Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, May 20, 2016

10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the...

Design wall!!!


This week I was able to make a couple of monkey blocks to add to my collection!  It turns out these sweet little blocks don't require a whole lot of cutting when you make the HSTs four at a time out of two charm squares, and use string bits and pieces for the rest of the block.  These went together quite quickly and easily!


I also completed my sixth 16 patch block, so I have all of those blocks that I need for the month.


Aren't these polka dots fun?  The selvage on the fat quarter says LOL by Me and My Sister Designs.


Looking at my green bin, I realized that I really haven't made a dent in those scraps, and there are plenty of strings to still use in some way, so I decided to make a couple of string blocks and turn them into little coasters or mug rugs for the table where my husband and I have our coffee every morning.


I've been trying to make a couple of these for each month's colors and I have 4 sets now.  They are a fun, satisying, and quick project!  I used a little more of those green polka dots for the backing.


Maybe this week I can tackle my Scrap Jar Stars.  They require the most cutting and trimming of all of my RSC blocks, but if I do a little bit at a time, I can do it!

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has been up to at Angela's ScrapHappy Saturday link up tomorrow!



14 comments:

  1. Love your Oregon cup <3

    Your blocks all look great. Happy to hear you can sew a bit now. Keep healing!

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  2. Keep an eye on those monkeys! They get up to more mischief...
    Though aren't they fun?
    Glad to see the healing is coming along enough to let you sew!

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  3. LOVE those GREEN coasters!! Good luck with taming those Monkeys.

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  4. It's amazing how different the Little Monkeys look depending on the placement of light, dark and medium fabrics. Great fun!

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  5. You Little Monkey blocks are fun, love all the colors. They are a great way to use up scraps. Hope you get some time in the sewing room to play with some more green scraps.

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  6. Lots of great sewing this week! Love the coasters! Great way to use up those strings!

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  7. polka dots are fun so much fun I want to make an entire quilt from them. I kind of did, I might put a picture of that up this week. Made it in 1996. LeeAnna

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  8. Nice greens! You have done a lot.

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  9. Glad to know you are healing and sew a lot this past week. The blocks are perfect and I love that LOL green polka dot. Pretty coasters.

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  10. So good to see your sewing. You must be getting better? Happy to hear that. I love to make mug rugs. I have quite a collection, although must of them are at friends' place. :^) Love those monkeys. They will make quite a lovely quilt someday. Good job. ;^)

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  11. Cute Little Monkey blocks! Glad you are able to have some Fabric Therapy!

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  12. Please don't tell me I have to hurt my wrist to be so productive! Love your monkeys!

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  13. Great idea for the mug rugs, must remember and copy that! All your green projects are looking great Diann. Funny, I left my second project to the last as it requires a fair amount of messing around to get a good colour flow, but easy cutting. Similar mindsets!

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  14. Congrats on finding clever easy solutions like the charms for the HSTs, using your head before overusing your hand. Those green monkeys are cute and the green dots are terrific.

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