Thursday, May 3, 2012
Good morning...it's been a busy start to the week...and I have more to share today! The Schnibbles parades were so much fun...and Sinta has published the winners post here...but come right back because I have some good ideas to share today!
The "Summer Day" blocks above are Lissa's (thank you Lissa for all of the photos for my post today...I am still doing market sewing, and had been wanting to share some of Lissa's ideas for a while now, so it seemed the perfect time to ask if I could borrow some of her photos)! Lissa has joined in the Schnibbles quilt along the last two months, and her most recent blocks are gorgeous; she used Collection for a Cause, Friendship for her blocks, and now I absolutely can't wait to sew with this line. In fact, I might have to re-make "Summer Day" again after seeing these! I also love the background fabric Lissa used with these blocks which is from the Etchings line by 3 Sisters!
So here is the idea I wanted to share with you today...well...there are actually a couple of good ideas here. First, I love Lissa's way of storing her charm packs...upright and in a basket, so it's easy to flip through them and see what you have. I've had mine stacked on a shelf...and I have to take out the whole stack just to look through them.
Also, Lissa has already paired Schnibbles patterns she might want to use along with the specific charm packs...see how the patterns slip right in between the paper wrapper and the charm squares...I have started to do this. Of course, you can always change your mind, but this is such a great way to remember what fabrics you are thinking about using for a particular pattern. (Lissa's full post about this is here).
Another great idea I picked up from a recent post of Lissa's is the idea of having a theme for your backing fabrics each year...for instance...polka dot backings for the whole year. This is such a fun idea...and it would also help you to remember (if there isn't a label) when you completed your quilts...quilts from the same year could be easily grouped together!
Well...I am off to sew with Joanna's stunning new line,Tapestry; maybe I can share some pictures soon!
Also, congrats to some giveaway winners...first congrats to Ali who won the fabric bundle giveaway from Fort Worth Fabric Studio.
And congratulations to Gina who won the copy of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks from the giveaway yesterday!
Oh, and I'll be back with another sponsor giveaway tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Sherri McConnell at 7:39 AM