Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, March 25, 2016

I couldn't help myself...

I still have my pile of purple and yellow scraps out, and have been looking for some new inspiration for them.

So...after weeks of enjoying Gayle's blog, mangofeet, and looking closely at her monkey blocks, I realized I wanted to make some!  I commented on her recent post where she had made a few and asked for a tutorial. Gayle kindly pointed me to Bonnie Hunter's tutorial for Monkey Wrench blocks, found here, and away I went!  I made one in each of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge monthly color combos, and it turns out that they ARE cute and fun!


You're right,  Gayle - these blocks could be addicting!  They were also good for some fussy cutting...




I'm adding these to my March collection of blocks and definitely planning to make more!


If you're looking for some Rainbow Scrappy goodness, check out all of the links at So Scrappy on Saturday!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks! Happy Easter! Christine x

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  2. great blocks for this week Diann, I spy a purple flower in the center of one. I love Bonnie Hunter method, she is an inspiring quilter. Happy Weekend and Happy Easter time.

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  3. great blocks for this week Diann, I spy a purple flower in the center of one. I love Bonnie Hunter method, she is an inspiring quilter. Happy Weekend and Happy Easter time.

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  4. great blocks for this week Diann, I spy a purple flower in the center of one. I love Bonnie Hunter method, she is an inspiring quilter. Happy Weekend and Happy Easter time.

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  5. Those little monkey blocks are adorable! They do use up so many tiny scraps though, so it all works out in the end

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  6. Great blocks this week! Those Scrap Jar Stars just shine!!

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  7. I did indeed warn you about those monkeys - wily little addictive creatures they are! Welcome to the Monkey House!
    All your blocks are beautiful. I'm really looking forward to your Scrap Jar Stars quilt!

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  8. Monkeys! Someday I will find time to make some for myself. Happy Easter!

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  9. Your blocks a fresh and spring-like, just right for today!

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  10. I have a thing for star blocks. Yours look great!

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  11. Your MW blocks are just made for something peeping out of the center it seems. Love them, love all your color blocks.

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  12. What great blocks! Love that little pink chick in the middle. Bonnie Hunter has some great free patterns.... I tend to get lost for hours on there dreaming of the quilts I will make =)

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  13. Very bright and fun Monkey Wrench blocks!

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  14. Your blocks are soooo cute. Love the fussy cuts.

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