Monday, October 7, 2013

Candy Shop...

One of the things I like most about Schnibbles quilts is how quick they are to make.  Well that and the patterns are awfully cute too.  (Carrie certainly knows her way around a charm pack!)  So how is possible that it's taken me almost a year and a half to finish this one?  I made 'Candy Shop' for the Schnibbles parade in June of last year and have only now gotten around to completing it.


The pattern for this quilt is 'Doc' and I used Chutes & Ladders for the fabric.  The only change I made was to add an extra border to make it larger.  A lot of the fabric has candy on it and it would make a bright cheerful quilt for a child.

I quilted a simple pantograph on it, Celtic Braid by Patricia E. Ritter.


There was very little left over fabric from this quilt, but I pieced together enough scraps to make a label for the back.


I had a really hard time trying to get a good picture of the finished quilt.  Every time I laid it down, Jack would dive under it.  (She was having a blast!  Me, not so much.)  These were actually the best ones I could manage.


So, the stats for this quilt are:
  • Size: 50" square
  • Fabrics: 2 Charm Packs of Chutes & Ladders, Bella Solid, Moda Marbles
  • Batting: Warm & White
  • Thread: Aurifil #2326 to piece, Superior Threads So Fine #451 to quilt
  • Pattern: Doc by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
  • Quilting:  Celtic Braid by Patricia E. Ritter
  • Completed: October 2013
  • Recipient: Quilts for Kids
Even though it took me a while to finish this one, I'm glad it's done and on it's way to a new home.

He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. 
Psalm 25:9 (NLT)


4 comments:

  1. Good Job, Jack. Every quilt needs to be inspected by a cat! I like the pattern made in those bright colors!

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  2. I know your frustration. I feel it myself almost everyday. Cute quilt! One of these days I should do a Scnibblers quilt, they are all so cute.

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  3. That last picture made me smile - nothing but tail. :) Those bright colors will make some child very happy!

    Andrea

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