Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mini Shine

Hello everyone! I hope you had a great holiday season!

My Mini Shine, the Another Year Of Schnibbles quilt for the month, is finished.

The fabrics are Nine Dots, designed by Carrie Nelson, and the background I used was from the Confetti Basics line by RJR.

I really loved how they went together.

Awhile back, I mentioned my interest in using backgrounds other than white, just to shake it up a bit, and I think this Confetti Basics fabric does just that.

This Mini Shine pattern, designed by Sherri McConnell, was a perfect one to do in the month of December.  

It was quick, fun, and addictive!  Very easy to fit in between holiday wrapping, decorating, and baking.

I'm looking forward to the next month of AYOS.  Be sure to visit Sherri and Sinta to see the AYOS Parade in the next few days.

Have a Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dimestore Schnibble quilted

What a month!

It's a busy time of year for everyone, and we are no certainly no exception!

My days have been full of Thanksgiving, and now Christmas preparations.

Turkey cooking, tree trimming, wreath hanging, college student visiting, you know, the whole works!

I did manage to squeeze in some quilting time and I'm here to give you a peek at what I've been doing.

This is the quilting on my Dimestore Schnibble designed by Carrie Nelson.  I pieced it with the AYOS quilt group last year.

The fabric is Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater. 

I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the feathers I did along the border!

That's a surprise to me because I generally don't love my quilting as soon as it's done. 

I guess it takes me a bit to get used to the difference between what the quilting idea looked like in my head, and what the quilting looks like that actually made its way on to my quilt.

Does that happen to anyone else??  Or is it just me??

When I finish up the binding I'll be back with more to tell!

Happy weekend!