Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Schnibble Done!

Did I wait until the last minute? 


Of Course!!  Lately, that seems to be the norm with the monthly Schnibbles!


But now that I am retired, I hope to also resign from the title of “Queen of the Last Minute”!!


I used two charm packs of batiks this time!  I’ve never done a Schnibble in batiks!


Don’t get me wrong… I’ve got tons of batiks… most of which I’ve never cut!!  They are just too pretty!!


Even the pile of little cut off edges of the charms are pretty!!


I chose to do the 36 patch version of Carrie’s pattern…not sure why…but I do like it!


I decided to make her blocks into a long table runner instead of a square quilt.  I used black solid fabric for the sashing and binding.


I quilted it with pretty multi-colored variegated thread in a water-like horizontal meander design.


Can you see that Yogi got too hot sleeping in his bed on my sewing table and decided to lay instead on the cooler laminate tabletop!


Look at that cute little pink belly!!


I found an awesome black batik with whales and dolphin on it for the backing.  So the whole thing looks very tropical to me!!


I am giving this as a Christmas gift to a couple who loves the beach and is decorating their apartment in beachy colors and accessories!!


And with the temps we’ve had here in northern Virginia the last few days…


it feels hotter than the beach here!!!

Last night we had a really bad storm and the power went out.  It didn’t come back on until 5:30 tonight.  Reallllly long hot day.

Cell phones dead, so sat in car with AC on to charge them.  All land lines here are still down…internet just came back on… so I’m posting this quickly in hopes it all holds out a bit longer!!

Hope you are having a better weekend in your area!! 



  1. I love your table runner!! It's going to make a wonderful gift!!

  2. If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done! At least, that's how it is at my house!! Love the black background with the batiks.

  3. Love your table runner. It's not quite as hot here in Tn but very hot nonetheless. Ive been working on a BOM quilt that is also teaching me the square in a square method of piecing. I really like the technique but am having a hard time keeping things square. I am improving though so maybe there is hope :)Yogi is smart to lay where it is cool. Gibbs is the same way. Here's to cooler days and nights.

  4. Lovely table runner Polly! Yogi, as usual is looking gorgeous albeit, a bit hot there! Sounds like the weather isn't too good at the moment and to have a power blackout as well...:-(

  5. Gorgeous - that black sashing is perfect! :)

  6. Love your table runner! I really like the 36 patch...sweet Yogi! Hope today is a better weather day...stay cool.

  7. That table runner is beautiful, so much color and that backing is perfect. Poor Yogi, it's just too hot for fur coats right now.

  8. lOVE YOUR TABLE RUNNER IN THE bATIK FABRICS. iT IS GORGEOUS pOLLY! i AM GLAD YOU WEATHERED Through the storm. I have been watching gold and saw the results of the storm! Come out here... we are in the 80's!

  9. This runner is amazing Polly - the colours are striking and against the black just perfect

  10. Your table runner is gorgeous ... I love the black borders:) Have heard about the shocking weather the US are experiencing. Stay safe.

  11. Love the look of that batik table-runner, it turned out wonderfully, great backing too!!!
    My goodness! 40C, now that is hot!!!

  12. I love the colors! The black is a rat color for all of those Batiks. He is so cute!

  13. Beautiful runner and I love it in the batiks! Hope you survived the storm okay!

  14. Your table runner is amazing. I love the dark border and the backing fabric is perfect. I hope every thing is back to normal and if not, very soon.

  15. Happy Retirement Polly,
    It is nice to be on summer break now - I am glad for some down time after the very hectic June. I am sure you are going to enjoy lots of wonderful things as you begin a new chapter in your life's journey.
    Lovely tablerunner- I have a number of the schnibble patterns- perhaps one day over the summer I will tackle one.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  16. Sooooo pretty! Those colors are gorgeous.
    I'm dreaming about making a far, it's just a dream, but I have high hopes that I'll be able to follow through this time!


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