Nash Schnibbles Quilt

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I finally finished the queen-sized quilt I have been wanting to make for my daughter. My son got one when he was two but I didn’t have just the right one in mind for my daughter until a girlfriend and I went to a quilt show and I found the most adorable jelly roll of Snap Pop by Moda. She told me that she had the matching charm pack so I got both and was on the search for a pattern.

Now that Ava is 9 years old I wanted
it to be something that could grow with her into her tween, teen and young adult years. She has such a vibrant personality that I wanted the colours to showcase this. I also personally wanted to try my hand at a more modern style and colour for a quilt.

The pattern I used is called “Nash: Small Quilt” by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co., found in the Schnibbles pattern book.

For the backing I considered using flannel but my daughter is so hot in general that I felt a cotton would be cooler – especially as I planned to use two layers of batting. I used one layer of bamboo and one layer of polyester mid-loft. I love the effect after it’s been washed. The negative space really pops!

When shopping for the batting I found a lovely sheeting in tones that matched the Snap Pop collection. I really liked the swirls on the backing so I matched my quilting pattern to it and used “Mod Dotz.” I used a hot pink thread to make the swirls pop.

Below is the girl checking out the label I made. It may not show in this photo but she was super excited to see our names on the quilt.

The hand drawn bottom right item on the label is an owl. I added this because my quilt guild has a challenge that if you enter an object you want to finish before the guild year has ended then you are entered into a draw. If you have an owl on it you get an extra entry. OWLS stand for “Our Wonderful Leftover Stuff”. I am so happy to have presented this at the guild meeting and to have completed my goal to get this done!

I love the final product! The girl loves it too. Now I’m thinking we need to paint her room a colour to flatter the quilt.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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