Monday, November 30, 2009

Another One Finished! Yahoooooooooooooooooo!



Here it is, Schnibbles Picnic, that was no picnic for me.
NO KIDDING!!!! These Scnibbles quilts are like a thorn in my flesh!
They are cute, they are snappy, they are hard for me!
BUT I'M LEARNING!!! AND IMPROVING!!!

After receiving my pattern for the month of November, I was determined that this one was going to be my best! Surely, I thought, if I just take my time, cut with precision, and sew carefully, then I will have the best little Picnic quilt ever.

sigh 
Seven attempts could not produce one single good block. 7!!!! While that is a perfect number in Biblical things, it is definitely not in my sewing room!

So, I jotted a frustrating email to the gal in charge, over at PinkPincushion, letting her know that for my sewing sanity (I was feeling like a quilting imposter) I was going to quit sewing on November's quilt and wait for December's, when I could begin all my positive thinking with fresh gusto.

The encourager that she is, she zipped me a quick response:
"Nono... don't give up!"
sigh   Because of her encouraging words (she also very kindly offered me some hints and tips) I threw those blocks in the trash, picked them out (after all, they did take lots of my time) and put them away for who knows what, and, practically cussing all the way, began sewing with completely different stash fabric. I kept thinking of her sweet email and just couldn't give up! (THANK YOU, SINTA!)

So... December's will be the best! LOL

Oh! Look how cute this old fabric I had worked for the sashings and border!!!

12 comments:

Stylestance said...

So beautiful and meaningful. Well done :)

Needled Mom said...

It looks fabulous!!!! I love the yellow and black combination. Was the first set in the same colors?

Kathleen said...

I think it looks great! I have yet to do a perfect (or anywhere near!) quilt. But I sure have fun trying. I love your sashing fabric.

Sandra said...

Fantastic job! You are very clever.

Farm Girl said...

I think it is just perfect!! I think you did a wonderful job and you deserve a pat on the back. You finished it and that is major.
I can't wait to see Decembers quilt!

Quilt or Dye said...

I love your colors! And the sashing is perfect both close and at a distance. I think this Schnibble is a huge success for you!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a great Schnibbles!!! So different from all the others I've seen. Love the borders to it! My borders have Jingle Bells and Have yourself a merry little Christmas (O:

Marianne said...

Love it! I almost went with black and white with red in the baskets. Your version is great!

Madcap said...

This is a great quilt! Congratulations on finishing it!

Celina & Adam said...

Great Quilt... You are awesome & so was the lesson! What cute fabric.. even Adam likes it. :)

Béa said...

Love very much the fabric used, great job !
Hugs from France

Pokey said...

You have a great quilt, here, I love your messages in the fabric! Plus, the yellow, white and black are so cheery, like you ! *smile*
Congrats on your charm pack win, too!