C
I have also completely finished (as in quilted and bound) almost all of them too, which is great! It has helped me get better at my free motion quilting. I am glad that I started this journey and stuck with it, I’ve learned a lot more about quilting and reading patterns. Thank goodness Carrie writes good instructions! Which one is your favorite? It’s really hard to pick just one of them, but I think I like the June 2010 quilt State Fair the best, the fabric is just too fun.

My husband calls these “Toe Warmers” because he says they are kinda small and it can only fit over my toes… haha! What am I going to do with them all? Well, I’ve given a few of them away as gifts already. I plan to keep most of them and use them as table covers, or to hang on the wall, or just to sit and stare at. So, have I convinced you to go and try making a Schnibble??

23 comments:

Dianne said...

state fair is my favorite too! great job sticking with it :)

Linda said...

I'm so impressed you did it all year long! It's so hard to choose, but my favorite is Roundabout. I think it is so adorable in "Happy Camper." Beautiful work!

Missy Ann said...

I ordered Schnibbles Times Two today. :)

Joy Luck & State Fair are my favs. With Cindy Lou a close 3rd.

jlk said...

State Fair and Plan C for me. Those look great! Are they big enough for a baby quilt, or can they be used as a table topper?

Siobhan said...

Great job, Heather! I bought the Schnibbles Times Two book when I was home, and can only look at it in small doses or else I spend the time dreaming of quilts! Not a bad thing, but it's usually a "oh my gosh I need more fabric" type dream! LOL

Dee said...

I'd have to say Joy Luck and Plan C are my two favorites. Great job on sticking with it. You have so much to show for it! I wish I'd heard about the quilt a long earlier; it looks like it was a lot of fun (and so productive).

Loraine said...

So fun to see them all together! Fantastic quilts! Great job.

Jackie said...

What a great collection! I haven't done the first one - have a couple of the patterns - and need to get busy doing one!

Too hard to pick a favorite. I'm really impressed that you have almost all of them quilted and bound. Wow!

Vonna said...

You are the WOMAN :) One of these days, I'm going to be a fabulous quilter...ha. ha. ha. HA.

These would look great rolled and layered in baskets too, sort of falling out of them :)

Lisa D. said...

How fun to see all of your Schnibbles in one post! Congratuations on finishing all 12 - you did a wonderful job with your fabric selections!

KarenV said...

You did a great job! I don't think I can pick a favourite. Well done on getting them all done, they look wonderful :)

staci said...

You really should have named this post "the one where Heather wows us with her amazing quilting prowess"!!! Each one is a truly gorgeous work of art!

Jeanne said...

My favorites are Madeline & State Fair but they are all cute- loved the recap and congrats on sticking with your plan! That was a lot of work I know. I loved the Tuffets pattern and made several of them. I cut way too many strips though and still could make some more from what I have leftover.

Terri said...

Oh my gosh Heather! They're wonderful! The last one is my favorite. I love the colors.

I didn't start reading your blog until after you'd already started so I wasn't completely sure what you were doing. Thank you for this particular post, since it's helped me go back and 'learn' what you did. I have wanted to get back into quilting so badly and seeing this shows me just how to do that.

I was wondering if you used your 'regular' sewing machine to do the quilting portion?

Béa said...

Pic Nic, Madeline & State fair are my favorites, but all are wonderful. I too used it to practice my free motion !
Hugs from France

Jenn said...

Like I've always said, YOU ARE AMAZING! (And a bad influence in the best ways possible, lol) I started my first Schnibble last week. Of course when I finish it remains to be seen but I have been steadily working on it. I'd love to show it off at the PMQG meeting in maybe October. ^^

Brigitte said...

What a feast for the eyes, Heather, Thanks for gathering them in one post. And you are really inspiring. I've just bought the supplies for my first Schnibbles.

Katrina said...

They are all so pretty!!!!!

Lennu said...

Oh Heather, what a wonderful post with all these beautiful photos! They are all wonderful and you've done great job with them, gorgeous!

I love everything, but I guess my favourites are Winter White, Sunday Best and Nash, the colours in those are "my colours" :)

Darlene said...

Beautiful parade - way to go! Take a bow!

trish said...

All of your quilts are just gorgeous!!
Sincerely - Tricia
ps. I love to cross stitch too. :o)

Candace said...

I clicked on some of your links and must say I love your quilts, fronts and backs. Congratulations on a wonderful years accomplishment.

MysteryKnitter said...

The Winter one is my favourite. You sure know how to make pretty quilt.