Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Finish and a Little Bit of Red

This week, I focused on finishing up my RSC16 sixteen patch quilt so that I could deliver it to my SIL.  And I met that goal!


I'm really happy with the gray pin dot backing and binding - 


and the diagonal grid quilting.


I made a label for it using some scraps from one of the blocks.


She was really surprised, and pleased, I think.  And I know she'll use it because she's one of those people who is always cold and loves to be all bundled up!


One thing I really enjoy doing as I'm quilting is getting a close-up look at all the pretty fabrics in my quilts.  I love this section of red.


I got to wondering if there was any of that red with the bright yellow flowers on it left in my stash.  Sure enough, there was!  So, since Angela declared March to be Red month for the RSC16, I quickly stitched up a bow tie block!  Love it!


Happy Scrap Happy Saturday to all my fellow Rainbow Scrap Challengers!  See you  over at Angela's blog, SoScrappy!







25 comments:

  1. Oh it's beautiful! I didn't realize how big it was till I saw it on your sofa!

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  2. Beautiful finish! Many times simplest is best. Like you, I enjoy my fabrics close up.

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  3. The quilt turned out just as gorgeous as I thought it would. Congrats on the finish and how wonderful to know she will use it and love it so much!

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  4. What a beautiful hug. I hope your SIL finds a little comfort in it. I love the simplicity of it and definitely that grey dot backing. It's calming.

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  5. Congrats on a beautiful finish. My daughter always refers to her quilts as hugs, so you gave a lot of hugs to your SIL.

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  6. What a lovely finish! I also like that gray dot!

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  7. Really pretty. If she gets tired of it, I bet I could find it a home where all quilt are loved on.

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  8. love it! I see some fantastic fabrics in there- and 16 patches never seem to get old, right? I'm on year 3 and counting....

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  9. I love how your quilt turned out and am so glad your SIL enjoyed it! It was a thoughtful gift. And it looks as though you’re going to have some fun red scraps to play with this month!

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  10. What a gorgeous finish! I'm sure it will be well loved and very much appreciated!

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  11. Great finish! and love the label too; just right.

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  12. Congrats on this beautiful finish. Cute little label too. ;^)

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  13. SEW glad to hear that your SIL is happy with her quilt!!

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  14. The quilt for your SIL is beautiful! She will definitely cherish it!

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  15. It's beautiful Diann; it looks like a modern tartan.

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  16. Beautiful finish! No border needed. Looks soft and comfy. Perfect for a snuggle.

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  17. Great finish on that scrappy 16 patch block quilt. Your fabrics were so striking. Cute little bow tie.

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  18. A lovely quilt and it is so nice you are passing on memories.

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  19. Great quilt finish! Love when you have a favorite scrap and you find just a bit more. I have a red with little oranges on it that is one of my most cherished scraps, it has the same brightness as your red and flowers.

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  20. Great finish! It's been fun watching this quilt progress...I'm sure your friend will love using it!

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  21. What a beautiful hug of a quilt. And your choice of whimsical prints will make it especially fun up close.

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  22. Your sixteen patch quilt looks so pretty all finished. What a sweet gift.

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  23. Your quilt is fabulous! I love 16 patches.

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  24. Beautiful! A perfect gift for your SIL.
    And I love that bowtie in that print!

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