Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, December 27, 2021

To-Do Tuesday #118

Good Morning!  I'm joining in with Linda and friends at Texas Quilt Gal for the To-Do Tuesday link-up, sharing what I've been working on and my new list for this coming week.  


There's plenty on my list to do this week, but guess what I did... I played with something new.   I met a friend for a walk last Thursday and she passed along a little kit that someone had given her that she knew she wouldn't ever use.  I don't make much from kits anymore, but this is small, so I thought, "Why not?!"  Here's what it looks like:

It turns out that the pieces are really tiny - lots of 1.5 inch HSTs and 4 patches among other things.   I think the whole mini quilt isn't much bigger than about 12 - 14 inches square!  The round-ish shapes are wreaths and they are 3.5 inches after you put them together.

Meanwhile, I have worked on some of projects that have recently been on my list!
  • I needed to find a backing for "Welcome, Frosty,"  and realized that I had the perfect thing for it right in my stash!
This is a 1/2 yard piece that I think I got in an order from Bernie before her shop closed, and it's just been waiting to be needed.  I was so excited when I remembered I had it!

So, Frosty is layered and some quilting done in this picture.  Buttons will be sewn on for his eyes, and I also found some snowflake buttons to stitch on in a few places, like Vicki shows in her pattern.


  • I've also made a bit of progress on a couple Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts: continuing to sew sashing and cornerstones on Easy Breezy blocks (almost done with that), hand quilting Trip Around the Rainbow, and got a start on planning out how to finish up the Full Stop quilt top.
I decided the row of hyphens would determine the width,  and it measures 49 inches.  So the rows you see here will form the bottom section of the quilt and my next step is to bring them up to that width with the period blocks forming the left side. 

For the coming week, my list includes:
  • Sorting through my current projects to make an organized list for what I'll be working on in 2022
  • Finishing the little wreath mini
  • Finishing up "Welcome, Frosty!"
  • Finishing up Trip Around the Rainbow
  • Making progress on other Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects 
Happy New Year to all my To-Do Tuesday friends!












9 comments:

Michele McLaughlin said...

Wow that kit you received sure has tiny pieces! Is it paper pieced? I love the backing for your Frosty quilt! It's perfect! Your raibnow quilt is looing great! I like how you pieced dark block against light blocks! Well done you! Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and a safe and happy week!

Ivani said...

Have fun playing with those tiny pieces, Diann. You found a pretty backing for Frosty. And your layout for Full Stop blocks looks great!
Happy New Year!!

Libby in TN said...

Very creative Full Stop arrangement!

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

very tiny pieces - I probably would have passed it on too LOL - love that fabric of snowmen

Linda said...

That little kit!! So cute. I love Frosty, and wow that snowman fabric was a great buy at Bernie's.
Do you have big plans for New Year's Eve?
Thanks for linking to To Do Tuesday!

Pat said...

all your projects are looking good!!!!

grammajudyb said...

HAPPY LAST WEEK OF 2021!! I am in love with your layout for Full Stop. I have been puzzling over what to do. May I use yours as inspiration? I'll try not to absolutely copy you! *giggle*.
It will be fun to get Frosty ready to welcome the winter in January. I usually display snowmen in January.
Seems like you are making so much progress on your quilts. And yes those HST are itty bitty! It will be cute!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fun layout for your RSC quilt, Diann! Looking forward to see it come together.

Mary said...

I love the fabric for your Frosty quilt, and Full Stop is just awesome!