I wasn't planning to make this month's project for the Schnibbles Sew Along. I've spread myself pretty thin this month and couldn't motivate myself to get started on Gentle Art, the May Schnibbles.
|It's pretty cute though...
Then, while digging around in my stash of retro fabrics, I found this pile of scraps--Bee's Knees by Glenna Hailey for Maywood Studio. This pile is left over from a roll of fat 16th's.
|Hmmm....this could make some pretty cute spools!
Originally, I picked up the fabric at Colorz for Quilts to make a Disappearing Nine Patch:
|Disappearing Nine Patch 2009
I added some Darlene Zimmerman prints leftover from Clothesline Club projects.
|Fun spool blocks using Bee's Knees scraps.
My Bees Knees Gentle Art Schnibble!
I only had enough border fabric left over from the Disappearing Nine Patch to do two sides of Gentle Art, so the other two borders are scrappy piano keys. I was afraid it would be weird, but I'm okay with it.
|Clamshell quilting in the background
|This is what I have left of my pile of Bees Knees scraps after piecing the front and back of Gentle Art.
They are going into my strips and squares scrap boxes.
|I used a lot of the scraps on the back so the three yellow fat quarters would fit the back.
|After consulting with my quilting buddies, I added the quilting in the spools.
|I'll show you how I put in the "piping" next week.