Friday, January 14, 2011


Cracker Crumbs from Miss Rosie's Autumn Quilts (Leisure Arts Publications 2003).

I have always had a fondness for Carrie Nelson's quilt patterns, even when I had to buy retail. I own two of her books Autumn Quilts and Floral Quilts and have used her designs for inspiration. Why inspiration? I am not always keen on her methods, she paper pieced Cracker Crumbs, but love her work and am always happy to buy the pattern and give credit for the design.

I was enchanted to discover her Schnibbles line of patterns.
Schnibble: noun A scrap of fabric; a leftover bit of cloth; a small piece. The word has a German origin and is found primarily in German settlements in the Midwest.

Sunday Best Schnibbles Quilt Pattern
The patterns are for small quilts, designed for 5" charm collectors and seem to have almost a cult following. There are online Schnibble a month groups.

This one is called Sunday Best and it requires 32 pairs of charm squares and 3/4 yard of background fabric. It finishes to 37" square. I can see this in 30's reproductions or very shabby faded florals. Make it times 4 with one single border and you would have a nice sized throw.

So many patterns, so little time,

Y'all come back!

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