It took me a while, but I finally read the bit where Carrie explains the name for the Mon Ami Schnibbles Pattern that is being used for January in the quilt-along hosted by Sherri and Sinta.  You see it’s a friendship block variation and it’s a Schnibbles so it’s small hence My Little Friend Mon Ami… I was a little daunted after my last piecing effort and convinced that it would be My Little Enemy, but I have started and so far so good!

I am using: a quick quarter II ruler (mad by Quilter’s Rule) to help me with my half  square triangles and my newly purchased 6inch square rotating mat and rulers to square up the 2inch by 2inch half square triangles blocks before putting the block together.  I also added a magnetic seam guide to my machine to help with my 1/4 inch seams so armed with all this additional assistance I am optimistic about lines potentially meeting where they should!

Plume Fabric Range Designed by Tula Pink for Moda

Plume Fabric Range Designed by Tula Pink for Moda

Here are my paired up charm squares (had to pick 25 light and dark pairs to use in the quilt)

Background Fabric Chosen for Mon Ami

Background Fabric Chosen for Mon Ami

This is a close up of the background fabric I am using.

Plume by Tula Pink for Moda Half Square Triangles for Mon Ami Schnibbles

Plume by Tula Pink for Moda Half Square Triangles for Mon Ami Schnibbles

Paired up Charm Squares are in the top left ready for cutting, the new rotating 6 inch mat (by Fiskars) beneath the unsewn block and my first 2 completed blocks.