Saturday, January 19, 2013

Paganini...

For a long time I saw Schnibbles quilts popping up all over the internet and I thought how cute they were, but I was slow to hop on that bandwagon.  Now I wonder why I waited so long.  They're so much fun to make, don't require a lot of fabric and they're quick as well!  SO many of my projects take years to complete that it's refreshing to finish a quilt (or the top at least) in a couple of days.

One of my latest Schnibbles quilts is Paganini.  I used Shangri-La by 3 Sisters (love this fabric!)  It's an older line of theirs from around 2009 or so.

Paganini Version 1
This pattern actually has 4 versions.  I picked the first one with the scalloped border.  To be honest, I've never done a scalloped border before.  It took me quite a while to get it just right.  First I drew it using a Frixion pen that disappears when you iron it.  Once I had the lines just right, I traced over them with a permanent pen.  Once I've quilted this, I'll cut on the lines and bind it.

Scalloped border drawn on
I was also fortunate to find some ready made bias binding out of the Shangri-La fabric on the internet.  What are the chances?  I couldn't believe my luck.  I'm not that fond of making bias binding and now I don't have to!

Shangri-La Bias Binding
I went ahead and made the backing for this quilt as well.  I had some left over charm squares, so I made some extra blocks and put them on the back.  I can use the middle one for the label once it's been quilted (sometime in the far distant future of course).

Backing for this quilt
Although I've been getting up early to quilt each morning, Gabriel isn't finding herself as energetic.  She manages to drag herself upstairs to the sewing room sofa before she falls right back to sleep.  That's OK though.  I know when the weather turns warmer, she'll be pestering me to take her to the park as soon as the sun is out.

Gabriel on her sofa
Until later...

Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. 
Proverbs 12:18 (NLT)

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