Clover Schnibbles Quilted!

March 1, 2014

Yahoo! March 1st...means I am that much closer to summer!  Although, Winter still has its death grip on us.  More snow today.  Not sure if the girls have had a full week of school since December!!  The good news is the snow still makes for a wonderful backdrop for photos! 
It is quilted, but not yet bound.  Soon though.  Clover Schnibbles is by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. available here.  I started this last fall, but just recently finished piecing and quilting it.
 Fabric is all reproductions from my stash.  All scraps except for the background. :-) I also added some solid cheddar.  I love the little twinkle it adds to antique quilts when I see it used there, so I decided to add it to my quilt.
Quilting is all freehand...allover paisley feather.
Thread is So Fine by Superior.  The batting is a hodge podge of scraps.
I love each block!  Could not pick a favorite if I tried.
 Not sure where this quilt will reside, but I am sure to find a good spot.  Probably not on the pie safe door.  That was just for photos.  My pie safe is functional, sometimes as an actual pie safe, but mostly for dishes and things I do not use on a daily basis.  It would drive me crazy to have the door open all the time!  Plus, I am sure Louie would not pass up the opportunity to nap in there. lol 
All pieced before quilting hanging on my new, AWESOME design wall thanks to my hubby!
Remember I said I started this quilt last fall??  I had it all laid out on one of those Fons and Porter design walls on the floor.  I never found a spot to hang it on a wall, so I would just leave it on the floor.  Not the best way to have it, especially with this quilt.  There is like 5 million little pieces to this quilt!  Well, maybe like 4 million and some change. :-)  Between me and the pets, I was tracking pieces all over the house because I just didn't have time to work on it.  Soooooo, I balled it all up and put it away until I could deal with it.
I was not exaggerating when I said I balled it all up.  Ugh.  This was like putting a 5 million piece puzzle back together!  In frustration of the pieces getting everywhere, I literally wadded it all up and put it out of my sight.  Every now and then, the hot tempered Mediterranean blood that runs through my veins gets the best of me. :-)  Sooooo, my wonderful hubby saved the day and made a design wall in my studio, as to avoid this little mishap from repeating itself. :-)
Ahhhh, so nice to have a proper design wall.  It is just felt purchased from Jo-Ann's.  Super easy to keep clean too.  The threads come right off with a lint roller.
 I loved every second of seeing this quilt come together.  It is one of my all time favorites!  I know, I say that every time. :-) Now, I heard that this was cleverly named Clover after the Clover Seam Ripper, which with all the pieces, you may need to use it before you get this quilt pieced.  I remember thinking to myself that I had outwitted the quilt somehow because I hadn't needed to use my seam ripper at all!!  Ha!!!  Until I noticed a piece going the wrong way in the above photo.  If you cannot see it, I will subtly point it out. Grrrr. 
Had I not noticed this until after I quilted it, I would have laughed and found it "cute" that it was in there wrong.  HOWEVER, since I knew I could easily, although not happily fix it before it was permanent, it was now my nemesis, anything but cute.  Kind of like hair...on the head, beautiful...on the floor, disgusting.  lol  So, yes I used my Clover Seam Ripper and fixed the issue. :-)
As I was quilting pic.
 The back.

Thank you for all the kind words on my last post regarding Mr. D and Mrs. D.  Corduroy is awesome!!!  Actually, I have quilted 3 quilts with corduroy for Stephanie!!  The latest was ALL corduroy and it looks amazing.  Wait until you see it!!  So the winner of the eBook was Lisa Mikel who said:
"The quilts and your quilting are very beautiful! One of my goals this year is to make a corduroy quilt. I would love to win a copy of her book. Thanks for the chance to win."

Lisa, please email me your email, so I can forward that on.  You are a no-reply blogger.

Make sure you stop by Sinta and Sherri's blogs later for the Schnibbles parade!

26 comments:

  1. When I want to see pretty things I always come here. :o) At times I want to leave those character flaws -- sometimes I do and sometimes it's like hair on the bathroom floor. :o) Congratulations to Lisa. I hope she enjoys making corduroy creations.

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  2. The quilt looks beautiful on the wall, nice thing to have when piecing, I am always getting lost as to where i am in a quilt.

    Debbie

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  3. Your clover quilt is lovely! I do have a question. What method do you use to piece all of that batting together? Kristy soardkgatfusedotnet

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  4. Gorgeous. I love it. Hugs, xx

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  5. This is SUCH a pretty little quilt--the pattern, fabrics, quilting--everything! It sings! And I love the splash of cheddar in there!
    Thanks for pointing out that you are human and make mistakes, too. Makes me feel better. : )

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  6. I love this version! How great that it is made out of scraps of fabric and batting. I would have been really impressed if you had not needed your Clover, but instead, you join the club with the rest of us! ;-)

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  7. Beautiful Clover~! I ripped out a couple squares on mine, too. Your quilting is always sooo gorgeous.

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  8. Clover is a classic and cozy scrap quilt. I need a proper design wall instead of a flannel-backed tablecloth. Yours looks so neat and tidy. Thanks for mentioning where you purchased flannel.

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  9. Thanks for the extensive blogpost, it is wonderful to see this lovely quilt coming together. Love your colors, especially the cheddar, adds a bit of sparkle. But love the pink, the bright blue and the black too. Love everything about it actually. How wonderful your husband made you a designwall, you'll
    get lots of enjoyment out of that! Can I ask you what your background fabric is?

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  10. Lovely. I had the same problem with laying out my quilts on the floor and then never getting the time to do "my" quilts. I then learned about webbing the quilt. Oh happy day. See a mistake ? Easy peasy. Just clip 2 seams and two webs and fixed.

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  11. That's so funny you are wishing for summer and I'm dreading it. Summers in AZ, not fun. I never made the Clover quilt. Knew it had to be laid out in a big enough place and the name Clover meaning much ripping out needed to be done scared me.

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  12. So you use the batting scraps, too! cool! Do you sew them together, use the iron on batting tape, or just lay them together?

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  13. This is my favorite Schnibbles EVER. Your fabric choices could not have been better. Great job!

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  14. Very nice Linda! Definitely a good one for a design wall!

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  15. That Schnibbles is so you, Linda! Your little oopsy just adds to the character for sure! I know you'll love your design wall as much as I love mine! I have to laugh - Gracie May and Sasha would have dragged those little pieces of the quilt all over the house! BTW - you have great taste in carpet - that is exactly the carpet we have!
    Cheers!

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  16. I love your quilt, especially with that splash of cheddar. That really makes the quilt. Hugs

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  17. The Colors are beautiful and your pictures were great. Thanks for showing us all. Judy C in NC

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  18. I emailed you my address if you didn't receive it email me at traditionalquilter@gmail.com. Thank you so much for the book. I am happy to have won it and I will be making a corduroy quilt from the book this year. I can't wait to get it.
    Your Clover Schnibbles quilt is beautiful! I love it. The fabrics are all so pretty. Have a great day!

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  19. You know if I could pick fabrics as well as you can, I would add reproductions to my stash...you have a magic touch with quilting and a great eye for what you choose in fabrics too!

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  20. what a beautiful color palette, especially the background. gorgeous!

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  21. I can only echo the comments above - these colours are just superb together - really homely and warm and traditional - the way I like my quilts. Perfect! xCathy ps giveaway at mine!?

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  22. It really turned out fabulous. Congrats on getting it finished.

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  23. Gorgeous quilt! I LoVe the paisley pattern you quilted it in. Always nice to use some stash and an excuse to buy more:)

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  24. Gorgeous! This is a beautiful finish! I LoVe the paisley pattern you quilted it in. The fabrics look amazing ! Cheddar is a nice piece of eye candy in a quilt! You will really enjoy the design wall.

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  25. Oh I love this one! It makes me so happy and feels very springlike to me! The paisley is perfect!

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  26. I am so happy to have found your Blog! I love your quilting ideas and tutorials. Can you explain how you do a Paisley Feather? I love paisley and often use it in a border, but I can't quite figure out how to do it as a feather. Thanks!

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