Thursday, September 9, 2010
Schnibbles Mini-Parade Day 1
As promised, here's the first installment of my Schnibbles mini-parade. Back in May, Sinta and Sherri gave everyone the option to choose a pattern from Carrie's new book - Schnibbles Times Two, which by the way, I highly recommend you buy if you have lots of charm packs or layer cakes sitting around with no plans.
I had my eye on the X-Rated pattern for awhile by that point. It was actually the first Schnibbles pattern to pique my curiosity. I had seen a few instances of it in blogland, and I even went so far as to pick up the pattern at the AQS show in Knoxville last summer, but I neatly tucked it away on my pattern shelf when I got home. I decided this was my big opportunity to finally make the pattern.
It takes about a charm pack and a half to complete the pattern. I saved the bulk of the red and green prints from Cotton Blossoms for the border to give it a bit of a Christmas-y look. I'm using the remaining squares plus another Cotton Blossoms charm pack to make a Wild Thing quilt by Camille. (That's my laid-back quilt. It has no deadline. I'm just making it for fun. No pressure. I don't even have a deadline listed for it on my spreadsheet. Disclaimer: Don't expect to see it on the blog for awhile.)
Like I said when I pieced it, since you piece the quilt rows at a time, instead of blocks at a time, it can get a wee bit tedious to piece all the tiny pieces together. But in the end, I think it's worth it.
For the quilting, I stippled tightly in the background areas and stitched in the ditch around the "X's."
Started: July 2010
Finished: August 2010
Fabric collection: Cotton Blossoms by Bonnie & Camille