Friday 14 January 2011

First little finish

Wohoo! I have a finish for 2011!! December's LePetite project, and it really is petite *lol* This is how my little Prairie Point Christmas quilt turned out:

It is ca. 8"x6" finished, and was a great opportunity to use up some very small scraps, but very fiddly to put together and quilt. It is now on it's way to a non-blogging quilting friend, and hopefully it will come to use come Christmas :o)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday 4 January 2011


I didn't get around to finishing the December LePetite in time for the deadline, but I hope to have it finished in a few days, and also have this month's project finished by the end of this month. Think I can do it? The centre of the top is finished:

It is quite a lot smaller than the original. I started out with 1.5" squares for the prairie points, and I have fewer rows. But I think it turned out pretty cute so far - just need to figure out what to do for borders.

For this month's LePetite - the "Mon Ami" Schnibble - I'm using a jelly roll of Jennifer Chiaverini's New Year's Quilt collection for Red Rooster. I have had this roll and some yardage in my stash for quite a while and I figured what better use of it than the first quilt of the year?

Four first blocks are together, and using the Easy Angle ruler they are quick to cut.

The blocks turn out a bit bigger than Carrie's pattern, as the HST are 2.5" rather than 2", but I don't want to trim them down, and I don't mind a larger quilt.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday 1 January 2011

New year's resolution

With a new year comes new goals. I have observed there being a lot of UFO challenges out in blogland, and I too intend to work on my UFOs and WISPs this year. But I don't want to limit myself too much, so what I want to do is to finish a UFO/WISP before starting a new quilt.

Anyone want to join in? The only rule is that an ongoing project has to come off the UFO list before starting a new quilt. I don't want to include little projects in the "new quilt" category since doing a mini can be very inspirational, and sometimes we just have to make those little gifts etc. Projects already pledged (like the LePetit) will also fall out of the "new quilt" category since it is something signed up for last year.

Don't sound too difficult, does it? Please feel free to grab the badge for your blog, and join in :o)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida