Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, January 15, 2016

Scrappy Bits and Pieces

This has been a good week for sewing with little scrappy strips and bits.  Sometimes that's all your brain can handle, and that has been me this week!  But, look!  My design wall (such as it is!) is filling up!


I added a couple of 16 patch blocks to my collection.  Last week I wasn't happy with what I had so far for these blocks, but they are growing on me, especially looking at the grouping (above) from a distance!  Lol!


And one more:


I love this one especially because I pulled two pieces of binding out of my scrap basket, ironed them open, and used them for the two strips needed to make the 16 patch.  Thank you to Cynthia for this idea!  Her Scrap-a-Palooza 16 patch quilt from September of 2014 is my inspiration for these blocks.

I also made two blue Scrap Jar Stars - one in lighter blues and the other in darker:


I can tell already that I am going to love this quilt.  Those stars are becoming one of my favorite blocks. They go together pretty quickly, and are a good way to practice making my HSTs more exact.

I'll be linking up to Scrap Happy Saturday and Oh Scrap! on Sunday for lots more scrappy inspiration!  See you there!



24 comments:

  1. What a great looking design wall! I love all the scrappy projects you have going on. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! It even looks like you are keeping up with Quilty 365.

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  2. Those scrappy stars look awesome!

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  3. Such a WONDERFUL selection of BLUE blocks!! Looks like you are fully embracing the RSC.

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  4. Your design wall looks great, those stars are beautiful.

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  5. Looking great, that wall! Your RSC projects are going to be absolutely beautiful.
    (I've learned never to judge a block by what a single one looks like. Some of them really need to be in a group in order to show off their magic!)

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  6. looks fantastic! I made 16 patches last year as part of my RSC15 sewing. I ended up with 188! crazy I know... but one of the quilts is off being quilted now, and I still have enough for another. it's such a versatile pattern, and you'll love visiting all your favorite fabrics again!

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  7. Your blocks are looking great! Such pretty fabrics in the blue and yellow block from the bindings.

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  8. Those Scrap Jar Stars really are addictive. Such a great block for putting those 16 patches to great use.

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  9. Your design wall looks great, very productive. The Scrap Jar Stars seem just perfect for the RSC. Like you, my stash is mainly precuts, but they sure are handy. Keep up the good work!.

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  10. Love your scrap jar stars. That was on my long list for this year, but it didn't make the cut!

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  11. I love the simplicity of your 16 patches. And the star blicks are stunning.

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  12. Happy design wall that's filling up! Love the star blocks as well. Hmmm...I see a new scrappy project in my future!

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  13. I love everything on your wall! At first I thought my favorites were the orange peels, but I love the 16-patch and the stars too!

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  14. Scrap Jar Stars can be addicting. Have fun with them!

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  15. You have a great desing wall with so many projects going on. Love them all but the stars are my favorite.

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  16. Lots of fun projects on your design wall! I love the scrap jar stars and had to research where the pattern was so I could do some too. Thanks for the incentive!

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  17. I love all your blocks, but the stars just jump out at me. Congrats on a good scappy week!

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  18. I love all your blocks, but the stars just jump out at me. Congrats on a good scappy week!

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  19. Oh, yes! Glad you kept going with the 16 patches. They are looking wonderful as is everything on your design wall.

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  20. All star blocks are pretty. I like your scrap jar blocks.

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  21. Love your busy design wall! Lots of projects underway, your 'scrap jar stars' are looking wonderful!

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  22. Your design wall looks fabulous. I really like the star blocks too!

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  23. I love sixteen patch blocks (and I like using my leftover binding strips this way, too). Great scrap jar stars.

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  24. I'm doing 4 patches in the colors. Hopefully after the next few months and a few more colors I can actually start putting them on my 'design wall' for a rainbow quilt top.

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