Carrie sent me one of her Schnibbles patterns along with fabric to make it up. She claimed I won a contest she was having on her new blog, but it seems that everyone who entered won! The fabric is by Sandy Gervais for Moda, "Merry and Bright", and the pattern is called "Scratch", from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. It was fun to make and took only one afternoon to put together.
I made a mistake, which isn't too critical, but could have been avoided by Reading. The. Directions. After constructing the ladder like pieces, they were supposed to be cut down to 3 1/2 inches wide. I missed that sentence, so now my top is a bit wider than it is long. As Grandma Higgins would have said, "A man goin' by on a bus wouldn't notice".
This fabric is so darn cheerful, I love it! And guess what? Look how great my Christmas dishes look with it!
I have made up my mind to make up every Schnibbles pattern there is, and while I am at it, to practice my machine quilting skills. They are just the perfect size for that.