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”.


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


Because it is soooo verrrryyyy tiny.


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…


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


I will NOT be making this tiny one ever again.


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


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


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


But this size is just sewww NOT my thing.


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


all that work and it is barely seen…sigh.


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


Sewww, what are you working on this week? 



  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.

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

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

  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!

  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.

  6. Your mini quilt is lovely Polly.

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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....

  12. pretty nice blog, following :)

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

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.


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 :-)