It’s that time again, time to reveal my June Schnibble, State Fair.
For those of you who are wondering, each month a group of us make one of Carrie Nelson’s (Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company) Schnibble patterns and hold a Schnibble Parade as part of a Year of Schnibbles quilting club.
This time around, I made mine from my Civil War reproduction fabrics. I chose only cheddars, reds, browns and greens. I think it gives the quilt a fall look which is what I was going for. I always have a quilt hanging outside for people to see as they come up the walk and this one was made specificially for that purpose. Right now with our remodeling project going on, there isn’t a quilt hanging out there…which makes me sad. As I was working on the quilt my hope was that the addition will be done by fall and then I can hang this little quilt out there to make everything look extra good.
Each pinwheel of the quilt has two different fabrics that are in the same color family but have different prints. The backround fabric, another piece from my stash, is leftover from my current mystery quilt. I changed the pattern slightly by adding one more 1.5 inch border around the outside. I think it frames the quilt a little better. The binding was done in a brown fabric that had green in it too.
I typically do an all over quilt design but this time I tried something a bit more fussy (at least for me)….Each pinwheel has a swirl in it.
I was in a hurry and just quicly free handed the swirls. If this quilt was to be an inside quilt, I would have gone back and machine quilted between the swirls…but for an outside quilt, this is good enough for me. One great thing about making quilts that hang outside…no one sees the inperfections (unless, of course, you have a blog and point them out for everyone to see!) Anyway, it gave me a chance to try something out of my comfort range…
Well…the June Schnibble is finished, I’ll be visiting A Quilting Life and Pink Pinchusion tomorrow to see the big parade of State Fair Schnibble quilts and…to find out what the July Schnibble pattern will be. So far, I have made all of the Schnibble patterns for the year of Schnibbles except one. I have the pattern bought and hope to get to it sometime in July too. July will be a Schnibble filled month for me!