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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My First Schnibbles



I have had fun enjoying all the beautiful quilts at the Charming Girls Club, but as I tend to focus on making charity quilts, I rarely get time to make anything for myself.  As I've just finished this quilt top, I wanted to share it with you.  It is also my first schnibbles quilt.


The lighting in the room, my camera, and my desire to step back far enough to capture the entire quilt, doesn't allow the beautiful colors to show up in this picture. Thus, I decided to include a picture taken outside, when I started this quilt at the Mogel Mountain Quilt Retreat last month.


The design is from the book "Schnibbles times two", by Carrie Nelson, which I wrote about previously.  It is a fun book, with 12 cute designs that all have well written instructions and great visuals.


This pattern is "Bennington", but I made it slightly longer, as I wanted to use it as a good size lapquilt. 

Now, off to do some fun machine quilting.  I want to finish this quilt and will most likely do a smaller schnibbles next time, possibly a table topper or wallhanging, for my next schnibbles.

20 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's very pretty Darlene!

Jan said...

It's beautiful.

Alix said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the colours.

karenfae said...

very cute, I love the schnibbles patterns.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Kate said...

Very pretty!

paulette said...

Just lovely, Darlene!! It sounds like you have been bitten by the Schnibble bug!! Me too!! Love them all!
Take care!
P

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yay! It looks fabulous. I've got that book, and will dive in after the first of the year :-)

Sara said...

It is beautiful. Love the fabric choices and the pattern.

Michelle said...

WHOHOOOOO!!!

Darlene,
It looks great!

Michelle

Sherri said...

I love it! Schnibbles are so much fun...and I love being able to make them in the larger sizes!

The quilting Cat Lady (Kattarkonan) said...

The quilt is beautiful, great colors. I love all of Carries patterns and I am working my way through her books. Looking forward to seeing more lovely quilts you make for yourself ;-)
Alda, Fl

Barb said...

I love it, great job!!

MJ said...

Looks Great! Good job.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You did a very nice job Darlene :) I really like the colors....you can't tell from the first photo how beautiful it really is....glad you included both pix.

Smiles,
Kelly

Deb said...

Lovely quilt. The colours are gorgeous. I have just gotten the Schnibbles Times Two book and am itching to get into one.

QuiltSue said...

Your quilt is lovely. I think the fabrics you used are gorgeous.

Kathy H said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful, such wonderful fabrics. I haven't made a snibbles yet but hope to one day.

Millie said...

Darlene, beautiful Schnibbles quilt. One of these days I like to make my very first Schnibbles quilt too, but I am alwas behind with everything. lol

Joanna said...

That's a beautiful quilt, and it looks like a good size. The picture taken outside is so beautiful; the trees are a great background. I'll be watching for the next schnibbles you make.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Darlene - it's beautiful! I love the colors you chose for the pattern! What a great quilt to snuggle with - and I'm so glad you're keeping it to enjoy! Way to Sew Girl!!!!