Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, January 31, 2022

To-Do Tuesday #123

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. 

On last week's list: 
  • Write up a post about my January Table Scraps project.  ✔  You can see that in my Saturday post.  I also made a new set of cloth napkins in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month (red) and they have already been put to good use!

  • I finished up the second border on my Stay at Home Round Robin project ✔ (diamonds) and today I started on the next one (stars).  More info here.  
I decided my next border would be made of friendship stars, but so far have just made one.  I'm not sure the contrast is strong enough here, but want to stick with (mostly) this line of fabric.  I may need to add some coordinating solids.

  • I've been working on the additional borders for Crumb Hearts.  ✔ For this I'm using strips of the Tula Pink Fairy Dust that I had previously cut when I was trying a different border.
I'll continue working on these borders for the coming week!

This peek at my design wall will show you what else is on my list:

- hand-pieced plus blocks in aqua (the RSC color for February)
- Bloom blocks with aqua baskets - pieces made but not sewn together
- Masala Box blocks: I finally found a background fabric 
I like for these blocks, so I've made one in red, 
and have pieces cut for a second one.
- and the star border on SAHRR

Lots to keep me busy this week!



Ivani said...

Beautiful projects, Diann.
Your desing wall shows the real size of your SAHRR project. You your are sewing little pieces! So Cute.

piecefulwendy said...

Those little stars are darling! You have such fun projects in the works!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

I love the fabrics so I can see why you want to stick with them. I don't know what to say about the contrast--I *think* it's enough? Maybe making a couple more and then snapping a pic farther back?
Great use of those scraps to make up a pretty table!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE the transition look of the design wall heading toward aqua, Diann!

Jeanna said...

You had great success with your list last week. Those star blocks are nice. I hope you find a way to make them work.

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

I love the baskets!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! Your crumb hearts project is just one of my favorites. Each time you share an update on it, I think, oh that is SO cute. Love Friendship stars!! Love that idea and your star looks sweet. I can see why you question the contrast - did you try a b/w photo on your phone? I think it's fine except for that top left background piece with lots of blue in it. These borders all look so great together. I regret not trying Wendy's improv borders for our piece but I'll just have to try it in the future! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Wow, you're all over the place with RSC, SAHRR and more!!! So much fun to see your quilts in progress!

Kathryn T said...

I love looking at a design wall and appreciating the sewing of various projects going on. Just going to take a peek at your Saturday post to see the table scraps project.

Sharon - IN said...

Friendship Stars are a favorite block of mine. Happy Stitching for you!

Susie H said...

Nice projects to keep you busy. Your crumb hearts are looking good!

PaintedThread said...

Love those placemats!

grammajudyb said...

I enjoy looking at your design wall! The baskets and plus blocks are taking a turn toward aqua! Will Marsala Boxes be rainbows too or just reds! Maybe you already posted that, but I’m kinda forgetful lately’,

Kate said...

The Friendship star block looks really cool in those two fabrics, maybe low contrast for one border wouldn't be so bad? You've got lots of other fun things going up on the design wall. Have fun working on this week's list.