Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, February 24, 2017

Working on a Finish

When I was making the blocks for this 16 Patch quilt last year, during the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2016, I knew it wasn't going to always belong to me.  I didn't know who it was for yet, but sometimes quilts take awhile to let you know who needs them the most.


I enjoyed everything about making this quilt - the simple patchwork, my favorite fabric scraps, using low volume backgrounds, and the challenge of deciding how to lay it out.

This week, I know who this quilt belongs to.  So it is time to finish it up!

I chose this gray pin dot for the backing - 



and got the layers put together and basted - always my least favorite part of the process.


I'm quilting it with my walking foot in my go-to quilting "design" - diagonal cross-hatching.


(Note to self - it's time to dig into your new book, Walk, by Jacquie Gering - and learn some new walking foot quilting techniques!)

I'll be giving this quilt to my sweet sister-in-law, who lost her husband in a very tragic accident last summer. When she reminded me that their wedding anniversary was coming up, I knew it was time to finish this quilt and get it to her.  Maybe it will give her some little bit of comfort.  I hope...

Now back to work!  Linking up to ScrapHappy Saturday over at SoScrappy.



22 comments:

  1. It really is a hug disguised as a quilt. Well done!

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  2. The blocks are pretty, the backing is great, it will go with the top perfectly. The quilt's choice of new owner is spot on, she will love it!

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  3. What a beautiful, scrappy quilt! She will love it. I am a huge fan of diagonal cross hatch quilting too.

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  4. I agree. Quilts always find the perfect home. It will be a wonderful gift.

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  5. I am sure sister will be very touched by this gift a lovely quilt. Like you I hate the layering up process

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  6. These blocks turned out amazing. I love your cross hatch quilting. I am sure she will love this gift and it's timing.

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  7. Aww. It's I don't know, I guess quite profound how we make quilts because we have a need, and then when we learn of a need of a family member or friend, one of our quilts gets a home. This will be a lovely quilts. Nvm breaking out the Walk book, break out the FMQ foot honey! grin

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  8. The perfect way to wrap your SIL in a hug and let her know you are thinking about her.

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  9. oh, that's good... what a connection. You listen to your intuition... very nice...linking us one to another

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  10. Your quilt turned out beautiful and I am sure the quilting will make it even more beautiful.

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  11. This quilt will make your SIL feel very loved. I've just started doing wavy line quilting instead of the straight lines. It's amazing how accomplished it made me feel.

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  12. Your SIL is going to love that quilt. You are so sweet! Xo

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  13. What a great home for a great quilt. The blocks are simple, but make a great show all together. I'm sure your sister in law will love it

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  14. What a great home for a great quilt. The blocks are simple, but make a great show all together. I'm sure your sister in law will love it

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  15. What a beautiful quilt. Sometimes they know who they belong to.Hope she gets some comfort from it.

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  16. Sometimes we just have to wait for a quilt to speak to us. Prayers for your sweet sister-in-law. Hope it gives her comfort.

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  17. Glad the quilt is going home! Congrats on an almost finish!

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  18. May your love and caring reach her through this special quilt.

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  19. Your SIL is going to appreciate this beautifully scrappy quilt!! As for your timing? It is surely impeccable.

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  20. Such a lovley scrappy quilt and the perfect outcome - I'm sure your sil will love and appreciate it.

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  21. Sending a quilty hug is always a great gift.

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