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!