Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's A Schnibbles!

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 .

Image of Canasta PDF ~ No. 472
But I decided to check out the pattern just for the fun of it....
BIG mistake!
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. 

Image of Canasta PDF ~ No. 472
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! 


  1. Wow! I'm hanging my head in shame thinking I only had time to do the small version... I love this one! It is so crisp and fresh! Great job!

  2. OMG LoVE this, it looks wonderful in blue and white
    thanks I think you just added another quilt project to my list.
    Love Carries pattern they are so well written.

  3. Your Canasta quilt is absolutely gorgeous, I just love the colours and fabrics that you ave used. The baskets look great all lined up in the same direction.

  4. Wonderful. And I love the little strips between the blocks to space them out. Just lovely use of those great blue fabrics!!!!

  5. GORGEOUS!!!! Your blue version is just beautiful!!!

  6. Karen, your Canasta in the blues and creams is stunning!

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