Friday, August 31, 2012

My August Schnibble Top is Done!

My August Schnibble

In the eleventh hour, I have completed Dimestore for the "Another Year of Schnibbles" Quiltalong.  The pattern calls for an outside border of the light background fabric, but I am not sure I want to add this border so for now I am leaving it off and calling this top done. 

The charm packs I used are an older Moda line, "Grand Finale" by Sandy Gervais.  I love fall fabrics and colors so when I saw these charm packs on clearance in the summer sale section at my favorite local quilt shop, I knew these were just what I wanted to use for my August Schnibble.

At 48" square it is already ten inches larger than the finished size of the original pattern.  I planned it this way by cutting my light background squares larger at five inch squares.  I am planning to use it as a fall tablecloth for my round kitchen table and it is a good size now.

Tonight, I am undecided as to how I am going to quilt this.  I had been going to make a very special pieced backing.  It has been suggested that fall leaves quilted in the cream squares would look nice.  I may work out a plan that would allow for both.  I may not. Time ... and my quilty muse ... will tell.

Tomorrow I am going to play with some other fabric and then I am going to quilt the bright sunflower table topper which is ahead of this top in the "quilting queue."

Sweet Quilty Dreams!



  1. Nice job Ms Pat, that will look lovely on your table :)

  2. Very pretty version of Dimestore Pat! I am so glade that you joined in AYOS! Your Sandy G. fabric is a perfect fit and it is going to be a great Autumn table topper!!

  3. I love your quilt! It's really beautiful!

  4. This came out gorgeous, Pat! (You don't have to listen to my quilting suggestions, either. Obviously. I brainstorm with my fingers. ;) )

    I love it. I wish I had seen those charm packs on clearance myself.

  5. Thank you all for the kind comments. :)

    Sinta ... thank you also for the warm welcome to the AYOS quilty bees. I love making Miss Rosie's patterns and am really looking forward to making one of her new Little Bites designs this month. :)

    Delia ... I had already been thinking that leaves in a varigated thread would look nice in background squares. Your suggestion just affirmed that idea. I am looking forward to getting the pieced backing done, sandwiching them together and deciding then which way the quilting will go. :)

  6. Delia ... B'N'P has some of the jelly rolls left in their summer clearance section and a few of the fabrics with some left on the bolts. Did not see any of these charm packs left the last time I was there. The yardage had not gone into the sale section yet as of Friday. I bought the small piece that was left of one of the blues on her 20% for finishing the bolt. I am watching for the rest to go into clearance. Should happen soon as she has most of the new fall lines shelved ... :) Pat


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