Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best of 2015

Cheryl, over at Meadow Mist Designs, is having a Best of 2015 Linky Party!  After checking out many of the other blogs who have linked up, I was inspired to write up a post for myself.  So here goes!

1.  I've discovered that I love small and useful finishes, like bags and pouches, and have tried several different types this year.  Here are two of my favorites!

A "Two in One" pouch from Sotak Handmade - two zippers and velcro!










A "Pyramid Pouch," pattern by Sandra at Musings 
of a Menopausal Melon - equilateral triangles!

2.  My little blog was featured on Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework, back in February, where I showed how I make small, scrappy, table runners and mug rugs.


Thanks, Cynthia, for the opportunity to do that!

3.  I tried something new with English Paper Piecing, and created a new favorite, this Christmas Tree wall-hanging.


4.  My favorite big quilt finish of the year, Into the Woods.


5.  And finally, I completed my Scrap Vortex flimsy, which right now I'm madly working on quilting and finishing it up!  I have long admired AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts, and when she started a Scrap Vortex QAL, I knew I wanted to join in.  This was also my most viewed and commented on post for the year!


As for 2016... what might it bring?  I am still getting the hang of being a retired teacher, and having more time for my favorite activities!  It is wonderful to have hours everyday to sew and create.  Along with quilts and small projects for myself, I am hoping to do more charity quilting.  And I am finally going to take some time to figure out free motion quilting!  A Craftsy class is definitely in my future!

Happy New Year to all of you, and may it be all you hope for!









7 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! My favorite is Into the Woods! So pretty! :)

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  2. Beautiful finishes! Your Into the Woods quilt is just wonderful, thanks for linking up!

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  3. Such great projects. I love your scrap vortex top. Great job!

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  4. Found your blog via Meadow Mist Designs' Linky Party. Now following. 'Love your quilts, esp. that Christmas tree wall hanging :)

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  5. Happy New Year Diann! I love your finishes, especially Into the Woods - those are colors I love. I read the tutorial for the mug rug (so cute!) and have added it to my list of goals for 2016. :)

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  6. Wonderful projects! It is great to see them again. Have an amazing and creative 2016! Happy New Year!

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  7. I love useful projects too Diann and your bags are wonderful. Into the Woods is a favorite of mine! Congratulations on being featured on Cyndy's Oh Scrap! I too Christina Cameli's classes on FMQ and loved them... just need to practice more often.

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