I finished my first Schnibbles quilt, and I really love how it turned out! I call this 1930s-fabric mini-quilt “All Roads Lead to Home.” (Note: clever quilt designer Carrie Nelson’s Schnibbles patterns are made from pre-cut fabrics–in this case, charm squares.) I blogged about it a few weeks ago, when I was layering it up. Now I have quilted it with very large meandering, using variegated pastel thread. I put together a “scrappy” binding to add to the multi-color fun. I think this is truly a case where the less the fabrics match, the better. All these colors smashed together creates a very cheerful feeling. This quilt is hanging in my daughters’ room now. Here are some close-ups:
And just to show how much I’m loving this nine-patch style, I’ve decided to create dozens of them from a lovely jelly roll that a friend gave me last year, from Moda’s Whimsy collection. More to come on that one!
A little teaser: I think I will mingle the nine-patches with snowball blocks made from word-heavy fabric, creating an old-fashioned, simple quilt to showcase these cute prints — and to let my kids practice their reading. I picture this as a giant, cozy lap quilt…but if I have enough patience, maybe it could even fit a bed.