Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, December 4, 2015

Almost Done and Starting New

A few weeks ago, I showed a picture of these granny square blocks on my design wall.  This week I am finishing up a baby quilt using those blocks.

These blocks needed something to tie them together (an organizing fabric!) and I found a bunch of 4 inch strips of Kona Maize in my stash which seemed like it would work!  I also noticed that there were a lot of scraps left from the Kate Spain Honey Honey jelly roll I bought a couple years ago in the granny squares, so I used a few more of those for some corner stones in between the blocks.

I backed it with some leftover mint green Into the Woods dots, and used some strips of Hello Sunshine for the binding.  This quilt finished up at about 36" x 36."  All that is left is to finish hand sewing the binding. I may save this sweet quilt for a future baby, or donate it.  I haven't decided yet!

I have also been enjoying seeing the posts about Quilty 365, and decided to join in with my own take on it.  I am making orange peels (using this tutorial) and backing them with charm squares of Modern Backgrounds in Paper by Zen Chic.

The idea is to make one block a day that represents something from that day, such as an activity, a feeling, etc, for a whole year!  I started on December 1st, so the first block has the Number 1 in it.  My husband and I enjoy going to a local coffee shop many mornings to begin our day, little penguins (because... that's me!), and some fun Christmas fabric to remind me of attending a holiday show at the local dinner theater with a friend.  I think this will be quite fun, and hopefully, something I can keep up with!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!  My husband and I are off to see our sons for a belated Thanksgiving. We had to stay home last week because of crummy weather.  Looking forward to some turkey leftovers!


Linda said...

Love the granny-squares - nice choices on your tie-in fabric and cornerstones.
I really like your version of Quilty 365. I've not tried orange peels except in quilting, so thanks for the link to the tutorial. Enjoy your belated Thanksgiving!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love your sweet granny square quilt. It is amazing what you can find in your scrap bins to use in your projects. I am starting Quilty 365 in January. I still have to settle on a design. Enjoy your turkey!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a cute granny square quilt... the Kona maize was a great find for the sashings! And, I love your take on the 365 idea! Hand stitching lots of Orange Peels could be a bit daunting, these daily 'memorable' ones will be a lot of fun!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

p.s. that's an excellent tutorial, thanx for the link!

gayle said...

I love everything you've got going on here!
I'll be joining Quilty 365 on or before Jan 1. I'm really enjoying seeing all the variety of approaches people are taking!

Vicki in MN said...

Oh those granny sqs remind me of agfhans that my mom used to crochet! Love the polka dot backing and that binding fabric-so cute!

Sandra Walker said...

I like the quilting on your granny square quilt. I hadn't heard of this 365 project until now. I like what you are doing so far! Hope you had a good weekend with your sons.