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Friday, June 28, 2013

Dulcinea

Hi Everyone!

I'm finally ready to show this month's Schnibble!  This pattern really reminded me of the pinwheels we had as children. 

For fabric, I went through my patriotic pieces and found the brighter ones that I never use in any other projects.  I also wanted as many stripes and lines I could to help show movement.  The problem I had was in background fabric.  Some of my pieces were "light" so I didn't want to use a light background.



Since I was trying to emulate toy pinwheels, I decided to use a sky-blue background fabric.  This one has patriotic words printed on it, as well. 

 
Just a reminder, the Vintage Schnibble group is making this pattern by Carrie Nelson
 
Image of Dulcinea PDF ~ No. 404
There are already so many fun versions popping up in blogland!  Of course, I think I say that every month.  I also see versions that make me want to make the pattern again!  I think that is why I love this group.  The hostesses are Sherri and Sinta.  You can visit their blogs on July first to see the parades. 

Here is my finished quilt.  I took some pictures in my yard with some yard stake pinwheels, but then I took it over on Fort Eustis by the James river and got the fence photo.


I love this one!  I really like the fence, too, and am going to have to take larger quilts over there to photograph them.   I did the photography just before this week's Music Under the Stars concert by the Army Band.  This week's theme was "Big Band."  We put the Schnibble and camera away, got out our chairs and picnic supper and settled in.  And then the thunder began.  A storm was across the river and heading towards us.  They announced that if the storm passed quickly, they would go ahead with the concert after, but we should all seek shelter.  We packed up and got back to the car and within 5 minutes, it hit.  There was even hail the size of nickels!  We stayed put but then made the decision to go home and not wait around.   So far, two of the past 4 Thursdays have been stormy.  I hope next week isn't, as it is the Fourth of July.

Have a great day!
JoAnne

15 comments:

  1. LOVE the quilt and the fence background for your photo is great ... I would also utilize it for other photo ops if available! I have that pattern ... you've given me ideas on its use. Hope your weather improves ... we get threats of rain but nothing ... we could use it up here (Northern Michigan). Have a great weekend! Linda

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  2. I loved pinwheels as a kid... and still do to be truthful! Your newest quilt is lovely.... ya done good! That is a great fence for photos....

    Hope this July 4th will be less eventful weather-wise...

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  3. I love your quilt and picture on the fence XXX

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  4. Love your Schnibble! And the pictures are great. The weather has been terrible up here in Quebec so far this summer. :-(

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  5. Nice! Love it on the fence.

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  6. What a wonderful, summery quilt with a patriotic salute. It's great!

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  7. LOVE IT ! Ready just in time for the 4th of July !

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  8. Your photos are wonderful - I hope next week's storm waits until after the concert.

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  9. With all your Schnibble talk, I have picked up one of the books. None done yet, but maybe later in the summer.
    You have certainly done well with your patriotic stitching lately.

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  10. Love the quilt and great place to photograph it------and a picnic.

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  11. So cute in red, white and blue! Using fabrics with stripes really does add movement! I think this is my favorite in blogland!

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  12. Fun pinwheels--perfect for the Fourth! The weather hasn't seemed to be cooperating for anyone this summer :-(

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  13. Very cute Schnibble quilt. Love the patriotic pinwheels! And what a great setting for the photography!

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  14. Looks great in patriotic colours! Nice and bright. Interesting how patterns develop in weather isn't it? We always have football training on Thursday afternoons and last winter it rained hard so many Thursday afternoons. I remember because so many football training a were cancelled for my son. The little 5 and 6 year olds didn't need to be out in the freezing driving rain!

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  15. LOVE your Dulcinea! Great fabric choices, I really like the inner and outer border, they make you focus on the pinwheels. See ya in the parade!

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