Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hat Trick...

Although my goal was to have this quilt done far in advance of the end of the month, here we are on the last day of April and I'm rushing about trying to take pictures and write a quick post about my Schnibbles quilt for this month.  Oh well, why mess with tradition?  It's a gray and rainy day here, so please excuse the dark photos.  The quilt is much brighter in person.  Here is my version of Hat Trick, the Schnibbles of the month chosen by Sinta and Sherri for Another Year of Schnibbles.

I used Independence Trail by Minick & Simpson for my version.  I also made mine square which I noticed many others did as well.  I'm going to hang this above our bed when it's finished and a square wall hanging will just work better I think.  I also left off the corner 9-patches.  I made them; however, I really didn't like how they looked in my version.  Plus the large open setting triangles will give me more space for quilting.  I don't know what I'm going to quilt there yet, but I'll have to make it something nice now that I have all that space, won't I?

To get the color scheme I wanted, I ended up using 3 charm packs rather than 2, but I have lots of squares left over that I can use for something else.  I still want to make a lap quilt out of this fabric, so I'm sure it won't go to waste.

I'm motivated to quilt this sooner rather than later, so I went ahead and basted it.  I use 505 Temporary Spray Adhesive for basting projects like this rather than pins.  I'm also using 2 layers of Warm & Natural in it.  (I always pre-wash my batting to pre-shrink it.)  As soon as I figure out how I want to quilt it, I can go ahead and start it.  That is of course if something else doesn't catch my attention first...

So many projects, so little time!!!

Be still, and know that I am God! 
Psalm 46:10 (NLT)


  1. Dee! I love this! First of all, you must rename it to haT Trick, to emphasize the "Ts" that appear without the corner patch. How creative! Second, I love the color scheme. Third, I really like the tan border. I always think the borders need to be dark, and I know they don't, but dark is my default. I'm going to remember this! Great job.

  2. Wow, I am so impressed! Your Hat Trick is gorgeous!

  3. It will look very nice above your bed. Very pretty quilt.

  4. That is pretty. It looks like a quick quilt to make!


  5. Your 'Hat Trick' is beautifully elegant! I'm looking forward to see your quilting. I got mine quilted today... phew! it was a hard job!

  6. Dee,
    Once again your color choices are just perfect. I really like how well the tan works with the patriotic feel overall. Continue to inspire the rest of us.

  7. Oh I like! Be sure to show us what you quilt in the triangles. :-)

  8. I love it - the changes are terrific! I particularly like how different it looks just by omitting the corner nine-patches. Genius!

    I think last-minute sewing for a deadline is part of quilting. Or quilters. One of those. :)

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