Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, December 29, 2017

Wrapping Up 2017

I've been enjoying all the year-end posts by quilt bloggers everywhere that show their accomplishments of 2017 and plans for the new year.  There is so much wonderful inspiration out there!

In thinking about my creating for the past year, I realized that most of what I've worked on has been inspired and influenced by the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and by scrappy quilting, in general.  Colorful, scrappy quilts are really my favorites - to make, to use, and to look at!

This year I finished four quilts that were started because of my participation in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

Rainbow Log Cabin - February


16 patch quilt - March


Scrap Jar Stars - May


Rainbow Monkeys - November


Throughout the year, I've also finished up many small projects from RSC blocks or ideas - here are just a few!

Fall Maple Leaves and Nine Patch tablerunner -


From our multi-color month of April, a fun table-topper full of lady bugs - 


And many, many little things like these orange coasters in the month of September - 


Of course there are many unfinished projects I'll continue to work on in 2018, including getting my String Star quilted -


I definitely want to finish up this Spare Parts quilt, which I started in January of 2017!

This is one of those projects that I had fun "designing" and playing with the piecing, but then lost any motivation to finish it as the year went on, lol!  ;(

I'll continue making Bowtie blocks


and these Leader/Ender blocks that I started not long ago.


I'll also continue to play with my Floral Sawtooth Stars blocks -


And one new thing I'm adding to my list for now - I'm planning to do some scrap slab piecing right out of my scrap bins and make some new placemats for our dining room table.  Last year I was really inspired by the beautiful placemats Julie of Me and My Quilts created as her RSC project, and realized that I could make something similar!  Here is my prototype- pulled from the red bin as it happened to be quite full!


Although I know already that these won't be my only new projects for 2018 (my oldest son has requested a new quilt, and I have the fabric, just have get start on the cutting!), these are the the ones I'm definitely committing to!  I'll enjoy having lots of choices for working on throughout the year.

Happy New Year, scrappy friends!  Looking forward to seeing what everyone's got up their sleeves for 2018 over at the ScrapHappy Saturday link-up at SoScrappy.

18 comments:

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

Happy New Year to you - you got done with a lot of quilts and you are right scrappy is best!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Your projects are so WONDERFUL! Happy New Year and thank you for the continued inspiration! Cheers!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What great projects! I like those placemats too.

Kat Scribner said...

Oh my gosh, you are a diehard piecer! Lots of work here. I especially love the 16 patch quilt and the scrap jar stars and the string stars and the rainbow monkeys and the .....

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Many lovely finishes over the year ! :) Happy New Year!

Monica said...

Your string star is fabulous -- you really do a great job with the light touch and negative space on so many of your quilts. You've had a great year!

Jennifer said...

I love your 16 patch and the string star, too! something about those classic blocks never gets old! I'm looking forward to RSC18, too! can't wait to get started...

Janice Holton said...

Such a fun assortment of quilts! Your string star is my favorite! But I'm with you, anything scrappy is just so much fun. I'm looking forward to watching your scrappiness develop over the next year! I have a favor to ask of you Diann! Can you add a gadget to your sidebar that allows me to follow you via e-mail? I am pretty sure I missed a lot of your blog posts because I don't use bloglovin. If you're not sure how to do it, I have a Tutorial on my blog (for blogspot users) that tells you step by step how to do it. I really enjoy your style and don't want to miss your posts!

Deb A said...

You did such a great job this year of finishing off your RSC projects! Love those table toppers... I think I need to make some in 2018.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I love them all!! Your string star is amazing - and the 16 patch - love that!! and the start of your new L/e blocks - great ones!!

Sandra Walker said...

Great start on the red placemat! I went and read Julie's post, terrific idea! And speaking of terrific, your projects are certainly that! My favourite is the String Star, but aren't they all just all kinds of quilty goodness?

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW many wonderful projects, Diann!! Both completed and in the works. Good idea to add those placemats to your RSC line-up for 2018... so good that I might have to make some, too!! :o))

Preeti said...

So much loveliness in just one post!!! Please do the String Star first - I love that the most!!! And wish you a very happy new year.

Kate said...

It's been fun to watch all your quilts progress this year. I really liked all the posts about the Monkey Wrench blocks, those were a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing what you've got under your needle for 2018.

Karen S said...

A lovely collection of finishes and gorgeous projects to be going on with. Enjoy 2018.

scraphappy said...

With so many beautiful rainbow quilts produced, it is hard to choose a favorite. The log cabins are favpbulous though. Can ngratulations on so many great finishes.

Cathy said...

What a fun stroll down Memory Lane to see all your lovely projects again. Scrapjar Stars is going on my Bucket List. You are smart to make placemats from miscellaneous scraps, and I might just follow your lead once I finish the last of my kennel quilts. I need placemats and/or table runners for every season except autumn! Looking forward to playing RSC with you again this year my friend!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is so fun seeing some of these quilts again. So many lovely finishes!