zondag 29 november 2009

Schnibbles - Picnic, Sharp Points, Giveaways and Charity Quilts

I finally finished my Schnibbles Picnic by Miss Rosie's Quilt. A wonderful quilt, which turned out very pretty! This picture was taken with artificial light and does not do the colors justice.

For this quilt I used the range "Have a Sheri Berry Holiday", by Sheri Berry Designs. Wonderful and happy fabrics to work with! If you click on the picture, you will see that the inner borders have the text of two Christmas songs: Have yourself a merry little Christmas and Jingle Bells. I really enjoyed doing that. And for the corners I used bells, for which I had to cut the fabric very uneconomically, because most bells were way too large.
The outer border is so pretty, with about 20 different fabrics. The charm packs 'only' had 20 different fabrics double.

Here is a close up of the bottom right corner. Click on the picture and you will see some words to the songs.
This quilt really needed a lot of time and attention, but I think in the end it turned out very pretty (O:

Yesterday I took classes in "De scherpe puntjes" - the sharp points, given by Jacqueline de Jonge. She is the designer of Becolourful, which some of you might know. Jacqueline also teaches in the USA several times a year. She is a wonderful person, very skilled and calm. She has a very pleasant way of teaching.

This was my result. I must say, it was quite difficult, because we were not only taught to make sharp points in a circle, but also to sew a circle within in circle. Jacqueline also showed us how to
use fabric economically. That was the part where I made most of my mistakes. So at the end I decided to do it 'wastefully' which is not really like me, but if you have to undo your work several times like me, you decide for it.

There are two very nice giveaways! One at Sinta's Pink Pincushion, which ends today and ...

... a suprise one at Alda's Gepatchtes und Gesticktes, which ends on December 16th.

That reminds me, that I will announce the winners of my giveaway on Sunday December 6th, since Laura won't be home on the 1st and she is the one to draw the names (O:

Now, I have finally found the perfect gloves. At the quilting bee I asked some ladies where you can get gloves for 'easy quilting'. At a regular house and garden shop. How difficult can it be *LOL* I have made my machine quilting quite difficult without them, but then it is even more fun to have them now!

And last, but definitely not least, I want to ask your attention for the following. In the Netherlands quilters make charity quilts for children with a severe or chronical illness. Stichting Jopie's Dromenquilts collects these quilts and wants every child who needs one to receive one.

In January 2010 Marie-Jozé at Handmade by Mai will be organizing a day at Naaimachine Totaal in Kerkrade to make charity quilts. I made one in May as you can see here. I was thinking that it would be very special to receive several blocks from abroad, so I can finish a quilt from it. Of course blocks from the Netherlands are more than welcome too!!!

Please email me if you are interested!

"From myself I am copper, through you, friend, I am gold.
From myself I'm a stone, but through you, I am a gem"
- Rumi

26 opmerkingen:

Jossie zei

Je eerste poging tot de scherpe puntjes is heel goed gelukt. Ze zijn perfect. Dat belooft dus veel goeds! Je schnibbles is ook weer een schatje geworden. Breng je ze mee volgende week? Ben er wel heel nieuwsgierig naar. Ik kom in januari ook naar de Dromenquiltdag bij Totaal. Moet nog even bekijken wat ik precies ga doen. Kan me geen nieuw project veroorloven qua tijd!

HerzBlatt zei

WOW....your quilt is marvellous and I really discovered the text of the songs..A very good idea to include this song texts!!!...
The outer border must apart from the other parts have been a lot of work.....and it looks great!!!

Anoniem zei

Je schnibbles ziet er weer erg mooi uit. Het was een gezellige en leerzame dag bij Totaal. En wat leuk dat je reclame maakt voor de dromenquiltdag, ik ben benieuwd of je reactie's krijgt. Tot donderdag

Messy Karen zei

i absolutely love your Schnibbles made out of Have a Sheri Berry Holiday fabric. clever use of the Jingle in the border. nice job!

Abby and Stephanie zei

Love the fabrics on you Schnibbles picnic and how you did the fussy cutting. Very cute. What a gorgeous, perfect circle. I bought my machine quilting gloves in the garden center too. Lots less expensive than ones you can buy in the quilt shops.

Shari zei

The schnibbles picnic quilt looks great! I love the bright freshness of it... and all the special touches. And I like the advent quilt too! Very clever pocket construction - you have been very busy! When Laura is home on the 6th will that be her long winter break?

Hugs - Shari

Anoniem zei

Hallo Lieve Simone, I am happy you enjoyed your class....a great learning experience....love the colours in your Schnibbles quilt..Hugs lyn

Nat Palaskas zei

Lovely Schnibbles quilt. I love the happy fabrics you used and I love the border too. Thank for sharing the giveaways - Hugs Natima

Anoniem zei

Your quilt is so pretty. It must've been a lot of fun to make.

I am amazed by your circle. That is so accurate and beautiful.

What sort of block do you need?

Terry zei

Your Schnibbles looks great! And I love that pink pointy block! I could never make anything like that!

Bev C zei

Hello Simone, You have been a busy lady. Love the pink /white circular work. Just stunning. Let me know what type of block is needed and I will certainly help do some. Have a fantastic day.

Sew Useful Designs zei

Darling Simone!

Your quilt is divine - I love the fabrics as like you say, they are so cheerful! You are so very clever piecing the way you do. Looks like you had great fun at your class, too!

Darling I would love to make a block or two for your charity quilts... please email me with size/colour etc etc...

Lots of love to you my dear friend!

Heel veel liefs!! Vikki xoxo

Sherri zei

So many fun things! And I absolutely love your Picnic quilt!!!

Cattinka zei

Your Schnibbles Quilt turned out beautiful, and you were done with it so fast! I like lots of things about it, the songs in the sashing, the bells in the corners and the colours. You did very well with it.
And you also did very well at your class, that pointed circle looks very nice!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) zei

Hi Simone,
Your picnic quilt is just lovely. I love the way you have the bells in the corners and the jingles in the border and the colours are divine.
I don't really understand what Schnibbles are really, but it certainly looks good.

Isabella zei

Leuk je te ontmoeten afgelopen zaterdag, het was een geweldige dag en ik heb er veel geleerd.
Ik was nog nooit op jou blog geweest en heb hem even bekeken. Leuke/mooie dingen maak je, ik heb je bij mijn favorieten geparkeerd.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) zei

Your holiday Schnibble looks great!

Jutta zei

Hallo liebe Simone,
ich bin in Nordrhein-Westfalen geboren, da gab es früher das Gericht "Schnibbel-Bohnen" !!! Die grünen Bohnen wurden ganz fein geschnitten und zusammen mit Kartoffeln und Speck zu einer wohlschmeckenden Suppe gekocht.
So ist es auch mit deinem Schnibbles-Projekt, ganz oft schneiden und am Ende kommt ein herrlicher Quilt zum Vorschein, toll gemacht !!!!! Die Stoffe sind wunderwunderbar !!!!!
Auch dein Kursergebnis lässt sich sehen, sehr exakt genäht, ich kann mir vorstellen, dass das schwierig war. Wenn du magst, würde ich gerne mehr über das ökonomische Stoffschneiden wissen ;-)
Hab ich das jetzt richtig verstanden, die Quilthandschuhe sind aus dem Baumarkt?
Sei ganz herzlich gegrüßt und vielen Dank für dein Posting,

Marianne zei

Your Schnibbles turned out so pretty!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Lieve Simone...the quilt indeed is very pretty....and I dig the verse around the border!!! Wow...look at those very accurate and stunning points...And that verse, how very true♥x

Nanette Merrill zei

Love the schnibbles Christmas version of the quilt. It is so cute. That fabric is way darling.

Daniëlle zei

Simply love your Schnibbles!! This is my first visit to your blog and I must say: you are a very busy bee!! Would have loved to join the SJD but am having a CTSop Monday next so have to skipp this one. I will follow your blog one-handed hihi. Have a nice day!

Maya zei

Wat een mooie dingen heb je weer gemaakt! heerlijk om te bekijken

Unknown zei

I would like to do a block for you, please let me know, size, color etc.

Micki zei

The quilt is just lovely! The colours are stunning! Congrats on a great finish!

maria zei

Hi, if you still need more people I will be happy to make a block ot too for the charity quilt. Maria x

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