July Schnibble. Check.
I made a small version of Dimestore for my Schnibble of the month. I used the same fabric collection Carrie used in her pattern version: Urban Cowgirl by Urban Chiks for Moda. Love this fabric group, and I started out intending to make a full size quilt. After a few cutting errors and a realistic assessment of the time I had available to finish by the deadline, I ended up making a mini version.
"Stop rushing Nicole. Just relax and enjoy the process". That is my good angel on my shoulder giving me words of advice.
Dimestore is summery, it goes with my dishes, fits my kitchen table, and I think it suits me just fine. Thanks again to Sherri and Sinta for hosting this wonderful project. Whatever will we do when the year is up? Oh no. Can't we keep going? It's too much fun to stop!!!
Confession. Carrie suggests cutting some strips for the lattice 1 1/2 inches wide, and sewing two narrower pieces together to form a 2 1/2 inch piece. She liked the scrappiness that provided, and even thought it would be fun to angle the stitching lines to make the lattice look a bit wonky and "string pieced". Oh dear. That made me so uncomfortable. All those wonky little pieces just drove me crazy. It was supposed to be charming, but my effort looked so amateurish. I left them in, but oh how I wish I had sewn straight.
However, the woman is brilliant (love you Carrie), and this idea of cutting up the strips to be smaller stuck in my mind and I have adapted it with huge success (I t hink) to another project. More on that tomorrow.