Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, January 29, 2021

The End of January

I used my pink sewing time this week to pull out a UFO and move it forward.  I started making these Bright Hopes blocks in 2019, and then stored them away in a project box and barely touched them in 2020.  It was time to use them for something!














These are made using scraps of low volume prints with a white background, plus pink and aqua.   They make a sweet combination!  I had previously made 48 of these 6.5 inch blocks, and decided that if I made one more, there would be 49 for a 7 x 7 layout.

This was an easy group of blocks to use the webbing technique on for sewing the blocks and then rows together, so I took one afternoon to do that.














I spy a penguin in pink!

It didn't take long to have the quilt top completely sewn together.















This measures 42 inches square, which is the size that Little Lambs of Utah are looking for in this year's Hands2Help quilt drive, so I'll finish it up for a donation to that group.

And in other scrappy pink sewing this month, I finished up a placemat, quilted the Rainbow Zigzags, hand-pieced two scrappy trips blocks, got started on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2021 Sampler with some hashtag blocks, and made some Easy Breezy and Wonky Star blocks in pink.

It's been a fun month in the sewing room.
On to February!

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30 comments:

Ivani said...

Your quilt will brighten someone's life.
January was a great color month, wasn't? I loved working with my pink scraps.
Well done Diann, your blocks for the month were beautiful.

Libby in TN said...

Your little quilt is so sweet. I'd call it Bliss.

Linda said...

What a pretty quilt! I like Libby's name idea. I love the webbing technique but rarely carry it to completion. I need to give it a go again.

Kate said...

Bright hopes is so pretty, almost delicate. What a pretty donation quilt for a little one. You've done well on the scrappy front this month. Wonder what the scrappy color is for February?

scraphappy said...

It was a fun month for sewing! Lots of great blocks to show for the month, and an empty project bin! Lovely low volumes make such a sweet quilt. So pretty!

Michele McLaughlin said...

I love your low volume quilt!!! By the way I was re-reading your previous post and somehow missed that you got your inspiration from Pat, I could use inspiration from you :D I have to finish mine today. It's been a great month for sewing but especially for you! You've gotten so much done! Have a sweet and safe weekend dear Diann!

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

a sweet quilt for a baby - I have sent to that organization as well

maggie fellow said...

beautiful work this month - the donation quilt is sweet

Jennifer said...

that "bright" hopes quilt is great! so stunning in its simplicity- it whispers! i'm hoping to get my pink hashtags done today; looking forward to yellow!

Vicki in MN said...

What a way to start the new year out! That is such a sweet dainty looking baby quilt, just imagine a little baby girl all wrapped up in it.

grammajudyb said...

OMG your bright hope blocks made a sweet quilt! Perfection! Lots of pink prettiness in your studio!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Sweetness overload, Diann. LOVE your little Bright Hopes quilt done in pastels!! I might need to search through my stash to find some low volume scraps to make a quilt of my own.

Bernie Kringel said...

The pastel quilt is so pretty Diann. Plus all of the other pretty in pink projects.
Just found out that our guild is making placemats for the Meals on Wheels program and also for a newly developing senior center in town. So I think I will hop on the bandwagon and make some - it would be a great way to use up some orphan blocks.

MissPat said...

Your Bright Hopes quilt will make a perfection donation to Little Lambs. I have a bunch of pastel floral scraps from an Scrap Dance mystery (flimsy finished, not quilted) that I might use for a H2H quilt. Will probably use a different block though since partial seams in that size take more time. So many ideas flying around out there.
Pat

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your low volume quilt top is so pretty! It will make a perfect donation quilt

Deb A said...

That bright hopes quilt is just darling! Some little girl is going to love snuggling under it.

Jenny said...

Such a lovely little donation quilt you must be so pleased it was a quick finish.
And you have done so well with all the other RSC blocks too.

Mari said...

I really love the Bright Hopes quilt. It's very sweet and will make a very nice donation. You certainly had a busy January! Now that the month is over, we're that much closer to spring, too!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

What a nice batch of projects done in January! It's such a good idea to do a monthly wrap up. Day to day, it's hard to see how much progress we are actually making.

JanineMarie said...

Such a sweet combination of fabrics with the low volumes, pinks and aquas, and a wonderful idea for Little Lambs. Thanks for the H2H reminder.

Michelle Churchman said...

January has been a good quilting month for you! The baby quilt is so sweet and full of scrappy goodness!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Jayne said...

What a sweet little quilt! You've had a busy month with a lot of finishes! I'd call that progress and a big win!

gayle said...

It really does look like January was a fun month for you! Bright Hope indeed!
Your hashtags remind me that I wanted to join in with the punctuation fun - I'd better get cracking while there's time to easily catch up!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your bright Hope blocks are going to make a sweet quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Susie H said...

So funny how those pink penguins made their appearance so many times this month. I love it! Sweet quilt you have in the making PLUS you got quite a bit done in January. Great job!

piecefulwendy said...

There's such a soft prettiness to that little quilt. I'm sure it will be well loved. You've had a good January!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the penguin peeking out to us!! Way to go on your RSC!

dq said...

There is so much to love about those pink blocks. I enjoyed looking at the details of the fabrics.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What a sweet little finish!!! It will definitely be loved!

Angie said...

You had a great scrappy pink month! The Bright Hopes quilt is charming - it will surely be well-loved!