Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, April 14, 2019

A Quilt for Hands2Help




Checking in today with my progress on a quilt for this year's Hands2Help comfort quilt drive.

I started making these blocks awhile ago using a layer cake of Hello Darling from Bonnie and Camille and a free block tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew called Easy Stack, Cut, and Sew Blocks.  Because I had pulled a few of the squares out of the layer cake here and there for various other projects, I ended up with enough squares to make 25 blocks that measure 8.75 inches square.


I decided that I wanted to make a small quilt for Jack's Basket, so I chose 16 of the blocks to use, and added a narrow green outer border to make the quilt about 36 inches square.


I love the lime green, red, and turquoise in these blocks, and the strawberries!


I found this fun polka dot fabric for the backing binding.


The next step is to layer, baste, and quilt this little top, and today would be the perfect day to get going on that, so I guess I'll get to work!





13 comments:

Danice G said...

So cute! An adorable quilt top. Looking forward to seeing it all finished. I also made a quilt for Jack's Basket.

Kathy S. said...

The colors are sooooo cute! The polka dot on the back is perfect. Thanks for adding to Jack's Basket!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Very sweet, and that backing is perfect!

Vicki in MN said...

OK now you done it Diann~ I want to find time to try out this tutorial!! It is turning out so sweet:)

Libby in TN said...

Cute quilt and you found the perfect back for it.

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

that type of block is so good for a donation quilt, they go together quickly and look great when done - the type of quilt you like to send off to another

Linda said...

You've made good progress! Hello Darling is a favorite of mine.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Its perfect!! What a fun and happy quilt!!!

Louise said...

What a sweet donation to welcome a special new baby!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great use of those blocks Diann. It is wonderful to see them again.

Sandra Walker said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! I love how such simplicity is so striking, and that polka dot fabric, the best!

Sarah Craig said...

What a darling little quilt!

Preeti said...

This is such a fun pattern with so many possibilities. Lime Green works beautifully with red and white. I am sure it will make a lovely little quilt.