Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!


The first day of 2011...it's been pretty quiet around here--a lot of relaxing and a little sewing (hoping to tackle e-mails later on this evening). I procrastinated starting my "Mon Ami" quilt (December was so busy!)--but have really been enjoying working on it today ("Mon Ami," a Schnibbles pattern by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. will be our quilt for the February 1st parade).


I'm using Rural Jardin by French General for Moda with some Martinique for my background. These are the exact fabrics Carrie used for her version.  I have to say I love every French General collection, but I've struggled a bit in picking designs to sew with them--so when I saw that Carrie had used these fabrics for her quilt, I knew I'd be doing the same.

"Mon Ami" has a lot of half-square triangles involved.  I know I've mentioned the Quilt-in-a-Day Triangle Square Up Ruler before; however, I have to mention it here...it's just a real lifesaver in trimming up the half-square triangles for this quilt.  The trimmings pile above is from making two blocks--the pieces are small, but trimming makes a huge difference in setting this quilt together. Sinta has already finished her version of Mon Ami--you can see hers along with the other quilts for our parade today at her blog.  And speaking of parades...

We've had a lot of wonderful pictures sent to us for today's parade of Cara's Prairie Point Christmas pattern. First up is a beautiful version by Nathalie--love these greens!


 

Leah made a fun red and green version!


Linda's is beautiful as well.


Sandy F (no blog) sent this photo...love the star on top of her tree!


Shelley sent this very colorful Prairie Point Christmas tree!




Laura (no blog) sent along this photo--love it.


Leslie's (also no blog) version looks wonderful as part of her decor.


Marie-Joze sent this beautiful version using pinks and greens.


Mary on Lake Pulaski used Fig Tree fabrics for her version--of course I absolutely love it!



Michelle's version is also stunning!


Paulette (no blog) also made a beautiful quilt.


Sandie L made this fun version!


Satu sent along this beautiful version with a gorgeous blue border!


Simone made this really colorful version of Prairie Point Christmas--I love it!


And our last quilt is from Tonya--just a wonderful parade today--thank you to everyone!  Make sure you stop by Sinta's to see the rest of the quilts.  And...best wishes for the New Year!


28 comments:

Marie said...

i love the trees. Very, very nicely done by all.

Carol said...

Sherri, I finished my Prairie Point Christmas quilt, but it wasn't in the parade.

Sue said...

I love everything of French General too. Their fabrics are just lovely.

Love the Schnibbles pattern and I really love the prairie points Christmas tree pattern.

Happy new year!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for the fun parade Sherri! I love French General and the Mon Ami pattern. Hum, how am I going to do this one without a sewing machine?

Michele said...

I love the parade! Beautiful trees! Thanks so much to you and Sinta for taking the time to put it together :) I can't wait to get these decorations down and start Mon Ami!

Amy said...

very nice trees,I think I will make one for next year! thnaks for the inspiration,Happy New year to you!

Cardygirl said...

All the trees look great! I am enjoying seeing the variations on a theme. keen to start Mon Ami now!
Happy New Year!

Sinta Renee said...

Great versions of Prairie Point Christmas! Everyone did an amazing job... and evidently loved the mini version as well! Great idea!

Jan Marie said...

I am a big fan of your blog. As I read your blog this year my list got longer and longer. I especially like the fabrics you use. Thanks for a great blog.

Messy Karen said...

nice parade!

Anne Heidi said...

So many pretty tree quilts!
Love those starts you are working on- it will be a beautiful quilt!
A Happy New year to you!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful parade! And so many different versions. Love the star that Sandy F added!
Teh very best wishes for 2011!

Brenda said...

Those trees are beautiful. I wanted to make one, but knew that there was just no time this year.

free indeed said...

Love the fabric choice you are using for the shnibbles quilt..it will be lovely.
I was just reading yesterday about those trees...thinking I need to make one....then I see the wonderful parade you shared...so lovely and unique each one...hard to pick a favorite.

Shelley said...

Love the trees - everyone did such a great job! The Rural Jardin squares for your Mon Ami quilt look great too! Can't wait to see all the finished quilts.

Quilt Hollow said...

All so pretty! I too have been using my Quilt in A Day triangle square up ruler for Mon Ami...no easier way than this! Makes trimming a breeze and I'm nearly finished with my top!

Handmade by Mai said...

Woah it's so nice to see what everybody made out of the same pattern

Karen said...

wonderful parade of trees!
I lost control over most of the end of 2010, but am hoping to get back to playing in 2011. I have several pre-cuts of French General and have been saving them for something...maybe Mon Ami is just the thing!

Jules said...

All these different versions are so fun to see! Thanks for a great parade. I'm hoping to get a good start on my next one soon.

Tracy said...

Those triangle trees are so adorable.

Linda said...

Parade is great. Each tree is beautiful! Thanks to you and Sinta!!

julia said...

Sherri,
again a wonderful parade ~ congrats, girls, on your finishes!
I'd better get going to order the mon ami pattern if i want to be included next month :)
Wishing you all the best for 2011!
Happy sewing (can't wait to see what you'll show us the next 12 months!).
hugs,
julia

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a great way to start off the new year.

Q said...

Happy New Year! and Well Done to all in the Parade, so colourful and super cute! I am going to play along this month and am excited and daunted (beginner quilter!) I ordered my mon ami pattern late last month and am waiting for it to arrive :)

Kathie said...

I really love this pattern by Miss rosie, I have to buy it and make it too.
JUST LOVE all these trees, very cute!
thanks
Kathie

Carrie P. said...

What fun to see everyone's trees.

Carol said...

What wonderful trees...I love that Quilt in a Day trimmer...they sure come out perfect...your MonAmi is going to be awesome!

sewkatiedid said...

super fun to see all of these!

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