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Monday, May 13, 2013

Gentle Art

Hi Everyone!

The Schnibble for May is Gentle Art.

Image of Gentle Art PDF ~ No. 408

If you are interested in joining in, you can get the pattern here if you can't find it locally.  All you have to do is make your version and then email Sinta and Sherri and they will give you the details.
You don't need a blog, either! 

I have had this pattern for a while and it has been high on my "to do" list, so I was glad to finally have an excuse to make it.  I immediately considered fabric possibilities.  Obviously it would be fun to make with sewing/quilting themed fabric, and there are many fun lines out right now.  Before I purchased anything, though, I went through my stash of charm packs.  I'm afraid that since beginning to "Schnibble" I have managed to acquire quite a pile of them.  As I perused them, I remembered that I had some from the Fellowship line by Brannock and Patek.  I think the title of that line was exactly what I had in mind.  Lately I have been mentioning how important quilting friends are to me, so Fellowship was perfect!

Along with the charm packs, I usually get a little yardage, and in this case I had the solid background, and beautiful floral, and another coordinate.  In the pattern, the idea is to use light charm squares for the block backgrounds and use leftovers for a scrappy border.  There weren't enough light charm squares in this collection, so I used the background yardage.  I did use the light charm squares for the inner border, though.  I used the gorgeous floral for my border, cutting it a bit wider than the scrappy border would have been.  I can hopefully use the leftover charm squares that would have made the border in a Little Bits pattern.


I love the way it turned out and the story it tells--of the friendships made through sewing.  I plan to get it quilted and bound by the end of the month in time for the parade, so you may see it again.

Have a great day!
JoAnne

11 comments:

  1. What a very charming (literally!) quilt! How fun is it to shop from your stash?
    I like the border you chose.

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  2. What a lovely quilt. xxx Melanie xxx

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  3. Don't you just love it when fabric, and pattern come together so well? Nice job! I love the Fellowship collection. I have a charm pack, but only one, and no yardage, but that has never stopped me before. I love the challenge of making do. Yours really is pretty, and the border fabric is perfect.

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  4. So cute! Love the colours. I haven't started mine yet. I chose the charms I will use, but have done nothing else.

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  5. I like it!! I haven't even looked at my charms this month and we're almost at the half way mark already--yikes.

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  6. It's wonderful! I love the connection between friendship and sewing :-)

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  7. Your colours are lovely, the pink floral looks perfect!

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  8. I love what you have done with charm pack and great choice of border fabric...so very pretty. My goal is to try and use up as much of my scrap stash as I possibly can but I was just saying to wendy how I will be jealous though of those using charm packs because everything goes together so beautifully..

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  9. I love what you have done with charm pack and great choice of border fabric...so very pretty. My goal is to try and use up as much of my scrap stash as I possibly can but I was just saying to wendy how I will be jealous though of those using charm packs because everything goes together so beautifully..

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  10. Your Gentle Art is such a pretty quilt.

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  11. Gorgeous!!! Love the border fabric and how your quilt looks so calm and rich!

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