Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, January 18, 2015

You just never know...

In my last post, I wrote that I was planning to make a table runner out of some scrappy blocks I had leftover from a quilt I am working on.  But then... I started measuring and trying to square up the blocks and, boy, were they wonky!  I ended up making a pillow cover out of a few of the blocks and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!


I quilted it with straight lines running diagonally and backed it with some Kona Crimson from my stash.


Look at the tiny pinwheel that was formed when I joined the four blocks together:


I am finally getting the blocks for the quilt sewn together into rows.  I think I am going to love this quilt!



Linking up with Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  Go check out the other fun, scrappy projects!

11 comments:

  1. The pillow turned out beautifully! Sometimes there just aren't enough scraps to make what you had envisioned, and I really like that you were able to make something work for you anyway.

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  2. I like your color choice. claire aka knitnkwilt

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  3. Way to make use of your scraps. That quilt is going to be adorable. Thanks for the link to Oh Scrap--that is a new linking party for me!

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  4. Your string blocks are delightful. Wonderful colours together.

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  5. What an adorable pillow cover. That tiny pinwheel makes me smile. How lucky you will be at naptime to have a beautiful quilt and pillow to cuddle with! Thanks for sharing at Oh Scrap!

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  6. This is looking very effective... and I really love your colour combo! Linda

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  7. Great idea, and a lovely, happy finish! I hate when you have waste like this, but you turned the waste into a very useful project, and you did it pronto, as opposed to having the scraps sit around for months, years...voice of experience! The quilt is going to be lovely with those beautiful fabrics.

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  8. What a great way to use some blocks that wouldn't make it into a quilt. I love the pillow.

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  9. Diann the pillow turned out really cute - Love the pinwheel center!
    That quilt is going to be gorgeous!

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  10. Eep -- I love the Into the Woods line. By pairing it with all that white, you really let the fabric take the spotlight. Can't wait to see the finished quilt next to the coordinating pillow. : )

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  11. You have such a great color palette for this pillow, and it looks especially good with the red chair. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

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