Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Schnibbles---great way to use scraps!

Carrie Nelson is the author of a book called "Schnibbles times two". The book gives two versions of each quilt, a large and a small. This quilt is named "Short Story" and it is the small quilt. It measures 33 inches square finished. My daughter Becky did all the cutting and I pieced it together. I have to admit it was a challenge because I knew I had to be precise or else the intersections would never come together. It was easier than I thought.

Now on to quilting. . .

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