Tuesday, October 1, 2013

AYOS Birthday Parade!

Today is a special day indeed!
The title is a bit misleading...
it's not the birthday of Another Year of Schnibbles...
and it's not the birthday of Schnibbles patterns either.
Today is the birthday of Carrie Nelson...
you might also know her as
"the one who is not Rosie".

It's always nice to share the birthday with great people...
Laura Simpson of Minick and Simpson is celebrating today...
and it's also the birthday (of sorts) of Yosemite, that became a 
National Park, and unfortunately on this, it's 123rd birthday
 it is being shut down today, along with other national parks
 here in the U.S.
 due to some issues in congress.  
So let's celebrate since Yosemite can't!
Did I mention it's my birthday too?
Thankfully I am less than half the age of this beautiful 
national park that I happen to live minutes from!

Sherri and I picked the new pattern for AYOS.
This time it's Clover!

Isn't this the sweetest little Schnibble?
I think it has a great vintage vibe!
I will be making mine along with you this month!
Image of Clover PDF ~ No. 471
Here is another version of this adorable quilt!

Do you want to see some more beautiful things?
Well, let's start the parade!


Do you not love this one?
This was made by Patty at A Stitch in Time blog!
I want this one. 

Here is another beautiful version...
so fun to see the color placement here!
She used Giving Thanks by Sandy G.
This sweet quilt was made by Tilda at Huckleberry Stitches!

Here is a gorgeous version of Mercerie made by
the wonderful Miss Linda at the Quilted Pineapple blog!

This Mercerie is just dreamy! She was made by Mary C in Michigan!
I love the background fabric too! So sa-weet!

Here is Mercerie in traditional red and white...
a stunning little quilt! You can see more over at
May Kristin's blog Krisp Quilts!

Okay, hold the phone!
What a fun idea is this?!?
A perfect table topper in yummy Autumn colors!
This one was created by  Nancy using Jo Morton fabrics!

Paulette made a beautiful water color looking 
version of Mercerie. It's so pretty Paulette!

And lookie here! Polly at Aunt Polly's Porch made a 
table runner and she named it Mercy Mercy Me!
I agree completely!

Sally made her sweetest little version of the Schnibbles patter
in oh so soft colors... just as sweet as con be!

Beautiful and bold!
This Mercerie was made by Sandy F. using her Civil War scrap fabrics.
I love the way they blend and how the background pops out!

Shannon at Nunus World blog made a gorgeous version of Mercerie
here... this one just says Fall! Love the fabrics here!

Sue made a beautiful holiday version of Mercerie out of 
Countdown to Christmas! One of my all time favorite Christmas groups of fabric!
I love the background... doesn't it make you want to make one of your own?
Or is it just me?
You can see her quilt on Wendy's blog, It Is What It Is... I hope you are feeling better Wendy!

Look who else wants to help us celebrate our birthdays...
and the Schnibbles parade too...
the Fat Quarter Shop is offering
a gift certificate for $35.00! We will be picking winners
and will give a FQS gift certificate along with our other parade prizes

The prizes will be posted over at A Quilting Life, so don't forget to go see who
the lucky winners are!
And don't forget to go see the other half of the parade there today too!

50 friends stopped by to chat:

Kris said...

Happy,Happy Birthday my friend!!! Do something fun!!! Eat cake...and enjoy!!
xo Kris

Hildy said...

Happy birthday to you!
Thanks for this month parade love all the quilts.
Hope you have a wonderful day, Hildy

May Kristin said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Sinta! Wish you a wonderful day!
Thanks for the parade! Love it! :-)

Tilda H said...

Such gorgeous quilts ladies! You all did an awesome job!
Love that new pattern, gonna get to work on it as soon as my machine is back from getting fixed! Thank you for another great parade!

Tilda H said...

Opps...p.s. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Eat a lot of cake!

Tilda H said...

Such gorgeous quilts ladies! You all did an awesome job!
Love that new pattern, gonna get to work on it as soon as my machine is back from getting fixed! Thank you for another great parade!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

A very Happy Birthday wish for you!! That is a beautiful park!! I love the little quilt "Clover".

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday. I enjoyed today's parade.

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday to you, Carrie and Laura...........also the park.....why is if closing...it happens to be one of the few i know of.........would love to go there one day..........

Sandy Feigner said...

Fabulous quilts and Happy Birthday to all of you. Hope you have a great day! Love the Schnibbles for next month

Tracey Holzer said...

Happy Birthday! I saw Clover on Miss Rosie's blog today and told her that I loved that pattern and then you picked it...must be a sign that I should join you this month! Enjoy your day, Sinta!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I FORGOT today was your birthday too! My brother's as well!! I think this month I will try to play along and do this Schnibbles too! I love Clover! Happy, happy birthday!!

JoAnne said...

Happy Birthday Sinta and Carrie! Laurie as well. I'm so glad it is Clover! Of all the ones Carrie had on her blog today, I want to do that one the most! All of these Merceries are just fabulous, too. It is so much fun to see how different they can look. Thanks so much for hosting!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful b-day month!! I just couldn't get it together to get a Schnibble done this month~ I think it is my first miss in all the years I have joined in. Love the parade!

Dee said...

Happy Birthday Sinta! I hope you found a special way to celebrate today! I loved seeing all the quilts in the parade, but it was neat to see how the fabric choice on some of them made created a secondary pattern I didn't see in mine. I'm also so happy with the choice for October as that was my favorite from Carrie's post. Off to look at my stash now!

Lesley said...

Happy, happy birthday! And thanks for another wonderful parade of Schnibbles. I love to see how creative everyone is!

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day so far. I enjoyed the parade. I did not join in this month but am ordering my pattern right away for October. Super busy at work, but I am going to plan on some sewing therapy anyway.

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Mary Caldwell said...

Happy Birthday Sinta~! Hope your day is wonderful. Another beautiful parade, good job everyone. Thanks for hosting Sinta.

Scrapatches said...

Happy Birthday! Many Happy Returns of the Day! :)

Joan said...

Happy Birthday! It's my birthday today, too, and it's fun knowing I share it with such great quilters!!

Sharrieboberry said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your birthday has been a lovely day!

Patty D from NC said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for such a terrific tour. Everyone did such a wonderful job.

Gerri said...

Thanks for the parade, Sinta, and have a wonderful birthday!

Karen O said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday. And lucky you to live close to a National Park! Hopefully you are able to enjoy it often. Thanks for the parade.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Sinta!!!!!! You are the best!!!! Thank you so much for organizing all this fun for us!!!🎉🎈🎂

Nancy E said...

Hope you are having a wonderful birthday! Love the Schnibbles pattern you & Sherri selected for this month. As always it is fun to see what everyone did with this month's pattern and the fabric that was selected. Happy Birthday!

Jeanna said...

While it is a sad day for the business of our country...

I DO wish you a very Merry Birthday!

Darlene said...

Happy Birthday, Sinta. I hope your day was as sweet as you are.

Lots of beautiful Mercerie Schnibbles quilts.

Clover is a fabulous pattern.

Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday Sinta!! I was too busy this month to get my Schnibbles done -- but I am going on a retreat this month and I will be working on my Schnibble for October!
I hope you have a great day!

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Anita said...

Hope you had a great birthday, you deserve it! Love everyone's shnibbles :)

Michele said...

Happy Belated Birthday :-) Enjoy a sweet day!! Thanks for the wonderful parade. It is amazing! So many wonderful variations of a lovely pattern.

Judy said...

Great parade! Love all the different looks! Happy Birthday Sinta!

Polly said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, dear Sinta!! I hope you have a most marvelous birthday EVER!!

Cheryl said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! May you have a special fun filled day!

Lisa D. said...

Happy Belated Birthday - I hope you had a wonderful day!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope it was a good one. Looks like another wonderful parade too!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday, hope you celebrate and have a fabulous day!!

Kay said...

Happy Birthday, Sinta & special blessings to you! I really miss doing the Schnibbles this year, but I too many time commitments & had to take a year off. I still check the parade every month & it makes me really want to get out my charm packs & start cutting.

Carrie said...

It's Polly's birthday - not Laurie's! LOL I get it mixed up too. :)

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! The parade is spectacular! :)

Now let's have some cake!

Satu said...

Happy... although belated... birthday to you, Sinta Renee! It was a Fabulous Parade of 'Mercerie' (I only wonder, to whom I post my version, because I didn't see it here hopefully I didn't send it to totally stranger;o) But who cares... now I can't wait to start sewing some of the 'Clover' blocks!!!

Helen L said...

Happy Belated birthday!!! I hop it was a good one! :-)
And I read that you are 5 min. from yosemite: How fun! I'm in the neighborhood, kind of: Healdsburg,Ca. What is your LQS? I'm always on the look-out for new ones as I travel!! Thanks!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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