Monday, February 24, 2014

Do you have schnibbles?

I have lots of schnibbles, and when I tell you what they are....you will realize that you have them too!


See, I told you so!  Schnibbles are scraps or bits of fabric.  This is such a great book for using both charm packs and layer cakes.  The pattern I choose is called "Lincoln".  Here I am marking diagonal lines on the squares.


There is a lot of sub cutting, chain piecing, trimming and pressing.  Did I mention trimming?



I added 2 rows to my quilt to make a queen size.  Here I am doing the final pressing on the stars.


Here are all the components waiting to have their seams pressed.



I also made my piano keys 6 in. instead of the 5 in. called for.


This quilt ended up 78x96.



It was overcast this day, and the colors in the two photos above don't show the true colors.  This photo is pretty accurate.  This is just the flimsy.  I turned it in to the NFQ.  I let them make the call as to how to quilt it!

Join me over at Let's BEE Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts!!!  This linky party is a wonderful way to meet other quilty friends!!  Thanks Lorna.

Linking to Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts!

14 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous! The colours 'play' so nicely together! And I love a piano key border too! LOVELY!

Kim said...

Your quilt is rather impressive, Miss Vicki. I LURVE the word schnibbles, must file that away in my brain pan!!

Betty W said...

I have to get this book. I love working with the charm packs and your quilt is so pretty. I enjoy all your posts.

Lorna McMahon said...

WOW! I love star quilts and piano key borders. Another gorgeous top! You make the sweetest lemonade!

Adrienne Klenck said...

Great flimsy! and yes I have way too many schnibbles

sweetpea family said...

A new word to me and I love it but not as much as your quilt it's adorable x

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Stunning!

Georgi said...

Beautiful quilt! I haven't been quilting very long, so I'm just starting to accumulate schnibbles!

Trepmom said...

I'll have to get a copy of that book too. This is the second great quilt you've shown us from it. Are you going to make one of each of them? Or have you already? Lol. Schnibbles makes me smile :)

Debra said...

Wow-wee! It seems like you made that quilt so quick :-). That is a lot of piecing and trimming. Great quilt!

liniecat said...

With results like this, we should all have Schnibbles and use them lol

Janine said...

That was a lot of work but it's turned beautifully :)

OPQuilt said...

Gorgeous version of Lincoln. I love Carrie's patterns and her designs are always topnotch, but yield to tweaking when needed. Your quilt turned out fabulous!! You are such a phenom in getting quilts done, a good example for us all.

Elizabeth

Rebecca Grace said...

I love your cheerful color and happy little sawtooth stars. Doesn't it feel good to turn those bits and pieces into a finished "wow?"

Also, I am coveting your cute little red handled scissors. Where did you get them?

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