Monday, August 1, 2011

Le Petite: Introducing George

I am so sorry that the parade is late today... but it does set the tone for the month.
All things in August should be done in a lazy kind of way.
It's just too darn hot to do it any other way.

It seems like I haven't gotten much accomplished during July and I have to be honest...
I sat down to the sewing machine on Saturday and pieced the rows of
the August Le Petite project.
 Sunday morning I was able to put the rows together and
slap on the border!
So I am telling you that although this next project looks a little harder than George was
it is still a gorgeous quilt that goes together easie peasie!
 And if you haven't already learned this from
making Schnibbles... don't think, just do what Carrie says and all will be well.
Seriously. I know this project, Honeycomb" is 60 degree angles...
but just get past that. Our Ms. Carrie of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. has it all spelled out for you and
even will hold your hand throughout the pattern.
(Well, at least it feels like she does:)

The pattern cover shows Central Park fabric by Kate Spain but
I had a little stash of Terrain by Kate, soon to be released, and was able to
 put it to good use here.
Here is what you need to gather up while you wait for your Schnibbles pattern...

80 charm squares

7/8 yard background
 So here we are in the hotter than hot
summer days of August. So what could be a better way to start the month
than to have a little parade? Go ahead, turn on the sprinklers,
 grab some ice cold lemonade and
enjoy the parade of George!

Here we have a strikingly  handsome version of George
 made by Nathalie of Wasteland Wallowing. She changed the pattern
 up a bit with the dark background.

 This is the most adorable use of a panel I have every seen!
I love the retro colors of this too... it was created by Sandi
at Crazy Bout Quilts blog! The perfect kitchen wall hanging!

This one was created by Leah, and she used a line of
fabrics called Canning Day. So cute!

From the Quilted Pineapple, Linda whipped up her version of  and  calls it
Georgette... because of the gorgeous fabrics.

Sandy F. (no blog) stepped outside the box and made her version
of George. It is so cute in these bright colors... I love the way the purple border holds it all in.
I think it turned out so sweet!  Good for you Sandy, for "embracing the bright"!

Here is a soft palate of beautiful Blackbird fabrics that
Joyce from And Sew On made! I love how the inner sashing fabric gives just the right accent
for the blocks.

This is a fun quilt that Kim of Kim's Big Quilting Adventures made...
this guy (George) is retro with attitude!

This is another adorable version of George made by Kay W.
Soft and sweet!

This one is from Michele from Island Life Quilts. Her son named her version: Go Bananas! She used Wee Woodlands and Lollipop fabrics. Perfect indeed!

Now here is one I am calling "A Picnic with George" this version was made by LeAnn with the sweet
Strawberry Fields fabric group. It reminds me of a summer picnic quilt for sure!
(LeAnn... yeah! I got your picture to work! for the first time this year).

That is the parade for my side of the street, so grab your lemonade and head over to
Sherri's blog. She has the other half of the parade.
I hope you enjoyed yourself over here!
And just in case you are worried about Le Petite ending in a few months...
I wanted to share with you that Fat Quarter Shop has put together a great
Schnibbles club. You just might want to check it out!
Miss Rosie's Quilt Company Pattern Club Miss Rosie, Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive Club

See you tomorrow!

14 friends stopped by to chat:

Amy said...

Honeycomb is lovely in the Terrain fabrics. It would be hard to go wrong with Kate Spain.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Super parade. This one makes me want to get the pattern and make one for myself.

Michele said...

What a fun parade :-) Thanks so much for putting it together! Is September or October the last month of LePetite? I came in a month late I think, I'm not sure. It has been fun :-)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great parade! Honeycomb looks fun too. :) Thanks for all you do for us!

Gretchen said...

Love all the George quilts!! Another beautiful parade!!

Sue said...

What a wonderful parade of quilts ! Love them all !

Anonymous said...

Whoo Hoo! Thank you Sinta!

Jules said...

I'm excited to figure out a new charm pack for Honeycomb. Great parade!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your Honeycomb in Terrain Sinta Renee! Beautiful.

Darlene said...

Honeycomb is delightfully sweet.

The parade of George(s) is wonderful - so many sweet versions.

Linda said...

Such a wonderful parade...they all look so different...and fantastic!

Linda said...

I love to see how different everyone's Georges are!! :-) I love LOVE your Honeycomb in Terrain!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely finishes, lovely wins!

Nanette Merrill said...

Kim's is my favorite of the bunch but I would love to have them all. I'm so glad I shoved my work aside this morning to visit.