Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I Like Thursday #75

Happy Thursday, friends!  Note:  My DrEAMi project is the last photo in this post, so if you're visiting from Sandra's linky, scroll down a bit!

This week I have sure liked seeing some more color blooming in my little garden!


The weather has been so nice that Sunday we decided it was time to get started on the Spring yard clean-up, and this year that includes redoing some of our landscaping.  I liked being out in the yard and working on this afternoon project with my husband.  It was really a beautiful day!


I like my new favorite tea, Lemon Zinger, which seems like it should be sipped from a yellow mug!


I enjoyed finishing this book this week.


It's a sweet story, both happy and sad, about a man who decides, when going to the mailbox to mail a letter to a terminally ill friend who lives 500 miles away, to walk there to see her in person and just keeps going on this pilgrimage.  Of course, he has all kinds of experiences, meeting many interesting people, along the way!

I've liked participating in Project Quilting this year, and last Sunday was the final challenge link-up.  I took this picture of all the pieces I made for the six Project Quilting challenges.  I sure love making mini quilts!


I had a "Drop Everything and Make It" moment this week when I saw a quilt made with this tulip block, and decided I wanted to make one, too - not the whole quilt, just one tulip!


I learned how to make this block from a Missouri Star Quilt Company video tutorial called "Totally Tulips."  I'm planning to quilt this one up and hang it on my fridge to celebrate Spring!  I love DrEAMi projects - and thanks go to Sandra at mmmquilts for coining that term!

Hope you're having a great week!  Be sure to check out the other I Like Thursday bloggers at Not Afraid of Color today!






18 comments:

  1. Your PQ projects look like they were fun to work on. And I don't blame you for setting aside the mystery to work on that sweet tulip.

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  2. Hi Diann,
    Oh your tulip will look wonderful on the fridge! A true celebration of Spring - and how nice is it to be able to get outside and clean away some of the dreariness from winter?!! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Lucky you that your snow is all gone, if I didn't live on the north side of the hill mine might be gone too. So thanks for posting your blooming daffy-mine are only 4" high now, so it will be a while before they show me color!

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  4. Your project quilting pieces are fabulous. Love the tulip. Maybe sometimes we just need to drop everything and make something.

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  5. Isn't it nice to get outside on a nice day after the cold? You have a lovely collection of minis. The tulip is so cute! Was that a Jenny Doan video?
    I always love these posts. :)

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  6. I've been looking for new books to read I will look at this one you mention - if you have daffodils in Colorado you know it must really be spring

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  7. The tulip block is really cute! It looks like it would make a fun spring mini. And I love the lemon zinger tea too- it's my favorite to have in the choir loft at church, good on the voice on cold winter mornings!

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  8. Lovin that tulip quilt! I read that book and enjoyed it. Happy Spring!

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  9. Love your mini quilts and that tulip! Yowsa! So glad you have spring in your region--could you share it with us :D
    Have a great week!

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  10. What a happy post! I really like your tulip block :)

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  11. I really like that tulip block! Happy stitching this weekend.

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  12. I've liked watching the Project Quilting entries. I may have to participate in some future one! Ahh.... flowers!

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  13. Celestial Seasonings makes some of the best teas! The book sounds interesting and I hade added it to my list! I am a little jealous you are able to get out in your garden/yard - we still have quite the mud/snow mixture, and it's supposed to snow tomorrow! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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  14. You are a master of those small quilts, Diann. Beauties all! And your tulip is also so nice. I also like your Magical Mystery blocks.
    Still raining here so maybe our snow cover will be completely gone soon. Another like!

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  15. Clearly the tulip quilt is a big hit. Gives me an ixea for a hanging for my front door. No daffs out here yet and next week has temps in the 30's. So we'll be waiting a while longer for spring.
    Pat

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  16. spring color... none here yet but there's hope. that tulip is adorable!

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  17. The tulip block is lovely - worthy of a Dreami! We are having so much rain that a garden just squelches underfoot :-( Hoping to get out there soon...

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  18. Oh the Harold Fry book is awesome right? Have you read A Man Called Ove? I think it's even better. Daffodils! Beautiful daffs! I just LOVE your DrEAMi! project! Totally get why you had to drop everything and make it; if I hadn't just got home from a trip at 11 pm last night, I'd be DREAMi-ing.... btw I love seeing all your PQ projects! Next year I hope to join, just couldn't fit it in this year.

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