Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, June 5, 2023

To-Do Tuesday #183

Good morning, and happy To-Do Tuesday!  I've had a good week of getting things done in the sewing room.  

  • One of the biggest accomplishments has been completing the last two house blocks for the Rainbow Neighbourhood QAL.  

House #8:

House #9:

It had to be a rainbow house, with penguins!

Here are all nine houses!

Next step for these is sashing and cornerstones.

  • I'm also finishing up my project for the Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs book launch blog hop, coming up on June 21st.  Just a little more binding to stitch!
  • Some blue and green blocks were stitched up for the colors of the month for June in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, too!

So what's going on this week?  
  • I need to find just the right fabric for the sashing and borders on the Rainbow Neighbourhood quilt.  I don't think I have anything in my stash that will work, so a little shopping is needed.
  • Maybe start sewing the sashing and cornerstones to the house blocks?  Don't know if I'll get to that or not.
  • More blue and green blocks for my RSC projects.
  • I'd like to get back to working on a QAL which started in February - Scrap Dance Quadrille at From My Carolina Home.  I've made one Block A, and need five for a tabletopper.  
I'm using a favorite bundle of ocean-themed prints for this.

Have a great week!

                       Joining in with Carol and friends at Quilt Schmilt for To-Do Tuesday!


Susie H said...

The hexie purple house is adorable! Sounds like you've got plenty on your plate to keep busy. You've got me hooked for June 21st and a blog hop!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love these blocks! That hexie house couldn't have been easy and kudos to you! Can't wait to see the finished top! Have a great day Diann!

Anonymous said...

Your houses are going to make a fun quilt! Gail at the Cozy Quilter

Linda said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for sashing and cornerstones for those adorable houses! That Scrap Dance block is really pretty.

Vicki in MN said...

Do you have any idea what color you are leaning toward for the sashing of the house blocks? Good work this week.

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

good luck on your fabric search and the houses looks good

Anonymous said...

You are really moving along with those houses! They look great and it’ll be fun to see how you finish em off!

grammajudyb said...

Search for sashing fabric caused a little angst here as well! Good luck with finding the perfect one! It’s out there, I know it is! Oh, you reminded me I wanted to do some scrap dance blocks too! Oh gosh! Can’t wait to see your project for the book launch, but I pre-ordered her book this week! 😉 And light blue string blocks are happening in my space, so there’s that! Phew!

Michelle at said...

Oh Diann, these houses are incredible! May I ask what size the blocks are?

Kate said...

Those house blocks are really sweet, they will make a really fun quilt. Good luck with the search for sashing and corner stone fabrics. Happy stitching this week.

piecefulwendy said...

I'm so glad you snuck penguins into one of your Rainbow houses! All the blocks look good, and I'm sure you'll find the perfect fabric for the rest of the quilt top. You've done well this week!

Sharon - IN said...

What great houses you are building! Your ocean prints sure look fun for your QAL. Happy stitching!

Ivani said...

The rainbow penguin house is just so you, Diann. Love seeing all the blocks together. Pretty block with those ocean themed fabric. said...

Of course there had to be a rainbow house! I wondered when penguins would make an appearance in the project. Thanks for not disappointing me!

Miaismine said...

Yay for good weeks! Your house blocks are so pretty! Love that hexie on #8!
How fun to just need a bit more binding! I love that part of binding – besides knotting that last thread!
Your table topper project is so pretty – nice fabrics!

Carol Andrews said...

Diann congratulations on getting all of your houses done! They are just too cute. I'm glad I don't have to pick a favourite! Good luck and I hope you found your perfect sashing and cornerstone fabrics. Love the fabrics you are using for Scrap Dance Quadrille. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. Hope this week has had you doing a happy dance with all you've been getting done.

chrisknits said...

Mmmm, homemade ice cream, my fav. They used to tell us we had to sit on the towels on top of the packed ice to make the ice cream. We ended up with cold butts! And I always got to lick the paddle!! And then have my bowl too.