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Sweet Spot – Le Petite

By March 1, 2011November 20th, 202032 Comments

Wow, did I ever burn the midnight oil finishing this up!!  It’s February’s Le Petite project, “Sweet Spot” Schnibbles by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.  Of course, like all the Le Petite projects so far, I love it!!  I seem to like each one more than the next!

I used the fabric collection from Moda called Collection for a Cause, “Faith” by Howard Marcus.  Proceeds benefit a great charity, The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (CSAH).  That makes this little quilt extra “sweet” to me!  The fabric is reproductions from the 1840s-1860s.  I LOVE this fabric collection.  Rich chocolate browns, tans, deep reds and rose shades.  Love it.  I love it, so much I bought a FQ bundle of it!  πŸ™‚

I’m going to use my bundle for the Bonnie Blue pattern I picked up in Shipshewana a few weeks ago.  I used some shirtings for the backgrounds.  As with most Miss Rosie patterns, there are a quite a few pieces.  That’s what makes them so fun to make and beautiful.  This pattern was no exception.  There are two versions in the pattern.  I made the smaller one.  It has 408 pieces to be exact!  Including 100 flying geese!!

I used Monique Dillard’s Fit to be Geese Ruler.  It’s my favorite way to make flying geese.  It’s incredibly accurate!!  I swore I would never make another quilt with flying geese after I made this quilt.  Look how far I’ve come!!

Look who’s home “helping” me quilt.

Kristin and Scooter are home for Spring Break.  Kristin is leaving for a little trip on Thursday, so Scooter will be staying with us while she is gone.

 Sometimes I bring my sewing machine up from my sewing room, so I can spend time with the family while sewing.

Scott took a picture of me working hard to finish this up last night!

A sweet spot for my “Sweet Spot.”

We got lucky last weekend and the weather wasn’t quite as severe as predicted.  Sounds like we have some more storms from the West headed our way, though.  It’s really cold, but the sun is out, so I took a photo on my back porch.

Just needs to be quilted!!  Hopefully, I can do it in the next few days.  By the way, my baby quilt customer LOVED the quilting I did!  I was so happy!!

Make sure you stop by Sinta’s or Sherri’s blog later today to see the parade of quilts!

32 Comments

  • Terry says:

    Your Sweet Spot quilt top is so pretty! :0)

  • Brandie says:

    I'm going to have to break my piggy bank and go buy some of the fabric. I love that it also help CSAH. A must buy.
    I think you sent to bad weather here. I'm still cleaning up after our storm. Today I need to get the branches chopped and in the waste can before tomorrow and before they take out my phone line.
    Your customer would have been a crazy _ _ _ _ _ to not love that quilt. You did a fabulous job and you should be proud!

  • Nicole says:

    Great post! My kitchen table is exactly like yours! Don't those Schnibbles make ideal table toppers for them? I adore your version of Sweet Spot. I have a FQ bundle that Collection for a Cause group as well, but also have a layer cake of it. That layer cake ought to work for Sweet Spot, don't you think? I want to enlarge your photo to see exactly how you placed your colors!

  • Michele says:

    I love it Linda! The different background fabrics look great πŸ™‚ You have me thinking about using that line for my next LePetite project. I just finished Sweet Spot last night! This time my reason was the shorter month!! LOL!!

  • Simone de Klerk says:

    this a a real 'sweet spot' to visit! I love the fabrics you chose. A great balance.
    And such a darling cat watching over you!

  • Impera Magna says:

    I'm glad you had some help finishing up your lovely quilt top… Scooter looks like a fun kitty!

  • Carrie says:

    As much as I love your Sweet Spot quilt — and I do — my favorite things in this post are the pictures of Scooter! I think I need a cat. πŸ™‚

    Two things — I really do love your CFAC Sweet Spot. I've been wishy-washing on that collection but your little quilt sold me! You made it work beautifully!

    I'm also happy that you love the Fit to be Geese ruler. I love it but I also know I might be biased because Monique is a friend. The next time someone is skeptical about my recommendation, I'll send them to you! πŸ™‚

  • WoolenSails says:

    Wonderful quilt and colors.
    That is why my kitties do not sew with me, lol.

    Debbie

  • Cathy says:

    I love your quilt. It is so pretty. Haven't been to Shipshewanna in a while. I'm envious.
    Hugs.

  • Cardygirl says:

    Your Sweet Spot looks great. I would have to agree….SOOO many pieces but worth the effort!

  • Mama Pea says:

    It turned out so great, AND you got it done! You are AMAZING! I LOVE how it turned out. It is just fabulous. I really LOVE the fabrics. Can't wait to see the next quilt you make out of it, too. I also can't wait to see how you quilt this. It will be great. Great job!

  • Lori says:

    Your little quilt is so cute. Scooter looks ilke he likes to help! LOL

  • Sue says:

    Oh I am really loving that Schnibbles. I love all of Carrie's Schnibbles really. And I might have to snag some of that fabric. That's awesome fabric!!

    The picture of the cat peeking through the throat space in your sewing machine is so sweet! Love it!

  • Sheila says:

    Just beautiful , what a sweet pattern and I love your choice of fabrics too .Love it.

  • Anonymous says:

    What a cute project! And what a sweet cat :o)

  • Jeanette says:

    Your top is very pretty. Scooter is so cute. Looks like he's having so much fun "helping" you quilt. πŸ™‚

  • Darlene says:

    Your Sweet Spot is fabulous – I love it.

    Scooter is a real helper. LOL

  • Candace says:

    Now that was worth burning the midnight oil, Linda! Very pretty! Scooter looks like a fun sewing companion, too!
    Cheers!

  • Mama Pea says:

    Linda, maybe I better get a set of those rulers for myself. Do you think you guys ordered enough for me to have a pair, too? I also meant to mention that I am not surprised that your customer your quilting! It was just great!

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Love your little quilt. I'm amazed at how accurate those flying geese look. Guess I better get that ruler. Scooter is so cute. Cats are such great quilting companions.

  • Unknown says:

    Your work is awesome. and the kitty peaking through the sewing machine is cute! πŸ™‚

  • Carol says:

    I love it Linda. You and I have the same sewing machine. Your kitty is so cute helping you out and peaking through the sewing machine. I have a fat 8's bundle of Faith fabric, it's so pretty. I don't know what I'm going to do with mine yet.

  • Donna says:

    Linda, I love your quilt! The colors are so pretty together and it looks great on your table! I love your helper πŸ™‚
    Hugs,
    Donna

  • Joan says:

    Lovely quilt Linda…must remember that fabric …even though my hands are tied behind my back. Great pic of you with your machine πŸ™‚

  • BΓ©a says:

    Wonderful choice of fabrics and top . Hugs from France.

  • Allie says:

    That quilt is just gorgeous!!! And I love the pic of Scooter trying to help you sew – how funny!

  • QuiltSue says:

    That's a wonderful quilt top. I am so glad you said what the fabric range was as otherwise I was going to have to email and ask.

    Oh, and I'm not surprised your customer liked the quilting you did – it was wonderful.

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Very sweet indeed! How sweet of Scooter to help. It's wonderful when purchasing fabric will benefit a good cause.

  • Karen says:

    I really like Sweet Spot. Good choice of fabrics. I noticed right away how well the flying geese blocks look.

  • Wendy says:

    Your Sweet Spot is fantastic. Scooter must have been a big help, what a cute picture peeking from behind your machine.

  • Roxanne says:

    Very nice quilt. I love the pictures of your quilting helper.

  • Gretchen says:

    Your Sweet Spot is great! Love the fabric choice and your kitty helper πŸ™‚