Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Little Random-ness... Quilty and otherwise

A fun find for the weekend:


I love the name of this wine, and it is tasty, too!

Dinner with good friends, celebrating retirement and engagement:


and... I have been having fun quilting my Rainbow Scrappy Bars quilt this weekend, as well.  I wanted to try something I had never done before, concentric circle quilting.

 
 
I started by tracing a circle with a dinner plate, and stitching around that circle.  Then I just kept adding larger and larger circles about 1/4 inch away from each line of stitching before it.  It is really an easy way to quilt with my walking foot.  It got harder when I wanted to stitch the inner circles.  When I got to what I thought would be the smallest circle, I decided to try a heart.  It ended up looking more like a philodendron leaf!  But since it is on a green piece of fabric, I guess that works!
 
 
 
I really love how this is turning out!  I did not start my circle in the center of the quilt.  Instead I off-centered it, and I think that makes it look fun and modern!
 
 
 
At this point, I am close to finishing the quilting, and hopefully, next weekend I will be binding it.  Thanks to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for her Scrap-a-Palooza Series!  I am having fun following along, and getting lots of inspiration!



8 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic! I love the colors and the fabrics, but the quilting has really made it shine! So happy you sewed along!

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  2. Isn't that fun? I quilted one like this a few months ago. I enjoyed doing it.

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  3. Your quilting looks great! I have done this a couple of times, I have issues keeping the quilting lines evenly spaced. . . typically looks like I had a bottle of that wine! haha

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  4. awesome quilting! can't wait to see the reveal! and awesome wine find. I would definitely keep that bottle as a souvenir!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  5. I love the quilting. I want to try concentric circle myself, so I always take time to look at others who have given it a go. Yours turned out so nice!

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  6. I think this looks great! I love the look, but don't think I would have the patience.

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  7. Wow, that quilting looks so good. Isn't it wonderful how quilting just so enhances an already lovely quilt top. Thanks for showing us.

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  8. This looks awesome! I really want to try it. Love your leaf:)

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