Wednesday, December 15, 2010

McGuffy Schnibbles for Lara at the PMQG

Last month at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting we were asked to bring a sandwich baggy full of fabrics. The idea was to have somebody else bring home your baggy of fabric, make something out of it and only add one fabric to it. Then they bring it to the December meeting and give it to you. The bag of fabric I received was from Lara. She stuffed in that bag 80 5” x 5” squares of batik fabrics! She had wrote on the note inside that she “loves Batiks and is not ashamed” LOL! It’s okay Lara, I love batik fabrics too, they are so pretty and colorful. You all know what I like to do with 5” squares. Make Schnibbles quilts of course! 80 squares is pretty much the perfect amount to make one, so it was meant to be.

I chose the pattern McGuffy, from the book Schnibbles Times Two, I like the square in a square pattern, it’s clean and simple. It needed to be a simple pattern for this crazy fabric anyway. The fabric that I added to this quilt was the red, I had over a yard of it in my stash, so it worked for the border, binding and backing.

I used a red variegated thread to straight stitch on it. I was happy how it turned out. It’s very busy and bright, and very refreshing for me to make. Thanks for the fun fabric Lara! Jen had my fabric, and I will post photos of it next time, I am in love with what she made. The meeting last night was so much fun. There was lots of food, and the projects that everybody made their partners were AMAZING!! There were so many bags, placemats, journals, quilts, a growth chart, they were all awesome. If there is a Modern Quilt Guild in your area, I highly encourage you to attend, it is worth it.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I will not be posting until after Christmas, we have the week off, and I plan on relaxing and enjoying my time with the kids. I hope you all can enjoy being with your friends and families this coming week. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement, I really have been blessed!

Love, Heather

This is the photo I sent out in our Christmas cards. It was taken last month up in the San Juan Islands at Friday Harbor, it was so beautiful there!


Kathy A. said...

What a gorgeous Schnibbles you made from those beautiful batiks. I'll bet she was thrilled.
That is a lovely family photo.
Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your family time.

Katrina said...

Pretty quilt and I love the family picture :-). Hope you have a merry Christmas!

Meredith said...

Heather - What a fun and beautiful quilt you made! It sounds like a fantastic group! Great family photo! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and wonderful times with your family!

Mark said...

I have not heard of schnibbles before - must have a look at this as it looks like fun - love your batik quilt.

Candace said...

I love your little quilt. I got a pack of batiks 10 of 1 yard each years ago, and haven't done anything with them, as I didn't know what to do, lol. Do you think that this quilt would look ok with only that many fabrics? I love your family picture, it reminds me so much of when my kids were young. Such a special time, I miss it. I often say that I wish I could go back and 'visit' my kids, and if I could that is the age that I would pick. Good memories.

Just Jenn said...

No one should be ashamed of batiks! lol...
Excellently well done as usual. =)