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.
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!