Thursday, March 4, 2010

Schnibbled Out Yet?

This is Schnibble Sunday's Best with many hours of custom quilting. I wanted to fill in the open areas with some little circle sort of designs. I love the circles on the inner border and simple stitching on the piano key border.

The binding hasn't been stitched down yet. The quilting really made the quilt on this one!


Schnibbles Hot Cross is so busy that an all over botanical gardens design does the trick.

I tried my best with lighting so you can see the texture.

Awhile back I came across Beth's blog and found these little booklets with a short story and pattern to make a quilt. She has a series on her website called, "The Quilt Ladies." Please do stop by her blog to check them out. The stories are short. I couldn't sleep at 2am last night so grabbed the first booklet and finished reading it within 30 minutes. These are going to my guild to help spread word.

Sorry that I haven't been around to all my favorite blogs much this week though try in spare moments. If I'm missing out on something not to be missed please be sure to enlighten me will ya?! Thanks bunches! See you here in a few more days.

50 comments:

Robin said...

Never! I love seeing your Schnibbles quilts. :) You do such amazing work on them. And you're so right... the quilting really does make the quilt on that Sunday's Best design. Gorgeous.

Cara said...

I ADORE your Schnibbles, and the quilted is OUTSTANDING! SO amazing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your Schnibbles turned out beautifully. Your fabric choices are lovely. And the quilting is outstanding.

Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful quilting! I really like your Hot Cross quilt. Hope you sleep better tonight...I swear by chamonile tea (or a glass of wine - hehehe)

Barb said...

Is that the new schnibbles for the month? Hot Cross? I have to check you blog to see the latest ones, since you got me hooked!! Love the quilting...I also wanted to see how you quilted them.....stealing your ideas...sorry...well...not really....

andsewon said...

Oh I adore seeing your work!
Love how these came out!
I know we can get a lot more done when we hang low for a bit...well I do anyways! ;-)
Going to check out the books!
Hugs,
Lola

Shelley said...

Schnibble Schnibble, thread and thimble! You've been a busy little bee and love the heavy quilting on Sunday's Best!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, Mary, those circles are awesome and I know that took some time to do. Fabulous, both quilts.

Loris said...

Love your Schnibbles,Mary. and the quilting is perfect for them. Great choices. Hope you are having fun while you are so busy :-)

Strlady said...

Fabulous! Outstanding!! I don't think I'm doing elaborate with my Sunday Best. I did that with Madeline and I need a break! LOL! I think I'm going with some loopy thing though.

Stina said...

Oh no... not yet..:o)
Love the quiting on your lovely Schnibbles... amazing work!

Sinta Renee said...

The quilting on your Sunday's Best is amazingly beautiful! WOW!

Rita said...

As always, your quilting is absolutely beautiful, Mary!

AverettLadyNana said...

Love your Schnibbles Quilts! I just received the Sunday Best pattern. I'm wondering if I can use 2 and 3-1/2 inch squares instead if it would mess it up too much... I have tons of 5", 3-1/2" and 2" squares.

Sue said...

I love this quilt! And your quilting is just lovely!
I just bought some Schnibbles patterns...many blogs I follow are doing them and somehow I guess I caught the bug.
I seriously doubt my quilting will be as good as yours though :)

Pat said...

Your quilting is PERFECT on these Schnibbles. I love all those circles you did on the first one......great idea to do it that way. Nothing much you are missing on MY blog. You know.....I do one BLOCK and you beautifully quilt a whole TOP.....not much to compare between my blog and yours!!! LOL

Cindy said...

I think the quilting is making these quilts, Mary. They're wonderful and it certainly shows your gift of quilting.

Karen said...

I like the Hot Cross quilt very much!

Millie said...

Mary, the Schnibbles quilts are gorgeous. You did such amazing work on the bubbles quilting. Go go girl!

Cathy said...

Your quilting is absolutely gorgeous!!! It really makes the quilts.
Cathy

Karen said...

Too cute!! I haven't done a Schnibbles, yet, I guess that will be next now that the show is done (and after I finish another "little project I'm helping a friend on). LOL You do great work!

CJ said...

Who could get tired of Schnibbles quilts? These are just lovely Mary, and your quilting is fabulous! The first one... oh my those are my fabrics! They look so much like Moda Chocolat... are they Peace on Earth?

Lynn said...

Stunning quilting. I've think I've got a case of the schnibbles cause I never tire of seeing them!

Debi said...

Your Schnibbles are so beautiful, you do such amazing quilting. I am definately going to look for Schnibbles patterns at the Dallas Quilt Show next week.

Debi said...

Your Schnibbles are so beautiful, you do such amazing quilting. I am definately going to look for Schnibbles patterns at the Dallas Quilt Show next week.

call me crazy said...

Wow! I just love how you quilted Sunday Best! Gorgeous! ~they both are! :-) Thanks for making me drool all over my keyboard. ;-) LOL

Sharon said...

OMG! You are amazing...gorgeous quilting on both quilts! Love your fabric choices too.

Tam said...

Awesome quilting, beautiful quilts!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Mary, Both quilts are truly lovely but Sunday's Best is really stunning. You always do such beautiful work and this one really speaks to me...everything about it but I think the quilting is what really sinched it for me. Thanks so much for sharing and a BIG thank you for the info on "The Quilt Ladies" series. I'm gonna go check it out right now. I love to read and these look wonderful. Big hugs coming your way.

Jackie said...

Love your Schnibbles quilts! The quilting is perfect for both. Great job.

WoolenSails said...

I love the quilting you do, it is just beautiful and really makes the quilt.

Debbie

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The Sunday Best and it's quilting are wonderful!!!

Ariane said...

I love the quilting on both quilts. They are beautiful.

julieQ said...

No, never!! Love your gorgeous quilting!

Cathi said...

Your Schnibbles quilts are gorgeous! The quilting is amazing.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Sunday's Best is gorgeous with that quilting. I just love what you did with it! And I'm really interested in those books. I'll have to check them out!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your quilting is phenomenal... I'm drooling over the circles... amazing!

Lori said...

Your quilting really brings out the best in both quilts!! Very nice!!

Wendy said...

I never get tired of seeing Schnibbles quilts, they are so fun. I love you circle quilting and it really does make the quilt. Blogging is fun and should never become a obligation, if you are busy then blogging can wait.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful quilting - and I love the piano key border. blessings, marlene

Deb said...

Both of those quilts are beautiful - the quilting is amazing and absolutely perfect!!

Kathie said...

I always love coming to visit your blog, your machine quilting is amazing, brings those quilts to life!
Just beautiful
Kathie

Micki said...

Your Schnibbles quilt is just incredible. I agree that your machine quilting is amazing!
Micki

*karendianne. said...

That first quilt stopped me. I didn't get much beyond that. You added some significant interested. You nailed it. Keep this one up on display maybe please... where it can be shared with others please. Maybe in one of those new tabs Blogger has now?

Allyson said...

What fabric line is the Hot Cross made from? I really like the muted colors.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love Schnibbles. I have the patterns just need to whip them up.

Sharlotte said...

Another great project Mary! Kuddos to you! I have nominated you for a blog award. Come on over to my blog and pick it up!

Kim D. said...

Gorgeous Quilting!! Always love the schnibbles. Some nights I can't sleep either or I wake up earlier than usual. I sleep better when I walk or get some exercise during the day. The fresh air seems to help as well.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You never seem to run out of cool designs for your quilting. Where do they come from?

I'm way behind in blog-visiting, but hopefully I'll be "out" more soon. The hardest part is over!

We need to catch up soon. :)

Catherine de l'Atelier des dix doigts said...

All the quilts are marvellous, well done !