Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Summer Finish

I am so happy to have finished my Winter in the Woods quilt earlier today!


It is made from a jelly roll of Into the Woods by Leila Boutique for Moda and a jelly roll of Kona Snow, loosely based on a video tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company (called Summer in the Park) and a pattern from England Street Quilts.  I say "loosely based" because after the initial jelly roll strip sewing and cutting, I put the rows of smaller blocks together completely differently than the patterns called for!  Rather than unpick and re-sew, I decided to leave them as is, and go with the quilt this way.  And I have ended up being very happy with it!  

I love the color palette of this fabric line and quilt - it has always reminded me of mint chocolate chip ice cream!  (With a little strawberry thrown in!)


Awhile ago, I used a few orphan blocks leftover from the construction of this quilt to make a pillow that goes with it.  It's fun to finally see them together!


I quilted this one myself on my Janome with edge to edge organic, wavy lines.  I love the result of the quilting, but have to admit that one of the reasons it took me so long to finish was because the quilting process went very slowly for me!  I started and stopped many times because I got bored and needed to work on something else!  So happy to have it finished now!


I often forget to put a label on my quilts, but not this one!  Another leftover part of a block made a great label.


And, finally, a shot of the binding.  I ordered some yardage of the mint dots from Into the Woods for the backing and binding, but also added in the last few jelly roll strips in green and pink to make a scrappy binding!  My favorite!  

Yay for a Friday finish! Linking up with Finish it Up Friday and Oh Scrap on Sunday!

12 comments:

  1. Such a pretty quilt Diann! I really like the colors in this collection and your choice of patterns was perfect for it. Nice finish!

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  2. Gorgeous fabrics and I love the effect of the way you've set the blocks, looks really cool!

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  3. Beautiful quilt! The colors are divine and the pattern is perfect for showing of the beauty of the fabric line. Great quilt!

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  4. A lovely finish! I really like your colour combo, very effective against the Kona Snow!

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  5. Oh, I like that color combo too! What a lovely quilt. Congrats on your finish and quilting on your Janome (like me!!!) Those wavy lines are very effective on your quilt.

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  6. I love how the colors worked out so well for that pattern. Awesome finish!

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  7. LOVE this, Diann! I loved the pillow you made earlier with the leftover fabrics. Yay for a finish. I also like your pic and updated personal info. :-)

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  8. Very nice quilt. I love the colors!!

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  9. Yep. Mint chocolate chip ice cream all right! 8)
    Hurray for such a pretty quilt!

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  10. A really great finish Diann! It was fun to see you work through the process of making this quilt!

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    1. PS - I love the changes I see on Little Penguin - specifically you being on the front page! I know I need to make that change too.

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  11. Oh this is so beautiful. I have this quilt on my to-do list for a year now. Thank you for the inspiration, I might just make it this year.
    Also wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my "Homeful" quilt.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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