This month, I got around to ordering my pattern for the Le Petite project for February (hosted by the lovely Sherri at A Quilting Life and the also lovely Sinta at Pink Pincushion I think on the 7th of Feb.  I ordered it and the Mini Fit to be Geese Ruler (developed by Monica at Open Gate Quilts) from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I am in Australia and delivery takes at least a week.  Every month we make a teeny quilt.  This month it was the Schnibble called Sweet Spot by Carrie of Miss Rosies Quilt Co.

Sweet Spot Schnibble by Miss Rosies Quilt Co Version 1

Sweet Spot Schnibble by Miss Rosies Quilt Co Version 1

Pic by Miss Rosies Quilt Co

I thought I had this brilliant idea to use black and white fabrics with just a hint of red to make it pop, sound’s fabulous right?!  wrong 🙁

Here are the pieces after I cut them all out, at this stage, I was still optimistic about the outcome.

Fabric Selected and Cut for Sweet Spot Schnibble

Fabric Selected and Cut for Sweet Spot Schnibble

I could still be optimistic, that looks fine doesn’t it?  to me there was no hint that this would not work at all.  I knew I didn’t have much time (I think I cut on Wednesday night), the quilt top was due for the parade on Monday – and well I had to fit work and some down time in there too!
I started playing with the Mini Fit to be Geese Ruler (I am going to write a separate blog entry/tutorial type thing on this soon, so won’t go into detail here) and got started on the 100 flying geese in this quilt (36 of which are part of the sawtooth star blocks).

Sweet Spot Progress - First Trimmed Flying Geese Unit

Sweet Spot Progress - First Trimmed Flying Geese Unit

Sweet Spot Flying Geese Units Trimmed and Untrimmed

Sweet Spot Flying Geese Units Trimmed and Untrimmed

Thursday I was tired when I got home and didn’t do anything. Last night I finished the first 36 flying geese and then got half way through the next 64. At this point, still optimistic about the colour scheme.

I made some sawtooth star  blocks, which I thought looked great!

Sore Tooth he he he

Sore Tooth he he he

Except this one, which I have renamed 😀

Saw Tooth Star Blocks for Sweet Spot Schnibble

Saw Tooth Star Blocks for Sweet Spot Schnibble

I made some flying geese borders, which on their own also looked fine and I didn’t suspect a thing.

Sweet Spot Flying Geese Borders

Sweet Spot Flying Geese Borders

and then I put them all together, to get this anticlimactic effort 🙁

Finished Sweet Spot Quilt Top

Finished Sweet Spot Quilt Top

… I am a little disappointed with the lack of contrast in the centre stars and how it came together.  Am going to add red blanket stitch around the saw tooth stars and appliqué red circles in the squares where the stars meet. Also adding a red border and then probably going to bind in black, with a red backing.

But hey… it’s Saturday afternoon and I got it done on time, and I’m slightly less frightened of flying geese units and slightly more experienced at piecing. How you doing?