Monday, November 1, 2010

Paganini--Two Ways!

The first project of this year's Le Petite (organized by Sinta and Sherri) is a somewhat new Schnibbles pattern called Paganini. I wrote about the pattern before when I made this chicken-inspired version about a month ago--


The really excellent thing about this particular Schnibbles pattern, though, is that Carrie Nelson gives us four versions--and two of them are distinctly different. After I had already made the "chicken Paganini," my mind started seeing other possibilities, and as soon as I had a little free time, I began a Christmas version. You can see how different the blocks look in this version.


Yes, I've tweeked the pattern a bit further by setting the blocks on point and adding stars to the wider sashing I used, but the blocks themselves are pure Paganini. Instead of charm packs, I used some of my Thimbleberries scraps and some 5" squares my club swapped.

Were you wondering about the bows? I've used wool for those that I sewed on the machine while quilting. And speaking of quilting--it's not done yet. I still need to quilt the border and bind it. I also want to sew on some red buttons for "berries" in the wreaths.

Yep, Halloween's over and it's time to look ahead to Christmas! I'll show this one again as soon as I get it all finished.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

that's awesome!!! Florence

Jeremy said...

Hi Kim ... the wreath version of Paganini is super cute! Great job!! - Jeremy

Brenda said...

Love it. How creative. I would have never seen that possibility in that pattern. I may need to get the pattern now. Love love it!

QuiltingFitzy said...

OMG, I LOVE this wreath version. It's brilliant. Don't know if I could figure out the stars on my own tho!

Angie said...

YUM I love the Christmas wreaths!!

Nicole said...

The Christmas wreath version is amazing! Who wouldn't want one? That pattern is so versatile!

Judy in Michigan said...

Love it! Hurry and finish it and please give us hints on the stars in the sashing. Maybe the center of the star is the cornerstone and the points are on the sashing strips? You are so creative - amazing!!!

PunkiePie said...

You have such an imagination and creative eye. I love it!

Amy said...

Super clever! I love your Christmas version.

Anonymous said...

Kim your Xmas Quilt is outstanding. I think instead of slaving at your job you should be writing patterns for uilting. Woops I forgot you probably like the benefits from slaving. Any how you do a great job with your ideas.

Linda Z

Pat Shipp said...

Pure genius!
I've never made a Schnibbles but I think I'll have to give it a try.