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”.