Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best of 2015

Cheryl, over at Meadow Mist Designs, is having a Best of 2015 Linky Party!  After checking out many of the other blogs who have linked up, I was inspired to write up a post for myself.  So here goes!

1.  I've discovered that I love small and useful finishes, like bags and pouches, and have tried several different types this year.  Here are two of my favorites!

A "Two in One" pouch from Sotak Handmade - two zippers and velcro!

A "Pyramid Pouch," pattern by Sandra at Musings 
of a Menopausal Melon - equilateral triangles!

2.  My little blog was featured on Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework, back in February, where I showed how I make small, scrappy, table runners and mug rugs.

Thanks, Cynthia, for the opportunity to do that!

3.  I tried something new with English Paper Piecing, and created a new favorite, this Christmas Tree wall-hanging.

4.  My favorite big quilt finish of the year, Into the Woods.

5.  And finally, I completed my Scrap Vortex flimsy, which right now I'm madly working on quilting and finishing it up!  I have long admired AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts, and when she started a Scrap Vortex QAL, I knew I wanted to join in.  This was also my most viewed and commented on post for the year!

As for 2016... what might it bring?  I am still getting the hang of being a retired teacher, and having more time for my favorite activities!  It is wonderful to have hours everyday to sew and create.  Along with quilts and small projects for myself, I am hoping to do more charity quilting.  And I am finally going to take some time to figure out free motion quilting!  A Craftsy class is definitely in my future!

Happy New Year to all of you, and may it be all you hope for!


Quilts By Laurel said...

Beautiful work! My favorite is Into the Woods! So pretty! :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful finishes! Your Into the Woods quilt is just wonderful, thanks for linking up!

Jasmine said...

Such great projects. I love your scrap vortex top. Great job!

Danice G said...

Found your blog via Meadow Mist Designs' Linky Party. Now following. 'Love your quilts, esp. that Christmas tree wall hanging :)

Linda said...

Happy New Year Diann! I love your finishes, especially Into the Woods - those are colors I love. I read the tutorial for the mug rug (so cute!) and have added it to my list of goals for 2016. :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Wonderful projects! It is great to see them again. Have an amazing and creative 2016! Happy New Year!

Lara B. said...

I love useful projects too Diann and your bags are wonderful. Into the Woods is a favorite of mine! Congratulations on being featured on Cyndy's Oh Scrap! I too Christina Cameli's classes on FMQ and loved them... just need to practice more often.