Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Schnibble for January

Posted by Strlady at 11:42 PM
I mentioned earlier this week that I finished my Schnibble during my retreat. I actually started it the week before the retreat and took the pieces to put together over there.

I chose to do my Schnibble with Moda's Astor Manor line by 3 Sister's. These are so not my colors but for some reason I kept staring at the darn line every time I went to my local shop.

I separated the colors and made placement decisions before I set out to cut.

I pause to interject that I can't say enough how I love, love, love my Fit to Be Geese ruler! I no longer fear making flying geese blocks.

To use the ruler I had to modify Carrie's cutting instructions a bit since I needed to cut my pieces a bit larger than the method used in the Madeline pattern. After I cut the pieces I grouped them together and started sewing

After I sew the geeses together comes the trimming.

and trim

and trim

Never my favorite part but since I would have to trim regardless of the method I used...

I'm happy to do this because I always end up with perfection!

I finished these puppies at the retreat where I finially put the top together.

I liked the way it turned out but I found that some of the star points got lost in the fabric.

I found that I would need to do a more focused quilting design on it to bring out those points. I decided to quilt in some heart in an effort to make it more "Valentine'ish"

I also decided to play with feathers. So the quilt ended up being a bit of an experimental piece.

I think it ended up looking pretty darn nice and if you look at it from afar,
you will think the quilting turned out pretty darn good too!


LOL!! Hey! At least those geese turned out FABULOUS!

11 comments on "A Schnibble for January"

Sherri on January 31, 2010 at 2:57 PM said...

It's beautiful! I have a couple of Aster Manor charm packs I can't wait to use!

Cindy on January 31, 2010 at 4:35 PM said...

It really is pretty. Yes, your geese are flying beautifully.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter on January 31, 2010 at 4:55 PM said...

It's gorgeous - just gorgeous! You did a great job! Love the Aster Manor -- great choice!

Brenda on January 31, 2010 at 5:58 PM said...

Amazing! Your quilting is wonderful; and that binding fabric does tone it's so fancy. Now where to put it, eh? =)

Thelma on January 31, 2010 at 9:53 PM said...

Wow, you did a great job all the way around, the fabric, the piecing, and especially the quilting!

Congratulations on finishing another Schnibbles, I'm now 2 for 5 : ((

Jonathan on January 31, 2010 at 10:02 PM said...

Wow, that is stunning! Really,really beautiful!

Darlene on January 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM said...

It's stunning. I have an Aster Manor Jelly Roll to use on a project.

Béa on February 1, 2010 at 11:05 AM said...

Wonderful choice of fabrics & quilting , I love !

Sinta Renee on February 1, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

I love it! Your Madeline turned out beautiful! I loved working with that fabric:)

Ariane on February 1, 2010 at 9:56 PM said...

Wow!! I love it!!! It is fabulous!

Joanna on February 1, 2010 at 10:04 PM said...

It is just beautiful - I really love the line of fabrics you used. Did you quilt it yourself?!!! If so, bravo!!


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