Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Schnibble "Good Fortune" Pattern Give Away!

 Here's my Schnibbles "Good Fortune" quilted with feathered roses and bound.  It's a finish and a happy finish too because a few times I was ready to toss this one in the trash bin due to some really stupid cutting errors I made.

Being a longarm quilter allows me to really see how others piece their quilt tops.  It is always fun to find "make-do" piecing.  So what if a piece doesn't fit just right because of a wrong cut or lack of fabric...just make do!
 While I love this quilt, my version is not exactly the same.  You see, I didn't care for "grading" the pink inside border but did on the first border to get the smaller stars to fit correctly.  In my version the two outside borders or a bit wider making my quilt top 35" square vs. pattern's 32" square.
If you would like to win this slightly used pattern leave a comment with something you've "made-do" in piecing your quilt tops or what fabrics would you choose to make this one?  The winner will be chosen Sunday.

51 comments:

KatB said...

When I was hand quilting a bed size sampler quilt on a three rail frame, I rolled the quilt and discovered two pairs of flying geese were flying off in the wrong direction. I made do with the quilt and enjoy thinking of it today.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

Patterns are a guideline...a suggestion if you will...and no matter what steps you may add or delete or adjust...the designer still helped you along the way to making a quilt that's beautifully, uniquely yours. Congratulations on your persistance in bringing this lovely quilt to life...now you can generously share the pattern...perhaps with me???

Deb said...

Could it be my "good fortune" to win the pattern? I quite often change up the pattern a little bit, I'm sure the designer doesn't mind! Thanks!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Being a scrap quilter, make do is always in every quilt - even 'making fabric' so you have enough pieces. Some times the made do we stress over , becomes the design element that some one just falls in love with.

Saskia Smit said...

So i am not cheating! Its called make-do...Thanks, this makes a quilting life much easier. LOL

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Mary! Wow! I think your finished version of this beautiful Schnibbles is gorgeous. "Good Fortune" has always been one of my favorite Schnibbles patterns and I have a Fat Quarter bundle of Moda's Sakura Park that I got for Christmas last year that I think would be perfect for this Schnibble. Thanks so much for a chance at this pattern. Big Hugs....
**Hows the new house coming? The pictures look beautiful!!!

Colleen Gander said...

I have made cutting errors before and in one instance, left myself short to cut replacements. In one Schnibble pattern, I had to piece together bits of like or similar fabric to make a piece large enough to cut the shape required. Once the top was quilted, the seaming was hardly noticed but I obsessed long and hard before just going for it. Love the pattern and have a couple of older charm packs of Three Sisters that I might consider.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I faced a block the wrong way on a peony quilt and didn't discover it until I had almost finished hand quilting it. Also, two weeks ago I was precutting hexagon pieces and didn't have enough for the sixth petal on the flower so I took the smaller scraps and seamed them together to make a piece large enough to use. I think "make do" is what makes quilts great!

regan said...

When I see antique quilts with 'make-do' piecing, that's always the part that I love the best! And I've been trying to relax and include that in my own quilting. It's so hard to learn to let it go sometimes, but the effect is always my personal favorite part! LOL Thanks for the chance at this sweet pattern!

Kathy MacKie said...

Cutting errors are what I call a personal choice to alter the pattern especially if there isn't any fabric in reserve. We all make such changes and that's what makes it our own special project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marca said...

I've substituted a similar fabric because I made a cutting error. I've also changed the setting because I couldn't find the pattern after the blocks had been sitting on the shelf for awhile. I've added more blocks to make a quilt bigger, and made it smaller because I was tired of making those blocks. It is nice to make the pattern my own in some way.

carol l said...


Seems like I am always "making-do" on a quilt. Mistakes just seem to find me!!!! Really like your choice of fabrics and it is a beautiful quilt.
Carol L

Lotte van der Linden said...

Isn't making do something specific for quilters? Especially when making quilts from your stash, when you discover that you are just this tiny piece short of a particular colour and you search high and low to replace it with something very similar. It happens to me quite often, because when I buy fabric it takes me a long time before I figure out what pattern to use and who to make it for. Fabrics will live in my stash sometimens for up to fve years or longer even! And also when you se old cloths to make memory quilts, there may be shortages of a particular colour or print.
Like many of us those " make do"-pieces are what makes a quilt special, for the maker as well as the receiver.
Lotte

Brenda said...

I would make this in something by 3 Sisters or French General.

Needled Mom said...

Oh gosh....is there anyone out there who hasn't had a make do moment??? I would hate to count the number of ones I have done.

I think yours looks wonderful and I am sure you are the only one who will ever know your mistakes.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I have inserted a thin strip into a border to make it fit when it was a bit short...no one even noticed.

Jacqueline said...

I rarely have backing fabric on hand when I am ready for it so I usually "make do" by piecing my backs. I can use up a lot of bits from the front of the quilt and add in any odd pieces of neutral fabric.

I would love to try my hand at "Good Fortune" thanks for a chance.

belarmina said...

que bonito trabajo!!!
que suerte seri para mi ser la afortunada
saludos

JoAnne said...

When making a quilt and I want it to look antique, I frequently use "next best match" fabrics on star points, etc. It really gives a piece an authentic look. Once I was making a "planned" quilt and had just enough of the background fabric. It was "just enough" until I boo-booed the subcutting on my last strip set. You know how if you are cutting 1.5" squares and you cut one 1.25 and one 1.75 by mistake! I didn't even have enough scraps to piece replacements. So I went to my stash and got the next best match. Once the quilt was all together, I looked for those odd pieces and couldn't even find them!

Lesley said...

What a beautiful finish...stunning! You don't have to include me in the draw...I have a few too many Schnibbles patterns still waiting for me...and I will get to them eventually. Just wanted to tell you how beautiful your quilt is! Make do? How about a tone on tone fabric that got reversed twice in a scrappy background but I didn't notice 'till much later, so I left it...I made do!

KMSC said...

I love your Good Fortune quilt! It's beautiful. I think the pattern would lend itself to autumn colors, too. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Carrie's patterns.
k.castanette@hotmail.com

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very sweet Mary! I'd love to try my luck with this pattern too. One of the reason's I like scrappy so much is, I can substitute to my hearts desire. LOL I've even pieced little bits to make the pieces in the block come out right. ;-) Have a good evening!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have made many "make do" adjustments when I've worked on quilts. Mostly mine would be to downsize a pattern creatively. Like changing a border or adding one that wasn't on the pattern :-) I think your Good Fortune looks great!

karen said...

I make do all the time. I like to buy remnants, so I'm always running out of fabric. But since I love scrappy, it's usually no problem!

Mary said...

I've run out of fabric on occasion doing a quilt and had to substitute a similar fabric. Sometimes it is a good enough match to not make a difference other times it looks a little odd. What's a girl to do at that point! Thanks for the chance to win. I love carrie's patterns.

Mary

scottylover said...

Love this pattern! I have had to resize borders and change sashings on patterns to make the fabrics I have work. I like to think of patterns as "suggestions" not set in stone directions. :)

Sandy A

Marilyn Robertson said...

I have been known to piece fabric together to "make" it work. I think it just adds to the charm of the quilt! Thanks for entering me into your drawing!

Gill said...

I'm always happy to make do when I run out of fabric - it often improves things and I've never been unhappy with the result!

andsewon said...

Lovely quilt Mary! Make do...all my projects are mostly make dos!;-) Make do with what I have to use, make do with losing points or make do sewing up my block rows even after numbering them! Ye Gads! Crazy LD! I love old vintage quilts because they are mostly NOT perfect like me! Don't include me in the draw though! My list is already long!
Hugs!

Wendz said...

After starting a Quilt a long class with a fabulous blogger-designer-home schooler, my arthritus flared quite badly. This meant that I struggled doing the embroidery bits on a round of the medallion quilt we were making. Luckily I was able to use half square triangles to replace the embroidered block and it kept the theme of that round. It would have been nice to have the embroidery but we like the result. It would be so fun to make this schnibble, have a 'make-do' part and then pass on the pattern to someone else to enjoy. It looks like it would do well with a scrappy look about it :)

The Duchess said...

Just perfect for my Nancy Halverson fabric I've been saving. Stella

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilt is beautiful. I had a quilt backing that I wanted to use that had flowers and butterflies. I did not have enough of it so I added a blue piece to it to look like the sky. I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandy D said...

I have made cutting errors so instead of waiting to find more of the same fabric I have pieced some pieces i spots where they are hopefully not obvious.That is why I try to buy oops fabric.

Karen said...

Love the fabrics in this one. Great job on piecing and quilting.

Mary C said...

I seem to amass 3 times the amount of fabric needed for whichever current project I'm working on, so I could make several small quilts with my "leftovers!"

Rebecca Stevens said...

I fall in love with a quilt I see somewhere and naturally the fabric used is no longer available. I have to make do with some other choice - which is hard for me!!! Thank you for a chance at winning!

Valerie Z said...

Gorgeous quilt! I've "made do" many times with color selections that I did not like once it was cut and ready to sew...good thing I have family members who always say "I'll take it!" I could see making this quilt with my Breakfast at Tiffany's fabric by Fig Tree Quilts! Thank you for a chance at winning!

Karen said...

I would love to have the Good Fortune pattern. I would use browns and blues. I have made cutting errors before. I just try to incorporate the errors and leftovers for the backing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Eppie Doodle said...

You quilt is beautiful! And, I would love to win the pattern!

Take care.

Emily

Eppie Doodle said...

You quilt is beautiful! And, I would love to win the pattern!

Take care.

Emily

Ramona said...

I love your top. That is a great pattern and I have seen it in French General which I thought was gorgeous. Thank you for this opportunity.

Betty said...

years ago making a baby quilt with a braided border i didn't figure the backing correctly fortunately when i went to put the backing on i had just a large enough piece of the braiding left to "install" it on the back

hasnain raza said...

Lols Gag is the the Best Lol Network Ever, where you can every thing is lol and Funny, Troll Images, Prank Peoples, Funny Peoples, funny planet, funny facts, funny cartoons, funny movies pics, iphone funny, funny jokes, Prank Images, Fail Pictures, Epic Pictures, Lols and Gags, Lol Pictures, Funny Pictures, Lol is the Laugh out of Laugh where you can Fun Unlimited and Laughing Unlimited.
lolsgag.com

GrammyK said...

This is one Schnibbles pattern I don't have. Being that the Christmas season is upon us, I think I would do this in shades of rich reds, dark greens, and creams-would use a variety of these colors to make it scrappy. Thanks for doing this giveaway, and have a great weekend!!

huanglin said...

louboutin femme
kate spade outlet
ed hardy clothing
louis vuitton
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet online
mont blanc
oakley sunglasses wholesale
polo ralph lauren
insanity workout
ray ban uk
michael kors outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
yoga pants
hollister clothing
chanel handbags
burberry outlet online
abercrombie
michael kors outlet online
louis vuitton outlet
jordan 11 low
jrodan retro
michael kors outlet
timberland boots
louis vuitton handbags
concords 11
coach factorty outlet
michael kors
fendi
pandara jewelry
www.louisvuitton.com
hollister clothing store
jordan pas cher homme
cheap soccer shoes
toms outlet
hollister outlet
gucci
timberland earthkeepers
michael kors handbags
caihuanglin20150709

Da Shuai Guo said...

guowenhao0810
gucci shoes
toms shoes
bottega veneta outlet
canada goose outlet
lululemon
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasses-outlet.us.com
tory burch outlet
nike huarache
karen millen dresses
louis vuitton handbags
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.com
michael kors outlet
nike air max uk
chicago bulls jersey
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassesdiscount.us.com
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.ray-bansunglassess.in.net
nike roshe run
chanel handbags
cheap mlb jerseys
cheap ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co
oakley canada, http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.com
pandora charms
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsoutletonlinstore.us.com
timberland shoes
philadelphia eagles jerseys
celine outlet
arizona cardinals jerseys
tory burch shoes
asics shoes
burberry outlet online
michael kors outlet online
ralph lauren polo shirts
cheap oakley sunglasses
babyliss pro
air max 2015
cheap jordans
juicy couture outlet
ray ban sunglasses

03 Yang said...

shijun
ugg boots
belstaff jackets
canada goose outlet
michael kors factory outlet
moncler jackets
ray ban sunglasses
ugg sale
ugg australia
ugg boots
black friday deals
coach outlet store
discount ugg boots
cyber monday 2015
snow boots
canada goose jackets
barbour coats
winter jackets
canada goose outlet
woolrich outlet
nobis outlet
ugg outlet
black friday 2015
ugg outlet
cyber monday deals
barbour coats
cheap ugg boots
canada goose jackets
ugg outlet
canada goose jackets
cheap ray ban sunglasses
canada goose jackets
winter coats
moncler outlet
wellensteyn jackets
parajumpers coats

xumeiqing said...

20160301chenzhen
nike huarache
kobe bryant shoes
hollister clothing
true religion outlet
the north face outlet
ralph lauren
kobe bryant shoes
ugg boots
polo outlet
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots
coach outlet
polo ralph lauren
fitflops
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet
kate spade handbags
toms
gucci outlet
ugg outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap ugg boots
canada goose outlet
ray ban outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap oakleys
air max 95
michael kors outlet
abercrombie
instyler curling iron
abercrombie and fitch
p90x workouts
hollister
cheap jerseys
tory burch outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
christian louboutin outlet
ray ban uk
michael kors outlet online
cheap oakley sunglasses

dong dong23 said...

ray ban pas cher
ugg sale
replica rolex watches
ugg boots uk
uggs boots
mont blanc pens
new england patriots jerseys
oakley vault
gucci outlet
nike roshe run
201610.5wengdongdong

dada24 Xu said...

ugg australia outlet
coach outlet online
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet store
michael kors outlet clearance
michael kors handbags outlet
michael kors bags
michael kors handbags outlet
michael kors handbags clearance
michael kors outlet store
zhi20161213

قمم تميز said...

شركة مكافحة حشرات بالاحساء
So the ideal solution is to connect the fight against insects company to carry out its mission ... The field of domestic insects and insect kitchen counter workshops pesticide is very important not likely
شركة تنظيف منازل بالاحساء
Cleaning the house of the most important work experience during the day but the red tape and other business pressures may make him unpopular among many important because they require time and effort
شركة تسليك مجارى بالاحساء
Wiring ducts steps that easily enables them to get rid of the problem of clogging sewage and rapid response to the problem of clogging sewage company and it also
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالاحساء
Detect water leaks company is a business unit of variety for the detection of water leaks that destroy the house has detected new water that can be integrated into devices
شركة عزل اسطح بالاحساء