My Dulcinea is done!
I'm calling it Beach Breezes because I used the Salt Air fabric line from Cosmo Cricket.
I've been saving this line that I love for the perfect project and I thought Dulcinea was definitely it!
This has got to be one of my favorite Schnibbles!
The pinwheels work so well with the summery, beachy Salt Air theme.
And because the pieces aren't too small, the fabric really shines!
I wish I would have gotten more of this line while I had the chance.
Salt Air has often been used with a white background fabric, but I went with a tone on tone cream that is really close to the cream shown in some of the charm squares.
I like the soft look it gave to the whole quilt.
By using the two fairly new charm packs in this vintage pattern, I didn't have quite enough squares for the border, so I followed Carrie's advice and used some of my background fabric in the border to make up the difference.
I'm pleased with how it worked out!
The pieced border took some time, especially since I got kind of crazy about some of the placement.
I don't do random well.
As soon as I read in the pattern that I should join the fabrics in the border in a "very random manner", I knew that part would be a challenge for me!
But I "pressed" through it and made myself be okay with some of the fabric placement, even though they may not be quite as evenly spaced as I would like, and I love how it turned out!
I'm sure you know to be on the lookout for the parade coming up in the beginning of the month on the blogs of both Sinta and Sherri, who are so kind to put on the Schnibbles parade each time.
And special thanks to Carrie Nelson for designing such amazing patterns and for being so helpful too!
I'm on the edge of my beach chair wondering what pattern we'll be working on next month.
I can't wait to find out!
And by the way have you seen Thelma's version of Dulcinea?
It's so cute and creative! You definitely want to look for it!
I love to see what everyone does with the patten chosen each month for the Schnibble parade.
I hope to see you there!