Saturday, August 14, 2010

Schnibblemania
The End
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I managed to accomplish my self challenge and completed all 12 Big Schnibbles in Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles Times Two book. May I say that I'm quite proud of myself. :-) My daughter, Kristie, paid me the ultimate compliment "Mom, you're so disciplined". Wow - thank you, Sweetness!
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Part of my silly challenge was to make all the quilts with Moda fabrics and I'm happy to report that the quilts are 100% Moda. I don't know why that was important to me but it was - maybe it's my homage to Moda - I don't know. LOL Such silliness, I know!!!!
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I need to thank two very special people - my bloggy BFF who encouraged my challenge and sent lots and lots of words of support (you know who you are, My Friend) and Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie's Quilt Co). She provided lots of encouragement, laughs, and fabric - thank you! It's a terrific book and I'm ready for Book Two - LOL
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And, thank you fellow bloggers who visited and left so many comments and compliments - you guys really ROCK!!! Along the way I got to know some of you a little better and have many new bloggy friends.


Click here to view parade of quilts - click on each photo to advance the parade.

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I've been asked if I have special plans for these quilts. Well, no special plans - they need to be quilted but first I need to save pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills to purchase backing and binding fabrics. That will be a huge task. Sigh! After they are quilted Bennington will go to my daughter and her boys, Seth & Eli. The rest will stay with me and I'll just own and love them. LOL


Thank you from the bottom of my quilting heart. :-)

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In Friendship!

51 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Well done Darlene, well done! I think you DD is right, you were disciplined from start to finish to do this fun self-challenge using 100% fabrics.
I thoroughly enjoyed the parade of Schnibble quilt tops!

CaraQuilts said...

Way to go Darlene! You did an amazing job, and disciplined is definatly the right word! I looked over at my sewing area and I have 1/2 dozen different projects on the go, and some of them are just because I haven't had the discipline to do certain parts of them...

Quiltersal said...

Brava, Darlene! I'm so inspired! Maybe I'll set a goal for next year....thanks for showing all the great quilts...Loved the parade!

Screen Door said...

Great job on the quilts. I admire your fortitude. It was a big project. But you have the reward ... Beautiful quilts on the other side.

Andee said...

I enjoyed every minute of this! Thanks for sharing...and please show them to us again after they are quilted!

paulette said...

Good for you Darlene!! You deserve a well earned rest!! Put your feet up and enjoy!
Paulette

Kaaren said...

Clap, clap, clap!

Take a bow, my friend. That was some parade! Simply awesome from start to finish.

I think you need a vacation now.

Let's see...if you had to choose between Hawaii and Canada, which one would it be? Nah, don't even answer that. Aloha! *wink*

call me crazy said...

I so agree with everyone!~ Well done!! :-)I loved the show and also your thoughts as you sewed and even the little 'challenges' you told us about. So, what's next?? :-))

Quilt Hollow said...

I bow down to you! You truly have to be disciplined to stick to it as you did. What a pay off too...you have some wonderful quilts. You are my new inspiration! If Darlene can...so can I!! (not saying I'm going to)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on meeting your goal Darlene!

julieQ said...

Hurrah!! Good for you, Darlene!! I have just loved seeing each quilt take shape.

Sherri said...

Congrats on every single one...and good luck on getting the backings...that's always the hardest part for me since I usually try to wait until I can get backing fabric on sale!

Peggy said...

Wow. i am so impressed they are all beautiful. Make me want to do it too! Thanks for these beautiful quilts

annieb said...

You did it! Congratulations! I am very impressed and look forward to seeing them when they are quilted. Good luck saving your pennies.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great job Darlene!

SheilaC said...

Wonderful, beautiful accomplishment!

SheilaC

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a great accomplishment, Darlene. I don't think the challenge was silly at all -- you now own 12 beautiful quilts. And you provided lots of entertainment for me. :-) I really enjoyed the show.

Cathy Burk said...

This was an awesome accomplishment and I admire you! Also, I was just thinking as I worked on my Schnibble yesterday..."I sure hope there is a Book Two in the works!" This is one of the best quilt pattern books EVER!!! Go, Carrie!!!!!

Debi said...

Thank you for showing us all your beautiful quilts. I enjoyed looking at them all. You have inspired many of us to make a larger Schnibbles!

Stitched With Prayer said...

A standing ovation for *appropriate music here* "Wonder Quilter" \O/ \o/ \o/ \O/ \O/....way to go Darlene!!! They are all so wonderful. Love that Moda theme throughout, beautiful fabrics. I am craving some Bliss...gotta find some.

sunny said...

Congratulations! But I thought for sure that you were making at least one of them for me! LOL! What's next?

Yvette said...

Thank you so much! This has been a lot of fun. Because of you I ordered the book. I wonder how many books and layer cakes have been sold because of you???? Hmmmmmm..... you should get a cut to help pay for your background fabric. LOL!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great parade! Well done!

Quilt Nut said...

they are all absolutely stunning; thanx so much for sharing them! and more so, congrats on making them all!

May Britt said...

It has been so fun to watch all your schnibbles :) Have never heard about anyone who have made ALL the quilts from one book. Amazing!!!!

QuiltSue said...

Really, I think we should be thanking. I've really enjoyed your quilt show.

Shiree said...

my oh my Darlene, you are an absolute machine woman,what a fabulous challenge to set yourself, and well done for getting there!

Béa said...

Bravo Darlene, you did a fantastic job !They are all beautiful. Hugs.

Anne Ida said...

I have said it before: you are such an inspiration!!! Congratulations on reaching your challenge goal!!! And thank you for sharing the wonderful parade of quilt tops! Look forward to seeing these beauties quilted - so best of luck saving up for the backings and batting ;o) Have a restful Sunday!

Stina said...

Bless you my friend for enjoying us with all your wonderful quilts... you had fun and so had we..:o))

Vivian said...

Your parade of quilts is awesome, beautiful, commendable, dramatic, inspiring, stupendous, fabulous, admirable, glorious, and wonderful. You deserve all the lovely comments you're receiving.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Totally agree with everyone Darlene...well done you should be so very proud of yourself....three cheers...

Janet said...

What a wonderful challenge you set yourself and what a sense of achievement you must be feeling. You're the bomb! I think I'd be opening a bottle of champers. Well done!!!!

Siobhan said...

WOW!!! What an amazing parade. I think this is the first time I've commented on your blog, though I've been a reader for awhile. Your work is beautiful! I got the Schnibbles book last month and had the same thought--that I love all of the quilts in it, and what if I made all of them? Now I have a role model to look up to... and a visual display to encourage me as I go along. Congratulations on all of your gorgeous work!

Denise in PA said...

I like the fact that you used 100% Moda - I'd have probably done the same thing! Great job o:)

Kigwit said...

I am in awe of your quilting prowess! Love all the schnibbles, big and small.

Lynn said...

What an amazing accomplishment!!!! Now to just get them quilted!! LOL

Deb said...

I so loved your parade of Schnibbles and looked forward to viewing them each and every day. I'm new to viewing blogs and now follow yours on a regular basis....Every one of them is beautiful and you'll treasure them every day!

Carol said...

I had so much fun every single day of your parade...I could never pick a favorite...I love them all...I love that you worked outside your comfort zone on some of your quilts. You did an incredible job...what in the world am I going to do with the parade over? LOL!

Micki said...

You have really accomplished so much! I love all of your quilts. Congrats on a job well done, and I love Moda too!
Micki

Karen said...

Darlene, I'm so happy for you to have accomplished such a huge personal goal. I know these will bring you joy each time you see them, just thinking of the challenge.

Huisvlyt said...

Three cheers to Darlene!!!
Well done! I enjoyed it very much, and you have been an absolute inspiration. You Rock!
Elzaan

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! Now you can sleep!! LOL

What a fun challenge and you were up to it!!

Stephanie said...

Although there were no official fireworks at the end of the parade you certaily provided us with lots during the parade. :o)

Michelle said...

You are amazing!!! You have inspired to sew more Schnibbles (small & big)! LOL!

Pam said...

I have been following along - although not posting. It has been quite fun to watch you quilt yourself silly!! Great job! Mostly you made it seem so do-able for the rest of us :))) I recently bought the book while I was on holiday's this year - I bought it in Canmore Alberta at a quilt shop called Sugar Pine - and I think it was one that Carrie visited on tour recently if I do recall. I really do hope to make one or two of the quilts in the book as well. Congratulations on all your hard work and making them all!!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow, you have been busy!!! I love all your Schnibbles--what a fun challenge! I had so much fun going back and catching up on all you've been doing :)

Dresden Quilter said...

It was wonderful to see them all Darlene. They are all so beautiful.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's an amazing feat! I've been watching all along, but somehow I missed that that was what you were doing. Congratulations Darlene!

Judith said...

Well done Darlene, they are all just gorgeous.

Shasta said...

Wow that certainly is disciplined! I have a hard time making even one quilt out of a book. Good job!

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