Tonight I finished my March Schnibbles top. Yes, you're seeing things right...it's a table runner. No, I didn't lose half of it. In my quest for Spring decorations, a table runner fit the bill better than a 30" inch quiltlet. I am pleased with the dark brown inner border, but let me tell you, I am in LOVE with the combination of the smashed avocado greens and spa blues. Does it seem like that phrase "spa blue" is everywhere these days? I mean, what did we call it before someone came up with SPA blue? Light blue? Pale turquoise? Cerulean, aquamarine? Who decides that SPA BLUE is the new "it" color? Who came up with the notion that SPA BLUE sounds so much more sophisticated than just plain old ordinary aqua? I want in on this. Let it be known, when Nipple Pink makes it big, it was my idea.
It only took one little charm pack to make this table runner. I used everything. I quite like how it turned out and am thinking of blowing through a few more orphan charm packs with this same pattern. I've decided that the real challenge in the Year of Schnibbles is finding a line of fabric with the appropriate ratio of lights to darks needed for the specific pattern chosen. I have a stack of charm packs waiting to be loved, but as I audition them for Schnibbles each month, this one doesn't have enough darks to make the pattern stand out, this one doesn't have enough lights for a background, or the worst one, no value range at all. I'm talking about YOU, Garden Party. You're pretty and all, but you're just one big pile of medium values. I've cast you aside with a scowl for several months now. Your time will come.
My Quality Control Manager is particularly fond of this quilt. It brings out the colors of her eyes. She's so vain. She probably thinks this quilt is about her.