My first top finished for 2011!! πŸ™‚ January’s Le Petite project…

“Mon Ami” Schnibbles designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.  I love it!!  Carol of Brown Quilts was kind enough to send me the pattern because she had an extra!  Thanks Carol! The fabric collection I used is Le Petite Ecole by French General.  I so love this fabric!!  I’m actually going to make a big quilt from the same fabric very soon!  I am becoming a huge fan groupie of French General fabric and this particular collection is no exception!  This is Scott’s favorite Le Petite so far.  I too love it…now that it’s done!  LOL!  The never ending HSTs almost put me over the edge!

Nearly 300 HSTs waiting to be squared up.

Finally, after hours of trimming, ready for piecing.  What a relief!!

AND I have a little surprise….look what’s loaded on Annie….almost completely quilted…

I was hoping to get it all quilted today, but just not enough time.  I just have the borders left to quilt!!  Not sure if I’ll continue the same motif in a different thread or try something else.  It’s definitely not going to win any ribbons, but it’s a HUGE victory for me!  I’m so glad I finally took the plunge.  Scott of course wanted me to test my new skills on a different quilt!  LOL! Quilting on a real quilt is completely different than on muslin!!  Completely different.  It even sounds different.  Going over the gazillion seams was a whole new experience too.  I will always treasure this quilt.  I can’t believe it…my first real quilt…quilted on Annie!!

Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments regarding my new specs!  You are all too sweet!!  Blogging buddies are the best!!  A couple of you left really nice comments that I would love to reply to, but your Blogger profile does not have an email.  If you change the settings, I’d love to reply to you!

I’m off today to Jamie’s studio for a personal quilt lesson!!  I can’t wait!  He says it’s going to be an intense day of learning for me.  “GOOD,” is what  I say!  I’ll take whatever I can learn from him!  I’m supposed to go Wednesday too, but we are bracing for a big winter storm, so Wednesday, I’m sure will need to be rescheduled.  I’m so tired of winter!!!

Make sure you stop by Sinta’s or Sherri’s blog to see the parade of Le Petite quilts.  They should have them posted soon.


  • Barbara says:

    I just LOVE this quilt! You did a beautiful job on it. I've never bought any of the French General fabric, but now I just might have to. I check out your blog every day and really enjoy it!

  • Terry says:

    What a beautiful quilt! And how exciting for you to quilt it on Annie! Congratulations! :0)

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Your quilt is beautiful. I love how you have quilted it. You're a professional on your first quilt!

  • Sue says:

    It's so very pretty. I have the pattern as well, but have not started mine yet. I've kind of had my fill of HSTs with the Civil War Tribute BOM! Ugh. Way too many

    Your quilting on your quilt is so lovely. How nice to be able to have a longarm.

    I too, am becoming a huge fan of French General. Haven't seen a fabric line yet that I don't like.

    Stay warm today and keep the home fires burning!!

  • Lori says:

    Ah, your first quilt of the year and your first quilt top quilted on Annie! That is going to be a special quilt. It is beautiful! The quilting looks really good too!!

  • Yvette says:

    WOO HOO!!! It looks fantastic!!!! Way to go on getting your first project on Annie almost done. I'll bet you were so nervous to put a quilt on her. Did you do that freehand? I'm so impressed!!

    All those HST would have sent me to kuku-ville. They are not my favorite things to do but I sure do like the outcome.

  • WoolenSails says:

    Love the quilt and the border, beautiful fabric choices.
    And you finally got to use Annie for a real quilt:)


  • Impera Magna says:

    How exciting to be quilting your first quilt on Annie! I love the fabrics, the quilt top AND the quilting. Congratulations!

  • Country Prims says:

    Congratulations-what beautiful work and the quilting looks so professional!!

    Love the new look too:)

    Shazy x

  • Donna says:

    It's beautiful! Love it all and the quilting is gorgeous. It will always be a special quilt being your first on Annie πŸ™‚
    Stay warm with the storm you all are expecting.

  • Jennifer Gail says:

    I love it!

  • Michele says:

    Love it! It looks great….those triangles were tough but so worth it :). Your quilting is great too πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your first quilt quilted on your new machine! I know that's a big hurdle to overcome!!

  • Brandie says:

    I love it! And I love all those triangles! I may have to do some of those start shapes with my leftover triangles.
    The quilting looks wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

  • Simone de Klerk says:

    Lovely Mon Ami! And the quilting fits perfectly to it! It was so much fun making it!
    Love your new look on the previous post!

  • Joan says:

    Oh WOW WOW WOW Linda!!! Its fantastic – I wish I had an Annie . It looks wonderful – well done – I bet the girls are soooo proud of you as is Scott. πŸ™‚ β™₯

  • Darlene says:

    Stunning quilt and even more stunning after you've finished quilting it. You and Annie make a nice team. πŸ™‚

  • Mama Pea says:

    Hey, your quilt looks great, and so does your quilting! Woo Hoo! Love that border fabric. I started my French General quilt this weekend, too. πŸ™‚ I'm using the same fabric you have in the border for the backing on mine. I hope your lesson was fun! Drive carefully on the way home as that's when the storm is supposed to hit. We'll see what it brings, huh? Way to go!

  • Jeanette says:

    Love you quilt. I'm a fan of those fabrics myself. :). I'm so excited to see you quilting it on Annie. Hugs,

  • Carrie P. says:

    Congratulations on getting a your quilt almost done. It looks great.

  • Unknown says:

    Fantastic, Linda! I can't wait to see it when you and Annie finish and bind it! Truly a work of art! Aren't the French General fabrics so great, too! Congratulations on the first finish with Annie!

  • Kathy says:

    You have a beautiful quilt, and how exciting to quilt it on your own new long-arm! I love your fabric selectons on this quilt.

  • Carol says:

    You and Annie are doing just GREAT! Love you MonAmi!

  • QuiltSue says:

    Woohoo…. your first real quilt and it looks wonderful. You and Annie are obviously the best of friends.

    I love the look of the French General fabrics and am waiting for a FQ bundle of Maison de Garance to be delivered.

    I hope your Day of Learning was good, and that you don't get too much trouble from the storm.

  • Kristin says:

    Hey Sisssssssta!
    So glad you finally took the plunge and quilted something (other than Muslin) w/ the LA. It looks great. Your love your quilting. Kinda wish I was at home so I could see it in person. We had a snow day today so I am at home studying ALL day, on the bright side sooo much better than going to school. I am sure you guys had a snow day too!
    Love and miss you!!
    ps. Scoot keeps trying to escape out the front door, so now we let him. He runs out, sits in the middle of the hallway, gets scared and then runs back in. Such a wussss…thought you'd like that story!!

  • Kristin says:

    I meant to say 'I' instead of 'your love your quilting'…..sure you got that. It's still kinda early for me!! LOL

  • Joanne says:

    Fantastic!! How exciting! The quilt looks great – good for you.
    I hope the storm doesn't hit too hard – take care.β™₯

  • Denise in PA says:

    Linda- your Mon Ami looks fantastic! I didn't do this one, but after seeing them all over the blogs, I may have too! I'm partial to French General too. o:) And, yay, for you getting it quilted! I hope you'll tell us all about your day with Jamie – whenever it happens. I'm sick of this snow (and ice) already!!

  • karen @ badlandsquilts says:

    Your quilting is gorgeous!

  • Corrie says:

    Any french general fabric is a perfect pick. Your mon ami is wonderful. Congrats on having it almost done!

  • Susan @ Blackberry Creek says:

    Congrats on your first 2011 finish. And what a beautiful one it is. I love that star pattern. In fact, I have one in my stack of projects to do later. BTW, I found out that if I use Safari instead of Foxfire for my browser, I am able to leave comments on this kind of comment format. Have a great day.