Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Finished Flimsy

Do you ever putz along on a quilt, so slowly that you think it will never really come together?  That has been me working on Nighttime Blossoms, a pattern designed by Cynthia Brunz that I found in the Fall 2015 edition of "Easy Quilts."

I made a block here and there until I finally decided in July that it would be so much more efficient to get everything cut out, start chain piecing, and get going on this quilt!

So I went from this - in July -

to this - two weeks ago - 

to the finished flimsy just a couple of days ago!  Hooray!

The blooms are from eight fat quarters of Good Neighbors, by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts, for Connecting Threads.  I chose the pink, lime green, and turquoises for this quilt. The gray background is called Gray, also from Connecting Threads.  I think the white is the same fabric as my favorite purple that I used back in March and it is actually a white on white that looks like bubbles.  Hard to see in photos, but it is a fun fabric!

I'm really happy with the way all of the blocks came together!

One thing I love about Cynthia's pattern is that you never work with triangles, just stitch and flip squares in the corners of each basic piece.  And yet, look at all those pretty triangles!

Yesterday, I went shopping for batting and backing, and found this fun swirly gray which I think will be perfect.

Hopefully this week, I can get the layers put together and basted.  I'm excited to get to the quilting - I've been dreaming about how I'll quilt it!  Do you ever do that? :)

Hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing and fun Labor Day weekend!  Although I hate to see summer come to an end, I do love September.  It must be because I am a retired teacher!  I'll be linking up to Cynthia's party over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework tomorrow.  Go and check out all the fun projects that the Oh Scrap! quilters have been working on!


Vicki in MN said...

Diane, this is a wonderful quilt, so glad you decided to just buckle down and get it done! Definitely the perfect backing. And yes I 'daydream' about how to quilt things all the time!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Way to go! I love that fabric, but did not buy any myself.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congrats on the finished top! It's lovely! I saw your question on my blog and answered there in case anyone else was wondering, but the propeller blocks will all be different / scrappy :)

Jayne said...

Sometimes you have to set something aside until you get the motivation to finish it! Your quilt came together beautifully. I love anything with grey...kind of my go to background color!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love how this one is coming together. The colors are so happy. Have fun quilting!

...and thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a neat block to use. More and more I like one block design quilts where as I used to have to add more to it now I don't always.

Barb Neiwert said...

Yea, you're getting 'er done! The backing is perfect. I've made a quilt from this pattern, too, and really loved working on it. So simple and easy to sew, yet the end result is striking. Enjoy quilting it!

Linda said...

Very pretty! The blocks remind me of Christmas Cogs but with the addition of the white triangles. I don't dream about quilting, but I do think (worry, obsess) about how I'm going to do it - I'll be glad when I'm more adept at it and have dreams about it - lol!

piecefulwendy said...

I like the quilt pattern, your fabric choices for the top, and that swirly grey is perfect! Wendy at

Kate said...

Nighttime Blooms turned out beautifully! Lots of pretty colors that just pop with the gray.