I designed this quilt with special quilt blocks in mind. Like I said, my dear sister has me hooked on Carrie's schnibble patterns and I decided to start off with her Full House" pattern block. I chose this block because my dear friend Janet has the biggest heart and open door to all she knows.... her house is always full and she loves every minute of it. Secondly I chose Mon Ami " My Friend" and that she is! I was quick to decide that these little friendship star blocks would have to be apart of this quilt. Now I knew I needed more than just this for my lap quilt or it would only cover her to the knees. Winter white was my very first schnibbles purchase because I just love "Flying Geese" and I got thinking one day of what this pattern block represents and I knew I needed to look no further I had my last block pattern in mind. You see, Janet and I are both "Snowbirds" and travel south to Phoenix in the winter ...just like our Canadian geese. So how fitting, eh. So there it is my quilt top...very ready and waiting now to be sandwiched together and stitched with love for a very special friend
I'm sure you are probably wondering why I titled this blog " I need your help" well I do! This is the very first quilt I can actually say I designed and I think it is only fitting that I give this quilt a name....hmmmm
Well ladies...this is what I have been working on since arriving home from Arizona on April 12th...thought maybe I would be out in my yard doing some spring cleaning but that is a long way off! but, that's OK. I really want to get this project completed and I guess this is the time for it. I had a stack of purples in my stash and a girlfriend that carries the same colours in her living room...so yes you have guessed it. My stash is slowly becoming a quilt for her 70th birthday and 50th anniversary that I must say has passed, but like the saying goes, "better late than never".
It is starting to come together but taking awhile. For some silly reason I thought it would even be extra special if I designed it myself. My sister this past fall got me hooked on Carrie's schnibbles, and yes I fell for hook line and sinker, but I must say I love her patterns. Anyway I had some favorites that just seemed to represent my friend and I. I will tell you a bit more about it when I get the top completed(which of course is taking me extra long because I have to calculate every block and strip and piece myself and a mathematician I am not!!
Hopefully before the days end I will have a top to show you....