Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Having Fun With Peanuts


I’m still having too much fun with the Charlie Brown characters.  The little ones here are choosing the order that these are being made.  The patterns are designed by Alida at Tweety Loves Quilting for a QAL hosted by Beaquilter.  Alida quickly came up with a pattern for Pigpen when I asked her about one.  Amazing!  The children were so excited about seeing him come to life.



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The QAL calls for one character a month, but I have a serious addiction to these little guys.  My paper piecing skills have been challenged.  I consider myself a novice, having only done pieces that involve no more than two sections.  My latest ones include one with 18 sections!!!! 

These are the newest members of the team.

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Charlie Brown
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Snoopy and Woodstock
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Pigpen
Aren’t you tempted to join in on the fun?

Recently we all enjoyed the Bloggers Quilt Festival with all of the spectacular quilts that were shared.  The winner of the Viewer’s Choice award went to Gosia of Quilts My Way for her Light of Stars.  I have followed her work for awhile and have admired what she creates.  She had a giveaway on her blog for her pattern of her winning quilt and I was one of the lucky recipients of it.  I was thrilled.  This is a photo taken from Gosia’s site.  Aren’t the colors stunning?  I hope I can do it justice in my attempt at making it.


We spent the weekend in snow with several of our children and their families.  There wasn't much snow for playing, but we had a great time anyway.  We need a good blizzard like they are now getting in the Northeast!

30 comments:

Jeanna said...

Wow, your Peanuts blocks are amazing. I'm blown away by how they look exactly like the character.

Congratulations on your win :)

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Wow, another lovely paper piecing blocks. I love them !!

Stephanie said...

The entire Peanuts Gang makes me smile...especially Pigpen!

em's scrapbag said...

Love all these Peanuts blocks. They make me so happy.
We need a good storm also. I'm sure the people in the Northeast would gladly share if they could.

Average Quilter said...

Good job on the peanuts. I love paper piecing but haven't had time lately. And as for the snow I think I will watch from where I sit.

Terry said...

Those peanuts blocks are so adorable! :0)

Nat Palaskas said...

You have such patient Mary with those tiny pieces on paper piecing. The results are stunning! I love the faces! The viewer's choice award quilt by Gosia is gorgeous. I didn't follow quilt festival this year - Have a lovely week.
Hugs
Nat

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

The snoopy block is the cutest!!!!!!! I had a serious love for him when I was younger. I like that quilt pattern you won. Her version is beautiful. Is it paper pieced too?

Joyful Quilter said...

The Peanuts blocks are adorable! They look like they would be loads of fun to make.

Kathy said...

Not sure which of your Peanuts blocks are my favorite.Charlie Brown is awesome. I love the fabric choices on Snoopy ' s dog house and PigPen was always my favorite, I'm so glad you asked for him to get added and that they could get a pattern out so quickly. Great job!!!

badlandsquilts said...

Those Peanuts blocks are great...and the red fabrics for Snoopy's house are perfect.

Maria said...

Your Peanuts blocks are fantastic !!

Congrats on your win and I am sure you will make some beautiful blocks from the pattern.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I agree your Peanuts characters are just wonderul!! I don't paper piece but always love the work of this technique...maybe some day I'll try it!

Linds said...

I just love the snoopy one! So cute. I can just imagine how the grands are waiting for the next one to emerge!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your Peanuts blocks are adorable ... well done.

I wish we were getting some of the snow that hit the northeast.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness those are just awesome...and your quilt is amazing!!

Wacky Woman said...

These are so stinkin cute!!

AlidaP said...

Wow! I am happy to see that you are having fun with those blocks! And you can definitely stop calling yourself a "novice" after you accomplished Woodstock in such a great way!!! :) Happy to hear that the grandchildren are enjoying them too!!

Candace said...

You look like a pro with your paper piecing, Mary! I do love Peanuts! Congratulations on your win - I know you will do it justice!
Cheers!

Michele said...

Those all are just adorable blocks and the quilt will be great when it is finished.

Soma Acharya said...

Wonderful blocks!! They look fabulous. Congratulations on your win :)

-Soma

Denise :) said...

Wow ... your Charlie Brown characters are amazing! Pigpen is particularly darling!! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Absolutely loving your Peanuts blocks Mary!!! They look so much like the characters - wonderful work :) And the pattern you won! Wow!!! I had to go over and follow her. Can't wait to see how you decide to make yours!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Those Peanuts blodks are positively adorable; you've done a wonderful job bringing them to "life", I love them! The pattern that you won is simply amazing, what a lovely design~ congratulations! My parents (who live in the northeast) have had TONS of snow in the last ten days so glad that's NOT me! ;)

Quiltsmiles said...

Your paper pieced blocks are wonderful. And being in the northeast, I'd be happy to send you 8-10 inches of the newly fallen stuff! lol

Mdm Samm said...

oh these are so delightful..what child in all of us would not be embracing this delightful entourage...great piecing of them all....

Thearica said...

Oh my goodness, after my own heart! Love the Peanut characters! and that quilt is gorgeous! I would never attempt it and will watch to see yours.. i will live vicariously through you for such piecing. :)

Carla said...

Cute blocks. Love Charlie Brown ; )

OPQuilt said...

You say you are a novice at paper piecing? Well, I think you've passed by that appellation in a hurry! Your pieced Peanuts blocks are terrific. I love the combo of the piecing with the embroidery--very effective and very fun. Excellent!

Congrats on winning the pattern. You know I look to you as an example for what I'll do once my teaching days are over (thinking that this is my very last semester), and I appreciate how you blend family, sewing, blogging all together. Thanks for showing me the way--
Elizabeth
OPQuilt.com

Ivory Spring said...

Those Peanuts block stole my heart!! You always work on the prettiest and coolest projects!

Hugs!