Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, April 16, 2021

This week in blue...

My main sewing goal for this week was to get the asterisk blocks made for the April row of Full Stop, the 2021 Rainbow Scrap Challenge sampler.  I ended up with five of them.


Here are my four rows for the year.  I'm thinking the asterisk row could use one more in it, so that might happen this weekend
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Along the way, I had some time to make two blue crumb hearts.  I'm sewing together the bonus triangles, too.  The hearts are 6.5 inches, the HSTs are trimmed to 2.5 inches.


In my evening slow-stitching time, I finished up the two light/bright blue scrappy trips blocks that are hand-pieced. 


Here are all the blocks so far!

Sharing my blue progress at my favorite weekend link-ups!

This weekend, I'm hoping to do some cutting for the Follow Your Own Path QAL  at mmmquilts and also prep the last pieces for the Harmony Hand-pieced QAL blocks.  If there's time I'll trace another embroidery design, too.  

My mom is arriving Monday for her big move and I want to have lots of projects ready to go for when there's a little time to sew.  We have lots of appointments to go to, as well as moving her into her apartment, so I will probably be away from the blog this week.   I'll be back soon, though!



















30 comments:

Linda said...

I spy some penguins frolicking in your Scrappy Trips. Love those crumb hearts. Looks like you’ve got everything caught up for your Mom’s arrival. Will she fly in? Good luck with everything Diann!

Vicki in MN said...

Those asterisk blocks look pretty quick to whip up. Ok where do I find the crumb block instructions? I better add those to a pin for future use, ya know just in case I run out of things to make, haha.

Ivani said...

You made pretty blocks, I am impressed with your scrappy trips blocks, they are beautiful and so well hand pieced, great job, Diann. Have a happy and safe weekend.

maggie fellow said...

your progress is inspiring - fun blues

Libby in TN said...

Hug your mom for all of us. We'll be here when you get back.

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

yes you need to get your mom settled in and seeing new doctor in your area I imagine, always so much to do to get settled in a new place and show her around. I hope she will be happy in her new home.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful BLUE blocks, Diann! Best of luck with your Mom's move.

Kat Scribner said...

Love your scrappy trips blocks, Diann and especially the crumby hearts!

grammajudyb said...

Look at you go! I’m loving the asterisks too, I made six because that’s what Angela said! I’m such a follower!😛. The crumb hearts are calling me too, but I haven’t started yet. Hope your mom’s move goes smoothly. I’ll will be great having her near.

scraphappy said...

Your blue blocks are looking great. Best of luck with the move. I hope that there are no hiccups.

Sarah said...

Love all your RSC blocks, you have some lovely fabrics. Hope your mums move goes well.

Jenny said...

Your scrappy trip blocks are gorgeous. I'm sure your Mum appreciates having you close by to help her settle in to her new home.

Michelle Churchman said...

So many pretty things going on in your quilting room. Those crumb hearts are particularly awesome! Good luck with your mom’s move!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

MissPat said...

All your projects are moving right along. Those Scrappy Trips blocks look so perfect. My hand sewing would never come out looking that good. Enjoy spending the week with your Mom getting her settled. It will be busy but it's time well spent. Hope you have some decent weather to welcome her.
Pat

piecefulwendy said...

Sure hope the weather cooperates for the move - you've had some up and down weather going on over there!

Susie H said...

Your Full Stop blocks look really good. I like how you're alternating light & bright versions in each row. The Scrappy Trips are really pretty too and looks like everyone likes the crumby hearts. Good luck with the Mom Move. It'll definitely be a transition for all involved.

CathieJ said...

Good luck with your mom's move. I love all the pretty blocks that you are making.

Chantal said...

Wow! I didn't realize how small the hearts are! And those tiny crumb HSTs are amazingly small. Great progress on the blue front. ;^)

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

How nice, you'll have your mom settled in her new home by Mothers Day. Hope all goes well. Love all your punctuation blocks, such great colors too.

Deb A said...

All of your projects are looking great, especially love the trip blocks. Smart to have some things prepped and ready to stitch. Good luck with moving Mom this week.

gayle said...

Good luck with the move! I hope it all goes smoothly, for everyone's sakes!
(And also quickly, so you can get back to your quilting!)

Pat said...

All your blocks are looking great! Good luck with your Mom!!!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So many fun blue projects, Diann!! Love your crumb hearts especially! Best wishes in the weeks ahead with your mom! So wonderful!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Your blue blocks are all wonderful; but, those scrappy trips. . .now those tweaked my heart and made my eyes bug and my mouth went WOW!!! I reread. . by hand??? AMAZING!!!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

You are staying on top of the RSC and your blocks are looking fabulous. You have been so busy. Love seeing your progress; it is so inspiring. Happy quilting.

chrisknits said...

It all looks so wonderful! Good luck with your Mom's move!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Lots of pretty blue blocks here. Always love seeing your progress at Oh Scrap!

I hope all goes well with your mom’s move. It will be wonderful to have her nearby!

Mary said...

Lovely blue projects! I especially like the asterisks.

Miaismine said...

Your daffodils look so cherry on your beautifully decorated table! Oh and your hand embroidery is so lovely - a beautiful tribute to such a last marriage! Thank you for sharing!

dq said...

Yay Yay, a rainbow row quilt will be such a delight! It is a great idea!