Saturday, September 11, 2010

Relaxing Weekend

Hello and happy week-end! I am so glad this week is over .. sometimes it feels like the short work-weeks last longer than the regular ones!

This is the hubster's weekend to work so not a whole lot going on ... going out to dinner with the neighbors and while at the store yesterday bought a bottle of wine ... sounds like a good evening!

So i just made a chocolate cake and some homemade chocolate frosting for hubby to take to work tonight and while i was rinsing the dishes the most wonderful smell of rain came thru the kitchen window so i decided i'd do a lil post with some fall stuff.

Last night i dug out my fall quilt and threw it over the doesn't really match the curtains now, so i'm thinkin it's time for some different curtains for the seasons ;o) This morning i've been working on making some pinwheel blocks using the below fabrics...i'm testing out the way Vickie makes them in THIS tutorial before i do them in a large quilt which i plan to give as a gift. The tutorial says something about leaving bias edges so i figured i better make sure i know what i'm doing. This will probably be just a table topper or small throw.

When it comes to running out of bobbin thread, it NEVER fails to happen at the worst time for me! But check this out ... this is what was left when i finished one of my squares ... WHEW!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Year of Schnibbles....

The Year of Schnibbles was awesome! Thank you so much Sinta and and Sherri for coordinating our year of was fun....we all ended up with great schnibs...and it was great to see what everyone did theirs in. You guys are fabulous!!! ,P.

So here is my Year of Schnibbles...

This is September 2009's Winter White. I did it in Frosted will be perfect for Christmas!

October 2009's Cindy Lou Who done in some miscellaneous fabric that looks great together...much prettier in person ... pictures don't do it justice...
November 2009's Picnic ... this pattern was very trying for me because i just wasn't diggin in ... i did it in scraps of bright colors and feel it turned out ok...
December 2009's Tuffet ... LOVE IT!!! these were all pin cushions and i decided to 'super-size' mine. I made it out of scraps from my nephew's quilt so it's a big pillow for Matthew's's awesome!
January 2010's Madeline done in Rouenneries by French General...i love this schnibble...the fabric is so pretty and i love the pattern!
February 2010's Sunday Best ... done in red and blue scraps and it is so cute! I think this may be the first thing I've done in red, white and blue, but not for long ... i'm on a roll now!
March 2010's Roundabout ... liked the pattern ... loved the fabric ... had a difficult time ... i used the fabric for another quilt that i ended up taking apart so it made it more difficult to re-use the fabric, but i did and i made it bigger than the sample so i'm happy with it...
April 2010's Tagalong ... the pattern is adorable ... didn't care for the fabric, but would definitely make this again using different colors...
May 2010's McGuffey ... this was our choice and i picked this pattern because i had just made a large version of this quilt for my living room...i did it in scraps from the Kansas Troubles quilt i made for hubby ... i just love this fabric and this looks great on my husbands table next to his chair and quilt!!!
June 2010's State Fair ... made out of scraps from my large version of McGuffey ... the fabric was In The Pink II and i LOVE this schnibble...the pattern was fun and i love the look of this in my living room...
July 2010's Joy Luck ... done in Blush ... i bought this fabric VERY impulsively and afterwards i thought i'd never use it and i would end up giving it away, but then when i did Joy Luck in it ... i just love the softness of it and am so glad i made this purchase...thanks Kristin!
And finally ... August 2010's Plan C ... done in Zippity Doo Dah ... love the colors ... love things with stars and glad i made it thru the year of schnibbles completing every month ... on time ... and have a great assortment of table toppers for my home!!
Again, thank you so much Sinta and Sherri for all you have done ... you guys Rock!