Home Town Schnibbles Completed

I am so in love with this version of the Madeline Schnibble..I varied the border which I think made it a bit more fun and whimsical.

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and here’s my completed Sweet Spot using the Home Town fabric from Sweetwater.

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Designer BOM 2011 Block One

I fell in love with the Strawberry Fields Collection by Fig Tree as soon as I saw it. Then when I saw that the Fat Quarter Shop was using the collection for the 2011 Designers BOM I decided to give in and join in. Well the other day I noticed that I’d received 7 of the blocks and maybe it was time to get started.

There was a reason though that I hadn’t started. You see I don’t like the method for making the square in the square block that was used in the pattern. I have never had any luck getting my blocks perfect.

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I know it doesn’t look too bad in the picture but it’s off when put under the ruler.

I recently tried and demonstrated a new to me ruler for a quilt group called the Square2 which I fell in love with

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Deb Tucker’s Square2 I love this ruler! Deb has wonderful tutorials check out her tutorial for the Square Squared ruler

and here is the result, my first block is finished and it turned out perfectly.

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Looking at the next block I see the Deb Tucker Trimmer will come in really handy!

Sweet Spot Schnibble and a Confession of sorts

I’ve been playing with this collection of charms (Home Town by Sweetwater for Moda)for awhile first working on this Schnibble (Sweet Spot) using a common background fabric. (Just in case you don’t know about Carrie of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co who designs these wonderful little patterns click on the Schnibble link and go have a visit!)

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I really couldn’t believe myself but when I made the flying geese for this project..and I mean all the flying geese for the border, and I was laying them out on my design wall I realized that I’d made them wrong..where was my mind I ask??

here’s my excuse

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sometimes Liam likes to hang out with Grandma in her studio..he is such a handsome distraction!

Thankfully I had more charms so I made the geese over again and correctly the second time and the wrong geese?

have become the star points in a slightly changed version of the Madeline Schnibble pattern. I like this little quilt so much that I’m thankful for that “little” mistake!

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Happy New Year!

As I mentioned in my last post I had something important to share. My second grandson Liam who was born November 25th!

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Christmas was wonderful, I had my hearts desire which was that all 4 of my daughters were here with me, with their men and my grandsons!

My oldest was home with her husband and their adorable son Jerry who is now 19 months and so full of energy and inquisitiveness.  Living in Texas they don’t experience the snow like we do.

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