Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, July 27, 2020

To-Do Tuesday #48

I'm checking in today with my weekly to-do list and linking up with Roseanne and friends for the To-Do Tuesday linky party at Home Sewn By Us

It's been a good week for getting things done here at the Little Penguin house!  I completed my July Color Challenge block which I'll link up over at Patterns by Jen.

I really liked this block pattern, and thought I had a good plan with my fabric choices, but I'm not particularly happy with how it turned out.  The nest fabric and the dots go nicely together color-wise, but don't have enough contrast for the block.   But the nest fabric has to go in this quilt inspired by birds!   😉

The dark blue zigzag row and the Covered in Love blocks are sewn up as well, and you can see them in my Saturday post here.

I also finished up my project and post for the Christmas in July (then and now) blog hop.  Come back tomorrow for that one!

So, this coming week is wide open as to what needs to be accomplished!  Here's what I'll put on the list:

1.  Do some scrap sorting and cutting.  These are the little bits and pieces that have accumulated on my cutting table the last few weeks.  They'll be used for scrappy 4 patches and Easy Breezy Leader/Ender blocks.  I folded up and put away some larger pieces before taking this picture!

I've had enough of dark blue, so that pile is going in the blue scrap bin!  I can use some red, yellow, and purple in the scrappy blocks, though, so those bits will be used.

2.  Finish cutting and start sewing the border for the little ocean quilt that I'm working on.

3.  I'd also like to get these blocks sewn into a quilt top.  

None of these jobs should really take very long, so who knows - other sewing might be accomplished, too!   Have a great week, everyone!


Michele McLaughlin said...

Congrats on getting so much done! I'm loving your projects! Can't wait to see that ocean quilt! What is that block called that is the last project your hope to assemble? I can't remember right now and it is driving me a bit crazy! Glad you mentioned your scraps, I know I need to be more cognizant on how many scraps I am accumulating instead of throwing them in a drawer right away. Have a great week Diann!

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

I love that last quilt that you show - very nice!

Libby in TN said...

I agree with you on the red block; too much effort to not show. I've given up on trying to organize my scraps -- the just end up in a thready pile after a while. Your Buckeye? blocks will make a beautiful quilt!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! That nest fabric is perfect for this sew-along inspired by birds. I agree, though, that the contrast makes it hard to see the block. I love that quilt that you shared last - what is the name of that block? It sure looks lovely - maybe with four-patches and HSTs?! Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

For the love of geese said...

#3 is going to be beautiful. Once you get #1 sew into the quilt it might blend better. Scraps, I've been saving my scraps and the basket is starting to over flow. Organizing them isn't a problem but darn it, I don't know how to cut them. Perhaps it would be best to decide on a quilt or some sampler blocks first.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Lots of scrappy bits there Diann! Here's hoping you have some fun during the balance of cleanup process.

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has a messy cutting board!
I love that ocean quilt. It is just so fun and cheerful and oceany!

Vicki in MN said...

You have had a great week Diann! I hope you find the solution to the last quilt as it is really a pretty one. I'll see you tomorrow.

chrisknits said...

Everything looks good. For the red block, always use your mono setting on your phone's photo app to see contrast levels of values. It's saved me time and tears!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Oh I love #3--looks like a lot of fun! I kind of agree on #1. Is it too late to change to something to show off those nesting birds a little better? Good luck on your to-do's!

Linda said...

My first thought was how much I love that bird fabric and my second thought was how much I love the more subtle contrast! Your little ocean quilt is coming along, it's going to be so cute.

Kate said...

You've been moving along with your To Do Lists. Hope you've been able to make good progress on this week's list.