Saturday, March 31, 2012

Child's Play...

Whew!  I didn't think I would make it, but with only about an hour to spare, I've finished March's Schnibbles project.  In case you haven't heard, Sherri and Sinta are hosting Another Year of Schnibbles and this month's selection was Bibelot by Carrie Nelson.  I wasn't sure if I'd be able to participate this month, but after seeing so many beautiful quilts made from this pattern, I made time.  I used 2 Charm Packs of ZaZa by Erin Michaels and some white Kona cotton for my version.

Fabrics for my Bibelot quilt
When I make a quilt and pick out the fabrics, I have to know who I'm making it for.  Seeing the bright primary colors in these Charm Packs, I decided this would make a great quilt to donate to Project Linus.  I separated the fabrics into their color groups and then pondered possible layout options.

Fabrics separate by color family.
After fiddling around with various options in EQ7, I landed on this one.  It's still a 7 x 7 layout like in the pattern, but I left off the white sashing that Carrie added to her blocks.  I just really liked the secondary pattern that emerged without it.

Block layout I finally decided on.
I had to do a little math to get the inner and outer border to work out (which I loved doing) because the center of my quilt is a bit smaller than the pattern.  I also decided to add a third border to make the quilt a better size for a child.  I found this deep purple Moda Marbles flannel in my stash that coordinates well with the center.  (I know it looks more blue than purple in the picture, but it really is a deep purple.)

My finished Bibelot quilt.
I've decided to call this quilt Child's Play.  It just seems so appropriate.  It finishes at 48" square and I'm hoping to get it quilted and delivered in short order.  I have another quilt already on the quilting frame, but this one will go on next.


As usual in our household, I had lots of help making this quilt.  Sam took her customary Supervisor role (on the back of the couch), David 'helped' with the piecing and Moses 'assisted' with the block layout.

Moses helping with block placement.
I was really surprised at how quickly this quilt went together.  From beginning to end it was only a couple of days - maybe 8 hours total.  I'm so glad I took the time to make it and hope I can continue to keep up with the monthly challenge.  That being said, I can't wait to see what they pick for April!

Until later...

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 
1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT)


12 comments:

  1. omg, THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! i AM AMAZED AT WHAT YOU CREATED!

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  2. WOW! That is awesome. I know some child will love it! Hope you can keep up!

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  3. The design you came up with is just amazing! I love it without the sashing, and then the secondary design with the colors...wow! I am bookmarking this for the future.

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  4. Wow, I love your version of Bibelot! I was happy with my standard version, but yours is incredible!

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  5. I saw your Child's Play quilt on Sinta's parade and wanted to let you know how much I love your creative lay-out. Very pretty, "graphic" quilt. Some child will be a very fortunate recipient of your quilt.

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  6. I saw your Child's Play quilt on Sinta's parade and wanted to let you know how much I love your creative lay-out. Very pretty, "graphic" quilt. Some child will be a very fortunate recipient of your quilt.

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  7. This is just fantastic! You did a really great job.

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  8. Dang. Moses did a great job! And so did you! Your Child's Play quilt is awesome! Seriously, positively awesome. :)

    I love every single change you made ~ it's perfect. Good job!

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  9. I saw your quilt over at Sinta's blog and spent the rest of the weekend entirely at your blog. Wow girl, your quilts are amazing, specailly your Decinstructed! That quilt should have made you famous. You have an eye of color and detail. I'm amazed and ill be back often.

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  10. How amazing! I just love what you did with it!

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  11. I love the design of your quilt without sashing - very cool!

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