Monday, February 27, 2012
Except that one was big. When I bought the first Schnibbles book, which has patterns for making a large or small quilt of the same blocks, I fell in love with the pattern. I found yardage here and there from the Eva collection and ended up making a full size quilt that looked almost exactly like this. After it was finished, it didn't have a home designated, so it went in the quilt storage cabinet where I looked at it and wondered what I could do with it. Then last year my brother-in-law's mother-in-law had cancer surgery. When he visited last fall I decided that the quilt was perfect for an older lady who needed a little comforting. I whipped up a label and sent the quilt in its way with him to give to her while she was recuperating. I'm told that she loves it.
But I missed the quilt. I liked the colors and the pattern. However, I didn't need another large quilt - my storage area is becoming stressed by my productivity. When I stumbled across a couple of charm packs of the Eva collection online, I grabbed them up. Now I'm halfway to piecing a small version of the quilt I liked so much. This one will take up much less space!
I want to quilt little cobweb shapes over every spool blocks, if I can figure out how to do it and not ruin the quilt by my ineptitude.