Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Slow Stitching on a Sunday

Or any day, really!

I've been working along on my Blue and White project every day this week, and have almost finished surrounding the second of four embroidered blocks with their HST sashing.


Meanwhile I also finished up something I started awhile back - this sweet little embroidered quilter who's telling us, "When life gives you scraps, make quilts!"  I found this free PDF pattern at a blog called The Painted Quilt

After the embroidery was finished, I used some colored pencils to 
fill in spots like her hair and her quilts that felt like they needed more color.

This was the perfect little project (Just 12.5 x 14.5) to use up some batting scraps - I fused them together with scraps of fusible interfacing!




A charm pack of Garden Variety by Lella Boutique seemed perfect for a border around the outside.  I cut some of the squares into 2.5 inch pieces for the border, and used others for the backing. 


After a little bit of simple quilting to hold the layers together, I bound it with a scrap of the dark blue floral from Garden Variety that is leftover from my Squared Away RSC 2018 sampler quilt.


And, ta-da!


Sharing at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! and 
Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.







23 comments:

Carol R. said...

How cute is that quilter wall hanging!? And your blue project is coming along very nicely; I like how it looks.

Julierose said...

I love that flowery border --such a pretty piece to hang up on your wall...hugs, Julierose

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

love the saying and the wall hanging - it turned out great! the blue and stitchery on the other pieces is going to finish really well.

Vicki in MN said...

Another productive week, the blues are looking awesome. And what a cute mini you whipped up!

Linda said...

What a cute little wall hanging - love the combo of embroidery and quilt blocks. And I love the way your Blue and White project is looking!

Sarah said...

Love your blue project! That little embroidery is lovely and a super finish too!

tubakk said...

I love your little wall hanging. That embroidery is so true. We're lucky to have a hobby like this.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Congratulations on the great wall hanging, and the progress on the blue and white quilts! I love how you used the charm squares for both the border and the backing.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love both your projects! I love blue and white quilts, and love that embroidery! Great work

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those are just wonderful projects, integrating handwork with piecing is charming.

Angela said...

Both of your projects are so cute!

Laura said...

I absolutely love the wall hanging, Diann! I may have to make one for myself! :)

Karen said...

The blue and white quilt is just perfect for winter stitching. It has sort of an icy look with that color combo.

CathieJ said...

I love that little quilt and its sentiment. Your Blue and White project is really pretty.

piecefulwendy said...

That is a cute little project! So fun!

Deb A said...

That is an adorable little wall hanging! I've been saving off a few embroidery patterns... I think I need to do something like this to give me some little quilts to swap out in my office. Thanks for always inspiring!

MissPat said...

Your embroidered quilter is really cute. I need to do some small projects so I can see some finishes. Too many WIPs and UFOs hanging around.
Pat

Jenny said...

Love your little quilting lady, the borders really set it off, such a cute little piece.

Quilter Kathy said...

So so adorable! Thank you for giving us the link... I totally want to make one of those for a quilty gift!
Thanks for linking up!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW very sweet, Diann!! Congrats on your finish.

Bits of Stitching! said...

Love your bluework stitcheries, that quilt is going to be so beautiful! Yesterday I got ready a bluework project loaded on the qsnap, starting it soon. Have fun stitching!

Denise :) said...

I just love that blue and white. I'm enjoying it come together! Kaaren was one of my favorite bloggers, when she was blogging. She is so talented and was always so generous with her designs! :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a fun little mini. I hope you are keeping it. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!