I had had some of the schnibbles books for years and was always drawn to the cover pattern of this book the Reveille pattern.
It wasn't until I got some pretty charm packs in America that I decided enough was enough and I HAD to do the pattern.
I wanted to also use up some lovely Karen Lewis neutrals as the contrast, I thought they would play nicely with the mixologie charm pack.
So one Friday night when husband was off walking I sat in the sewing room and happily chopped and pieced.
Ain't they purty? It soon became apprent I had underestimated the amount of fabric needed ... Happily Ihad another charm pack which seemed to play nicely.
I had most of the blocks cut and pieced so happily went to bed. Next morning I woke up and with horror read of the massacre in Paris.
I went back to the sewing room and the whole quilt took on a whole new context. What was a happy jolly quilt, now reminded me of the people who wouldn't awaken to the reveille call.
I still love this top and it will be a jolly quilt to go to Linus, but it reminds me that life can change in the blink of an eye.