Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, March 18, 2016

Stitching Along

I snapped this shot of my sewing table earlier this week - looks like there's a lot going on!


Star blocks, four patches, purple and yellow scraps, even a pile of orange peels waiting to be stitched up for my Quilty 365 project.  I am definitely in the squirrel mode these days!

I finished my monthly goal of six 16 patch blocks this week -


I knew last week that I wanted to add some light blocks to the rest of my colors, and there they are!  It's fun to try a new layout with each new addition to the pile.


Somehow, a green block snuck its way in there - how did that happen?!  I must be ready for some green - both in my sewing and out in my yard!  Maybe in April?

I also added to my Double Four patch collection - 


I've been playing around with setting these blocks on point this week - but who knows what I will really end up doing with them.  They may not even end up all being in the same quilt.  Am I starting to see a little bit of a rainbow effect with each new block addition and layout?  Maybe! 


Maybe I will add some larger neutral blocks in with them before I am done.


Here and there you can see a bit of a pattern emerging, too.


I started making these as a way to use up smaller scraps, so I'll definitely continue that, and let the final layout sort itself out at the end of the year!

Hope you have had a fun week of sewing with your scraps!  Linking up to the Scrappy Saturday party at SoScrappy!


15 comments:

  1. Both sets of blocks are looking great! Isn't it fun to see them grow in size and color and to think about the quilt layout possibilities!

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  2. So much fun to just play no? Yep, rainbow effect is starting...

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  3. Looks like you are having a lot of fun with these blocks!

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  4. Looks like some fun blocks to play with. Love the blue and brown ones together.

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  5. Great blocks and great fun playing with them. Happy Quilting day!

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  6. It is fun to see a quilt change character as it grows and grows and adds new colors.

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  7. Love the double 4 patch blocks. Those will make a very interestingly scrappy quilt!!

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  8. I love seeing all the fun things that can be done with simple blocks!

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  9. Have fun playing with your block arrangements. You are right, the light ones bring a breath of fresh air. However, I'm sure a leprechaun must have snuck that green block in this week,

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  10. So much fun playing with blocks as they emerge. There are some wonderful quilts designed purely spontaneously through play.

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  11. Your sewing table looks like you've been having TONS of fun!!

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  12. That D4P gets a whole new look on point. Love it.

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  13. Playing with different layouts is always so much fun. Hope you find just the right one.

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  14. Loving the on-point! Your sewing table is huge.

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  15. Every month those 16 patches are going to be more fun to play with! By November you won't be able to stop arranging and rearranging them!
    Your double 4 patches are really great on point. And I love how my eye keeps wanting to find patterns in the color and value interactions. I now know one of the ways I'm going to use some of the 4patches I've been making for leader/enders for the last year... 8)

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