Friday, May 30, 2014

eXactly what I was going for




I chose to make a big one this time!










This month's Schnibbles pattern could be found in Carrie Nelson's book Schnibbles Times Two. 

 Each quilt in the book has a pattern for both a small version, made with charm squares, and a larger version made with layer cakes.  












Since it's been awhile since I made a large quilt, I chose to make it big!

eXtra large in fact!

Well, not yet......I'm debating about whether or not I should still add the borders to it.












It's pretty big without the borders, but I do have plenty of leftover strips and layer cake squares that I could use.

I think I'll leave it alone for awhile and see what I think about the border later.   










The Layer Cakes I used were from the Circa 1934 fabric line by Cosmo Cricket.

I love the numbers and letters in these fabrics.

Oh, and the dots too!











The background fabric I found is cream with subtle swirling lines and dots that I thought went well with the dots in the Circa 1934 fabric.

I love it when things work out that way!

Sometimes I agonize over my fabric choices.  This is one just came together easily. 












You'll find plenty of amazing quilts in the Schnibbles parade on Sherri's blog and on Sinta's too in the beginning of June, just a few days away.


This will be the only Schnibbles Parade for a few months, so be sure to stop by and visit!

We'll be taking a break from the parades to work on unfinished Schnibbles projects over the summer.

Carrie has so many new, amazing patterns coming up! 

If you've been thinking about joining us, I hope to see you when we start sewing Schnibbles again.


Enjoy your weekend!   





18 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think your background fabric works just super with this line. It is up to you, but I think this is one of those patterns that should play by itself - no borders.

Sherri said...

eXactly perfect!!! I love it!!!

Izzy said...

I love it! The fabric you chose is just perfect for those blocks. I would leave out the borders and just let the big Xs shine. At the beginning of the month, I said j wanted to try to make the big X-Rated pattern, but just couldn't find the time. You've inspired me to try to make it over the summer. It is such a striking design. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

It is absolutely WONDERFUL! Love it!

Dee said...

I love the fabrics you chose. They look great in this pattern. I also love the setting you took your pictures in. Very inviting!

Jackie said...

Love it! I'll be interested in seeing if it tells you it needs borders or not. I think I have that book...

I'm with you about fabric selection. I fret over it so much that it's not necessarily fun. You did a great job picking out a great background fabric!

Judy said...

Your quilt is perfect and your setting is lovey!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This quilt is gorgeous! The fabrics look so good together. Can't wait to see if you add a border or not.

Gretchen said...

I just love this version!! I love your wonderful styled photo shots too. IMO, I think it's great without borders as the fabric line is so striking in this design.

Candace said...

Perfection. Michele! Knowing you, there will be an amazing border. Now if I could just jump into your pool!
Cheers!

Béa said...

You have always wonderful version, love your fabric choice.

Houseelf said...

Well done Michelle- a pretty and practical make. I have a Schnibbles on the go but am having to alter sizes as I am using scraps, so even smaller than a charm packet. All the designs in that book look like a lot of fun.

Sinta Renee said...

I love your photo shoot of the X Rated quilt! A star is born!!!

LynCC said...

Hey, this turned out really neat! I may just have to pick up that book for some cake fun. :)

Lisa D. said...

Your quilt looks great in those fabrics. Nice choice!

beth said...

love your quilt!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love Schibbles patterns. These are great fabrics that you've chosen.

Sarah said...

I think your fabric choices are great! Spot on. Definitely got it right this time.