Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sticking with the Plan

I'm sticking with my promise (to myself!) to focus on getting some things finished in the first part of 2019.  This week I got Squared Away, my 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler, basted and the quilting started.


Red blocks made in 2018


Along the way, though, there was time to stitch a few more of my leader/ender Tiny Rails blocks in Christmas red scraps.


And a Tiny Tuesday block happened, too!

This is the first *ever* circle I have appliqued, so I followed Angela's tutorial and it worked perfectly!  Thank you, Angela!

So now there are two!

They look a little lopsided here on the design wall, but I think that is more a reflection of my photography skills than my sewing skills!  :)  I know I measured correctly! 

Sharing over at Soscrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.  Check out the links for some scrappy red inspiration!








19 comments:

Christine B. said...

Looks like you are having a great start to the year Diann! Thank you for the link to the circle tutorial. I have some plans to use circles this year and the tutorial looks very good! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Kathy S. said...

Great job sticking to the plan. You have some fun projects happening.

Libby in TN said...

I still need to applique my circle and it's almost Tuesday again! Congrats on getting your sampler close to a finish. I am adding more blocks this year to make mine bigger.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Nice projects! Looks like good progress on multiple things.

Linda said...

You are really whipping along! I love the reds. Your circle looks awesome! I assume you blind-stitched it?
I just checked out Angela's tutorial, and it looks simple and easy to follow.
On a side note, I really don't understand leaders/enders, in spite of the posts I've read. I don't know if I have a mental block or what. But I love those tiny rails.

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

do all of these blocks go in the same quilt or are they in several quilts. I like the idea of different blocks each month - gives you a variety of things to work on

maggie fellow said...

are you just doing one of every tiny tuesday block? - your progress looks great

chrisknits said...

Yay for keeping up with the progress! I love that circle block!

Cathy said...

I love how you just keep on plugging away and accomplish great things. Everything is so neat, precise and cute! This wild and messy sewist is jealous, LOL!!

Louise said...

Love your Tinies! Your circle is perfection :) Is that the same gray background as Squared Away?

Frédérique said...

I love love your fisrt block, super cute fabrics ! Beautiful RSC blocks, it's going to be a beautiful quilt, this year again! I'm amazed by your circle, so perfect, love it!

Cathy said...

Looks like sticking to the plan works well for you. I don't know how to do that. Heck, I don't usually even have a plan to stick to.

scraphappy said...

Your two sampler blocks look great! So glad that you gave the appliqué a try. The setting fabric is beautiful

The Joyful Quilter said...

Lovely job on your first-ever applique circle!! Love those other RSC blocks, too.

Sally Hurley said...

Your circle looks fantastic! and I like those blocks.

Katie Z. said...

Good for you on finishing things! I love your tiny blocks, and your circle is beautiful.

Linda said...

Thank you for explaining leaders and enders in a way my simple mind can understand! :) So it's a little like multi-tasking? I'll give it a whirl.

Angie said...

You are brave! I'm always afraid to start setting my RSC blocks until the year ends and I have a pile of them. I've been debating whether I should go ahead and set my Tiny Tuesday blocks, so seeing yours is helping me reach a conclusion. I'll have to check the stash for suitable fabrics and maybe (gasp!) make a trip to the fabric store.

Edith said...

Good way to start, with finishing in mind and your Squared Away is look so good, I like your grays.