Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, March 26, 2021

A little more with green and a DrEAMi!

But first I have to show you a finish that I'm partially responsible for!  I say partially because I finished the quilt top a couple years ago, and then it got put aside.  I put it up for "adoption"  in Cynthia Brunz' Quilty Orphan Adoption last September, and Doris in Alabama offered to quilt it up and send it to Covered in Love.  She added a border to make it a little bigger, too - and this week she sent me a picture of the finished quilt.

Thank you, Doris!  
You've made my quilt top look wonderful!

At home this week, I finished up the green row of bracket blocks for my version of the Full Stop sampler quilt designed by Angela for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

 






Here are the three for the year so far:










My rows average out at about 41 inches long right now, so I'll wait until all the rows are made to decide what else to add.  The background fabric I'm using is Moda Bella Pearl.  Shouldn't be too hard to get more if needed.  Plus a fun rainbow border fabric could be a nice addition at the end.

Last week, I was inspired by Sylvia at Treadlestitches' crumb hearts, and I had a "just have to try it" moment!  So, having already made some crumb blocks in green, I did!  Sylvia kindly told me that her hearts are made from the free Cluck, Cluck, Sew heart quilt tutorial, found here.

I can see more of these in my future!

Meanwhile, I'm getting ready to quilt my Stay at Home Round Robin and wanted to try out a quilting idea I have.  Why not use some green scraps to make a small quilt sandwich and practice?

I started by drawing a 10.5 inch square on the quilt sandwich, and adding vertical lines every 1.5 inches.


After quilting the vertical lines, I marked angled lines that created a sort of diamond shape, and stitched those.


When all the quilting was done, I thought why not add a quick binding to make a mug mat all in green for my favorite mug?!

A true little DrEAMi - planned and made yesterday!

There was even some green in my slow stitching this week - sweet green leaves in the Sprung Sing embroidery design from Kathy Schmitz.  I'm getting closer to finishing this one!


Sharing at all my favorite weekend link-ups:
ScrapHappy Saturday at SoScrappy 
the March DrEAMi link-up at mmmquilts and 
Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.


















38 comments:

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

the charity quilt turned out really well and nice to have some one volunteer to do the quilting. The small mat that you did turned out great too - love the heart.

Ivani said...

You and Doris made a wonderful quilt and for a great cause. Congrats to both of you!! I told you before, your crumb heart looks so pretty.It will be fun collection of blocks, Go Diann, go! And your SING embroidery is beautiful and inspiring. There's a Brazilian song that says: "SING and do not be ashamed to be happy." Have a very special weekend Diann.

Linda said...

What a nice finish to your quilt top! I remember loving that layout. Good idea to try your quilting first then end up with a cute little mat!

Linda said...

Your finished star quilt looks fabulous, very pretty colours. Love the crumb hearts blocks.

Marly said...

Your sweet dream mug rug is lovely. Having something useful to show from your quilting practice is a great idea!

Vicki in MN said...

You and Doris made a great team in this quilt finish! Crumb heart blocks sounds kinda fun too. I didn't realize you started another embroidered progect, very pretty.

piecefulwendy said...

Doris finished that little quilt beautifully; great team effort, you two! I'm liking all your other projects, too.

MissPat said...

The SING embroidery piece is so cute and perfect for Spring which I hope will come to you soon.
Pat

grammajudyb said...

It’s fun to read your post this morning! Such happy, colorful ,springy projects! It’s gray and snow showery this morning. No accumulation, just big wet, melting flakes! Aaah! Springtime in Wyoming! Nothing accomplished for me this week! Except binging on Everwood on HBOMax!

Maggie said...

The rows are growing, love your spring embroidery with the bird.

chrisknits said...

How wonderful that someone will be wrap in your lovely quilt! And great projects in your sewing room this week!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fabulous GREEN-filled post, Diann!! A donation, a DrEAMI, and a design to practice your quilting. Looks like a great week!

Pat said...

great GREEN projects! Love them all!

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh, the green of the mat is glorious. I fall anew in love with green every year in spring! I like that quilting too, and the heart, ahh! Wodnerful to see an orphan grow up and become so special. :-)

gayle said...

Don't you just love when a practice piece can turn into something fantastic and useful? Win/win for sure!
I love your 'collaboration' quilt - it's going to make someone very very happy!

Sarah said...

You have some great blocks going on! Love your sing embroidery too. Kathy schmitz has some great designs I'm always tempted when I see them.

Katie Z. said...

What a cute little mat!

Kim said...

So many lovely pretties to see this week. I love that several of you collaborated to fashion such a lovely quilt and then donate it to a worthy charity. Those crumb hearts are fabulous; as are your rows for the Full Stop Sampler quilt. Wonderful idea to turn your practice quilting piece into a mug rug.

karenbbsnow said...

Congrats to you and Doris for a great finish.

Lots of fun green projects, love the scrappy hearts!

Jayne said...

It's nice that Doris sent you a photo of the finished adopted quilt! It looks fantastic and I'm sure it'll end being loved to pieces!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

What a pretty, cheerful donation quilt! Nice work, both you and Doris! I love the crumb heart, of course. Is that a tiny owl peeking out of the center? The quilting looks great, very successful!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

How sweet!! Teamwork and someone will have a beautiful quilt to snuggle in!! go you and Doris!!!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I love your RSC blocks and the embroidery is so cute! Have a wonderful week.

Frédérique said...

What a wonderful charity quilt, you are a winning team both of you! Pretty green blocks too, I love your crumb heart ;)

scraphappy said...

So many pretty greens this week. The heart is such a great pattern. I can definitely see that one done in all the colors of the rainbow.

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful post full of green! I love what happened to your orphan top. I too like that heart pattern and had my eye on it. . .but, I'm trying hard not to succumb and to work on what I've already started!!!

Little Penpen said...

Your quilt top turned out wonderfully. I love your little embroidery!

Karrin Hurd said...

Lovely projects, and orphan top finish. I love the green crumb blocks. Great work on the Kathy Schmitz stitchery too! Have a great week!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Really like your Full Stop Sampler, pretty. I like
your heart and mug rug, pretty. Your embroidery is
very nice. Have a great day!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Your quilt is so pretty and cheerful and you are doing a great job on the RSC challenge. I do need to catch up. Have a lovely week and happy quilting

Kat Scribner said...

I love your donation quilt, Diann; even if you didnt quilt it. It is so charming.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely donation quilt! And your 'green' selection is great, love the crumb heart!

Susie H said...

Love the green, scrappy heart. I too can see a few more of these in your future! Ha! Adorable embroidery. Wondering how you plan on finishing it ....

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is always so nice to see a project that would have otherwise languished, get finished into something beautiful. You guys made a great team!

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! Coming to you from Oregon :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Great job you two on the charity quilt! I love seeing the rainbow scrap challenge blocks everyone makes each month,

CathieJ said...

There is not much more to do on that embroidery. It is so sweet. I love that you have a picture of the finished quilt that you were partially responsible for. Doris did a wonderful job finishing it. Nice idea to practice some quilting and make a mug rug.

JanineMarie said...

Sweet projects! I’m not a crumb fan—I like them but don’t enjoy making them—but your heart does look like fun. The embroidery is so cute. It takes me back to lots of pillowcase patterns I worked on when I was a kid.

djquilting said...

Diann, the orphan turned out great and will soon be on its way to CIL. Thanks for letting me adopt it. I love how it turned out.