We're right in the midst of the Think Christmas blog hop, but I didn't want to forget about the Schnibbles parade day! Unfortunately I didn't get my quilt done for today's parade for Another Year of Schnibbles , but you know I have a pretty good excuse. Five days on the couch with an aching back sure cuts in to your sewing time!
But just because I'm not in the parade doesn't mean you shouldn't go and enjoy it! Both Sinta at the Pink Pincushion and Sherri at A Quilting Life will love to have you drop by and see the gorgeous quilts. They'll each have a parade today. Just click on their links. I've already seen a few sneak previews by some our blog friends and what I have seen has been gorgeous!
First thing I did was say hello to my sewing corner. It had been far too long! I am always happy when I can sit at the sewing machine, swivel in my chair, press my pieces, and turn back to the sewing machine. I have to find a way to improve my lighting so I don't have a white cord hanging down...but that's for another day.
In the back corner you might catch a glimpse of a few tiny quilt shops! These shops are actually rocks painted in the shape of quilt shops. There are little tiny bolts of fabrics painted in the windows! Here is a close up...these "rock shops" were acquired many years ago and were made by Debbie Jardine of Pictou, Nova Scotia.
There is a quilt show and sale in Pictou this weekend. The 18th annual Northumberland Quilt Guild 18th annual show and sale will be held at the DeCoste Centre on August 3 and 4 from 10-5. If all goes well, we certainly plan to head up. Pictou is about an hour and a half from here, and a couple of farmers' markets on the way, so it shows promise of a great day!.
Getting back to my Schnibbles quilt, designer Carrie Nelson at Miss Rosies Quilt Co. gives some great instructions on piecing Roadshow quickly, but I just don't like sewing triangles so I decided to make background squares instead and square up the block when finished. Here are the progressions I used to make the blocks, using the Friendship fabric by Moda that I received from Carrie in my giveaway package last month.
To square up each block, I pressed the block in halves in both directions and used the press lines as the midway point when I squared the block up with my 12.5 inch ruler.
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I received a giveaway prize of 2 charm packs the other day from Sue at Sue Duario's Quilting Adventures. Of course I see another Schnibbles quilt in the making! Thanks so much, Sue, the Katie fabrics are beautiful!
I think I've written enough for one day! See you tomorrow for Day 4 of the Think Christmas blog hop.
It's a great day for quilting!