Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, March 29, 2021

To-Do Tuesday #83: SAHRR and Harmony Hand-Pieced

 Both of the QALs I've been participating in are having link-ups this week, so I decided I'd better focus on those two projects for my to-do list!

Over at Quilting Gail, Stay at Home Round Robin participants are linking up their finished quilts (or their works in progress!) and you can see lots of quilty eye candy at the link.  My round robin is still a work in progress, but it won't be too long until I have a finish!  Over the last week, I finished up the quilt top, pieced a backing, and got everything layered and spray basted.  I've quilted a small amount through the center to get started.


Here's a peek at the back and you can see my quilting design better.  Jacquie Gering calls this an Angled Crosshatch in her first book on walking foot quilting, Walk.

Straight vertical lines (mine are 2 inches apart) 
with diagonal lines intersecting them.

So my Number One To-Do for this week is to get this quilt finished!

Second on the list, which doesn't really compete with quilting the SAHRR because it's all hand-pieced, is the Harmony Hand-pieced QAL.  I've made a lot of smaller pieces and parts, and this week's job is to stitch them into the larger corner blocks.  Two are completed, two more to go!  This QAL is sponsored and designed by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple.Handmade.Everyday.  This is the first link-up to show our progress.

Everything's ready to stitch for the next big block.

To-Do #2 is to stitch the rest of those bigger blocks, so I'm ready to move on next week.

I'm also linking up with Chris and friends at Chrisknits to share my to-do list for the week.









 

15 comments:

Ivani said...

Very nice quilting, Diann. the hand piece block is growing well.
Happy quilting and stitching week.

PaintedThread said...

I've been enjoying watching the round robin come together. Interesting QAL blocks - lots of different types of piecing!

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

it is interesting to see all the different looks that have popped up with the Round Robin - they are all so very different aren't they - none really look the same even though it is the instructions and pattern designs being used

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Your RR turned out so fun and I like your quilting so far! Good luck on finishing it up!

piecefulwendy said...

Jacquie Gehring has such great ideas in both Walk and Walk 2.0. As I use my walking foot, I often hear her saying "walk, don't run" - hahaha. I like your quilting on your SAHRR and those hand-pieced blocks are just lovely!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Best of luck on attaining this week's goals, Diann! I gave up on finishing my SAHRR this week, as the longarm locked up yesterday when I started quilting. Haven't been able to resolve the issue. :o((

Bonnie said...

Oooh -- I like your SAHRR quilt. You've done an amazing job with it. I've never heard of Walk but I might have to track it down as I do occasionally quilt on my domestic machine. Hope you get your goals done this week.

Frédérique said...

Great goals for the week! I love your SAHRR, and the quilting you are making is a very good idea. It's going to be beautiful!

Michele McLaughlin said...

The backing is PERFECT Diann! You are so productive and your work really inspires me! Have a safe and happy day!

Mary said...

The quilting on your round robin project looks great. I took a class once from Jacquie Gering, and she is such a wonderful teacher. I also like how your hand-pieced project is coming along.

chrisknits said...

It's been so much fun seeing all the SAHRRs this week. Yours is a winner!! And I am still amazed at your hand piecing! So in awe. Thanks for linking up with To-Do Tuesday!

Linda said...

I just love your SAHRR quilt! That backing with the crosses is really pretty. I hope you'll show it off when you finish quilting and binding. Your hand piecing looks like it is flourishing under your hands!

grammajudyb said...

Your SAHRR is so pretty! And your hand piecing is coming along too! I’ll follow vicariously as you and Patty and the others work on Harmony! Could you share how you Mark your quilts for quilting! I’ve had a recent bad experience with a Fons and Porter ceramic pencil, the dark lead. Amazon says in the product description , that it will wash out! It did not!

Patty said...

Your Harmony Corner Units look wonderful! Thanks for sewing along with the QAL and entering the link-up!

Angie in SoCal said...

Such a lovely RR you've made. It's been so fun visiting all the links and seeing the results. Such creative quilters!