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!