Talk about getting in just under the wire. I didn't think I'd be able to get this done by the deadline, but I just (and I mean just) finished the last A Year of Schnibbles Schnibble - my Plan C!! Woo hoo!
A couple of notes about this quilt. First of all, when one reads directions, one should actually digest the directions. I looked at the photo and thought stars and 4-patches...how easy is that! I did read the directions and then just went on my merry way and made 6 star blocks. Except the directions clearly say DO NOT PUT STAR BLOCKS TOGETHER, but instead put the quilt together in rows. After unstitching the six blocks, I put the middle of the quilt together with no problem. I was glad to learn on someone else's blog that I was not the only one to do this - LOL!
My next problem came when I put the borders on. As the photo clearly shows and the directions again clearly state, you are to save four 4-patch blocks for the outer corners. When I got to the end, I realized I had way too many "piano keys" and no fabric left over for the 4-patch corners. Phooey! So, I had to go with the piano keys all around. You can bet if I make this quilt again, I'll have all this down pat. In fact, I could teach a class! o:)
Still, I love the quilt - I think the Prayer Flag fabric is really shown off nicely in this quilt. I have had a lot of fun since I joined this Schnibble club. And, this won't be my final Schnibble, that's for sure. There's lots more of these wonderful small quilts to make.
I can't wait to see what hostesses Sherri and Sinta come up with for the next year of ...whatever!