Monday, April 30, 2012

My First Schnibble!

I have been admiring the Schnibbles of many talented quilters over the years on Sinta & Sherri's Snibbles Parades for over 2 years. So I finally got on board and joined the parade! My version of "Summer Day" is a big huge thank you to Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie Quilts Co. I won this fat quarter bundle of Nine Dots from her blog & used almost all of it for this quilt.

I decided to go big or go home. Using the principles of Carrie Nelson's book "Another Bite of Schnibbles" I enlarged the blocks from charm packs to fat quarters. I figured Baby E is getting too big for a tiny quilt, so bigger is better in this case. I love all the colors in this quilt. My pictures don't do the colors justice. The colors are perfect for a baby quilt. I'm not sure if my baby is going to get this one, or if I should save it for the next baby shower I go to.
This was also my first time using a pattern. I guess you could say I still haven't followed a pattern since I enlarged the blocks. I felt that using a pattern was easier than just winging it since i knew how many pieces to cut. Much less waste too. This pattern was really easy too - I managed to piece a large size baby quilt in a month! I'm not sure I would be able to finish one each month though- but I can try!