Saturday, April 10, 2010

Schnibbles Times Two




Yes, this is Carrie's new book...sitting on my sewing table...I can't believe it!  Yesterday I was able to take a class with Carrie in St. George; everyone was worried the books wouldn't arrive in time, but they made it!  Not only did the books arrive, but Carrie brought several quilts from the book with her as part of her trunk show that evening!


We had a great group of about 15 ladies who sewed, laughed, ate, and sewed--we all got to spend a good amount of time asking Carrie questions and soaking up her amazing creativity. And she really is the nicest person...she just makes you feel like you've known her forever! After a delicious dinner prepared by Shirley, the owner of Scrapapple Quilts, we were treated to Carrie's trunk show (I'll show pictures from the trunk show in my next post).


Most of us worked on quilts from the new book (well, everyone except a few fun gals who shall remain nameless...lol...they worked on some other amazing patterns designed by Carrie). I chose to make "Plan C" in the larger size.  I used a layer cake, charm pack and fat quarter of Martinique, one charm pack of Park Avenue, and four different tonal creams for backgrounds. I was really pleased with how it went together.  Adding in the Park Avenue was a last minute decision, and I think the darker browns, reds, and blues from that line really make the quilt "sparkle."


We had received cutting instructions before class; it was nice to be able to start right in sewing when class began.  I was able to put all the rows together before leaving yesterday evening and just have the piano key border to add to finish this up! I got home pretty late last night, but even though I was tired I stayed up and read Carrie's book cover-to-cover.  It really is the most wonderful book, written in Carrie's down-to-earth and entertaining style...and you get instructions for 12 wonderful Schnibbles along with instructions to make those same 12 quilts in a larger size...so 24 patterns in all.  I want to make all of them...in both sizes...needless to say, I highly recommend  Schnibbles Times Two: Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares (That Patchwork Place) !  I'll be back soon with trunk show photos...have a great weekend!






43 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!!

Crafty Mama said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I've been waiting for this book. Off to order now, yay! ☺

Nedra said...

It sounds like you had the most wonderful day. How fun to meet a mentor. And she should have been so happy to be with you too after all the work you have done on her Schnibbles Club.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love how the quilt turned out. Great fabric choice. Sounds like a very fun day!

jilly said...

St. George, as in St. George, Utah??? Love that place, and Cedar City too.

Glad you had such a wonderful time, and its so hard to put a good book down isn't it? LOL

Blessings,
Jilly

sigrid said...

Sounds like fun. I'm going to meet Carrie at The Olde World Quilt Shoppe on Saturday for Miss Rosie's Club. Looking forward to getting my book. Actally getting 3 as I'm getting 1 to send to my sister in England and 1 to my best friend in Norway. Nothing like making it international.

Darlene said...

I know you had a fabulous day with Carrie!

Vickie E said...

you are soo lucky! I bet it was fun. I can't wait to get that book...

CJ said...

What a fun time!! I want to get this book - maybe for Mother's Day??? Can you tell me how big the Patisserie Bento Box style quilt is and what all is required?? I have a Patisserie Layer Cake already. Thanks!

Carol said...

What fun! What fun! What fun! I'm am crazy about your quilt that you made in class...just LOVE it!

call me crazy said...

Oh boy what a treat! You know~ I think I'm turning green!!! :-o LOL Your top is beautiful! What fun!! :-))

PamKittyMorning said...

Sounds like an awesome day! Love your quilt!

Barb said...

How fun.....the book looks great and to sew with 15 other women....now that is heaven.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your quilt is so pretty. I can't wait to get Carrie's book --I'm anxious to make one of the larger quilts.

wendysquilting said...

I love your quilt!!! I'm trying so hard not to give in add any new fabric to my collection and you are so not helping :)
I also have to have Carries new books.

Camille said...

I knew I should have snuck into her trunk...

Next time.

Gorgeous quilt, by the way!

paulette said...

I LOVE your quilt!! "Can't believe you got so much done!! Wow!! Looking forward to the trunk show!!
Paulette

Shontelle said...

Your quilt is gorgeous - I agree the darker colours do make it sparkle.

You are so lucky to be able to do a class with Carrie. I am really looking forward to the photos of the trunk show. Bring it on!

Kate said...

Love your quilt! Martinique is one of my faves at the moment.

Sasha said...

Oh Sherri! That's a beautiful quilt- I can't wait to see it finished! I also can't wait for your trunk show photos!

Strlady said...

Ohhh I am sooooo jealous!!!
I preordered my book and they said they would not deliver it until the end of April!! I was sooo upset! :(

I love your quilt. That is one of my favorites of the patterns in the book. Of course I have several others I love but this one has STARS!!! sigh... did I mention how jealous I am?

Sewn With Grace said...

Another absolutely beautiful quilt from you. I agree that those darker colors really do make the quilt sparkle. I'm learning so much about color value from your blog, thank you so much! Have a great weekend!

Homer and Queen said...

What the heck!!! Where is my picture?

Jamie and Sherrie said...

Sherri sounds like you had so much fun!!You needed a break. You have been a very busy with alot on your plate!!!! I love the facelift on your blog. It looks great!! I haven't had time to look at blogs for awhile but it has been fun catching up on your blog!!! You are so talented. It makes me want to come and learn some more from you. Thanks for your kind card in the mail. You are a great neighbor and friend. Thanks for sharing your talents with me.

Simone de Klerk said...

How I wish I could have joined you! It sounds like you had a wonderful day and the quilt you made looks great! I agree, the darker colors make the quilt sparkle!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Does sound like the perfect day...

Thelma said...

Oh lucky you! It sounds like you had the nicest day! I agree, having all the cutting done ahead of time is a great idea for a class. Too many distractions and opportunities to make mistakes if you cut at the class.

As if I wasn't already on pins and needles waiting for this book, after reading your post I can hardly stand it, like waiting for Santa Claus when I was a kid.

I've signed up for a class with Carrie this fall, I can hardly wait.

Your quilt is lovely, very clever the way you mixed your families.

Thanks so much for sharing, I'm eager to see the trunk show pictures.

Stephanie said...

Food, friends, fabric = fun! Your quilt is lovely.

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun for you! I'm all too envious and would love to have a chance to meet Carrie someday.

Cindy said...

I'm catching up on blogs since I haven't been able to with guests staying with us.

It sure looks like it was a great time with Carrie, sewing, a new book and just an overall great atmosphere.

Nicole said...

Am I jealous much? You must have just had the best time ever! And you are right, that book is so full of great patterns, we are going to be busy for a couple of years making them! I love what you did in class.

julieQ said...

Fun to get a new book and dream and plan, isn't it! Enjoy!

Terriaw said...

What a thrill that you got to meet Carrie! And spend the day sewing and hanging out with her. Sounds like a perfect day. That was a good idea to get cutting instructions ahead of time so you could just dig in. I need to remember that for quilting retreats. Thanks for sharing this. I'm off to check out her books.

Kim D. said...

It sounds like you had a fun day!! Love the quilt and all the fabrics you used. I can see where you could get lost in the book, sometimes I just can't put them down. :^)

Allyson said...

What a fun weekend! I am insanely jealous. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the scrappy stars.

SewCalGal said...

Oh how I want to start making schnibbles. You've got me hooked. And I want to get a copy of this book too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what fun you all must have had. I might just have to try making a Schnibbles.

passingdowncrazy said...

So jealous!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh how fun Sherri to take a class with the Carrie!! Your quilt top looks great. I know I will be buying that book!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

If you can swing it, bring that book with you. I 'd love to see it. Fun stuff.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love your quilt -- and you're a cutie!!!

Trisha said...

How fun to get to meet her in person! Looks like a great book.

tarabu said...

What fun! And your top is beautiful - I guess that's something else I need to add to my bookshelf list!