Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Quilty 365

It's been awhile since I wrote a post about my orange peel blocks for Quilty 365, but I have been keeping up with them.  By my count I should be up to 118 of them, starting last December 1st and getting almost all the way through March except for this past week!  (I'll get caught up this afternoon.:)  They are overflowing the tin in which I originally kept them!

Here are the last 36 I've made, so a little bit of February and most of March, in no particular order.

Some of mine celebrate special days, places, or events, but many are a scrap I pulled out that I liked for that day.  
You might see...

purple and yellow pieced together for March's RSC colors.  Or...

an orange peel showing that my husband and I went wine tasting that day.   Or...

I might have gotten together with friends for coffee. 

In early March, I visited my mom in Arizona and the fabric on the left reminds me of all of the cactus down there.  One night, as Mom and I were going for a walk, we heard owls hooting somewhere in the neighborhood!  You've seen that owl fabric before - I'm glad I could use some for this quilt!

My husband and I are avid birdwatchers, and this fabric was just perfect to show that!

Almost two weeks ago now, we had a gray and snowy day, followed by a day of beautiful Colorado sunshine.  You just never know what you're going to get in the spring around here!

And this last one is perfect for showing that I have been tutoring kids in math every Monday afternoon this year.

I admit that I don't make one of these blocks every day, but as I go through each week, I usually pick scraps to go with the days, and then make a bunch on Sunday afternoon.  It works for me!  It's going to be quite the collection of blocks when I get to the end of November.  Deciding how they will go together could be challenging!

If you want to see other ways that people have been using scraps in their quilting, go visit Oh Scrap! At Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  One of my favorite places to visit on Sunday afternoons!


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a nice idea, to use the fabrics that help you have a memory of a nice day. Visiting from Oh Scrap!

Chantal said...

Such lovely little scraps. Everytime I see an Orange Peel quilt I am tempted to start one. Yours is pushing it up one notch. ;^) Happy sewing.

Karen said...

Lots of great fabric choices for your peels. These blocks are going to make a beautiful quilt.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love these! How big is each one?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

These little blocks are going to be such a wonderful quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! I always enjoy seeing what you are up to.

Jasmine said...

These blocks are so cute! It will be a special memory quilt.

Preeti said...

Very adventurous of you!!!Such a yummy variety of fabrics will make a yummy quilt. Thank you for visiting my blog and your darling comment on "Skipped a Stone".