So I’m a day off. I thought today was Sept. 1st! Yesterday was the day to post projects for Le Petite. Oops. I’m clearly still on vacation time. August’s project was Honeycomb Schnibbles by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. I have loved this pattern and wanted to make it as soon as it came out. I took a chance and started piecing it before it was picked for the August project and finished it while on vacation. I lucked out. There is something very therapeutic about piecing. Now that I am quilting for others, which I love, but I have found I take almost no time to work on my own stuff. The last few months I’ve tried to take a few moments (literally moments) here and there to work on my own things. It’s working! I’ve been able to piece a few things. It’s amazing how just a few moments here and there adds up!
This has to be one of my most favorite Schnibbles yet! I love how it turned out!
This reminded me so much of English Paper Piecing that I decided I really wanted to use reproduction fabric. I used a couple of charm square packs from the new Collections for a Cause fabric line called Comfort. This is some seriously beautiful reproduction fabric!! It’s taken all the willpower I have to NOT buy one of the FQ bundles of this we have at the shop! I used my go-to background fabric…Primitive Muslins. Pretty sure I need to buy a bolt of it!!
This is an awesome pattern. Any fabric line would look gorgeous done up in it. It’s a really great pattern that showcases the fabric. I know there were fellow Le Petite members that didn’t enjoy making this one. At first, I was a little concerned with all the angles and worried it would look wonky, but I followed Carrie’s awesome directions and no troubles. I would heavily recommend that you prepare your fabrics first for this pattern. Meaning either use Magic Spray Sizing or Niagra’s non-aerosol starch before you start cutting the pieces. It will help you immensely. Preparing the fabrics will add body to the fabric, so cutting all those triangles and trapezoids will be a breeze.
Scooter loves himself some Schnibbles too. 🙂
Make sure you stop by Sinta’s and Sherri’s blogs to see the parades of all the different Honeycombs. Every month there are a few quilts in the parade picked for winners of various prizes. I’ve been lucky enough to win before, but last month I won…we all won. I won a gift certificate to Quilt Taffy AND everyone that participated in the parade won! Carrie Nelson and Miss Rosie sent each of us a very generous prize of two layer cakes and a pincushion kit from Primitive Gatherings.
Ok, so if you don’t already know…Carrie Nelson and Miss Rosie ROCK!!! 🙂 A big BIG thank you to Quilt Taffy, Carrie Nelson and of course Miss Rosie.
Hope everyone has a great long weekend.