Friday, September 12, 2014

New projects

A few weeks ago I told you that Double Dutch, by Carrie Nelson would be my next project.  I’ve been working away at piecing the components.  

I have all the yellow half square triangles pieced and all the blue four patches pieced.  Now I’m working on assembling the “geese”.  Here’s half of one “goose” done:

In the meantime, I’ve bought three other Carrie Nelson patterns and have started two of them.  

At the beginning of the year, I said I wouldn’t join any quilt-alongs this year.  I lied.  I’m going to participate in the newest incarnation of Another Year of Schnibbles, hosted by Sinta at Pink Pincushion, and Sherri at A Quilting Life.  
September’s project is “Whit”, a Little Bites pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. 
  (image borrowed from Carrie Nelson's web site)

Little Bites patterns are meant to be used with Moda’s mini charm packs – 2 ½ “charm squares.  For my version, I am using fall-colored scraps.  I try to follow Bonnie Hunter’s Scrap Saver System, so I have a bunch of 2 ½” squares already cut, but for more variety I also cut up some 2 ½” strips and a few leftover 5” charm squares.  I had Kona Ivory on hand that I am using for the “sky” portion of the flying geese units and a brown swirl from Connecting Threads for the background.  I even have an overall leaf design fabric for the backing.  I love it that I can use all stash fabrics for this one and don’t have to buy anything new.

It takes a while to make these little geese, but here's the first 32 of 160.

They still need to be trimmed because I had to order the Mini Fit to Be Geese ruler recommended in the pattern. 

Carrie’s newest Schnibbles patterns result in larger, lap-sized quilts.  Since the quilts are bigger, Sinta and Sherri also released the October pattern, “Harvey” – a giant basket block.  I have a recipient in mind for this one, so I pulled a lot of purple fabrics from my stash to round out all the purple squares from four charm packs of “Lovely”. 
I haven’t decided on a background fabric yet – possibly a white with tiny purple polka dots, very pale lavender or very pale light green solid.  I need to decide soon so I can get working on that quilt too.


  1. I love that the Little Bites can be made from scraps or candy packs! I've decided on fabric but have yet to get started. Yikes! You will love the Fit to Be Geese ruler!

  2. I love the fit to be geese ruler! But I don't have the mini one either. I love your start on Double Dutch.