My Quilting/Sewing Cottage

My Quilting/Sewing Cottage
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Penguin Cheer Block 4

Here is block 4 of the Penguin Cheer Quilt
This block is so big it was a little harder to handle but I'm
 pleased with the way it turned out.
and here are the first four blocks
I think this is going to be so cute when it's finished
I love happy bright colors
I need to pick out some fabric for the sashing - I think I bought some
lime and orange when I originally bought the fabric but now
I'm thinking maybe lime and red
I usually don't know what I will use until after I get all the blocks sewn
I won't be able to make a block today and I'm not sure about tomorrow
but I can hardly wait to make the next one. This is so much fun!!
until later- Carol

Monday, May 30, 2016

Penguin Cheer Block 3

I am having so much fun making these blocks. This is my first quilt with applique without using my embroidery machine. I have a feeling there will be many more.

Here is block 3
Isn't she so cute in her vest and scarf !!
and the first three blocks
In addition to this quilt I have 6 other lap quilts I'm making for
Christmas gifts. I'm so excited about the way those quilts are
turning out too. I can't share them until after Christmas ( it's really
hard to wait) but it feels so good to get an early start this year.
I just finished up a rag quilt for my bed. I didn't get a full view picture
of the quilt but will try to do that when I get back home
Here is a little preview
I made this quilt with flannel for my batting to make it lightweight
for the summer and it is very comfortable. It is not heavy and gives the
perfect amount of warmth.
until later - Carol

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Penguin Cheer

I found this Penguin Cheer quilt along for free a few years ago and like so many other things I saved all the patterns but just never got around to making it. I saved the patterns every month, even bough fabric but always thought when it got closer to Christmas I'd start it....well I get so busy from Thanksgiving to Christmas, plus last year I hardly had time for sewing so Now seems like a good time. The pattern is no longer for free but you can purchase it here at FatCat Patterns and if you look at the top tab she has some other BOM's going on
Here is block 1
now don't go looking too close haha
I first tried to use a zig-zag stitch and that didn't work out too well. I took
all of that out and redid it with a blanket stitch that I like much better.
I have some penguin dishes here at the beach house that we use in the winter and
I thought a quilt like this would be so cute to go along with them. When I sewed this
first block I couldn't help but notice it is just about perfect size for a placemat.....hum looks
like I might be really busy. I have room for 8 at the table and 6 at the counter top with stools
for the grandkids.

Here is block 2
Isn't he just so cute!!!

blocks 1 and 2
I have started crocheting again too so I'll have to share some of that.
Now that I've decided to use my phone camera I think it will be quicker and I might
get to share more. (I have a lot of catching up to do)
The picture's might not be as good but hey it's better then putting off blogging.
I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
The beach here is packed, and the water is beautiful!!!
until later - Carol