Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Some little finishes

After last week's bout of Quilter's ADD, this week I have been in the mood for some finishes.  First up was my Christmas mini, made from a charm pack of Holly's Tree Farm.

I love the sweet prints in this fabric line, especially the cars carrying home their Christmas trees, and the decorated trees themselves!

I used the remaining charm squares to piece the back, but it wasn't quite big enough so I added a little bit of leftover little penguin fabric from my stash.  

Binding is a fun red and white stripe - my first time ever binding with a stripe, and I know I will do it again! Love how it looks!

I had intended this to become the holiday table topper for my dining room table, but it looks more like a doll quilt to me at the moment!  Since I raised two boys, there are not a lot of dolls to be found in our house, but digging deep in our dusty under-the-stairs storage area, I found these two little guys.  Meet Raggedy Andy and his little brother, Kevin, made for my sons by my mom in the early 80's!  They look pretty cozy with their new quilt!

I had also bought a charm pack and some yardage of Kate Spain's Jingle fabric earlier this fall, and saw Blossom Heart Quilt's tutorial earlier this week for her Christmas Star pillow.  I already posted about making the basic star block, but have now finished the pillow, and here it is!  I love it on the red Ikea chair in my living room.  It may not get put away after Christmas is over!

Faith of Fresh Lemons posted her latest Fresh Spool pattern this week, so I made that one up also.  I had a hard time deciding what colors to use for this one, since I am saving my red/pink scraps for the last one which has a heart on it.  For my first try, I decided to go completely off my previous color choices, and came up with this, using a little bit of my Elementary scraps.

I decided this version looks more like a bookshelf than a spool, so I ended up finishing it up as mini mug rug. Then I went back to something that goes better with the previous spools, and made it over again, using some gold/brown scraps for the thread, and my usual cream for the background.  That fits in much better!

Here's the group I've made so far:

I'm looking forward to finishing up the final spool, and then deciding how to put them all together!

Linking up to Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework, and planning to go spend some time enjoying the scrappy inspiration this afternoon!


Cathy said...

I like stripes for binding too! Those raggedy dolls your mom made look quite happy under their quilt.

gayle said...

A candy cane binding is perfect for that little quilt!
Your pillow does look great on the red chair. And those spools look like a fun project. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

well done!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You have been busy! Great job on everything. Thanks for sharing all this scrappy goodness with Oh Scrap!