Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Monday, June 26, 2023

To-Do Tuesday #186: Getting started on some Positivity

For the last week I have really tried to stay focused on getting the Rainbow Neighbourhood quilt top together, and it paid off!  👍👍👍

I absolutely love this quilt, and am excited to get the layers 
sandwiched and ready for quilting!

But... I was ready for a few days of small sewing - just making blocks - playing with something new.  You know what I mean!  So I decided to try some Positivity blocks that will turn into a comfort quilt for Mercyful Quilts, a quilt drive sponsored by Preeti (Sew Preeti Quilts) and Bernie (Needle and Foot). 

Let's just say if I could do something wrong with these blocks, I did! Lol! 
But, I decided that if my blocks were all consistent with each other (even if they are a little different from Preeti's blocks), then they will go together and make a beautiful quilt. 

Here is what I have sewn so far.  I made one set of blocks with some long strips, and that gave me a few of the neat alternate blocks that Preeti showed were possible.  But some of my green pieces are 10 inch squares, so I cut shorter strips that just make one leaf block, which leaves a different alternate block, plus some squares for 4 patches.  It will be interesting to see what I can do with all these different blocks!

I'll keep making leaf blocks little by little until I have enough for a quilt. 
I may not keep up with the QAL, but I know the quilt will be useful to Mercyful Quilts whenever I finish it!   Meanwhile, I'm sharing my progress so far at the 
2023 Positivity QAL link-up at Needle and Foot.

One other project I wanted to get back to was making blocks for the Scrap Dance Quadrille QAL over at From My Carolina Home.  I need lots more HSTs for this one.

I enjoyed getting my Cape Cod fat quarter bundle out for this project again!

So for the coming week, each of these things will be on my list:
  • Get the Rainbow Neighbourhood sandwiched for quilting.
  • Keep making Positivity leaf blocks.
  • Make more HSTs for Scrap Dance Quadrille.
I think that's plenty to keep busy with!  Linking up with Carol and friends at Quilt Schmilt for To-DoTuesday!



Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Loving your colourful'Rainbow Neighbourhood' quilt Diann!

Kathryn T said...

Love Your Rainbow Neighbourhood, its turned out really well, looks fabulous. Big success.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great to have some sewing time. Be sure to make a few extra HSTs for the Quadrille border, coming in July.

Linda said...

Your neighbourhood quilt is just magical Diann!
I'd say that unless Preeti sends out a pattern investigation team, you've got a winner going with those blocks! I absolutely love your color/fabric choices, it's going to be beautiful.

grammajudyb said...

Gosh your leaf blocks for The Positivity Quilt are pretty. Go you, on so many projects. Have you decided how you are going to quilt your Neighbourhood? I'm still trying to keep my eye on the FINISH and not start new quilts. It's a slow process!

Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

Looks like a great way to spend in your sewing room!

Kate said...

Rainbow Neighborhood is really cute! Enjoy the new project, looks like you've gotten a good start on it. Happy stitching this week.

Bernie Kringel said...

How do you keep everything clear in your mind with all of these different projects? I would end up with a leaf block in the middle of my house quilt. Haha.

They all look wonderful and I am happy to see you are making leaf blocks. You are right in thinking the quilt is appreciated by Mercy Hospital at any time. Thank you so much Diann!

Vicki in MN said...

Some fun projects you are working on. Getting more sewing machine time?

Jeanna said...

Your Rainbow Neighbourhood is adorable. I really like the fabrics you are using for the Posivity quilt as well as Quadrille. You've got some nice projects to keep you busy.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Rainbow Neighbourhood has come together beautifully. And Positivity is already looking wonderful, Diann. I really like the fabrics you are using too. I will enjoy seeing these new to me projects develop.

Mary said...

It's always fun to see how other's are doing with the Scrap Dance Quadrille! I love your beachy fabric! The Rainbow neighbourhood top is terrific too. Well done getting things done!

Quilting Gail said...

Your rainbow neighbourhood looks great! :-)

PaintedThread said...

The greens are pretty.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Ooh, I'm glad you like your house quilt! It really has turned out so well!

grammajudyb said...

We have bunny visitors too! And this morning MrBusy spied a doe in our side yard. I didn’t get to see her, she was very skittish and the slight movement as he peered out the window scared her away! Very unusual! Good to have a lake to walk around. Those black bird types are noisy aren’t they.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Your Rainbow Neighborhood is beautiful and cheerful, Diann. It has been so much fun to follow your progress on this piece. I am very intrigued by your newest project . Can not wait to watch it grow as well. Hugs.

Sandra Walker said...

I am so happy to see Rainbow Neighbourhood in all her glory and can't wait to see it get quilted. I can see you under it in your red chair, book on your lap come fall! Thank you so much for quilting along with me this year. I know what you mean about just wanting to sew something smaller and fast - I made a cloth napkin with fancy 'professional' mitred corners this afternoon just to sew something quick!