Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cindy Lou Who

Do you remember this “darling?”

An Army of Cindy Lou Whos to Descend on House Appropriators Hearings

Or maybe she’s more familiar here …

Dr. Seuss’  classic book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," was written in 1953. In 1999, this timeless story was produced in a live action feature film.  Cindy Lou Who, a member of the Who family, is young, innocent, and willing to take a chance on the hard-hearted Grinch. Virtually the only member of Whoville with the Christmas spirit intact, Cindy Lou plays a key role in bringing the true meaning of Christmas back to the town.

But in our Wonderful World of Quilting, “Cindy Lou Who” has a sweetness all her own.  Introducing our 2nd project in “A Year of Schnibbles” ….

Cindy Lou Who 
Several have asked what exactly a “Schnibble” is.  So I headed over to Carrie’s website to see if I might gain a more clear definition.  Here’s what Carrie says:

Schnibble: noun  A scrap of fabric; a leftover bit of cloth; a small piece.  The word has a German origin and is found primarily in German settlements in the Midwest.

From the Dictionary of American Regional English published by the Harvard University Press.

Wow!  Who knew!

For our purposes, though, “Schnibbles” is a collection of patterns designed by Carrie of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. that are made exclusively with 5” charms plus a little extra yardage.  “A Year of Schnibbles” is a free club that was started by Sinta at Pink Pincushion and Sherri at A Quilting Life.  Anyone can join.  It’s all in fun.  Each month a new Schnibbles pattern is chosen and participants have one month to complete the top.  On the first day of each month Sinta & Sherri “parade” our Schnibbles and introduce the next months project.  You can do one or you can do all 12. 

Miss Carrie is totally in on it too.  September’s Schnibble was “Winter White”.  Carrie not only participated, but changed things up a bit and made “Winter Nights.”  She has the directions for this altered pattern on her blog."

Winter Nights by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.Sherri and Sinta have already started the “Winter White Parade.”  Click on their names to go to their blogs and see the fabulous quilts our “Schnibblers” have made.

Then join us and make a “Cindy Lou Who” for your very own.

We’ve kitted it up in several collections, all very different …

Frosted Memories by Holly Taylor
Zippity-Doo-Dah by Sandy Gervais
Tradition – Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus Dunn
The Morris Workshop by Barbara Brackman
Oh-Cherry-Oh by Me & My Sister

So what are you waiting for?  Come along and join us!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I went to your website and it seems that the pattern is already sold out! So it is not possible to obtain a pattern unless you purchase the kit??

Cindy said...

LOL, my name is "Cindy Lou".

Sherri said...

Great post...if it's okay...I'm going to mention this post on mine today...I've received a lot of questions about Schnibbles! You summed it all up perfectly!

an encourager said...

I love the real Cindy Loo Who and visit her every December. However, this year I will be singing "The la la... (don't know the actual words) a little early as my machine hums along making the quilt for Schnibbles club! Can't wait!