I have a finish to share to end August and begin September. It's my version of ScrapDance Quadrille, the 2022 mystery designed by Carole at From My Carolina Home. I started with a fat quarter bundle of ocean-themed prints that I bought at a fun quilt shop that I visited on Cape Cod in May of 2022. We made lots of HSTs, and they turned into two pretty blocks.
Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Finally, I have a basket of tomatoes to show! They took long enough, lol! I was talking to one of the ladies who lives at my mom's place who evidently used to be quite a gardener, and she was telling me that everyone says the tomatoes have been slow to ripen here this year.
Monday, August 28, 2023
Good morning, friends! It's To-Do Tuesday and time to share my progress on last week's list and then see what's next. I shared last week that I had been distracted by a squirrel project, and that turned out to be a good thing because once I got that out of my system, I made progress on several other things as well!
The "Drop Everything and Make It" project was a journal cover made with a quilt-as-you-go technique using a piece of embroidery I finished earlier this year. Read more about it here.
- Photograph and write a post for ScrapDance Quadrille.
- Get binding made and sewn on to the placemats.
- Find a backing for the little cradle quilt and work on quilting it.
- Get started on aqua blocks for September's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Ever since I stitched this cozy looking little chair design from Kathy Schmitz back in February I've been trying to decide how to finish it.
Thursday, August 24, 2023
This month, I didn't have a yellow orphan block to turn into something, so I used the true scraps right off my cutting table, left over from the yellow blocks I made all month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I turned them into a crumb block, about 7 x 9 inches.
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Happy Thursday, friends! Hope you're having a great week! It was my mom's 92nd birthday on Monday, so we celebrated with lunch out at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Yum!
I've been complaining for a month now that I can't grow sunflowers here because of the squirrels, but apparently there's one place they haven't noticed and that is in my front flower garden. Look!
Monday, August 21, 2023
I have to admit to a bit of "start-itis" this week... I'm not sure what got into me, but I just kept having ideas for new projects to work on! 🤣
In my defense, I did also work on the things from last week's list, so I got the main things done that I intended to. I finished piecing the backing for ScrapDance Quadrille, the layers are spray basted, and it's ready to quilt.
- Start quilting on Quadrille.
- Finish piecing the second placemat, and get both ready to quilt.
- Make more 4 patches for the cradle quilt.
- Write a post and share the squirrel project that has distracted me the last couple of days!
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Earlier this week, I finished up the Mini Sunflower Sampler, designed by Melisa at PinkernPunkin Quilting. I made it into a small pillow, about 4.5 x 5.5, to go with the collection of bowl fillers I've been working on all summer.
Friday, August 18, 2023
is one of the things I did with my yellow scraps this week. Since I have been
obsessed with enjoying the local sunflowers lately, I decided to feature one in this block!
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Good morning, and happy Thursday! I'm joining in with I Like Thursday at Not Afraid of Color.
It was hot here yesterday - maybe the hottest day all summer. Even the bunnies were hot!
I love sunflowers and they are growing all over the place around here. So, one day when we were out and about, Mike and I stopped along a country road and cut some to bring home.