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Sunday, February 26, 2012

When I was a kid, sometimes my folks would drop me off at Gramma's for the night while they went out. It wouldn't be long after they drove off that I'd be pestering Gramma to get someone over to the house for me to play with; and nine times out of ten it would be my cousin Audrey. Fast forward 40 some years, and I'm still hanging out overnight with Audrey - usually at a quilt retreat but this weekend I stayed at her house.

When we plan these kinds of weekends, we are power sewing and talking with hardly a lull in the action. We don't have time to figure out complicated quilt instructions or fussing because the directions are wrong. This weekend we worked on Schnibbles patterns by Carrie of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. This is my take on Tiny Town which is a knock-off of Carrie's pattern Full House. The fabrics are from two charm packs of Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Designs.


Let me add this. I had a question on the directions for Tiny Town, so I emailed Carrie. She was prompt in getting back to me to help me figure out what was confusing me. I appreciate the fact that she takes the time to read and respond to an email. I can't say enough good about Carrie or her patterns. Here is the link for Tiny Town.



This is Lincoln from the book Another Bite of Schnibbles. Talk about quick and easy! I love how these patterns work up like this. The fabrics I used were two charm packs of Clermont Farms by Minnick and Simpson.





We took a couple hours off for a quick run to Audrey's mom's house to eat freshly-baked cookies with her before a quick stop at the quilt shop and to pick up take-out Chinese for supper while we watched The Help.

Talk about a great relaxing weekend! We sewed up a storm and ate way too much junk - a perfect combination for a great time. Audrey will be posting pictures of her projects over at Four Houses Down. Thanks, Audrey, for a great weekend!

17 comments:

Siobhán said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful quilts! I love 'em both, but I just LOVE the Tiny Towns quilt with those luscious BBD fabrics! Great job, Mary.

Carrie said...

I love both quilts ~ and the Blackbird fabrics are gorgeous in Tiny Town. Beautiful work!

But Mary, you can't be writing nice things about me. The folks in the white coats will come looking for you 'cause they'll think you're nuts! :)

Pokey said...

I like both of these quilts, Mary. I even have a couple of charm packs I'm wanting to use for the Tiny Town. You have chosen perfect fabrics. Your time together sounds refeshing, so good to have a quilting buddy in the family!
:-}pokey

Deb said...

Those are beautiful quilts, and that is good that you got a response so quickly to your questions. I love the BBD fabrics in Tiny Town!

Audrey said...

Head on over to 'my house' and check out my post! Thank you for a fun weekend!!!

Melanie said...

Great memories---great quilts. I think the internet has brought all those quilt designers to life that I used to just read about...and yet to come across a mean one. They are all eager to help.....

Gumbo Lily said...

What fun and productive too. Great quilting.

Rachel said...

Ohhhhh, so pretty! The fabrics are delicious!

Karen Sue said...

just a little over 2 weeks until Spring S&S. That flew here! I'm looking forward to having some time to craft. My friend picked up a pattern for rugs that I want to try. also have 100-200 pics from the youth retreat last weekend, still have the 3Day walk pictures from 3 years ago and a senior next year...Think I'll stick with the rugs!! Maybe take my knitting with me, too!

Donna said...

Sounds like soo much fun! Love your quilts. I want to make Tiny Town for myself. Have the pattern and fabric. All I need is a cousin to sew with!
Hugs,
Donna

Linda said...

Aren't Schnibbles AND Carrie the best??? I love her!! Your versions of each quilt are gorgeous!!!

Angie Berry said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me (only sewing or stitching since I can't quilt)! Good company and good junk food... can't get any better than that, lol =]

Love the colors of both of these quilts, just beautiful Mary~

Kathy Ellen said...

Sounds like you had a great stitchy, girl time kind of weekend! Gorgeous quilts! The BB fabrics are really beautiful!

Leann said...

What fun and family is the best - especially cousins. I live about 5 minutes drive from mine and see her all the time. I don't have a sister and she fits the bill.

Have fun sweet friend
Leann

elizabeth said...

Hi Mary! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post about Jesus' light overcoming the darkness.
I love your quilts!

Cottage 1945 said...

How fun! I love your choice of fabrics and quilt patterns. You do very nice work!

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog.

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