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!