Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Lincoln Schnibble - Log Cabin Christmas

 There aren't any log cabin blocks in this quilt, but I'm calling it Log Cabin Christmas anyway.

I think it works!

It's my Lincoln Schnibble designed by Carrie Nelson.

Since Lincoln lived in a log cabin, I thought the name was appropriate, despite the lack of log cabin blocks.  Sometimes you have to stretch a little. 

I went with Christmas fabrics for this one.

It's a mix of Joy by Kate Spain and the new line Aspen Frost by Basic Grey.  I also added a few scraps from past Christmas projects. 

Originally, I was planning to use different fabrics for each star point, but after making my first star and reading the pattern closer.........which I should have done in the first place........I realized that wasn't going to work.

The base of the points overlap slightly which isn't really conducive to different colored fabrics.  I tried making one star with different points anyway, thinking I could get over it, but it just wasn't going to happen.

So, I did some frogging and some rearranging and started sewing again! 

The stars are floating, which means no pesky points to accidentally chop off!  Yea!

I like how this top turned out!  Really scrappy!

In the next few days you'll be able to see many more Lincoln Schnibble projects in the Parade of Schnibbles.

Visit the blogs of both Sinta and Sherri to see what other versions are out there!

And if I'm not mistaken, I think a brand new Schnibbles pattern will be the project for August!

I'm looking forward to that!

Thanks so much to all of you that responded to my last post concerning Bloglovin'.

Since I didn't use Google Reader in the first place, I didn't pay much attention the whole thing.  I didn't think I had to worry about it.

Until a Bloglovin' friend mentioned she was was having trouble leaving comments on my blog and some others.  I thought maybe I'd better look into it a bit more.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.  It sounds like I may need to change my settings so the comments aren't in a pop up window to make it a bit easier to comment or maybe join Bloglovin' or Feedly. 

I just wasn't sure if Bloglovin' readers could comment on non Bloglovin' blogs.

 It sounds like they can, it just may take a few more clicks or it's some kind of temporary glitch.

And many bloggers, including myself, are outside enjoying time with family and friends this summer!  Can you believe summer is coming to an end????

Thanks so much for your help and your kind comments!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the Christmas 'Lincoln' - well done!!

Oddbjørg said...

Your quilt looks great!

Judy said...

Your Lincoln is beautiful! Love the Christmas Fabric you used.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the scrappy feel of your Christmas quilt. Thanks for your previous post. It helped me.

JoAnne said...

It came out so pretty. The two fabric lines combined beautifully! Are you ready to send your son away to school? It is very difficult!

Izzy said...

Love it! You did an amazing job with Lincoln. :-)

Candace said...

I love the name and the quilt, Michele! Great job! Glad to hear you've gotten some great info on what's going on with Bloglovin'! I'm really hoping summer will just keep on going for at least a couple more months!

Carrie P. said...


Joyful Quilter said...

Very festive! Very cute!

Béa said...

Wonderful !

Sherri said...

I love it! One of my favorites!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Seeing the parade is making me want to make one myself. Yours is great. I wonder if I have the pattern in my stash. I will have to go take a look.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your Christmas Lincoln--so fun!

Patty D from NC said...

I love this quilt with Christmas fabrics - wonderful job.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Lincoln is awesome AND you won a prize for it!

Barb Gibney said...

How fun to put christmas prints with will have to be must try for me tol. Love it

Mama Pea said...

Love it!