Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet and Greet

Hello, and welcome!


Thanks go to Benita at Victoriana Quilt Designs for getting us all together!  Click on the photo above to go to Benita's main post about this event.

If you're new to my blog, thanks for coming today!


 I'm Diann, and this has been my little place in the Blog Universe since 2013.  I'm a retired 5th grade teacher, and really enjoy having lots of time to sew, write, and read about quilting.


My favorite way to sew is with scraps, often in a rainbow of colors.


A favorite finish of this year is my String Star, which I designed myself and now hangs in my dining room, made from scraps and string blocks.



I've also been experimenting with Improv quilting in the last year or so!


I really appreciate all the inspiration that is available through online quilt alongs and generous bloggers who share their ideas and amazing designs!  I've learned a lot in the last few years and had a lot of fun playing with fabric and thread to see what will happen.

Thanks for joining me today for this quilty event!  Be sure to check out all the other quilters who are taking part in it as well, over at Victoriana Quilt Designs.

There are prizes for participating, too!  Check them out by clicking on the photo below!






52 comments:

Louise said...

I'm so glad you are a quilt blogger, Diann! I enjoy visiting you here and reading about your projects very much :)

Mari said...

Great quilts! I love the string star especially, but rainbow colors are always appealing! Have a great day!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Your quilts are always so inspiring! Love them!

SandraC said...

Nice to meet you! I really like your String Quilt....I'll have to start saving "strings"!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

We've been reading each other's blogs for some time. You are a fabulous quilter, and I hope some new readers will follow you from the Meet and Greet!!

Preeti said...

Diann, I am always looking for better setting to shoot my quilts. Love the Scrap Jar Stars quilt and the set-up is just perfect. Looks like the gentleman really admires your handiwork :-) I will see you around.

Bernie Kringel said...

Hi Diann, So fun to see some of your quilts all in one post. I am struck by the simplicity of that first one with the rows of color sashed with wide white strips. What a great scrap buster and a fun way to use certain colors. Either by theme (red and gold for the holidays? burnt orange, red and brown for autumn?) or rainbow. I pinned it so I will hopefully remember to come back and take a closer look.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Hi Diann- great post. I've been following you for some time as I love your inspiring quilting! What a great opportunity for others to see your creativity. I especially like your String Quilt. Enjoy!

Denise :) said...

Nice to meet you, Diann! I was going to say you looked awfully young to be retired, but then I saw you taught 5th grade and it all made sense! LOL! I love the scrappiness of the quilts you shared! :)

Susan said...

Nice to meet you Diann! Such pretty quilts with their rainbow colors!

Jennifer said...

Your string star is amazing! So pretty and happy. Nice to meet you and keep on quiltin'!

Michelle H said...

This is great...I just found you through the Meet and Greet and I am loving your style 😊

Linda said...

I've seen it before, but I just love your String Star!
Nice photo of you. :) I'm glad you're retired and doing what you love.

Benita Skinner said...

You and I have scraps + rainbows in common, Diann. :)
Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

DebbieM said...

I love your quilts and I want to follow your blog, but I can’t see where to add it???

Farm Quilter said...

Cheers to another retired teacher who loves rainbow quilts!

Meloney said...

Love your scrappiness! You have great patterns.

Carol S. said...

The String Star is just stunning! I love all your quilts and enjoyed visiting your blog.

Diane H said...

It's been a pleasure to meet you, Diann and see your beautiful quilts.

Kate said...

Your Jar Star and String Star are some of my favorites from your sewing room. It's always fun to stop by and see what you've been up to in and out of the sewing room.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Beautful quilts! The string star is fabulous!!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Love your scrap jar stars--and what a great place for a pic!

Nann said...

The M&G blog hop is such a great way to meet, or re-meet, so many quilters! Nice to get to know you better, Diane.

Frédérique said...

Hi Diann, nice to see you there in the party! I love your quilts, as you may know it already ;))

Patty said...

Beautiful quilts - love your play improv sampler! I remember it from the QAL.

Barb said...

Your String Star is lovely--I like your use of color!
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LJ said...

Nice to meet you, Diann. I have a friend who also spells her name as you do - lovely. Your quilts may be scrappy but they have great color to them.

wendy said...

Love your String Star and a chance to visit. Thanks!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I love the quilts full of color!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

I'm a retired teacher also (mostly 4th and 5th grade) and now spend most of my day quilting. I love your string star and improv sampler. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Nice to meet you. Love your quilts. So colorful.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi again! I didn't realize that you came designed String Star. It is very cool and a fabulous use of scraps. I love these hops and learning more about my blogger friends! ~smile~ Roseanne

MissPat said...

I'm a few days behind on the blog hop and caught up with you from LeAnna's "I like". Always fun to see what you are up to.
Pat

Ruth said...

Really love your string star and your improv quilt looks brill.

Calicojoan said...

What fun visiting you. 2013 was a good year for me also. It seems that is when I met so many of my new quilty friends thru blogging. I love your scrap quilts. They really do speak to my heart. Your use of rainbow colors just take them up a notch!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Beautiful quilts and love your color choixes. String Star is my favorite!

thea said...

Nice to meet you! Your quilts are beautiful!

Sandi1100 said...

I love your quilts, especially the string star! I enjoyed your Blog. Thanks for sharing.

Suze said...

Diann, thanks for being a teacher. I have lots of teachers in my family and was sure that was what I was going to do. I was a math and an education major so I applied to business as well as schools and got a bite from business first and went down the path of Information Technology. I like your quilts and appreciate your participating in the Meet and Greet.

OhioLori said...

Love Love Loooove your String star Quilt!!! It is AWESOME!! Thank you for sharing! :)

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE your String Star quilt. Your work is so pretty. Nice to meet you.

Jasmine said...

I always love seeing your scrap quilts, although it fills me with scrap envy. ;)

Melva said...

So nice to meet you Diann. I love your string quilt! I have done a similar layout using log cabins. Nice job.

Georgi said...

Hi, Diann ~ I absolutely love your Scrap Jar Stars quilt and the String Star quilt!! So nice to meet you!

quiltingbydawn said...

I'm new to your blog and it is nice meeting you. I enjoy scrap quilting and usually do a few a year! After all, quilters are always making scraps!

Nancy J said...

A blog, meeting other quilters all over the world, it opens up our lives that no other way could do as well. The strings, they are so lovely.

FlashinScissors said...

Always love your stitching Diann! Especially interested to see your Improv quilt. I don’t know much about Improv so I’m learning a lot from you. Lovely to see your other gorgeous quilts too! Thank you for sharing!
Barbara x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love your Rainbow Scrappy Bars quilt - it's simple but the colors just make it sing! Thank you for inviting us to pay you a visit.

Kris said...

Love the little improv sampler. It is so cute and fresh.

BarefootThunder said...

Great quilts. I love blog hops, seeing new inspirations, meeting new Quilty friends. Thanks for joining in the hop.

Claudine said...

J'aime beaucoup l'utilisation des chutes de tissu......
Merci pour ce beaux ouvrages

Raewyn said...

It's lovely to read your post Diann... I love your String Star quilt - great design :-)