Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Parade of One

There is nothing better than finishing a quilt project, and this week I finished my February Schnibble quilt!  The good news is that the quilt top is finished, but the bad news is that I missed the Schnibble parade of quilts held on the first of March at A Quilting Life and Pink Pincushion.  If you haven't viewed the quilts yet, make sure you do, They are so wonderful!


So since I missed the parade, I`m having my own.  It's called, The Parade Of One. With only one quilt is it still a parade?


Here is the story of my Schnibble. First I chose my fabrics for the stars and did the prep work. 


Then I sewed together a few star blocks and hung them on my mini-design wall.


I liked what I saw, so I pieced together the rest of the star blocks.


Next I tried out  a few different fabrics for the setting triangles.  I knew I wanted a cream fabric, just not sure which one.


I decided to go with this fabric since it seemed to have all the same shades of red and blue.  


The next step was to decide whether to use a red or blue for the sashing, so I tried them both out.



The red won the race, so that's what I went with for both the sashing and the borders.




I was loving my little Schnibble more and more! Next, I cut the strips for the checkerboard.



Made some teeny tiny 9-patches.




And then made a checkerboard parade on my ironing board.


The borders were coming together really well!


I did some more sewing and voila!



I think I'll hand quilt it using the Baptist Fan pattern, suggested to me by a friend who agrees that the circular pattern my camouflage any little piecing oopsies!


Hope you enjoyed my parade of one. I now need your assistance. Designer Carrie Nelson called this Schnibbles pattern, I.S.T.H. which means, Insert Snappy Title Here. I can't think of a snappy title. Can you help me name my quilt?  Leave your suggestion in the comment box below or email me by March 15.  If I choose your name for my quilt, I'll send you a little pincushion that may look something like this. 




 It is reversible...you choose which ever side you want to use!




I'm working on several projects including Clover and Violet's Garden Steps Stitch and Quiltalong . Do you remember meeting Shopper Mom in my earlier post called My Wooden Quilt? Well, I'm happy to say Shopper Mom has now become a Quilter Mom!  She and I are meeting on a regular basis to make our versions of Garden Steps. I'll show some pictures next week.


Don't forget that this Saturday is Quilt Sue's Festive Mystery Christmas Quiltalong.  Click on the button on the sidebar to learn more and on Saturday, visit guest host Joanna, at Needle, Thread, Happiness. I have my Christmas fabrics cut and ready to start sewing the mystery quilt.


As always, thanks for coming by! I am so grateful and appreciative that so many of you are popping by for a visit.  It's a great day for quilting!

66 comments:

  1. Well, when there is a fashion parade, there is often one model at a time. So you can have a parade of one in that sense!!
    Another gorgeous little quilt. Great fabric choices. And hand quilting something that size sounds almost enjoyable. :)

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  2. Well since you've just done a parade, why not call it Parade of Stars or Star Parade?

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  3. oops, sorry, I meant to say I think it's gorgeous. I love the way the red sashing worked with the blocks.

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  4. Parade of one is joined by another,....great schnibbles finish...you do lovely work leslie

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  5. I love the fabric and think you made all of the right choices in making this quilt top. It's sweet. How about Star Catcher? Whatever name you choose, it's beautiful.

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  6. Hmmm since you have just told us a tale of your Schnibbles quilt I think it could be called Story Stars, its lovely and the pin cushion is cute....

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  7. Just fabulous!!!!! I enjoyed the quilt in the making...

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  8. Well, that is one nice finish! Your quilt is beautiful and I love the evolution of your quilt process! I am going to play the name game and call it Stars on Parade.

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  9. It is just lovely Lesley , I don't think you need to worry about disguising any mistakes it looks perfect to me. I was also going to say Parade of Stars :-)

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  10. Love your quilt!! How about Patriotic Parade for a quilt name.

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  11. I love it, Lesley!!! Stars done in red, white and blue...my favorite combination! Great job!

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  12. I was thinking Patriot Parade too but Lori beat me to it. Giggle...good minds think alike I guess.. what ever u name it I am sure will be perfect. It is a very very cute quilt. I love the 9patch borders

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  13. I was thinking "Snappy Stars" for a title.

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  14. Wow, do I love your finish...really gorgeous! Maybe "Stars in my Eyes"? Hmm, what if we combine the words Schnibbles and Stars....would we get Schnibbars, or Schtarbles? LOL I think it is a beautiful quiltie!

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  15. Beautiful quilt!! I love Red, White and Blue and the Star is my absolute favorite block! Clever idea about using a Baptist Fan pattern... so perhaps the name "Fan of Stars" would be appropriate?!
    Now I'm going to start sorting through my stash and see what I can come up with!!

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  16. Such a lovely little quilt. How about "Marching Checkerboard Stars" for a name?

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  17. Kaaren sent me over to say hello! What a pretty blog you have - glad I've visited today :) The first thing that came into my head about your Schnibble was "Glory, Glory"!! What a great job you did - very nice!!

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  18. I love your Schnibbles - wonderful choice of fabric and enjoyed the process photos. A name - Gloria Beatrice - or - Glory Bee! A bit of whimsy with the i.s.t.h.

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  19. My suggestion for name--"Glorious Morning" Somehow that just seemed right to me!

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  20. I think the name should be "Fireworks!". It reminds me of the 4th of July, love it. ;->

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  21. This is adorable Lesley!! How about "Checkin' Out The Stars"?
    ~Terry~

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  22. The stars in your quilt really grab me, so I was thinking perhaps a name like Orion or Stardust or Starry Night might work!

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  23. Kaaren sent me over to see your quilt. I would suggest "Parade of Stars" to remember your parade of one. Congratulations on a fine finish.
    Marge

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  24. Just beautiful congrats on a great finish.

    I'm awful at picking names for quilts...so I'll sit this challenge out..I'm sure someone will come up with a great name. :-)

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  25. Milky way parade, Karen sent me!

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  26. I am going with "Stars on Parade" - that is what came to my mind when I saw the picture. I love your litle quilt and the Baptist Fans will compliment it so very much. Judy C

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  27. YOU COULD NAME IT "BLESS THE USA" . . . . . .
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  28. Maybe calling your beautiful quilt - Freedom Stars
    Louise in Wyoming

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  29. Hi! Kaaren sent me over! I was going to suggest Snappy Stars, but someone already suggested it.
    How about Snap. Stars. Snap. ? like open, close your eyes, starts are there?
    Take care, Leslie

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  30. This is a lovely little Schnibbles quilt. I love the colours you've chosen. How about Star Gazing? I just checked out your My Wooden Quilt post and was amazed. I, too, collect Santas, but this one beats everything I have. It is spectacular. It was worth every penny you saved.

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  31. This is a lovely little Schnibbles quilt. I love the colours you've chosen. How about Star Gazing? I just checked out your My Wooden Quilt post and was amazed. I, too, collect Santas, but this one beats everything I have. It is spectacular. It was worth every penny you saved.

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  32. I.S.T.H. - It is too (what for the H?) Hmmmm???? I know, a warped sense of humor!

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  33. Love your little quilt! How about calling it "Star Spangled Quilt"? Whatever you name it, it is beautiful!

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  34. It's So Snappy Patriotic Stars. I didn't look at the other titles before I did this just in case someone else had the same idea. I love it Lesley! You did such a great job.

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  35. Like that quilt...how about calling it "Check out the Stars?". Lame, I know ;-) Love your blog. Marilyn

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  36. Kaaren sent me here too. I think since you missed the parade with this one a good name would be "Better Late Than Never". It is a beautiful quilt no matter what it goes by.

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  37. Oh, I love Star Parade that's already been suggested several times, 'seams' to tell your story.
    Sea to Shining Sea also came to me.

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  38. Kaaren sent me! I think you should name it "I Love a Parade!" It's a lovely quilt, and it reminds me of the banners and flags that everybody waves in a patriotic holiday parade.

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  39. Kaaren sent me over...How about "Patriotic Parade"? I love your blog, glad I stopped by.

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  40. Karen sent me..I think you named it yourself...Checkerboard Parade!!
    It is a lovely quilt.
    CathyC in Alberta
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  41. Lesley, It looks like "Glory Parade" to me! It is beautiful!!!
    KarenQ
    Fountain Valley CA

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  42. How about: Vintage Americana.

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  43. Kaaren sent me over and I'm glad she did, you have a beautiful blog, became a follower!!!
    You little quilt is just too cute. How about calling it "American Pride"?

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  44. In honor of your parade of one (great photos btw), you could call it "I Love a Parade."

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  45. Such a pretty quilt!! I would suggest Radiant Stars.

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  46. How about Parade of Stars or Stars on Parade since it's a Parade of One???

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  47. Stars on Parade? Beautiful! I love the colors you chose! Have a happy weekend!

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  48. Oh gosh~ I didn't realize that had already been suggested!~ well, they also remind me of the marching band that had to march in rows, so how about Marching Stars? LOL

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  49. Your fabric and colour choices are great! I would call it Field of Stars.

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  50. How about Stardust quilt?? :)

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  51. I absolutely Love your stars!!The colors are wonderful. I'm not very good at naming quilts either but I really like, Stars on Parade or
    Parade of Stars either one.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  52. I would call it "Patriotic Stars" Sent here though Kaaren. Lovely work

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  53. My favorite color combo is red white and blue. Fresh and bright.
    How about "Star Parade".
    No matter what name you choose, the quilt is wonderful.

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  54. My first thought was to call your quilt America. I see you are a Nova Scotian. I lived in Dartmouth for 20 years, but now we live in Calgary. I found your blog through Kaaren.

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  55. Absolute beauty!! Kaaren sent me and I'm so glad I listened!! My suggestion is Ruby Stars.

    Thanks for posting all!!!! Please keep up the good work.
    themusicroom@hotmail.com

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  56. This is my first time visiting. Hopped over from Karen's blog.
    Don't know if you're still searching for a name, but how about....

    "Checking On The Stars"

    Gali

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  57. I.S.T.H.
    I'm so totally happy.... quilt

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  58. With the red, white and blue fabrics - it's a very patriotic American quilt. But it also has a lovely vintage look to it. So to me it would be Vintage Patriotic Stars. It's a lovely little quilt.

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  59. I just love your quilt. I think it should be like you said on your blog "checkerboard parade". Patsy Pirnat

    sewpatsy1@comcast.net

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  60. Wellll, while looking at your super fotos, the title 'parade' fit....all in a row, yet different from one another. Then I came upon you writing the very same word & laughter errupted from me :) Oh well! Now I halt mid-brained & worldless. Next up came this, how about the inventor of parade music, dear ol' Sousa. So, how does "Sousa's Parade" sound to you & your lovely quilt?

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  61. Stars Squared...love your blog!

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  62. I love your parade :-) Your ISTH quilt is amazing! The pillow you made for this months parade is beautiful too :-)

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