Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, December 4, 2015

Almost Done and Starting New

A few weeks ago, I showed a picture of these granny square blocks on my design wall.  This week I am finishing up a baby quilt using those blocks.


These blocks needed something to tie them together (an organizing fabric!) and I found a bunch of 4 inch strips of Kona Maize in my stash which seemed like it would work!  I also noticed that there were a lot of scraps left from the Kate Spain Honey Honey jelly roll I bought a couple years ago in the granny squares, so I used a few more of those for some corner stones in between the blocks.


I backed it with some leftover mint green Into the Woods dots, and used some strips of Hello Sunshine for the binding.  This quilt finished up at about 36" x 36."  All that is left is to finish hand sewing the binding. I may save this sweet quilt for a future baby, or donate it.  I haven't decided yet!

I have also been enjoying seeing the posts about Quilty 365, and decided to join in with my own take on it.  I am making orange peels (using this tutorial) and backing them with charm squares of Modern Backgrounds in Paper by Zen Chic.


The idea is to make one block a day that represents something from that day, such as an activity, a feeling, etc, for a whole year!  I started on December 1st, so the first block has the Number 1 in it.  My husband and I enjoy going to a local coffee shop many mornings to begin our day, little penguins (because... that's me!), and some fun Christmas fabric to remind me of attending a holiday show at the local dinner theater with a friend.  I think this will be quite fun, and hopefully, something I can keep up with!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!  My husband and I are off to see our sons for a belated Thanksgiving. We had to stay home last week because of crummy weather.  Looking forward to some turkey leftovers!





7 comments:

  1. Love the granny-squares - nice choices on your tie-in fabric and cornerstones.
    I really like your version of Quilty 365. I've not tried orange peels except in quilting, so thanks for the link to the tutorial. Enjoy your belated Thanksgiving!

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  2. Love your sweet granny square quilt. It is amazing what you can find in your scrap bins to use in your projects. I am starting Quilty 365 in January. I still have to settle on a design. Enjoy your turkey!

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  3. Such a cute granny square quilt... the Kona maize was a great find for the sashings! And, I love your take on the 365 idea! Hand stitching lots of Orange Peels could be a bit daunting, these daily 'memorable' ones will be a lot of fun!

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    1. p.s. that's an excellent tutorial, thanx for the link!

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  4. I love everything you've got going on here!
    I'll be joining Quilty 365 on or before Jan 1. I'm really enjoying seeing all the variety of approaches people are taking!

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  5. Oh those granny sqs remind me of agfhans that my mom used to crochet! Love the polka dot backing and that binding fabric-so cute!

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  6. I like the quilting on your granny square quilt. I hadn't heard of this 365 project until now. I like what you are doing so far! Hope you had a good weekend with your sons.

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