Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Playing With Fire.....

Playing with Fire and Really, REALLY Hoping I Don't Get Burned. How is that for the name of a quilt? The name is bigger than the little quilt.

One of my goals for the Charming Girls Quilt Club was to make the August Schnibble quilt for the Year of Schnibbles. I waited with anticipation to see what would be selected. There were two patterns to choose between. I decided that I would do the Plan C. I dithered for a couple of weeks on what fabric to use. I really wanted to use the scraps from the fabric that I had purchased for this quilt. But the problem was I hadn't cut it out yet. I really didn't have any scraps. Hummmmm.

I finally decided that I would reduce the pattern to 1" finished squares. That way I could use the fabric, but not much of it. Thus the part Playing With Fire. Since I really don't want to get burned I opted not to do the pieced border. I am pretty sure I can get my other quilt cut out of what is left. I will hold my breath and my tongue just right while cutting out the other quilt. That should help.

I love the fresh colors of how it turned out. Now I can hardly wait to do the other quilt. At one time I participated in an online doll quilt swap. I felt bad every time I sent off one of my creations. I am so happy I get to keep this charmer. It is 20" square. Maybe I will make all my Schnibbles in a reduced form. I also don't know if it will qualify for the schnibbles on parade. I will have to ask.


  1. This is really cute! I agree it is colorful and very fresh looking. I recently purchased the Schnibbles book and this is one of my favorite patterns!!

  2. It is wonderful...love the tiny size!

  3. oh it's beautiful-love the colors-you are very daring using scraps before they're actually scraps! You could be starting a revolution.

  4. This is a beautiful quilt! I love the colors! What a neat idea of doing 20 x 20 minis, and in Schnibbles - perfect!

  5. WOW....I never thought of reducing a Schnibble. It is delightful and it would make a perfect table topper. I think yours is my favorite in the parade....definitely the most creative.