Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

Birds, Bees, and Quilting


I just finished piecing a quilt.  And no, my suitcase still isn’t unpacked.  But it’s not going anywhere either.  It’s just sitting there quietly.

It’s a Schnibbles pattern by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.  Can you tell from the photo what size it is?  Actually, it’s only about 31 X 36 inches.

These Schnibbles patterns use little packets of 5 inch squares called charm packs.  This pattern used two charm packs.  I usually order the charm packs (and lots of other fabric) from Fat Quarter Shop.  It’s a fun way to make a quilt using a new line of fabric for about $15. This particular line is Swanky by Chez Moi for Moda Fabric.

If you’re looking for some fun free projects, check out Moda Bake Shop.  There are lots of ideas for all of their precut fabrics.

So far today I’ve only done one really stupid thing.  I got a call at 1:23 from the office of Frankie’s school.  “Um. Mrs H.  School had early release today.  We were out at 1:05.”   Shoot!!!  And yes, I was still in my pajamas.  Fortunately, we only live a mile from the school.

On the home school front we had a very interesting day. Ms In Charge learned how babies were made.  Just a few quotes!

“I thought you just kissed.”

“I’m think I’m going to barf.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to have nightmares tonight.”

I hope she recovers.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

11 thoughts on “Birds, Bees, and Quilting

  1. One day I’ll learn how to do more than just rag quilts, but for now they make fun projects to work on with my daughter. We also had a similar conversation recently and she asked the following “Do you go to the hospital for this procedure?”

  2. I personally think that unpacking suitcases is very over rated! Stick with the quilting….way much more fun!

    I think that in a few years you’ll be hoping Ms. In Charge didn’t recover! She sounds like a hoot!

  3. I just adore your quilt pictures. Beautiful work!

  4. Hey thanks for the link…what a great site….guess it’s time to give equal time to the quilter inside and ignore the knitter at least once in a while.

  5. If you don’t unpack your suitcase, it just means you’re ready to go on another trip with a moment’s notice! This quilt is a great shot of spring on a very grey day. Very pretty fabric!

  6. Swanky is far prettier than I realized when I looked at it on-line. I am going to watch for a layer cake of Legacy to rid my desire to own the whole fat quarter pack.

  7. Thanks for the link to the Moda Bake Shop, Maria. I’ve never stumbled upon it before. Lots of fun projects to try.

    Take care,

  8. Cute quilt top! I love those colors.

  9. holy smokes…i laughed so hard about the baby making comments…that is hilarous! pretty quilts too! 🙂

  10. Lovely quilting!

    You lucky duck–test knitter for Susan Pandorf. Great idea to use #6 beads. She had warned it would be too heavy, so of course i used #8s. I am glad that you tried out #6s and the shawl came out okay. Next time I will use the larger-sized beads.

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