For the last couple of years I have seriously been trying to work through the older stuff in my stash. With the pandemic, I have been able to use quite a bit of the really old/ugly (the what was I thinking? fabric) in charity related items (masks, scrub bags, etc.). But I still have quite a bit of stuff that I like, but just want to get out of my cupboard. I'm getting there.
I love penguins and had a little stash of penguin fabric, which included this panel. It made up into a very cute little kiddy quilt. Initially, I would have found a "worthy" recipient as we didn't have any little people in our lives. But then, our youngest son and his wife presented us with a little granddaughter! So she will get this quilt eventually.
And (below) a close up of the quilting. I cross hatched the 2" squares and then treated the panel as if it was applique.
Here is another panel - picked up at the Red Deer quilt show a few years ago (probably 5 or 6!). Halloween themed. I've got a bunch of Halloween quilts now - not quite sure what I was thinking - but the fabric is so darn cute and a lot of it was on sale, of course. Anyway, about 3 or 4 Halloween quilts later, I think I've used most of it.
And below are some shots of the quilting.
Here we are, back with penguins. Two penguin prints. I cut each piece into as many 6" squares as would go. I literally used my 6" x 24" ruler so the squares actually finish at 5 1/2". Then I framed them. This is a super simple and fast quilt but I really love the finished look of it! Just goes to show the KISS principle rules!
I liked the penguins so much, I decided to do exactly the same thing with a bunch of New Zealand themed FQs that I picked up on our NZ trip a few years ago.
And with the left over NZ prints, I made the quilt below. There were some "whole" squares, but I had to piece quite a few of them. My initial idea was to frame in alternating black and white, but at the last minute, I decided to make coloured frames (resulting in the quilt above). So for the second one, I thought I'd try my B/W idea (with the exception of using some blocks that were left over from the first quilt - no way was I going to take them apart and reframe them!). In the end, I was very happy I decided on the coloured frames, I like them a lot better than the B/W below. What do you think?
And I had to dig around to find some pix of the quilting, but I did!
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