Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, August 6, 2016

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

As seems to be usual for me these days, I worked on all kinds of different projects throughout the week.
Besides stitching up a few Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks...

I also finished my Crosscut Quilt - Cream and Crimson -

I finished cutting out the pieces and have been sewing together the first steps for the rest of my Nighttime Blossoms blocks - these actually worked really well as Leaders and Enders while working on other things!

And I made a couple of little things out of my favorite fabric find of the week. It's fun to see what you can make out of just a few small pieces of fabric and a bit of batting!

I've made these pocket tissue holders before - they are great for little gifts!  

Of course, I never made one for myself!  I used this tutorial to remember how to make them. So quick and simple!   The adorable, teeny, tiny zipper pouch is made from a tutorial that Svetlana at sotakhandmade just shared on her blog this week.  I knew I had to try it!  I have to admit, even after several years now of sewing zippy pouches, I'm still making mistakes with the zipper.  Wouldn't you think I'd have that technique down pat?  But no... not yet.  Fortunately, the zipper still zips, and this will be a fun little pouch to use, but I am going to make another one just to see if I can get better at it!

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been working on this week over at Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  There's always lots of good inspiration to be found at Cynthia's Sunday link-up!


Vicki in MN said...

I really like how your Cross Cut topper came out, it is perfect for your table!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I agree with Vicki- your topper looks great on your table. And thanks for the link to the tissue tutorial. I have been wanting to make some of those. Thanks for linking up all these cute projects with Oh Scrap!

gayle said...

Your crosscut quilt is a wonderful table topper!
Your other projects look like fun, too! (I also like to keep a bunch of projects in motion. Never a dull moment!)

Paige said...

Love all of your projects! The crosscut is on my list to do one day. I have made the tissue holders using the very same tutorial.

Karen's Korner said...

Cute gifts. Zips are not my favourite things to work with either.

Ruth said...

Vary nice! Your cross cut looks perfect on the table!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your xcut quilt looks wonderful! I love the little pops of crimson!

FlashinScissors said...

I love your crosscut quilt!

Great pouch and tissue holder, Diann.
Cynthia sent me your way, as I too have recently blogged about a pouch I made using Svetlana's pattern!

Coincidentally I've also blogged about a tissue holder, but using a different tutorial, where the writer suggests overlapping the binding seams in the centre, but by no more than 1/4" (just hope I remember this on the next tissue holder I make!). Good to meet you Diann.
Barbara x