Friday, March 16, 2012

Bibelot Schnibbles....


I have to admit this may be my least favorite Schnibbles pattern yet. I was hoping that when I saw it in the fabric I picked I would like it better, but for some reason this one just doesn't appeal to me! I used Moda's Collections for a Cause: Faith for the fabric and did all of the cutting Wednesday and Thursday. And there was a lot of cutting. I had to do it myself, lol no help! This one is called Bibelot, and I have no idea why!
Here is the very first block, completed before working a long shift on Thursday. I rather liked it and was hopeful...

So today I made up the blocks. I had to trim them all because my quarter inch well, isn't a quarter inch. I should have just cut the white edges a tad bigger than it called for and called it a day.

I didn't like that I was supposed to randomly lay out the blocks. I am a pattern follower and I didn't want to try to copy Carrie's random layout so I really did just throw them together however they went. I was three blocks short and do you see how I solved that problem? Yep threw in some charm squares and just kept sewing. Apparently I can't count!
I do like how the border added to it and I will say that the measurements for that fit exactly, go figure! I have no idea who this quilt is for or what I will do with it beyond shoving it in a drawer to await some idea.
I have loved every Schnibbles I have ever made so it is okay that I am not nuts for this one. I am really trying to honor my commitment to myself to make the Schnibbles each month so I went ahead and did it. I am sure it will find a home. And Carrie if you are reading this..I LOVE all the other Schnibbles! How about you...tell me if you like this pattern or not and why. I am dying to know why it just doesn't do anything for me!
Now to try to find a Christmas gift I want to make for my other commitment!

7 comments:

Debbie said...

I felt the same as you. Not my favorite at all. Thought about skipping this month...making a smaller version with a holiday twist

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

I'm glad you stuck with it and went with your own flow!!!!!!....those fabrics are lovely and I quite enjoy your final layout!

I'll keep my fingers crossed that your temps drop and that ours stay up :0) Oh Andee---it's SUCH a tease this week with all this record-warmth!

Anonymous said...

I love how they form the letter T and think that I might use it to make a quilt for my daughter. Her new married name begins with a T.

Roslyn said...

Well I love it Andee, possibly because the fabrics look a lot like CW reps. It's lovely!
I will be home to AZ tomorrow so I will be back to your Green Bay quilt Sunday!
Can you make it next Sat. to AZ HB?

Carrie said...

I like your quilt ~ a lot! (I just didn't love that CFAC... not sure why.)

I love Bibelot (a "bibelot" is a trinket), probably because I'm really liking things that have a "random" sort of pattern right now. It is a bit of a "rebel against the order" phase.

And really, I totally understand that there are some of the quilts that just don't float your boat. The quilts are just like fabric collections, there will always be a few that I will never like, no matter how much everybody else loves it. :)

ytsmom said...

Oh, Andee, me too, not my favorite. And Carrie sent me a really nice comment! Just love that girl. I like the color combination in yours.

Michele said...

I love how you just threw in extra charm squares when you ran out of T's! Way to improvise :-)