Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Schnibbles for May

A quick finish with a little help from my friends. A quilting life have a monthly sew along using a Schnibbles pattern. The creator of the patterns which use charm packs and layer cakes, Carrie is now selling pdf versions of her Schnibbles patterns which will make it so much easier for the likes of me to participate. The pattern for June will be posted on 1 June. I now have a little stash of charm packs courtesy of a 20% off coupon from Fat Quarterly magazine for the Fat Quarter shop and I'm picking up some summersville from Lu Summers herself at the Fat Quarterly retreat on 2 June, so I am set for a few months.

This pattern is called Doc and uses two charm packs ( in this case Basic Grey's Blitzen) and some yardage. I started it last week and got lots done during FNSI. Having fixed the glitch on my long arm, I finished two customer quilts on Sunday so I quilted this yesterday morning. I quickly applied the binding, sewed up one side at home and took it to our guild meeting last night. Jenny and Lorraine kindly took over where I'd stopped whilst I ran the busy meeting. By the end of the meeting they'd sewn on the binding.

Another finished project. Now what to work on next? I have my Swoon quilt to quilt. I'm thinking of the baptist fan pattern which I'd like to finish to take with me to the Fat Quarterly retreat. Have I mentioned I'll be in London for the retreat on 2 June? The weekend starts with some retail therapy at Tikki Patchwork and dinner in Kew. I'd also like to have a quilt - possibly granny squares - finished to donate to Lily's Siblings Together project. And then there's my Hopscotch quilt which just needs the blocks to be laid out and sewn together. Decisions, decisions. Fortunately I have two UFO days to attend this week and I can sew on one binding at next week's Chez Soi quilt group. Thinking about it, it would be nice to have a binding to sew on this evening whilst sat in the car whilst Lizzie does her first sea swim with the Long Distance Swimming Club.

Pattern - Doc by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company
Fabric: Blitzen by Basic Grey for Moda
Thread:White linen King Tut by Superior Threads
Pantograph: Feather Delightful


Lorraine said...

This quilt is gorgeous I love the fabric

Sinta Renee said...

Great choice of fabric for Doc! It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it in the parade!!!

ytsmom said...

I love your choice of fabric! You can't go wrong with Basic Grey.

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

Beautiful quilt!

Michele said...

Great fabric choice! Just beautiful. You have nice friends to help out too :-)

Wendy said...

Oh my! I love your choice of fabric! I really must keep an eye out for this fabric. Wasn't this a great parade?
Aren't friends great; especially quilting friends who come to your rescue? Sure wish I could have had mine quilted in time for parade, but I did well just to get it pieced in time. See you in the next parade!