Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, February 26, 2021

A Little More with Yellow

I must have needed flowers and sunshine this week, or maybe that was just an excuse to play with more yellow scraps, because that's what I did!  It all started with an orphan Dresden sunflower that I originally made for my Scrappy Sprouts quilt, but didn't end up using.  And then a need to play with string blocks was thrown into the mix!



I appliqued a brown center onto the flower with a variegated brown embroidery floss, and the string blocks turned borders on either side of it.

 15 x 25

Everything in this project comes from leftovers, including a scrap of batting and a piece of backing left from the Rainbow Zigzag quilt.


I had to remind myself how to change the presser foot on my little Janome over to the walking foot, but that wasn't too hard to do, and now quilting is in progress.  It won't be long before I can be using this happy tablerunner!

Sharing at SoScrappy for the last yellow Saturday of February.

But wait, there's more!  My slow stitching this week has been to hand quilt these happy tulips.  


I've enjoyed stitching along on this project each evening - just using a white quilting thread.  

Not too much more to finish up on this little wall-hanging either.  
It's going to get some purple binding that will match the purple tulip.
Sharing at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.



















38 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Sunshine and flowers all over your studio this week, spring is on the way at your place!

Linda said...

What a clever way to use your Dresden sunflower and strings! I need to make my yellow strings today. I always dread it because I have the scrap bins sitting next to my sewing machine, and it gets very messy.
That's very neat stitching on your tulips.

scraphappy said...

Those Dresden Plates are so sunny and happy. The string block are the perfect complement.

Kat Scribner said...

Luv your sunflower tablemat, Diann! What fun. I need to make some of those!

maggie fellow said...

such happy inspiration today - thanks

grammajudyb said...

Using up your extra Dresden Plate for a Table mat was great! It is so cheerful! I’m sure you are anxious to get your “ Big” machine back! I like my little Janome for lots of things! Quilting , not so much!

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

it is nice to use the left over blocks in table runners they finish quickly and turn out great!

Connie W. said...

I am blown away by your sunflower. The cheerful colors and the use of all scraps are impressive. You've inspired me for a future Table Scraps project. Thanks!
Connie

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I love this - those string blocks frame it so nicely - and it is just a happy piece!!!

Vicki in MN said...

Now all you need is to make a couple sunflower placemats to match! I love the runner.

Deb A said...

Such pretty touches of yellow in your sunny quilts. I was thinking you had some prairie points with the photo of the fabric on the dresden.

Bonnie said...

Great job using the pieces from the "parts" department as Nann from With Strings Attached calls it. I like the idea of using the crumb blocks with the pretty sunflower. I have been enjoying the Table Scrap challenge as it gives me permission to play with making something small just like you are doing. On to March!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Wow! The sunflower and the tulips look wonderful! They are so bright and cheerful.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Super cute scrappy table runner, Diann!! You did a good job of using up that Orphan block and scrappy strings.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Spring is in the air at your place! Here, the snow is melting so Spring should be here soon.

Cathy said...

Sunflowers and Tulips, oh my! Well, don't those both brighten a day!

piecefulwendy said...

I'd say that Spring has arrived in your quilt room with all that bright, happy yellow! What fun - I love both projects, but that sunflower runner is just so cheerful and will be useful in the summer and fall!

Jenny said...

What a wonderful job you did turning the orphan dresden into a cute little table runner. Your tulips look lovely too, both pretty Spring like project.

Julierose said...

That dresden topper is simply lovely--great job!
And you know I love string blocks--yours are so nice and cheerful--our weather here has been so gray that it is a treat to see your nice, bright blocks...hugs, Julierose

Ivani said...

The sunflower and the strings look like they were made for each other, it will be a beautiful table mat and the tulip wall-hanging is perfect for a joyful and colorful spring. Love both, Diann.
Happy stitching,

PaintedThread said...

Love that sunflower!

JanineMarie said...

What fun hoping-for-spring projects. I really haven't minded staying in and sewing this winter while looking out at the snow. There wasn't anywhere to go anyway. But suddenly, spring seems like a really good idea!! You are all set for it.

MissPat said...

The sunflower table mat looks bright and cheery with those Dresdens and string blocks. And tulips to bring spring into view as long as you don't look out the window.
Pat

Katie Z. said...

Your flowers are so cute!

Kate said...

Your blog is definitely coming up with flowers. The Sunflower place mat is so pretty. Love your tulips. Hopefully it won't be much longer and we'll have a few blooms for real shooting up.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Beautiful, cheerful sunflowers and tulips! This is just what I needed on a gray foggy morning. And you are making me think seriously about hand quilting again. Nice work!

Little Penpen said...

Oh! I love all the sunshine and flowers!!

Angela said...

Yes, to the flowers and sunshine! Fabulous!

Jayne said...

I needed a bright beautiful flower in my life! This is so pretty and I love it with the string blocks!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Beautiful projects...really like the
tulips. Have a great day!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your table runner and tulips! Happy stitching!

Michelle Churchman said...

I love all your happy flowers, Diann! Dresden’s are among my most favorites patterns.

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Birthe Marie said...

Wonderful yellow dresden flowers and sunshine! Your projects give me a spring mood!

Kim said...

Why, I think spring has arrived at your lovely place, Diann. Love, love, love those pretty tulips and your new table runner is singing with bright and happy, yellowy sunshine! You and your gorgeous pretties have put a beautiful smile into my day.

gayle said...

A sunflower AND tulips? Happy spring flowers at your house!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Looks like spring has arrived at your house. I love what you did with those leftovers and I always love seeing the dimples that hand quilting brings to a project!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Diann, that Dresden table runner is way cool made totally cool when you used all from scraps. Your yellows are so pretty mingling all together!!!

Rebecca Grace said...

Your sunflower sprang from an orphan block?! It's lovely! I think we ALL could use a big splash of sunshine these days!