Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, August 5, 2016

These Monkeys are Party Animals!

Just as I have in every previous month this year, I waited excitedly to see what color(s) Angela would choose for our August Rainbow Scrap Challenge sewing.  And last Monday, when I read "hazy purple of a dawn sky with hints of evergreens," I knew it would be a challenge for me this month.  I don't have a lot of purple, and even had to do a little stash enhancing for our previous purple month, so hmmm...

Lately I've started every month by making some monkey blocks because they require the smallest of scraps, and are more and more fun the scrappier you get.  So I got out the purple monkeys I had made way back in March just to see how I could do something different this time.


They are definitely brighter, stronger purples with bright yellow as an accent.  This month sounds more like a muted purple with a bit of green as an accent.  In my purple and pink scrap bin, I found a very small piece of what you might call a lilac purple, and went from there for the pieces I needed to make some monkeys. That's where they went crazy on me!


Purple and green - grapes, wine bottles, glasses... even a little psychedelic!  Oh my!  One monkey keeps insisting on marching to the beat of a different drummer -


It's a good thing they all play well together!


The other thing I did that first day of August was shop my stash of fat quarters to see what was available there for this month's blocks.  And here is my fabric find of the week - I love this one!


If you look closely you might see a little purple and some evergreen in there, along with a lot of other fun colors!  I knew this would work to make a 16 patch block, and I also made one with a calm and misty gray that I found.


It will be fun to see how the month of August unfolds, here at Little Penguin Quilts, and with all the scrappy quilters who meet up on ScrapHappy Saturday every week!  See you there!







11 comments:

  1. Love that apple FQ. You did a great job with your colors in the monkeys. So fun.

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  2. What FUN your Monkeys are having!! Those 16-Patch blocks turned out well, too. Who ever thought of PURPLE apples?! LOL

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  3. Wow, you've really ramped up your creative thinking with these colors this month! I particularly love your apple fabric 16-patch! way to go!,

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  4. I felt the same about this month colors Diann. Your Monkey blocks are too cute. Love the apple fabric. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Your blocks all look great. I will be going with grays for my blocks this month. Love that Apple fabric :)

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  6. Love your blocks! Mine are not Monkey blocks, but somehow they always seem to go crazy on me anyway.

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  7. Those monkeys certainly do come through for you, just swinging along. Purple apples - Who could believe it? Have fun with them.

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  8. Good call on that apple fabric - what a lot of fun in the block!
    And I'm always happy to see what your monkeys are getting up to. Keep an eye on them! You never know what mischief they'll cook up!

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  9. Those little monkeys are addictive, aren't they? I made them a couple of years ago as an RSC project and ended up with a BIG quilt that I LOVE. Good luck with yours!

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  10. Ah, I didn't realise those monkeys were so popular... yours are looking great!

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