Thursday, January 13, 2011

Starting my Mon Ami

Last night I made my first block for my Mon Ami Quilt.  I haven't made all the other blocks yet, but I have picked out the fabrics I want to use.

I went through my 2.5 inch fabric bin and pulled out 25 different blues and 25 different yellows to make all the blocks.  I was worried I wouldn't have enough yellows, but sure enough I did.  I had exactly enough.  The blues I had plenty of, I even had the option to pick which ones I wanted to go in the quilt and which ones I didn't.

I also cut enough white square to go with all the blue and yellow squares.  Later on this week I will mark all the white squares and sew all the half square triangles together.  I am very excited that I will have my very own blue and yellow quilt.

Blue and yellow together is one of my favorite color combinations. I have made quite a few quilts in this color combo, but I have given them all away.  One of my favorites was made in 2004.  I gave it to my brother for Christmas that year.  It was my first monkey wrench quilt.  A lot of the leftovers of that quilt will be going into this Mon Ami quilt.

Here is the monkey wrench quilt I made in 2004.
Funny how I thought I had a really good camera back then.  I thought all my pictures turned out really neat, but as I went back to find this photo, I realized that my camera back then didn't take pictures as well as the one I use today.  That makes me wonder how my pictures will look 6 more years from now.  I don't see how they can get better, but then again, I thought the same thing 6 years ago.


  1. Oh those blues and yellows are yummy! Love, love that quilt!

  2. Looks like a great start! can't wait to see it as it comes together!

  3. I really like your color combination for your Mon Ami Quilt! Great start.

  4. Blue and yellow, always look great together I think your quilt will be lovely

  5. Yep it is hard to beat blue and yellow. I made Karen Kirkland's mystery quilt in blue and yellow but gave it away before the meeting. The good news is I have lots of scraps to enjoy.

    Don't forget to show your finished product!

    I already have my fabric postcards packed in my quilt guild bag for the next meeting. Great idea Leah!