I've been working tonight on the Mon Ami Schnibbles pattern. Have you seen it? It's the Le Petite project for January. Here's a photo of Carrie Nelson's version using one of the French General lines--
Pretty, yes? But I've been putting off making it this month, and I think it's because I was hoping to come up with a fresh, original color combination, but everything I thought of wasn't as appealing as the very trite red, white, and blue--after all, it IS stars! So I finally pulled out a couple of old charm packs and decided that for mine, I'd use a background of mixed light colored charms instead of the all-one-fabric background in the original. Here are my first five blocks, fully sewn--
I have the other pieces cut and stacked but not sewn yet, and there are a lot of half square triangles to make, so I'm glad I didn't put it off any longer. And I guess I shouldn't be hard on myself about the rather predictable color combination--after all, in the Sweat Shop, I have a whole cubbie of red, white, and blue fabrics, so obviously I like the combination, right? How about you? Have you made this project yet (or WILL you be making it this month)? If so what color combination and fabrics are you playing with? Inquiring minds . . . .