Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My favorite Schnibbles quilt...

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Sinta from Pink Pincushion and Sherri from A Quilting Life are hosting a parade on February 1st.  This time it's your favorite Schnibbles quilt.  I joined in Another Year of Schnibbles for the first half of last year, so I started thinking about which was my favorite.  At first I thought it might be La Maison.  I spent a great deal of time making this one and quilting it (especially those cobblestones).

La Maison - My version of the Full House Schnibbles Quilt
But the more I thought about it, the more I kept thinking about another quilt.  One that took very little time to make and that I quilted with just a simple pantograph.  The colors aren't really me either, but I just really like this quilt.  I think it's because of the secondary pattern that emerges and how striking I find it.   The Schnibbles pattern is Bibelot and I named my version Child's Play.

Child's Play - My Version of the Bibelot Schnibbles Quilt
I made a couple of very simple changes to the pattern.  I left off the sashing around the 'T' blocks and kept all of my rows vertical.  I used bright colors to make this quilt, because initially I was going to donate it.  However, my sister liked it so much, I ended up giving it to her.  Purple and green are really her colors!

I also used a soft flannel to add an extra outer border.  My quilt finishes at 48" square, while the pattern is 38" square.  I thought the larger size would be better for a child.  And as I mentioned, I used a very simple pantograph to quilt it.

It just goes to show you that you don't have to spend a ton of time and effort to make something you love!

Thanks for stopping by!

"Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts." 
Proverbs 4:23 (GN)


  1. Dee, they are both beautiful quilts. I do agree that sometimes the simple ones can be the most beautiful. They can also be the most fun to make. I'm looking forward to seeing all your snibbles quilts throughout the year.

  2. I still have a hard time understanding how much time it must have taken you to do all those cobblestones - and it makes me happy to know that I am not the perfectionist you are, if I were I would never finish a quilt. BUT I am happy to get to see yours!

  3. It is spectacular! Great choice!

  4. Both a very lovely quilts. I agree that Bibelot is very striking. Then again, I like quilts with secondary patterns. They are neat.