Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I've Been Schnibbed!

I don't know what else to call it--what word best describes this compulsive obsession with Schnibbles quilts? Sure, I've always liked them--they're a nice way to take a fabric line for a test drive without investing too much money in the fabric or time in the quilt making. They're a quick fix. They're a sometimes-needed break from longer projects. Yep, I've made some. But now?

I dream of Schnibbles patterns. I scour quilt shops for charm packs. At home, I obsessively match charm packs to patterns, and just when I think I've decided what pattern goes with which charms, I change my mind and start all over again. My sewing desk is littered with little piles of charm packs and Schnibbles patterns. No, they won't stay paired up that way--they're just resting for a few minutes from the nearly constant whirl of indecision.


That basket? In the front, there are MORE Schnibbles patterns. Lonely. Unmatched with charm packs. Sad, really.


In my never-ending internet search for more and more charm packs, I stumbled upon a honey bun. On sale. I couldn't pass it up. See it there on the desk? But what to do with it?

Searching the shelves of the quilt shop last night for potentially hidden charm pack treasures, I stumbled upon this:


Why does the soundtrack from the movie Jaws play in my head when I look at this book and think about honey buns?

21 comments:

Orcsmom said...

Ah-ha, you did purchase it. I knew you would!!! See ya soon!

Hugs!

Pam

Gran said...

OMG! You actually read my blog and commented on it too!!!!!!!!!! Your soup was delicious!

Fiesta said...

great patterns Kim. Maybe you need a new blog title :Schinbbled"?

Quilt Hollow said...

If you've been Schnibbed that it is going around for sure! This is what I love about them is you can sample a line, make something quickly and have a finish in between all else. My blog is also evidence of this. I made four last year and gave them away. So far this year two made and have intentions to send one as a RAK to a fellow blogger. I too have many of the patterns and a few have designated charms attached and just waiting for my wild hair day to work on that particular one. Oh I tell ya....Carrie did us in good with this little Schnibbl-abiliTEASE!

Rhonda said...

Hi Kim........LOL on the Jaws music....as for Schnibbed, I've never heard of this before....I'll have to investigate!

Owens Family Adventures said...

Wooo-hooo! Look at all that wonderful goodness. :) You are going to have a blast putting them all together.
hugs!
dawn

Cara said...

I understand. I think we should start a group. Oh wait we already did. lol

debby said...

Just remember, this isn't a sickness..... it's the cure (to whatever ails you)!

Heidi said...

I've caressed the schnibbles patterns at the quilts stores many time.. but I've never brought one home.

After reading this post I don't think I will.. the addiction is clear and I must resist! LOL.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think we are hooked Kim! I've been working on Madeline, and I love this pattern. No French General, and actually no charm pack. Just using what I had in my stash for this one. The debut awaits ;-)

call me crazy said...

Muah-ah-ah-ah welcome to the Schnibble-side! :-)) They are fun to find and sew and play with! :-) Looks like you have lots of fun there!

Jen in NY said...

Hee hee! Oh Kim, you crack me up. :-) Thanks for the laugh!!

Shelley said...

It's okay Kim. Some people pay for therapy, some charm packs!LOL

Cindy said...

Yes, I'm hooked as well. It's just biting me BIG time - and I have Carrie to blame.

paulette said...

Just be thankful that Schnibblitis isn't fatal!! Keep sewing and sharing!! Love it!
Paulette

Nicole said...

LOL, I think you have some company! Schnibbles Anonymous here we come. Tell me, how do you use your finished Schnibbles?

Gran said...

She with the most Schnibbles Wins! YOU WIN!

quiltmamajb said...

You've become schnibblized....overcome with schnibbles and bits....an upstanding member of a schibbilized society....part of the schnibble nation.....and your schnibblization in almost complete.....you are in schnibbial pursuit....can you tell one of us made a schnibble on our sewing weekend - and the rest of us couldn't resist the puns! Nice work....piece.

PunkiePie said...

Sadly, I don't have any Schnibbles patterns. :( Would you kindly share with me?? LOL! I think I need to find one I like and make one. I feel very out of place in blogland these days without one! Which one do I pick???!?!

Sinta Renee said...

I see that you are well on your way with the Schnibbles. I think you are officially a Schnibbler:) and after the year is over, I might have to consider a 12 step program for you! (Unless you get hooked on those honey buns...)

Kris said...

Oh it's already happened here. I looooove honey buns! It's mind blowing just how many things you can make out of one!