Monday, September 12, 2011

JRB and Winners!

Can you hear it, it's the sweet sound of contentment emanating from my sewing room.

It's like a retreat, except it's going on in my sewing room, no drama, no math, just simple sewing and trimming.

I'm ready to make some James River Blues blocks, everything I need is right here. I'm making 144 blocks and have decided to make 72 blocks with a random assortment of browns and blues. Of the remaining 72 blocks I plan to make 36 all blue and 36 all brown.

I think this will help with the scrappy look I want when I'm ready to throw 144 blocks on my design wall to get that perfect combination. (You know know rule, no like fabrics may touch!)

I sure enjoyed reading all the Schnibbles comments on my last post. Bec suggested using Sweetwater's Hometown for Full House, I like that idea and may just copy it! And I think Gretchen said what I was thinking but just couldn't put into words, " They are so addicting and a perfect way to get a wonderful fabric line out of your system. You know those lines that you just gotta have but don't really need a big quilt made of it."

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your Schnibbles stories with us. We are a wonderful assortment of Schnibbles lovers, I'm pleased to be in such wonderful company!!

I'm also glad to know that a few folks agree with me when it comes to the name on this pattern, I may have to start an official campaign of some sort, stay tuned for updates!

So here are the winners:

Nancy E who has made 6 Schnibbles and left a comment on 9/9 at 5:55 am.

Paulette at Sweet Pea Quilting and Creations who has made only 2 Schnibbles, even though she has plenty of wall space. I think there are more in your future Paulette. Paulette's comment was left on 9/9 at 9:05 am.
Kristen at Meadowbrook who is struggling with Honeycomb but not giving up on Schnibbles! Kristen left her comment on 9/9 at 6:44 am.

I'll let you know what Schnibbles they pick!


  1. Congrats to the winners! I'm anxiously awaiting the new Scnibbles book that comes out at theend of the month! I already have two layer cakes waiting for a pattern. LOL!
    Love the James River pattern. It's on my Must do list probably because it promises to be a simple no nonsense pattern.

  2. Congratulations to the winners - I hope they have fun! Looking forward to seeing JRB!

  3. Congrats to the lucky winners! Enjoy...and Kristen, don't give up, it will come together. When I get really frustrated I just set it aside for a bit and work on something easy, fun and fast to relax. Then when I get back to the project I was struggling with, it usually falls into place. Thanks Thelma for a fun giveaway along with some encouragement to get busy! Hugs...

  4. Congrats to the winners (and I love being quoted in your blog, Thelma!!) Love your JRB--it is going to be a wonderful quilt and is going to make me want to make one too:) I also am excited about Carrie's new book arriving soon.

  5. Thanks so much Thelma!! Love these little guys! It was a hard decision to pick three...but I somehow managed to whittle them down...whew!! I can't thank you enough!! :o)

  6. Thanks for such a nice and generous giveaway! I, too, had a difficult decision deciding which patterns to select. They are all such great ones.
    Looking forward to seeing your James River blocks. It is one I am thinking about starting and I just love the look of the blues and browns together.
    Thanks again!

  7. yay to the winners!!!!!

    I'm starting to get over my mental block on the evening bloom quilt. Got three block bases done.


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