Monday, July 22, 2013

Do You Schnibble?

I was trying to exercise patience while waiting for my Gentle Art Schnibble quilt to arrive back home.  Today was my lucky day!

Immediately after taking it out of the envelope, I prepared the binding and sewed the last stitch about 20 minutes ago, with a little break for dinner in between.



Last month Mary from Quilt Hollow was offering a special to quilt this little table topper with an all over needle, thread and spool of thread design.  Can you make it out?  Too cute!

Frankie thinks so too!



This is only the second Schnibble that I've made.  The first was Picnic and Mary quilted that one for me as well.  It has a permanent place on our dining room table.


  
Back in 2010, Mary and I decided upon a barter...she would quilt my Picnic flimsy and I would send my newest prairie doll creation, Persephone, to live at her house.  


If you'd like to read more about it, click HERE  and HERE.


In the interim, I've been diligently writing the instructions for Safe Harbor.  I'll be sure to let you know as soon as it's ready.


It's been a while since you've seen Ollie and he is certainly becoming a handsome dude. We celebrated his first birthday on the 6th of June and for a puppy his age, he has become a well behaved and constant companion who comes everywhere with us.


I think I woke him up from his afternoon nap when I took this photo.  Oops!

Happy stitching!

37 comments:

gracie said...

What can I say about those quilts...beautiful! Oh as for Master Ollie, just too cute. And I did notice Frankie.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

I have missed photos of Frankie and Ollie--thank you for sharing--Happy Birthday Ollie!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Very cute!

Muddling Through said...

What beautiful fur babies you have there! We love ours, too. The little quilts are really pretty! How neat to have a spool of thread design quilted into the spool quilt!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Kaaren....Your little quilts are adorable. The quilting is lovely. I was able to pick out the "spool of thread." Thanks for pointing that out. I also enjoy making "littles"

Darlene said...

Your Schnibbles quilt is adorable.

Frankie looks very prim and proper. :-) Ollie is a very dapper dude. Belated birthday wishes.

Linda said...

Love all those sweet little spools. So cute!

Sandi said...

Ollie has that bleary eyed "you woke me up to take a picture" look on his face. He looks great against the background.

Good luck on your pattern writing, your spools is lovely.

Darlene D said...

I love your Schnibble, I don't think I've seen that one yet! Great picture of Ollie!

Terry said...

Your quilt is just beautiful, and the quilting is wonderful too! :0)

Lesley said...

What a sweet little Schnibble! Love the fabrics...so pretty! And Mary's quilting is so perfect with those spools. Well done!

Sheila said...

Lovely quilt and lovely quilting ! Ollie is one very handsome dude .

Janet O. said...

Both of your Schnibble quilts are great. I saw that deal on Mary's blog, but couldn't take advantage of it--I've yet to make a Scnibble (though I have one of the books).

Polly said...

OHHH, dear sweet Ollie is just too handsome, Kaaren! Yogi says hello!!

Noela said...

A very sweet quilt and love the quilting pattern. Hugs......

Merilyn said...

The spools quilt really is just lovely, perfect quilting design too, and so nice to see Frankie, haven't seen him in a while, he's grown into a very handsome cat, and so of course has Ollie, a very sweet little fellow!!!!

Sandy said...

What a sweet little boy!! I love the quilting on your latest Schnibble....so cute.

Needled Mom said...

Your Schnibbles looks awesome. Mary does such a beautiful job "frosting" quilts and yours are no exception.

Ollie looks very content in spite of being awakened.

Teresa said...

I recently purchased a schnibble book and am anxious to try making one. Yours are certainly inspiration to get me going.

Ronda said...

Kaaren I love your quilt! I love quilting and seeing quilts others have made! Little Ollie is all grown up and yes he is handsome!

moosecraft said...

Those are some beautiful Schnibble quilts! The needle and thread quilting on the spool one is a perfect match! Thanks for the pics of Frankie and Ollie! They are two little darlings!

Zineb Bouslahmi said...

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Stephanie said...

Ollie's face says it all -- don't wake the sleeping doggie! :o) He and Frankie are handsome, indeed. Love the patriotic table setting. I don't Schnibble but I know lots of bloggers are on the band wagon.

Vicki said...

Hi Kaaren, I have seen Schnibble quilts on some blogs but don't know what they are. What is a Schibble? What are the quilts used for? Vicki vickilorraine at hotmail dot com

barcord said...

I picked out the quilted needle. Must go back and look more closely. Your quilts are lovely. Ollie does look a little put out, but handsome with it. Hope he got to snooze again.

Karen said...

I don't Schnibble - but yours are beautiful. Such a sweet pic of Ollie - sounds like he's growing into the perfect companion. Happy Birthday Ollie.
Hugs - Karen

Heartsdesire said...

I've not made a Schnibbles quilt yet, but after seeing your lovely ones, maybe it's time I tried one. The photo of Ollie is so sweet, I just want to pick him up for a cuddle.

Quilt Hollow said...

Just the other day I was thinking that I hadn't seen the kids. You know I'm smitten!

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful quilts! Love seeing them and Frankie and Ollie too. Ollie does look a little grumpy, lol.

Kindred Quilts said...

Lovely quilted spools and needles on Gentle Art... how perfect! I have a few Schnibble patterns... must get busy with one! I love Picnic too! Ollie is certainly handsome!

Bolts and Bobbins said...

Very cute schnibbles. I have several patterns but just haven't gotten to them. Hope mine turns out as good as yours. Great little furry friends you have!

KaHolly said...

I can't believe it's been a year since you started the adoption process for Ollie!! He's just too cute. Frankie is one regal looking cat!! Just beautiful. Love your schnibble quilt, too. Mary did a super job. Are there any custom FMQ down your way that I could connect with? ~karen

roccagal said...

He is an absolute darling!!!!

Candace said...

I've Schnibbled twice as well, Kaaren! Yours are so pretty and Mary did a wonderful job as usual! Ollie and Frankie both look so very handsome! Isn't it wonderful to have two furry critters to liven up the house!
Cheers!

Verna G said...

I hate to show mt ignorance but what is a "schnibble"?
Verna G

Tatkis said...

Such a sweet Schnibble table topper! Adorable!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Kathleen said...

Ollie is so cute...he really looks like a Westie...thanks for sharing. Our Westie, Molly, was 12 years old yesterday.....they are such great companions....Happy Birthday, Ollie...