Schnibbles Times Two - Plan C
Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Classic
Two Moda layer cakes in "Summer's End" with cotton background fabric and thread, polyester wadding.
What was your inspiration?
A friend suggested that we go together to a one-day class at our local quilting shop. The class was "Schnibbles Times Two", based on the book of the same name by Carrie Nelson, using a pattern from her book called "Plan C". We could choose whether to make a large quilt (with two layer cakes) or a small one (with two charm packs). We opted for the larger and went along. It was a very simple project and I wasn't terribly pleased with the result as the blocks are so large. However, when I'd eventually finished the quilt (my friend's is still a UFO at the time of posting this, but she's done lots of projects since!!) I found I had more than enough left over to make the small quilt as well. Once made, I wasn't sure what to do with it as it's rather a strange size (32 x 32 inches) but eventually put it on the dining-room table, where it looks okay.
What are you most proud of?
Using up so much of the leftover material from the first, larger, quilt to make the small one, thereby reducing my stash quite a bit.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If I were making this again, I'd slice up the two layer cakes into four charm packs (less expensive than buying four charm packs) and make the big quilt of the small blocks. It would take a lot longer, but I'm sure it would be much nicer. I think I may go back to the larger one and do some FMQ in the cream bits which are a large expanse of nothingness at the moment, but not until I've had a bit more practice and feel a little more confident about it.