Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April “Schnibble” Done!

Well, the project chosen for our online Schnibble group for this month was really not a “Schnibble”, but was a free choice from any of Camille Roskelly’s mini-quilts.  I chose the one called “Rise and Shine”.

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Well, my name for mine is “Sew Very Tiny”.

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Because it is soooo verrrryyyy tiny.

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The finished size is 13.5” square which is made up of 358 very tiny pieces. Check out the back side of the pieced top…

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And although I do love the design and would gladly sew up the larger version…

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I will NOT be making this tiny one ever again.

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This is our fourth year, I think?, of a Schnibble a month and I have really loved making one every month.

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The average size of Carrie’s patterns tend to be around 32-36” or so square or an occasional rectangle…

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which are perfect gifts and are a great size for table toppers or wall quilts or even a small baby quilt.

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But this size is just sewww NOT my thing.

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I have mine sitting under my plant on my grandmother’s antique treadle machine table in my morning room.

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all that work and it is barely seen…sigh.

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Sewww, I sure hope the project for May is a real Schnibble!!

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Sewww, what are you working on this week? 

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19 comments:

  1. Polly, it is fantastic! I feel the same way about minis, they are just not my thing. I ordered this pattern and a charm pack as part of my mom's Mother's Day gift because she loves minis. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Boy that is a tiny mini but it does look great. Love the backing fabric....

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  3. It's colorful and beautiful, but I agree, the tiny ones make me a little crazy.

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  4. I totally agree with your assessment of these little quilts. Some I love to make and others I don't. In the end result I seem to accumulate a lot of table toppers etc. Some are used, those given as gifts are often not used by the recipient. I am to the point now where I don't make anything under the size of a good sized baby quilt unless it is something I need myself or someone has asked me to make.

    I like your little schnibble, but like you mine would likely end up under a plant pot where no one sees it.

    Live and learn. LOL!

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  5. So very glad you finished your lovely mini - it is so beautiful and also so glad you posted early because that is the pattern I had chosen and had not started. As for me and mine, I am not making the mini this month - I just do not need the frustration right now in my life. No parade for me this month - a very big OHWELL!!! I do like the table toppers - as least something to show for my efforts. Judy C
    Judy C.

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  6. Your mini quilt is lovely Polly.

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  7. I was thinking the same as you -- all that work and you've hidden it under your lovely plant, lol. It is a beautiful mini schnibble! Not much happening around here as I've been enjoying the warm sunshine. Ahhh, finally spring!

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  8. Looks beautiful Polly! That is a teeny tiny quilt....not my thing to make either.

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  9. Lovely little project there, lots of hard
    work gone into that one!!! I feel like curling
    up in a basket like that today!!!lol
    Cheers, Anita.

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  10. Polly your mini quilt looks lovely especially where you placed it on the antique table.
    Your Yogi is so adorable.

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  11. Oh so many tiny pieces. Your mini turned out really adorable. I do not mind small, but I really am not a fan of sewing tiny pieces. I do love how they look though....

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  12. It's beautiful, of course, and I love the hint of it under the plant. :) blessings, marlene

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  13. It may be tiny but it turned out really really cute!

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  14. Wow, that is small! Much smaller than I would have imagined! It looks lovely. I love the background fabric you used.

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  15. I recently found your blog and have enjoyed looking at your beautiful work and your darling terrier. I have two black Scotties. I'm also an avid quilter and fabricholic. Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

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  16. Well it looks good! I love that design. I'm not a mini person either. I don't even find the schnibbles size practical! I like lap size.

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)