Because of those 120 exchange blocks hanging over my head, I had no intentions of doing this month's Schnibbles Canasta for the Another Year of Schnibbles Sew Along .
|But I decided to check out the pattern just for the fun of it....|
This is a brand, spankin' new pattern!
Carrie had this second version of Canasta made up in Jo Morton's Blue Variety fabrics.
Well, you know I just happen to have a bin of Blue Variety burnin' to be made up into something cute.
I love the little skinny accent border!
So, of course, I downloaded the pattern which had instructions for a larger version requiring 61 blocks. I really loved the look of these little baskets, so I HAD to go for the larger version--right?
My Canasta measures approximately 51" x 61".I didn't end up doing the cute skinny accent border after all.
I had planned to make a square table topper with the accent border, twisting and turning the blocks so the top wouldn't be directional, but I decided I preferred my blocks to all be standing upright.
That led to adding the top and bottom borders to make a nice sized rectangular throw.
There are narrow strips between the blocks to give them some space.
The back and binding are ready to go.
I hate not getting this quilted right away. The last thing I need is another UFO!
However, I am waiting for my HQ16 upgrades before I do anymore quilting.
They should be arriving any day now-- I can't wait!
Don't forget to check out the Schnibbles parade at the end of the month at Sinta's and Sherri's blogs.
It will be inspirational and a lot of fun!