Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, September 26, 2022

To-Do Tuesday #154

 It's been a couple weeks since my last To-Do Tuesday post!  We took off on a week's vacation to the Oregon Coast and had a wonderful time.  You can see some photos of our adventure here and here.  It was so great to be able to go, and also feels good to be home again.  Consequently, I haven't had a to-do list in awhile!

But first, I have to share - I've been a lucky winner recently!  This sweet package was in my mailbox when I arrived back home last week, from our friend, Cheree, at The Morning Latte.  This was a giveaway from Cheree's post during the Get On Board With Sewing blog hop.

Cute pineapple scissors and a pretty fat quarter - thanks, Cheree!

And from Sew Preeti Quilts' blog hop to introduce her Topsy Turvy pattern (by way of the blog, Den Syende Himmel), I won a copy of the pattern.  I'm  excited to make this one!  This year, I've been working on Preeti's pattern, Masala Box, and loving how it's going, so I know she writes great patterns.

Thanks, Preeti and Turid!

So, what have I been working on?  Well, there's the Great Blue Scrap Bin Crumb Block Project... doesn't that sound official?   I can't believe how much was stuffed in that shoebox sized bin.  I've been sorting the scraps by shade onto paper plates, and trying to sew one paper plate's-worth of blocks at a time.

I've sewn up 10 crumb blocks since we got home from our trip, 
but it doesn't even look like I've made a dent in the scrap bin. 
The paper plates stack up when I'm ready to be done for awhile, which is helpful!

And using the crumb blocks as leaders and enders, I've gotten a start on sewing together the diagonal rows of the Bloom Baskets.  I'm going slowly and carefully on this in an effort to keep the seam ripper away!  

The Frosty the Snowman blocks - adding sashing and cornerstones - has gotten no attention since my last post two weeks ago.

On this week's to-do list:
  • Keep with the program on the blue scrap bin project!
  • Get the Bloom blocks sewn into a top
  • Anything else if there's time! 
Linking up withTo-Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal - thanks, Linda for hosting this fun link-up each week!



Ivani said...

Congrats for being the lucky winner, twice, Diann!. I am so glad for you.
Enjoy your gifts. Oh my those scraps seem to multiple, don't they? Have fun with your list this week.

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

well aren't you the lucky one winning prizes! I used to win a bit but over the years I haven't been entering - some are too much work with having to follow 5 or 10 more things besides the site having the giveaway - I find that part annoying

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Dang! Twice a winner! How fun! Glad you're enjoying that little scissors! You look like you're having some scrappy fun there and I love those baskets! If "slowly and carefully" is the way to go, then that explains why I've been using the seam ripper quite a bit these days! LOL

grammajudyb said...

I love the use of the paper plates for sorting your crumbs. I used to do that with block pieces then got out of the habit. Paper plates on my next shopping list. I trying to get more organized, because there was chaos!
Looking forward to your Bloom Basket lovely! Looking good so far!

Congrats on the double win!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

How fun! Hope you can clear some space for Autumn Jubilee!

piecefulwendy said...

What a fun week you've had, and what fun to come home to two wins! I'm so glad you won the Topsy Turvy pattern - you will enjoy making it, promise! I need to tackle my blue bin, too - it's overflowing!

Kathryn T said...

Great to get a way for a little while and make you appreciate home all the more. I don't think I could do crumb blocks but I watch Pat Sloan on You Tube and she does it. The Bloom Baskets is moving along beautifully.

PaintedThread said...

Pretty scrappy crumb colors. What fun to find winnings in your mailbox.

Vicki in MN said...

Those darn scraps can be hard to use up can't they! I have a pile in a basket beside the cutting counter and I bet there are at least 2 quilts worth there(not that they would go together). Time, I just need time to cut them to usable sizes. Good luck on your projects this week.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Your crumb blocks are so cute!!! You're going to love making Topsy Turvy--guaranteed!!!

Kate said...

Very fun scrappy projects in the works. Good luck on this week's to do list.

Susie H said...

Congratulations! Congratulations! One each per win! It's funny how when it rains it pours. This is a good pour!

Linda said...

Congrats on your wins Diann! Wow those paper plates are such a good idea. And you do remember the rule of scraps, right? The more you use them, the more they multiply. Mine do that, especially the blue bin. The Bloom Baskets are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

chrisknits said...

I can't wait to see your basket top completed!! I am getting ready to do a basket block for our monthly guild block. Glad you enjoyed your trip.