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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Standing Room Only! Talk About a Full House!

I have to tell you that I was so excited when Sherri and I decided to go ahead and
do Another Year of Schnibbles... after all, I am addicted!
But I am beyond excited now... all of the fantastic Full House projects that have been coming
in to my mailbox , well, they are all just amazing!
There are a lot of quilts in this parade so let's get started...

oh, oh, wait,
but of course you are waiting to see the project for next month??? Right???
Well, here you go...

Cute setting and Star blocks! 
Here is what you need to pull together to get started:
2  charm packs
3/8 yard star background
1/2 yard setting triangles

... remind me to tell you what I think those initials stand for....
but for now, lets have a parade of Full House!

This adorable pillow Sandy F made for her bed... she just did a makeover so the red black and a touch of grey was used for her palate.

Dorothy at Paws for Stitching blog created her lovely neighborhood
in happy "30's" colors.

Debbie at Tis the Season to be Quilting made her
winter wonderland of houses with frost on the rooftops!

Here is a creation of pretty little houses by Aster.
Her blog is Aster Cody Quilts. She made her town
out of Fig Tree fabrics... Breakfast at Tiffany's.

This is one from Kathy. Her DH thought there should be a McDonald's
right in the middle of it! Too funny! Isn't this a sweet vignette!

This little pillow top town in gorgeous blues and greens was made by Alison
also known as Cardygirl! They are her Australian Beach Huts!

This one was made by Karen and she has a great story to go with this
quilt, so hop over to her blog (Quilting, Losing and Tea) when you get a chance and read about it.

This is a cute little town made by Carol C.

Sweet in pink! This was made by Hildy in Germany... she calls her town of Full House
Girls Houses! I love the touch of grey too!

Here is another little town in bright happy polka dots!
This was made by Andee in Az from the blog A Modern Diary! Love the blue skies!

I love the town square here! This was made by
Wish I would have thought of this!

Here we have a cute little town table topper by Brenda from the blog
Quilting Along Life's Way. It's made from a fabric line called Blessings...
how appropriate!

Using her Kansas Troubles stash Carmen created her
cute town... I'm moving into the one with the blue roof!
Carmen's blog is Downstairs, Quilting.

Kay, this is so adorable...
she used Hometown by Sweetwater! I love your little town!

This is from Wendy, her blog is here.
I think pink houses is perfect for a girl from Pensicola!
Don't you love the strips in these houses?

We have another Kay who created this "Hideaway" village...
You can visit Kay's blog at Quilt Studio Happenings.

This one is from Gretchen at Stella Bella Quilts blog.
She used Petite Ecole from French General.
It's a beautiful neighborhood!

The construction is finished and nearly move in ready!
This fun quilt topper was made by Carol at Brown Quilts.
(glad you found some sewing time Carol)

This one reminds me of a colorful town in Africa but she's calling it Carolville!
 It's so happy! She obviously has no fear... love this!
It was made by Carol C at the Polka Dot Chicken blog!

Full House

Here is a town with the Chinese New Year's influence!
It is the year of the dragon! Lots of fun here... it was created by

Here is a wonderful Full House made by Abby at Life on Latimer Lane.
She used an assortment of Minick and Simpson fabrics for a patriotic town!

Here is a cute little runner out of Countdown to Christmas by
Sweetwater. It was made by Denise from the blog My Life in Quilts.
She did a little change up with the doors... I like it Denise:)

Here is a perfectly perfect Tiny Town by Kathy
her blog is Troublesome Creek.

Here is a fun large version of Tiny Town by Di at
Quilting is Blissful. Great center fabric!

Ok, Debi's quilt just does not want to cooperate with me here.
That's ok because as you can see this town has attitude!
I love her fun color selections... they are Kaffee fabrics;
it's like a box of crayons. You can visit Debi at

Mmmm, blueberry crumb cake! That's the fabric line that Carol used
for her Full House quilt. Gorgeous! Yes, and so are you Buster!
And so is Mary's quilting!!! (Mary at Quilt Hallow)
See lots of fun things at her blog Carol's Crafty Creations.

This one is just adorable! It was made by JoAnne
at the blog The Patriotic Quilter. She lives in Hawaii
so she gave it an Island flair! I love the Palm trees and the
waves in the border too!

Here is a beautiful pillow completed by Bea in France!
Love the rich colors!

Here we are traveling again... this
 is a sweet topper of Tiny Town made by Diana at Quiltecke blog.

Here I go again, but this time the Full House quilt
is made by Eileen at Little Red Hen blog. These cute little towns are
just sprouting up where ever they want to!!!
I love this little town out of Kansas Troubles fabrics: Sandhill Plum!

I love this pillow... but it reminds me that I need to finish mine
out of the same group of fabric, Countdown to Christmas. But
even better is the quilting and the red binding... ok, I just love it all.
It was made by Cheryl... Polka Dots and Ric Rac!

I love this little version of Tiny Town with the pink background!
This mini town was made by Kigwit at Kigwits Thoughtful Spot blog.

And lookie here... we have not one but two pillow tops from Darlene at Quilting Daze blog!
Of course she did one in Christmas colors... she is the queen of Christmas presents!
Check out her blog to learn about her Christmas Through the Year quilt along.

Let me know if this inspired you to build your own town
or if you have already made one... do you want to make another???

If you are not part of AYOS yet but would like to participate in next months parade...
just make the next project and send me a picture. Easie peasie.

And if you haven't seen the other half of the parade yet, get ready for some more fun
 Sherri and I are just amazed at all the wonderful
quilts that were made using Carrie's Schnibbles pattern!
Thank you so much for being a part of the parade!
I hope you have enjoyed it much as I did!
You will want to come back tomorrow to see the prize winners...
see you then!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Special Assignment

As you can see, I couldn't even wait to take a picture before
I unwrapped this gorgeous bundle!
It's the new line of fabric by 3 Sisters.
I haven't seen a 3 Sisters group that I didn't like. This one
is no exception. I wonderful palate of cream, brown, blue, red and pink.
I get to make a shop sample with these and the little pattern that came with the bundle.
It's all half square triangles. I think you can even
download the pattern at the United Notions web site.
(the pattern shows a really slick way of making the HST's, so it should make up pretty fast)
Ah, so nice.
I haven't gotten to make a shop sample for anyone in a while...
so I really appreciated being asked!

Also, I am happy to say that the hubs is making wonderful
progress this week in his recovery.
So, this really is a great week!

Sherri and I are getting lots of pictures of finished Full House tops for AYOS!
It is going to be a great parade!
If you are playing along... 
Don't forget to email one of us a picture and a link to your post showing your project.


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Monday, January 23, 2012

I Am Weak

Have you heard about the new Block of the Month by Fat Quarter Shop?
There was no arm twisting here... as soon as I saw it
I went ahead and signed up... in a heartbeat!

I love getting these blocks every month and
I have no doubt that the new Designer Mystery 2012 will be as
fun as the 2011 Mystery BOM has been...

Each month will be a new design by a great group... you know you love them!!!
The fabrics will be the Vintage Modern group by Bonnie and Camille
and the designers include:
 Aneela Hoey, Blackbird Designs,
and of course Bonnie & Camille,
Bunny Hill Designs,
Cosmo Cricket, Fig Tree Quilts,
Me & My Sister Designs, Kate Spain,
 Minick & Simpson,
Pieces from My Heart, Primitive Gatherings
and Sweetwater.

I know I am behind on my 2011 Mystery (what's new)... but now
I have good insentive to get it finished up and get ready for the
new BOM, right?!? 
Yeap, count me in!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

No Snuggling, But A Little Swooning Going On

I have been M.I.A. for a while now...
from blogland and my sewing room.
Sewing is definitely a happy place for me,
and I just can't create
at all while under stress.

My poor DH has been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks in the ICU unit.
I didn't want to share much before...
 but now it seems that we are mostly over the hurdle
and he is on a slow road to getting better.

The surgery was actually planned, and as my hubby prepared, I prepared
mentally and just to be safe,
I colored my hair prior to going!
Anyway, I want to thank everyone who knew and sent us extra prayers
and good wishes.
We have an army of angels on our team and are so very thankful for that!
So, even though there are still many
days ahead of special care for my DH,
I can exhale a little
 and give a sigh of relief now.

So no snuggling for me this year yet...
but I did finally enter my sewing room, last night, brushed away some of the cob webs (kidding)
and embarked on my first block of Swoon!

I am using Nine Dot by Carrie Nelson.
Does it bother you to see the little stripes going
in different directions in
a block?

Here are some of the other color combos I have picked.

Oh,  and I did make this little sampler
from Temecula Quilt Co.  Twelve Days of Christmas Mystery.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Mosaic Monday

Inspiration from Cabbages and Roses...
wonderful ideas and fabrics for a refreshing look.
I know you are familiar with their fabrics with Moda...
but have you seen their website for home decor?
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Friday, January 6, 2012

A New Year, A Chance to Renew

I have been absent all week!
I am so happy at the turnout we have so far for AYOS.
Every one is so creative... I am sure it will be another fun year.

(photo borrowed from somewhere out on the web)

I have been wanting to share with those of you who are making Full House...
the fabric requirements so that you can start your wheels turning and
maybe start looking at your stash while you are waiting for the pattern to
Full House Fabric requirements:

2 charm packs
1 fat quarter roof background
1/2 yard sashings and borders
easie peasie!

I have big plans for 2012.
I took photos of my projects but I have been traveling
and it seems that my camera cord has been traveling also... and we haven't
caught up with each other yet.

Here is my plan for January:
  • I can tell you that first on my list is Swoon. I have that one cut out right now. Yeah!
  • I plan on taking one of my unfinished projects and completing it as a monthly goal.
  • A Schnibble per month is a must!
  • Henrietta Squirrel is on the agenda also. I have all the patterns that didn't get done last year. So I can start that as a monthly project as well.
But that's not all!
Remember that last year Kelly at Charming Chatter challenged us to come up with a word for the year?
Last year my word was picnic.
As in: enjoy life, take it easy...
I have lots and lots of ideas that have been brewing in my head this past year
and I have decided that my word for this year is:

I want to make changes in my home and my life but I don't necessarily want new.
I just want a little change, to refresh, a chance to re-new.
So that will be my motto for the year!

Do you have a word???

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Brand New Year but...

it's Another Year of Schnibbles!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Years celebration!
We had another full house...
I didn't take any pictures at all of the baby shower!
However,  there were a lot of pictures taken... I just need to get my hands on them!
Here are a couple of pictures of the left over balloons and gifts.
The theme was Bees. As in Ba-bee.  

Jill's friends made the cute little invitations.
It was a fun day and so very sweet!

But I'll bet you are wondering about
Well, here it is...
Sherri, at A Quilting Life and I decided that we would make it simple and start off
the year with Full House!

It is a very fun pattern so we hope you will enjoy the first project of the year!

I know some people made Full House as their "free choice" pattern
for Le Petite last year. If you did, you might want to whip up another
variation of the pattern. Carrie (Ms. Schnibbles herself) had a great post
a couple of months ago and gave a few examples
 and instructions of other projects using this pattern.
You can go see it here.
(photo borrowed from La Vie En Rosie blog)

Sherri has the ins-n-outs of joining in for Another Year of Schnibbles,
so if you want to know how it "works", go check out her post today.
For those of you who are already familiar with how we play...
go grab a pattern from one of your LQS's or
 from one of our featured quilt shops listed on my sidebar.
If you are already a member of Fat Quarter Shops
Schnibbles pattern club, you are probably
already set and good to go!

We will have a parade of Full House on February 1st!
And don't forget to add our button to your sidebar if you are playing along...
or if you just like
the button! hehe
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