Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My trusty scissors!

Today, I am linking up with Gemini Stitches for the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link-up!

I finished the April block for the And Sew On BoM.  It's called Not For Paper, which is so appropriate because when my mom gave me my Gingher scissors, that's exactly what she said to me! And I never have cut anything but fabric with them!

Here are all the blocks so far.  I'm looking forward to the next block already!
Linking up with Kristy at Quiet Play

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Really? Random!

Really, I was thinking it was going to be Spring after we returned from our Spring Break trip.  But here is what we returned to:

I'm not sure what has happened to my daffodils and tulips because I can't see them under the foot of snow...  There have been lots of inside recesses, cancelled field trips, and after school activities, even a snow day today! (can't complain about that)

On a happier note, the sun has finally come back today, and I had a chance to try photographing a favorite quilt out in the snow in my backyard.  That was fun to try.
This isn't one I made, but was given to us by some special quilting friends during my husband's chemo treatments 5 years ago.  And that in itself is a celebration, because he has passed the 5 year mark this month!

Happy Thursday, everyone!  I'm linking up with Cindy at Live a Colorful Life.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Starry Stash

I love fabrics with stars on them!  I'm not sure why, but my quilts often have at least one piece of fabric that has stars.  So, I decided to look through my stash to see what star fabrics I could come up with.  Now, my stash is relatively small compared to some, I know.  But I still found a pretty fun selection to look at.  For me, the best part is remembering which quilt I used that fabric in: my husband's quilt of valor, or my son's college quilt, or the one I made for my niece's first baby.

I found a few that I don't remember using in any projects, yet...  That must mean I need to start something new!

Linking up to Sunday Stash at Finding Fifth!