Friday, September 30, 2011

McGuffey Finish With Hometown - Just In Time!


With two charm packs of Hometown fabric and a little background fabric for the inner border, I was able to finish my LePetite Project for September.  Just in time!  I thought it would be easy to choose the pattern I wanted to use for this month's project, since we could choose any Schnibble, but it was a difficult decision!  There were so many great Schnibbles to choose from!  Finally, after many changes, I settled on McGuffey from the book Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson.  I love the text fabrics from this line by Sweetwater, especially the names of hundreds of cities and towns.  I wanted the fabric to be in pieces that were pretty big, so you could still read the words.  I tried to fussy cut some of the pieces, so cities we've lived in and visited were still visible after the top was pieced. 

With no sashing or background of any kind, just a small inner border, there were lots of places where fabrics of the same kind or color could meet.  I had to push though placing the blocks and not let myself spend too much time worrying about where the fabrics were going.  Not that I didn't worry about it at all......I'm just not about being random, as hard as I try it's just not happening........but I did try not to over think it and I just went with the fun feeling of this fabric.  Great advice I have gotten in the past from blog friends! 

I need to pick up my son from the high school football game now, so I'd better go.  It's been a crazy busy week and I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend.  Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to stop by and visit Sinta and Sherri in the next few days to see the rest of the quilts in the LePetite parade!   

12 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love this fabric line and plays so nicely in this Schnibbles pattern. Such a fun quilt - well done.

Jeanna said...

Cute quilt Michele! Enjoy your weekend!

Gretchen said...

Fabulous quilt! I love your fabric choice for this--I think it's a perfect pattern for Hometown.

Diana / QF Quiltbuffy said...

Great quilt, I love this fabric....
Have a nice day
Diana

Houseelf said...

That does look pretty. I can't do random! With the leaves I had to place them on the floor first and have a play before sewing.

Well done for finishing just in time!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous finish and I love the way the Hometown fabrics work in the pattern...good choice.

Quilt Hollow said...

Nice Finish....I'll see you in the parade.

LeAnn said...

Just lovely Michele! The perfect pattern for the wonderful Hometown collection.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

It is fabulous!! Hometown. Next on my list to purchase.

Izzy said...

Your McGuffey looks wonderful Michele. I love the Hometown line. Good job!

Kelli said...

Hi! :) Found you via the FNSI sign-up list. Love your blog. Going to follow. :) Gorgeous quilts.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love your McGuffey. I made one last year in Frolic and was very pleased, but now that I see your hometown version perhaps I need to make another??? LOL. Great job being more random.