This is another post that I wrote prior to going on the retreat. Before I left, I finished my January Schnibble, the pattern called "Jersey Girl." I first wrote about this project here where I discussed the plan I had and the reason I was naming it "The Maine Event." I had a second post about it here. During the final construction, I was alerted by a reader, Hildy, that there was a typo in the pattern about the size to cut the sashing strips. It should read 1.5" x 10" instead of 10"x 10."
I'm really, really pleased with how it came out. If you recall, I used charm packs of Kansas Troubles Harvest Moon line and decided to make them into leaves. I did so to reference our quilt show that we had last fall--the logo was a leaf block and I made the ribbons that were awarded out of Harvest Moon fabric, too.
I needed more background squares than the charm packs provided, so I went into my fabric stash and pulled out whatever seemed to be the same color. I have been inspired by the "low value" quilts that are appearing in blogland and how backgrounds with lots of pattern are being used effectively, so I challenged myself to use whatever was the right color--no matter the pattern.
Consequently, there are parts of a panel that featured the title page of "Common Sense."
And also some quilt blocks.
There are also lots of bits of other background-type fabric. I really love the results!
When I finished the top and did the quilting, I decided that the binding needed something special. Did you notice it in the photos above?
I think it looks divine on my divan.
To see all of the Jersey Girl Schnibbles, be sure to visit Sinta and Sherri for the parade on the first of the month. I always enjoy seeing all the different variations.
Have a great weekend! Hopefully I won't be too tired from my retreat and can be back on Monday to share all about it.