Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What's Up? Doc!

I wanted to show you my version of the Schnibbles pattern, Doc. This was the Schnibbles project "assigned" to us this month by Sherri and Sinta. I've tacked it up on the wall because I didn't have a better place to photograph it, but keep in mind it's just a quilt top so far, so it doesn't really hang all that well.


You know how sometimes you find a fabric you love, and then you just CAN'T use it because you want to save it for the perfect project? The charm packs I purchased a couple years ago of Make Life by Sweetwater were like that. But after thinking and thinking and changing my mind several times about what fabric I wanted to use for Doc, it finally occurred to me that it would look terrific in the Make Life line, and since there weren't too many reds in the line (but a LOT of whites and light colors!), I thought using a red background would work well. I like the way the colors pop, and they're so cheerful, it makes me smile just looking at it.

Originally, I thought I might like to add an outer border--I had a couple border-type fabrics from the Make Life line. But once I put the half square triangles on, I thought if I added anything, it should just be a bit more of the background fabric to make the triangles float, so that's what I did.

Here you can see the original quilt from the pattern, without that added background border:


Would you like a chance to win the pattern? Leave me a comment asking to be entered into the drawing. I'll pick a name Wednesday night and announce the winner on my Thursday blog post. Good luck!

51 comments:

JoAnne said...

It looks great! I used a "darker" background fabric too. I can't wait for the parade.

kaypaul said...

I really like the red background and the extra bit of border.

jirons42 said...

I've never done a Schnibbles pattern and would love to try one.

Joyce said...

Beautiful choice of colors!

Amy said...

I really like the red background and the border of floating triangles. I would love a chance to win the pattern.

Martha said...

I would love a chance to win this pattern...thanks! Your quilt is very pretty. Have a great day.

Colleen G said...

Red is my go-to colour as well and when I am planning a quilt, I tend to use it to punch up the colours. I would love to try this Scnibble pattern after seeing everyone's projects in progress this month.

Heather said...

Great quilt. I would love a chance to win the pattern.

krislovesfabric said...

Thanks for a chance at that pattern, would love to try it :). I like the way that line looks with the red, good choice and the floating triangles make it look great. Can't wait for Sweetwater's new line, Sew Mama Said!

Diane said...

I would love to make this pattern. I think I have just the right fabric to make it. Your quilt is great!

Cardygirl said...

Love the red background...looks fabulous! I have the pattern already...just wanted you to know how much I like your version!

Nancy E said...

Doc looks looks great with the added border! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love this quilt, and your version is beautiful. I would love to be entered for a chance to win the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sheila said...

I love this pattern. I am a card playing gal. I love the red background!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt. I have never made a Schnibbles quilt, although I have seen a lot on the web. Would love a chance to make one.

sb12041@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I love your fabric choice. Several years ago I used Make Life to make my granddaughter's quilt. I'm planning to make something with the leftovers this summer. I like the red background. I have never made a Snibbles quilt, although I do have a pattern waiting for me. I'd love to win this one.

Frances said...

I have never used a Schnibbles pattern and would love to try one. Thanks for the chance.

Mollylivebearer said...

It looks great and I enjoy how you share your thought process when planning the quilt. It helps me because I am one who usually does exactly what the pattern looks like.

Béa said...

Wonderful colours choice. No pattern for me, I already make DOC...

Kathy S said...

Hi Kim,
I love the red background, one of my faves. Thanks for a chance to win. Kathy

debstokes said...

I love your darker backgound and the extra border is perfect! I've never made the card tricks block - I'd love to win the pattern. Deborah

Leah said...

Love what you did with the red background!

Mary said...

I love Carrie's patterns. Yours is really cute. Thanks for thechance to win!
Mary

Sandi (Michigan) said...

Please add me to the list of snibble lovers. Thanks so much just for the chance.

Anonymous said...

The red background is perfect. I'd love that pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.
Sue
sue4993@hotmail.com

Marj said...

I love the way you make a pattern your own by changing up the colors and borders. I would love to win the pattern and make my own version. Thanks for the chance.

Josie McRazie said...

I would LOVE this pattern! And I love the red background!! Way to think outside of the box! (what am i saying you are always great at that!!)

Denise in PA said...

Wow, Kim, love the red background! Wish I'd have thought of something other than white for my Doc background - I used Martinique and it has lots of lighter fabrics. I still like how mine came out though. (You don't need to include me in the drawing, I just wanted to let you know how much I liked your version!)

Laura K said...

I would love to win the pattern. I will give it a good home, I promise! Thank you for the chance to win.

Diane E W said...

Great choice on the red background. (I need to think outside the bxo more) Love how you added the extra border. Would love to win the pattern, thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I would love a chance to win this pattern. Thanks! Sue in MN

Anonymous said...

Love the red, would like to try yellow or green to see how that looks. Put my name in the hat please. thank you
hadacres at comcast.net

Anna said...

Wednesday is my official last day of work! Retirement here I come! I need another project! I think I am supposed to win everything that day! lol love your red background!

Anonymous said...

I really like your version! Thanks for the chance to win.
email: bgailey@hawaii.rr.com

kcenya1950 said...

Hi, Kim

I love the red background -- red is a neutral, right? I would love to win

Jan said...

Your version is wonderful! Have to admit that the pattern itself didn't appeal to me. Just shows what great fabric choices can do!

Deb said...

Love it with the red, really draws out the center. Would love to win the pattern. Thanks

Marilyn said...

You are so right about the red making everything pop. I admire the way you put colors together. I've always wanted to tackle the card trick block, so thanks for the opportunity to win.

Linda said...

I'd love to win this pattern! I like your creative bravery with colors.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Gorgeous! I would love to win the pattern. Thanks for the chance! :)

Dori said...

The red is perfect! Please enter me - thanks.

Glenda in Florida said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I love the card tricks block, and haven't seen this Schnibbles in my LQS yet.

Nicolette said...

This looks great.
I would love to win this pattern.

quiltgrammy said...

Love the red, your quilt is wonderful, would love to have a chance at the pattern. Thanks!!!

Winona said...

Oh! I love this pattern. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

Carol in E TN said...

Love the pattern and the red! Thanks for the giveaway.

Debi said...

I would love to win this pattern! Your quilt is gorgeous!

Debi
debi1953@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

This looks like something I could do. I would enjoy winning this pattern.
Barb

knagrma1@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I love the twist you put on the patterns. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Quilt Hollow said...

I have the pattern...just here to comment on red background color....it's so different than the usual light background...cool!

Michele said...

Just wonderful! Your use of red is spectacular! I like that you talked about your thought process when you chose the fabrics. It worked so well! I have this pattern. I just wanted to comment on your nice quilt :-)