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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mercy Me!

Hi Everyone,

It is pretty near the end of the month so it is time to share my Schnibble.  This month the group could make a brand new pattern, Mercerie.

Image of Mercerie PDF ~ No. 470

This was a fun pattern because you could "square up" the block nicely prior to sewing them all together. 

I have noticed in making all these Schnibbles that not every charm pack collection is conducive to a given pattern.  I found that out when I made my first one.  Since then, I carefully look over each collection and pattern to see if they will work--by having the right amount of darks, medium, lights, and the correct "feel" for the pattern.  The fabric line I chose for Mercerie I have had for quite a while because it just didn't seem right for any of our previous patterns.  I was really happy to be able to use it this month:  Moda Seascapes by Deb Strain.


Undoubtedly due to my Hawaii influence, I fell in love with this line of fabric and really looked forward to making something with it. 

Sinta and Sherri host the Vintage Schnibbles group and show off everyone's finished quilts on the first of each month.  I look forward to those blog posts all month!  It is a lot of work for them and I can't thank them enough.

I played up the beachy-ness of the fabric when I photographed it.

I love how the colors of the sky and the water are reflected in the quilt!

Have a great day!
JoAnne

20 comments:

  1. It's beautiful JoAnne! You are right, that fabric is absolutely perfect. Great job on the photography too. :-)

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  2. LOVE this one! The pattern wasn't all that appealing until I saw yours!!!!!

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  3. Oh! You are so right! What a prefect pairing of charm squares and Schnibble pattern. I love it. It makes me want to hunt down a couple of charm packs and make another one.

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  4. Love the blues in this & what a great beach picture! I find it so hard to take a good picture of my quilts once they're done, but I'm loving yours.

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  5. That is LOVELY~! Working hard to get mine done today.

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  6. Great choice of fabric for this pattern. I like the beachiness too.

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  7. Might have to seriously think about those Schnibbles ... they make up into really nice quilts! I have a number of them but never seem to make them ... have a pattern "hoarding" habit as well as fabric "hoarding" .... LOL Linda

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  8. Another wonderful Schnibbles JoAnne. Love the colors and the beach picture.

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  9. I just love your schnibbles JoAnne. The fabric is just "perfect" and your photography is just awesome. Love the beach setting!

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  10. Beautiful photo by the coast. Like you watch my Nearly Insane, I watch your Schnibbles!

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  11. Great fabric choice! The blues and aquas look awesome against the white background.

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  12. Wow...wonderful choice of fabrics...they just flow beautifully together. Well DONE! I love how you photographed it as well. I wasnt totally pleased with mine and I think now I am encouraged to try another. :)

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  13. Fun photos for your beachy Schnibble--love it!

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  14. Another lovely quilt!! Love the fabric!!!

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  15. I know what you mean about certain fabric lines being best for some patterns. You definitely waited for the right pattern for this line! It is simply lovely.

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  16. You know I love this! The perfect fabrics for this beautiful quilt :-) I love the beachy photography. That blue is just gorgeous!

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  17. Terrific post and a beautiful quilt. You and I were in the same groove this month, with our blue/white sea/sand themes in our Schnibbles. I wish I could have photographed mine down at the beach--perfect!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt..com

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  18. Beautiful quilt! I love the colours you went with. So not your usual colours, but I love them just as much. Great photo on the beach with the waves and sky too.

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