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!