July 18, 2010

Schnibbles Times Two

It seems like forever ago that I told you I'd be sharing Carrie Nelson's book with you.  I couldn't give it away without first making one of these sweet quilts. 


Carrie's Schnibbles patterns have been popular for a while now. There's even a parade every month in honor of Schnibbles.  You can check out the Year of Schnibbles Parade at Sherri's blog and Sinta's blog.  If you haven't heard of Schnibbles, they're smaller quilts made with 5-inch charm squares, and they're adorable. 

Schnibbles Time Two includes patterns for 12 little Schnibbles quilts, but Carrie has also re-worked the patterns for making larger quilts from 10-inch layer cakes.  She tells you how to make each of the quilts in the small and large sizes.   So there are patterns for 12 quilts in two sizes! 


The photographer, Brent Kane, did such a perfect job photographing all the quilts in an outdoor garden setting.  I can't tell you how many times I've flipped through this book just looking at the pictures. 


If you're familiar with Carrie's patterns and books, or if you follow her blog, you already know how funny she is.  You'll giggle when you read the introduction and the acknowledgment pages.  Miss Rosie even has her own "About Miss Rosie" page. 

 

Carrie's instructions are easy to understand, and she provides lots of useful tips for avoiding problem situations.  For example, she explains how to deal with pre-cut (unwashed) fabrics to avoid shrinking when you press with steam.  Did I heed her advice?  Of course not.  I thought it was something that maybe could happen, but wasn't very likely to happen.   It happened.  Only a little, though.  But I should have done what she said -- the lady really knows her stuff.


I've chosen the quilt in the bottom right corner in the picture above as my next Schnibbles project.  Pretty, don't you think?


And here's one more -- the one I've been working on.  X-Rated -- my very first Schnibbles quilt!  (Does this qualify me as a Schnibbler?)  I can't believe I waited so long to make one of these. 


If you don't already have a copy of Schnibbles Times Two (and you don't mind that I drooled a little on this one and pretty much wore it out the first week I had it), leave a comment here and tell me what appeals to you the most about this book.  Is it . . .

a.  The projects are just so beautiful you can hardly stand it;

b.  The author is so darn cute, sweet, and smart [jealous eye-roll here];

c.  There are so many great projects;

d.  You want to know more about Miss Rosie; or

e.  All the above.  

Check back here Thursday.  I'll ask my husband to choose the winning number and let you know who the lucky person is.  Until then, happy stitching!

Kim

66 comments:

Dresden Quilter said...

I would say E, all of the above. I am anxious to get this book. I have yet to make a Schnibbles quilt, but I have one waiting for me, when I have the time.

Judi said...

WOW what agreat giveaway! I love all the quilts but I think my answer would also be e, I don't have this book and have never heard of it before now, I can see me making quit a few of these beautiful quilts.

Brenda said...

I think it is all of the above for me. The pictures are beautiful. I would love to make all of the projects. I can't believe you are going to part with your book but so happy you are. :) Hoping i win.

Darlene said...

My answer is definitely e but don't toss my name in the hat - I already have the book. LOL
I am seriously addicted to Schnibbles - beyond addicted I think. LOL

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh come on! You know my answer!! I have the book...good luck to your winner!

Kim said...

I would definitely say e. I've only made one Schnibbles quilt and would love to have more patterns to make some more.

Lesly said...

No doubt about it, the answer is "e"! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm excited about the fact of having all the patterns directions for charm squares and layer cakes. That's so convenient. I'm going to check out her blog, sounds really good.

Karen said...

The Schnibble you have chosen to do looks like it is done in Fig Tree fabrics. Is that your plan or are you going to use different fabrics?

gardenpat said...

Oh, absolutely- e!! (all of the above)!!! What amazing and adorable quilts!! Would love to win this!!!

Gay said...

Of course E. But I follow Carrie's blog along with yours. And love both of you. I have fallen in love with the Schnibbles posts. I would win the book. Thank you for entertaining and enlightening us. gay

PatchworkRose said...

Oh I just have to say all of the above and the fact that those gorgeous quilts are oh so scrappy and you can use lots and lots of gorgeous colour and quite achievable progects (read that A Quilt that will be finished :-) )
Would love my very own copy
Cheers
Lynne

call me crazy said...

All the above! :-) I love this book! If I happen to win, I would send it to a friend who doesn't blog. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

All of the above for me too plus the fact that I have a whole box of charm packs and layer cakes, so I could really use this book to start cutting into them!

Debbie Cook said...

Definitely all of the above! Love your Schnibble too!

wordmama said...

An enthusiastic E! I bought my first Schnibbles pattern just the other day, but haven't been home enough to start it. It'll wait. I know I'd love the book. Thanks.

Marge said...

I would have to choose e, Love those Schnibbles. Have done one and would love to have a reference book to make more from.
Thank you for your generosity.
Marge

Jeanne said...

e. All the above. Haven't seen a Schnibble I didn't love.

Annette said...

I'm saying E too. For sure! I love making Schnibbles but haven't tried these yet...and also sounds like she has some super new hints that I could use.

Kim said...

Of course, e--all of the above. I haven't made a Schnibble yet, but I'd like to!

Barb said...

Oh my, I hope this is where you enter because I would love love love and double love that book.....I would rub all the ink off it's pages....I would try not to drool on it but a gal just can't help it.

Lynn said...

I have to say E) All of the above. I love her quilts, and your X-Rated is lovely. I'll have to pop on over to her blog.

mareco2 said...

I pick e. I've looked at this book and other Schnibble patterns before but not yet made any. I'd love to own this book and have the ability to make many. Such a fun way to use the many precuts.

Anonymous said...

I say 'e'. I caught onto the Schnibbles fever late, but I have made 3 schnibbles quilts and LOVE them! I am in Canada and can't find the book here (small town). Kathy R in northern BC

Anonymous said...

I'm working on the larger schnibbles-- the one you're going to do next. Cute cute-- but I'm doing it in the colors of the smaller one. Lots and lots of cutting! Wow. And very odd size pieces. But, love Carrie's patterns, and yes, she's hilarious. Have fun!

Susan D

Karen said...

Can you believe I've never even seen this book?? But your quilt is wonderful - yea for your first Schnibble. Of course you know I'd love to win. I agree, Carrie has a great blog.

shauna said...

I would absolutely have to be ..e! I've been reading Carries blog for a while now and really enjoy it! Her books and patterns are fantastic!!

Béa said...

I'm saying E too. I am in "A year of Schnibbles" & make a new one every month.I will be very happy to win this book.Hugs from France.

Ginger Patches said...

I should NOT be on the computer but a "little bird" told me that the give-away was on and well...what can I say, I had to come over and try to win :) My answer is E all of the above--I am a huge Miss Rosie a.k.a. Carrie Nelson fan!!

Kathie said...

GREAT books I bought both of her new books recently, I am a huge fan of Carries! don't include me in the giveaway, great giveaway though! everyone needs this book in their library!
kathie

Trudi said...

Ooooh, Oooooh! It's got to be e! This looks such a fantastic book, I should stop making big quilts and start making scnibbles! I feel a new book heading my way :)

LeKaQuilt said...

It's must be an e for me ! Love the Schnibbles pattern :o) I will sun start my first Schnibbles, have 4 pattern - and I realy want's more.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Definitely E! Would love to have the book. Please add me to the drawing.

Terry said...

I have to admit it would be E. Thanks so much for the chance to win this fabulous book! I could just sit and look at those beautiful quilts all day long! :0)

Mimi said...

Awesome giveaway! Please count me in for the draw. I would have to say that in the multiple choice, my pick is "E"... I don't think there is a wrong answer.

Lori said...

I'd have to choose E!! I love your Xrated quilt too!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I have to choose E! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity:) Love your Schnibbles quilt, too!

Lainee said...

My favorite in the box is X-Rated, love the simplicity and balance between background and colors.

Carrie P. said...

All of the above. They are beautiful quilts for sure. I have enjoyed seeing them on the blogs and I do not have the book or one of her patterns so it would be great to win. thanks for the giveaway.

Deanna said...

So many reasons, but I guess it all boils down to the same thing: We all want what we want and what we want is great ideas all packaged together. The book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I'd go with e, All of the Above .... that's my final answer :-) I don't have this book but have seen all the wonderful Schnibbles quilts in blogland and would love to make one for myself.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Most definitely E. Kim - all of the above. I don't have the book and wouldn't mind at all having one with your drool on it!!

MamaT said...

I say all of the above. I would love to win it.

Loris said...

My answer is definitely 'e'. I first fell in love with Carrie's quilts and books because of Rosie of course but the fun things she does with fabrics and blocks is a great 'benefit' :-)
Thank you for the giveaway!

James-Linda said...

WOW! What a great Giveaway!
Definitely "e"!
Thanks so for sharing!
Love,Linda

Barb said...

'e' all of the above--of course--but also I love that there are two sizes for each quilt

Megan said...

X-rated was the first pattern I made from that book, too! I just finished quilting it last night. Can't wait to see what else you make from it!

canuckquilter said...

Let's add another "e" to the list! I haven't made a schnibble yet, but doing them in the larger, curl-up-on-the-couch size could be just the thing to get me started.

Anne Simonot said...

My answer is also E! Have made one Miss Rosie's pattern and it was wonderfully written, turned out beautifully, and I would love to try another.

Donna K. said...

Of course, the answer is E! I've been trying to resist the schnibbles, but y'all are making it so hard! Thanks for the chance to win!

SueR said...

I don't need the book because I have a handful of these little Schnibbles patterns already. I love them too. The Double Hourglass I just finished was not a Schnibble, but she has a pattern just like this. I'd like to do that snowball one next.

Carol said...

You are absolutely a schnibbler now! I am so addicted to these patterns...they are such fun. You don't have to put my name in the pot...I have the book and LOVE it!

Roadrunner said...

I love the "X" pattern. I am into pinwheel quilts, and the X pattern seems like it has a lot of movement in it.

Millie said...

I love all the patterns...what a beautiful book with gorgeous quilts. I had to read the posting twice to look at all the beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

All of those patterns looks fabulous! Would love to win the book. Thank you.

Darlis

Anonymous said...

I've been watching the postings of schnibbles quilts for a while now and really love them. I think it'll take me a couple weeks to just decide which one to start with because they're all so cute!! I'd love to win the book.........
Lisa

Christina D said...

I want to make Plan C. You can't go wrong with stars! Thank you for the chance to win the book.

Darlene B said...

Definitely "all of the above"! I read Carrie's blog and it can just make me laugh out loud! So please enter me into the giveaway - I'd love to be able to make any one of the beautiful projects in the book.

Abbybeth said...

Oh yes E - all of the above! I've been drooling over this book, but resisting purchasing for budgetary reasons ..... I'd LOVE to win this!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

One of the quilts lurking between the covers of Schnibbles waits to be used as a stash buster this fall in LyndaLand! Thanks for sharing the book. All of the above.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

I've been looking at the schnibble quilts around in Blogland for a while. Many of the bloggers I follow are working on them and they are just gorgeous! I decided to order the Schnibble times two the other day, along with two other books, and I hope they will arrive today or tomorrow :o)Guess I'll spend a day reading them, then I guess I'll be cutting some fabrics ;o)
I'm hoping to do some more sewing from now on, and it's great to get some inspiration from you and the others here in Blogland, when motivation is a bit lost... :oD
Wish you a great day :o)
Hugs from Norway,
Laila

Candace said...

Definitely e.!! I recently received a gift of my first Schnibbles - a kit no less - at the Sisters show! Can't wait to get it started!
Cheers!

Michelle F. said...

My answer is E. I took a class from Carrie and she is just the nicest person and most laid back teacher! The class was so relaxing. I would love to win her book because I just love her designs! BTW, I have your wonderful book also. I am having a hard time choosing which quilt to make first as they are all wonderful.

Michelle

Kyle said...

"E" would have to be my answer. Just love all of Carrie's ideas and patterns and having a copy of her new book would just be perfect.

Gwen said...

E would be my answer too! I've never made a Schnibbles quilt, but have give patterns with fabric for gifts! I hope I win so I will get to keep a pattern and make a quilt! Hugs

Stina said...

So you made yourself a wonderful little Schnibble.. its wonderful... ahh.. they are soo fun to make... still havent got the book.. but I will probably buy it someday... think I cant get enough of them.. This weekend is sewing weekend... and guess what.. yes a Schnibble pattern..:O))