Bright, cheery, and fun "T's" everywhere you look! I finished my Bibelot this afternoon using both Hoopla and Punctuation charm packs and a white background fabric with mini multi-colored polka dots from the fabric line, Neighborhood. This layout took a few tries for me, but I'm finally happy with it.
The rows were put together Thursday night, but then I realized half of my quilt had the block borders going in straight rows, not staggered like I wanted them to be. Somehow when I started the layout I thought the haphazard look I really liked about the quilt came from the T's going in different directions so I focused on that and also the color placement. Once the rows were sewn together and I got a better look at it, I realized I really needed to focus on the borders being staggered to get the look I was after, so, as Kermit would say, "rippit." (I watched The Muppet Movie last night.)
|I just love these mini dots!|
I tried to only change the direction of the blocks and not move the colors around, because I liked the fabrics where they were, but somehow the straight configuration of the block borders just migrated to another spot on the quilt! Since I really liked the way Carrie's layout looked on the cover of her pattern, I decided to go with the way she had her blocks placed, with a few changes. This was one of my favorite Schnibbles to make despite several tries with the layout. I liked how the borders on two sides of the blocks made the quilt look so random, although mine certainly wasn't!
There are lots of beautiful Bibelot quilts floating around out there in Blogland and I can't wait to see even more of them in the parade on Sinta and Sherri's blogs in the next few days. I wonder what pattern is in store for April?