Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WIP


Now that everything is clean and organized around here, it's time to start working on my Mon Ami Schnibble for a Year of LaPetite.  It is going to be a birthday gift for my mom so I selected fabrics that I think she will like.  It can be difficult to pick out fabrics for someone that has taste very different from your own, nonetheless I am happy how all the pieces go together.  The far left print will be the outer border and the center fabrics will be all the friendship stars. 

I purchased the three fabrics on the right for a scrappy background.  If you look closely at the original pattern, their is a secondary pattern utilizing a medium tone background.  The top background is ever so slightly darker than the others and work for this (my LQS really didn't have anything else suitable as a medium tone).  Another option would be to just go for a scrappy background without this secondary pattern (and this would eliminate 4HST per block, so a 100 for the project.) OR a third option would be just to use one background fabric, again eliminating a significant number of HSTs.  At this point I am leaning towards a single background fabric and eliminating the corner HSTs but I feel a bit like that would be an easy way out?  What would you do? I'd love to know! 



Previous to this I was just putzing on a leftover project from my Pajama Party, a much needed new robe for myself.  I finished the robe yesterday and the interlock seems a bit thin, so it may end up as a summer robe? (Then again, the nights here have been subzero!)



So what are you working on this week?



8 comments:

CaraQuilts said...





Those are great fabrics! I think which ever option you choose will looks great!

Barb said...





Just love your fabric choices...

AMKreations said...





The batiks are beautiful!

I'm working on a quilt for a friend who is in Chemo for Breast Cancer...I had hope to have it near completion, but this week isn't going as planned. =) It's small, so hopefully I can get the top finished by the end of the week, at least! =)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Just reading my pattern right now Karen! Not sure how my fabric will work with Mon Ami, but it has to - I don't have any other fabric with me in FL.

Sarah Craig said...





This week I'm working on three quilts for our church quilt ministry, plus taking some time to piece more of my Christmas quilt/UFO!

pixie13 said...





Those are gorgeous fabric choices; I'm sure however you choose to do it, the quilt will be beautiful.

Needled Mom said...





Those fabrics are going to be awesome in that pattern. I can't wait to see it. Your robe is beautiful as well - summer or winter.

Sherri said...





It's going to be gorgeous!