Thursday, January 9, 2014

Summer Meadows...

Sinta has announced the first Schnibble of the year and it's going to be Jersey Girl.  As soon as Carrie released the pattern late last year, I knew this was one I had to make!

At first I thought I might make it using Mid-Winter Reds like Carrie did.  I love those fabrics and think the quilt is beautiful just as it is.  But since then I've seen the myriad of choices others are using and realize this quilt would look great in so many different fabrics.  I dug through my drawer to come up with some options.  (I have so many Charm Packs right now, I really couldn't justify buying any more.  They're packed 5 or 6 layers deep in this drawer!)

I considered using Barcelona by Zen Chic.

I've really been wanting to make a quilt out of this, but finally decided it was just a little too modern.  I wanted to go for something warmer and softer.  After choosing and discarding several more options, I picked Meadow by Blackbird Designs.  This is an older line from 2012 I think.  I remember buying the Charm Packs at one of my favorite quilting stores here and it has since gone out of business.

I've already picked a name for this quilt too (which is really on the ball for me).  I'm calling it Summer Meadows.  Like everyone in the US this year, we're experiencing a rather harsh winter.  I live in central NC and it was 9 degrees the other morning. (I realize that's not cold if you live in Minnesota, but we're definitely not used to this.)   As I'm bundled up in my 2 pairs of socks, long johns and as many other layers of clothing as I can put on and still move, this has me thinking longingly ahead to the dog days of summer.  

I found this picture of a summer meadow on the internet and I'm going to picture myself lying in it while working on this quilt.  I'm also going to meditate on Psalm 23:2-3.

He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.

I hope you're managing to stay warm (or cool) in your corner of the world!


  1. That looks like a fun pattern! Can"t wait ti see it in the Meadow prints!

  2. Thats a cute pattern. I can't wait to how your fabrics turn out. It's always a surprise to me, a pleasant surprise.

  3. Meadow is going to look great in this little quilt! I love Barcelona too!