Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, May 31, 2013

May And Sew On block - Finished!

I didn't think I would make it this month.  The end of the school year is so busy!  But school is out and I finally had a chance to sew!  Here is the result:

Now it's time for the June block, and I'm ready!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Honey Honey

Recently, I got some lovely mail from the Fat Quarter Shop!  A dessert roll of Honey Honey by Kate Spain for Moda.

Looking through it, I can't decide which fabric is my favorite.  This one?

Or maybe this one?

Each piece is in the collection is fun to look at, and mull over what I might do with them.  I think I have just as much fun figuring out the project, as I do actually making it.  Until then, I'm just going to enjoy looking at it.

Linking up with Tessa at The Sewing Chick for Let's Get Acquainted Monday and with Really Random Thursday!   Also linking up to Sunday Stash.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Randomness for a Thursday

We are heading for the end of the school year here in Colorado, and to keep our kids engaged and having fun we have decided to have a Hobby Fair.  Of course, I had to show the kids some thing about my own hobby to help them see what was expected.  Well, there is nothing like a little admiration from your students to make you feel like the best quilter in the world.
           "You made that?"
           "Wow!  It's so cute!"

I love their enthusiasm!   It makes up for the not so wonderful comments we often get when activities  are less than exciting for them!

The end of the school year is a difficult time to get any sewing in.  I have many WIPs, but have made little progress.  I was on a good roll with my Scrappy Trip blocks, but cut some strips to make a block about a week ago and haven't been back to my sewing machine since.  I keep trying for just 15 minutes a day, but I can't even make that.  I am so looking forward to summer vacation! 
My scrappy trip quilt is starting to take shape, however, and I really want to keep going.  Here's how it looks so far.
That being said, I think I'll go sew!

Linking up with Cindy at Live a Colorful Life!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Springtime in the Rockies!

Here is the view outside our house this morning...  We ended up having a snow day, so no school!
What to do on a snow day?  Find a little sewing project!  I made a lined drawstring bag from this tutorial by Ashley at The Creative Place.  I love how it turned out!  The only change I made was to use some white cord in place of the fabric drawstrings, and I pulled one long piece all the way through to be tied on one side.  That way it wasn't quite so bulky.
I made the bag to hold this fun fabric bundle, which is a gift for a special friend at work who is also a quilter.  I hope she likes it!

I will be linking up with Live a Colorful Life for Really Random Thursday!