Have you heard of Schnibbles? They are cute little patterns designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Schnibble is actually a real word, of German origin, meaning a scrap of fabric. These patterns use small bits of fabric, so they lend themselves well to charm packs and also our scrap baskets.
And now for the fun news ~ Sherri from A Quilting Life blog and Sinta from The Pink Pincushion blog will be starting A Year of Schnibbles beginning September 1st (which I just realized is coming up really quickly). Each month they will feature a different Schnibbles pattern that you can purchase from your local shop and make up in your choice of fabrics that month (it's ok, these are generally small projects and very doable). Then there will be a sharing of quilt pictures, what they're calling a Parade of Quilts, and prizes every month! Sherri has also told me that Carrie will offer a free exclusive pattern for all who participate, and she's donating some prizes. They have even lined up some quilt shops to donate prizes as well. It sounds like these ladies are really doing some planning for this, so head on over to Sherri and Sinta's blogs and check out all the details! I will be posting the button on my blog sidebar to make it easy to find them in the future too. I figured I might as well jump in and participate as I usually get sparked a little in the Fall/Back to School time of year to start something new, and I have a lot of little schnibbles laying around my sewing room that are just itching to be in a quilt ~ plus the word schnibble is really fun to say :)
Enjoy the day!