July 3, 2010

Cuttin' Up

Fabric, that is. I have a new rotary cutter, mat, and a five-pack of blades. So you know where you can find me, at least for a while.


I'm cutting these little Nature's Chorus charm packs today.    I'm a Schnibbler now!  Well, almost.  I bought my first Schnibbles pattern recently.  I've seen these adorable little quilts all over the place.  And now I know why. 
But before I started the quilt using the Schnibbles pattern I bought, this came in the mail.
 

I usually don't read quilt pattern books.  I usually daydream over the pictures until I get ready to make one of the projects, then I'll read the instructions when I need them.   But Carrie writes in a very entertaining way, so I found myself reading the entire book, minus the technical instructions. 

I'm anxious to share everything I know about this book.  As soon as I finish piecing the quilt I'm working on today, I'm going to do just that, and I'll also be giving away this copy of it.  It's only a little damp where I drooled on it.   It's okay -- you'll do the same thing when you see it. 

Drop in again soon.  I'll let you know how you can win Carrie's book, and I'll show you which quilt I finally decided to make.

To those who celebrate Independence Day, I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.   And now I'm going back to cutting.


Take care!
Kim

23 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, I can't wait to see which Schnibbles quilt you're making! Ironically, I'm working from the same book today. teehee!!!!

wackywoman said...

Have fun; it sounds like a good day!

Brenda said...

I love your material! I haven't made a Schnibbles yet.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Pretty pink rotary cutter. I hadn't tried one like that. Are you digging it? Karmen

Quilt Hollow said...

Ooooo....I already have a copy of this one but if my name is pulled I've got a few friends I'd love to pass the addiction on to...oh book on to. Enjoy all that cutting over there.

Carol said...

What a fun cutting day! A new mat sure makes cutting lots of fun...no more grooves. Can't wait to see what you are making!

Lynn said...

I've drooled over that book at the quilt store. I have a couple of Schnibble patterns, but the book has really nice ones.

Stephanie said...

Happy Cutting! Those Schnibbles are absolutely all over the place!

Karen said...

You're a Schnibbler??? No way! We definitely need to get together. I can't wait to see it. And I think I may need this book :). I've been busy sewing pillowcase dresses and seersucker shorts for the cousins for the 4th, red, white and blue. So cute. See you soon - Happy 4th!

QuiltSue said...

I'm waiting for that book too, hopefully it'll arrive soon.

I love your new cutter by the way.

Gene Black said...

A little drool on it won't bother me a bit if I am the lucky winner!

The pink cutter is cute. I am an "olfa yellow" boy myself. but I also have a blue Dritz cutter too.

Lori said...

Another Schnibbler?! I haven't gotten there yet. I sure enjoy seeing everyones quilts though.
What a cute cutter:)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I need a new mat in the worst way. But they all stink sooo bad.Does your new one smell?? It makes me wanna gag. lol
Love your fabric, schnibbles and the rotary pink cutter.
Happy 4th

Shakerwood said...

Didn't know you Schnibbled, too! I just finished piecing my second Schnibble. I think I'm hooked!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I've been drooling over the Schnibbles Times Two book. I'm watching!

Karen said...

A pink rotary cutter. So girly looking!
I have a couple Schnibble patterns and two charm packs but just haven't found the time to try making one. Everyone seems to be having so much fun with them.

Carrie P. said...

There is nothing like a new blade.
Can you believe I have not made one Schnibbles yet.

Deanna said...

I look forward to hearing your opinion of the book--coming from a pattern designer it should be interesting. The only problem I have with Schnibbles is how small they are. The "times two" options are more appealing to me, a bed-size quilter for the most part.

Millie said...

Can't wait to see your new quilt. I am thinking of buying that book too. Your fabric makes me smile...it will make a very happy quilt.

Ginger Patches said...

I need a new mat soooo bad...it's gettin' scary lol!!! I can't wait to see what you're making with that pretty fabric--love that line! O.k. I'm ready for the give-away :)

a good yarn said...

Nice new blog header Kim! Those Scnibbles are so popular. Carrie had a free pattern to download and I admit I have a Scnibbles pattern too. Nature's Chorus is a pretty fabric range. Have fun! Ann :-)

Helen in the UK said...

VERY pretty fabrics - enjoy :)

Jacque said...

I haven't tried Scnibbling yet and would love to give it a go. Thanks for a chance at the book.