Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

After seeing so many fun versions of the Scrappy Trip Around the World pattern, I decided I wanted to make one.  I'm excited about trying to make it completely out of my stash!  I don't know how many blocks that will be, but I'm going to keep going until I run out of 2.5 by 16 inch strips!  A question I have for anyone out there - is there a way to determine which fabric will come out in the center of your finished block when you are initially laying out the strips?

I have only made 2 blocks so far, but one thing I love about this pattern is taking any 6 pieces of fabric out of my stash and being able to make a block in an hour.  It will be fun to see how the quilt develops as I add more blocks.  I think I need more fun, bright colors, or maybe larger scale prints.  What do you think?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Linking up to Quiet Play's And Sew On Block of the Month!  Can't wait to see February's block!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

No quilting in my life this week!  But I did enjoy a quick long weekend jaunt to Las Vegas.  Otherwise my time has been completely taken up by these lovely people!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Beautiful Scarves

My quilt group met this past week and did a fun project together.  Based on the article, "Tie Transfer Dyeing," by Kathy Barinholtz from the October/November 2010 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine, we created beautiful silk scarves for ourselves from men's silk ties that we collected from thrift shops.  It was a quick and fascinating project to do together, and so fun to see how each scarf turned out differently.  I am so new at blogging that I can't figure out how to add a caption to each photo separately, but the pictures show the steps we went through to make our scarves.  The most interesting thing to each of us was how the various ties we used gave our scarves completely different color designs than we had imagined we would get!  I am linking up to Really Random Thursday ( or Friday!) at Live a Colorful Life.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Little Penguins Quilt

My first blog post!

Edited to add:  It is so fun to revisit where I was and what I was doing when I first started blogging!  The And Sew On BOM that I participated in throughout 2013 is still one of my favorite projects of all time, and was a great way to confirm that I will always love to sew and create.

I am jumping into the blogging world with my first post ever! I love reading the posts of other quilters out there and would like to link up to other bloggers's linky parties when I can. To start off in 2013 I am participating in Quiet Play's And Sew On BOM. Here is the first block.