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Thursday, February 27, 2014

February's Schnibble

Hi Everyone,

I'm taking a break from the quilt festival to write about my Schnibble for this month.  Last night was the one and a half hour preview of the show for those who were preregistered.  We spent the time cruising by the vendors to see what we may want to go back too later, and yes, we shopped a bit, too.

This month's Schnibble was "Quilter's Choice."  It could be any Schnibble pattern as long as it wasn't a quilt that you already shared on a parade before.  I decided to make "Short Story" from one of Carrie's books, but there is also a pattern of it.  It looks like spools, and is a really fun  block to make.  Carrie is so clever in figuring out how to make it from charm squares.  Once you get the units ready to make the block, everything nestles perfectly together!


I used Midwinter Reds by Minick and Simpson but used a dark blue as my background.  This happens to be Moda Bella American Blue.  (Would I choose any other shade of blue if one of my choices is called American?  I think not!)




It was a gorgeous day on Sunday--nearly 70 degrees, so my husband and I took it out to photograph it.  


This is along the James River.  


I really love this quilt.  I know it is going to stay at my house!  

The parades on the first are going to be fantastic!  Normally I love the parades to see all the versions of the same quilt, but these are going to be fabulous to see all the different quilts!  If you want to see them for yourself, visit Sherri or Sinta.  They do such a great job putting them together and I'm sure parade day is chaotic for them!

Today will be a full day of the show.  I'm expecting to have really sore feet by the end of it.  I hope you all have a great day!
JoAnne

17 comments:

  1. This quilt is wonderful - great finish!

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  2. I couldn't remember a Schnibbles that looked like yours so I had to go look up the pattern. The dark background makes such a difference, but I really like it. It really makes the blocks pop! Have a great time at the show. I really wish I could have made it this year as well.

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  3. Beautiful quilt and beautiful location! Enjoy the show!

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  4. Very nice job. It is so "YOU"!! : )

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  5. I love your this quilt!!! Are you absolutely sure it HAS to stay at your house? Does it help that I am a Navy mom? :)

    Enjoy the show!!!

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  6. This is beautiful and the American Blue is a perfect background - great photos too.

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  7. I love the quilt - and the scenery! I saw on the internet about the quilt show. I wish I had been able to go back for it. I could have stayed at my son's and had him drop me off at the show. Maybe next year if he's still there. The shows here are really small. I'm used to Pacific International in California by Mancuso so I need a big quilt show fix!

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  8. Great photo shoot for your Schnibbles quilt ! Your quilt is wonderful ! Have fun at the show

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  9. Lovely! And the pictures are awesome. Very nice job! :-)

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  10. JoAnne, Your quilt is beautiful and the photo shot outside is stunning! We still have way to much snow here in NH! Have a great time at the show.

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  11. Your Schnibble is wonderful. I really need to think about doing those on a regular basis ... LOVE anything by Ms. Rosie and Carrie. The show in Virginia is on my bucket list ... which I need to start "emptying" soon! Perhaps next year for a special birthday/anniversary ;-) Took a class with Sue Nichols awhile ago ... she's a GREAT teacher and was hands on during the session. Enjoy your time in VA at the show and be sure to share pictures. BTW ... I took your advice and checked into Instagram ... signed up but now just need to figure out all the nuances! LOL

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  12. I love seeing your schnibble a, but am yet to make one of my own. One day ....

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  13. A true red, white, and blue beauty! And I like that you are keeping this one for yourself!!!

    I was beginning to forget what leaves on trees and grass looks like, so thanks for the reminder via the pictures!

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  14. I've always liked this pattern, but never made one. I love what you did with yours. The blue background looks fantastic :-) Wonderful outdoor pictures too!

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  15. Midwinter reds and blues was the perfect choice for this wonderful little quilt. Judy C in NC

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