Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Little Stash Enhancement

Okay, I admit it... I don't have a lot of pink (hot, cool, or otherwise!) in my scraps or stash for my RSC July blocks, so I've been shopping.


I found the watermelon fabric at Joann's - about 1 1/3 yards for $5!  Hooray for coupons!  I don't buy novelty fabric very often, but that just seemed perfect to include in some July blocks.  The other fat quarters came from one of my favorite LQS's.  I looked in the batik section thinking that the variegated colors of batiks would create some great depth and texture in a block or two, and found the pretty pink, and a darker red.  Since I make more than one of each of the different blocks for my RSC projects, I wanted to have a variety of choices available.


And I like how that turned out for my 16 patch blocks!  They range from really low-key...


to a hot pink...


to bright and bold!


If you look closely, you'll catch a bit of lime green in there every now and then!

I also stitched up one more Monkey block to go with last week's new one - 


I'm looking forward to seeing these new blocks laid out with my previously finished ones.  I think they will be great additions to each collection.  And now that I've cut into this new fabric, I've got scraps, right???!

If you are interested in more Rainbow Scrap inspiration, check out the linky at SoScrappy every Saturday!









10 comments:

  1. I don't have much pink either. When I was looking for a backing for my pink and green scrappy quilt, I was dismayed to find exactly two pieces of pink yardage left!

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  2. Great fabric finds, a perfect reason to buy them. You are developing a lovely collection of blocks and tiny monkey blocks. Keep up the good work!.

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  3. That watermelon fabric is beyond awesome! It's good to have some heat after June's cool waters of aqua right?!

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  4. This is one of the things I like best about RSC - we're encouraged to use colors that we would normally have ignored. I've never been a fan of pink, but now I've got (and use!) a few shades and prints, and I think it makes my work better.
    You found some great fabrics to stretch with! Happy pinking!

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  5. You had SUCH a productive week! That's the kind of sewing week that I'm hoping for... maybe THIS week. Sigh!

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  6. Cute watermelon fabric! And sometimes you just have to make some scraps to have some scrappy quilt progress!

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  7. Very fun blocks. I don't have much pink either, or what I do have is very muted watered down pink. Thankfully, I just have to find enough for two blocks.

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  8. The watermelon fabric looks such fun, and love the Monkey Wrench blocks.

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  9. Your blocks look great! I really like that watermelon fabric -- I'm not usually much into novelty fabric either but that one is definitely too cute to pass up.

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