Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Unlikely Schnibble

I finished the April Schnibble "Summer Day" for the Another Year of Schnibbles parade with just a day to spare.

There were a lot of little pieces in this one.

And one Edgar Poe in the top left of this photo (not included in the pattern).

This is a very unlikely quilt for me to make for 2 reasons (hence the title of this post).

1.  I do not like flying geese.  I do not like them in the rain. I do not like them on a train. I do not like them on a boat. I do not like them with a goat.*  There are a lot of flying geese in this Schnibble.  About 1,672 I think.  Maybe a few less.

2.  As my mom said when I bought the charm packs in Michigan, "That fabric doesn't look like you at all."  This fabric is not what I usually would pick but I was branching out and liked the blue, gray, and red in this line.  A little bit too much pink but oh well.  The line is "It's a Hoot" by Momo for Moda.

But here it is, an unlikely Schnibble and I like it.  The directions were perfect and it was fun to make.  Thanks Carrie for another great quilt!!


* with apologies and all due respect to Dr. Seuss for not-quite-from-the-book lines based on Green Eggs and Ham.

12 comments:

A Quilter Awakens said...

The pink will be fine for a certain little person you are fond of. I love it; flying geese and all. Karmen

ytsmom said...

It looks great! I just finished mine this afternoon, too. I couldn't agree more about the FG. I must say though, that this was the fastest schnibble of all that I have made. Go figure!!

Mary said...

I usually don't go for that type of fabric either, but your quilt is awesome! Very eye-catching!

Carol said...

Gretchen it is wonderful...I love it...so fun!

June said...

Great quilt, beautiful cat. The reference to "Green Eggs and Ham" made me smile. Have a happy Monday!

Brenda said...

It might not be you, but it is a great looking little quilt.

Cathi said...

You may not like flying geese, but you definitely made a wonderful quilt with them! I love it!

Karin said...

you might be surprized. I am now drawn to CWR fabrics since we started swapping

Quilt Hollow said...

I happen to think it is a perfect quilt!! These aren't usually my types of fabrics either but they sure are fun to work with for a change.

Becky said...

Great finish! Yuk to flying geese:)

Sinta Renee said...

I love the contemporary fabric in your SD quilt. It's beautiful and fun/fantastic!

Michele said...

Don't tell anyone, but yours is my favorite! I love it!! So inspiring....I keep wanting to use grey for a background but I don't. After seeing this, it goes to the top of my list! Love the Dr. Seuss like lines.....perfect :-)