Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, April 9, 2021

Table Scraps in blue and a Slow Stitched Finish

 It's been a week of cleaning up and finishing a few projects, most importantly my Stay at Home Round Robin.  You can read more about it in my Friday post, if you're curious!

Along the way, I also finished a couple of smaller things, including my April Table Scraps placemat in light blues.  Sharing this at Joyful Quilter's April Table Scraps link-up!

It's looking to me like it might need more quilting, 
so I may go back and add some.

A peek at the back:



So now my collection of placemats to donate has four!


I also finished up the Kathy Schmitz design I was embroidering.  Blue borders were added, some machine stitching around the design, and hand quilting in green in the borders.


Then it turned into a pillow cover to gift to a friend!


Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and at 
Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. 















29 comments:

Linda said...

I like your collection of placemats. The blue scrappy one has a neat layout. Your friend’s pillowcase was already pretty but the blue border and green stitching made it shine! Does your friend sing? Have a great weekend Diann.

Ivani said...

Look! There are only beautiful placemats on the table. The bright happy blue is a great addition to the collection. I absolutly love your new pillow. What a special gift you made. Lucky of your friend!! Happy and safe weekend, Diann. Hugs

Maggie said...

Finished and now you can create more. Beautiful projects that you can enjoy.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Great placemat collection, just in time for eating on the patio!

Marly said...

Pretty placemats all together on the table. Your embroidery has become an elegant cushion with that deep blue border.

Bernie Kringel said...

Love the addition to your collection of placemats. I think you knew our guild is also making placemats to donate to meals on wheels. They are coming up short on the number they need so I think I will make a few more. I love using up scraps and orphan blocks and this is a great way to do so. Have a nice Saturday Diann.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations on finishing up your April TABLE SCRAPS Challenge project Diann!! I absolutely LOVE the fact that you are using your scraps to make placemats for charity. I think I may need to check with our local Meals on Wheels director to see if this is something she would like for my group to take on... AFTER the Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilt Drive has drawn to a close!

Sarah said...

That's a nice blue addition to your table mat challenge! Your embroidery looks lovely made up into a cushion too.

Jenny said...

Love that cushion! And your collection of placemats is so pretty, very achievable doing one a month.

grammajudyb said...

Lovely placemats, Diann! Will the meals program gift them to the participants? Or take them back and reuse them each week. I’m trying to sort out the details! For a project of my own,

Deb A said...

The placemats are looking great! Love the stitchery you are making into pillows. Great idea..... I think that might be a summer project for me.

chrisknits said...

So cute! She will love it.

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

somehow this post didn't pop up in my feeder until late today. Your placemats look great- love all that you share today and that stitchery!

Astrid said...

LOVE your different placemats! The stitchery is sooo cute! Makes me want to do some stitchery again.

Michelle Churchman said...

Love the blue placemat! And your embroidery is so sweet!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

PaintedThread said...

Very cute pillow!

Kim said...

The new pretty in blue placemat is lovely. It looks perfect added to the mix of the other pretties. Your stitchery is a lovely finish. It looks fabulous made up as a pillow.

Angela said...

Your pillow is so cute!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

That pillow is darling! And your placemats are so bright and cheerful.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Love your place mats...so pretty. I really
like your pillow. I've got that embroidery
pattern too. Maybe there's a pillow in
my future....Have a great day!

Little Penpen said...

Your placemats are wonderful. What a great project! And as always, I love love love Kathy Schmitz. Beautiful!

Susie H said...

What an inviting table you've set with pretty placemats. Your friend will surely treasure your gifted pillow and now she can change out the wintery one! Well done!

Janis said...

Your lucky friend - that embroidered pillow is so charming. Nice job!

Birthe Marie said...

I like all your scrap placemats! What a great idea! The pillow with embroidery is a beautiful gift! Your friend is lucky!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Fun Scrappy Placemats!

chrisknits said...

Lovely finishes!!! Hope your mom is getting settled and you guys are enjoying time together.

Bonnie said...

Nice job on the pillow. And don't your placemats look great together. I'm wondering what our next color will be.

LA Paylor said...

what a pretty table you set!!

dq said...

The embroidered pillow is so pretty!