Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, September 2, 2016

A bit more purple and gray

My creative endeavors this week included a lot of this - not very inspiring or colorful to paint new cream- colored paint on top of old cream-colored paint, but has to be done now and then!


And a little of this - 


I had never gotten around to making any Double 4 patches in the August colors, so I decided to dig around for a few bits and pieces to make a couple.

In clicking around on some blogs this week, I found this interesting post from Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty where she describes pulling fabric for a quilt designed by Rachel at Stitched in Color, and called a Penny Patch Quilt.  She uses squares cut in 2", 3", and 6 1/2."  Although mine are cut at 2 1/2" and 4 1/2," I realized that I could create something similar with the addition of some 8 1/2" squares.

So I've been playing around with that idea this afternoon, and it is starting to look like this - 


This quilt is going to continue to evolve as I have moments to cut up the scraps and sew them back together again, but with my collection of double 4 patches in all colors of the rainbow, this could become a very Scrap Happy quilt!  





12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love how your quilt is evolving.

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  2. Looks interesting, I love quilts that just evolve on their own, there is so much excitement about how they will turn out. It would make a great backdrop for appliqué too.

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  3. That looks really nice. Isn't it amazing how some simple blocks can make such a pleasing quilt?

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  4. hi Dianne
    I can't finish out this year's scrap challenge, but I'm trying to get back to looking at what others are making. It's good to see what happens when you make blocks.

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  5. That's going to be a FABULOUS scrap quilt!!

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  6. First, the painting. I had to chuckle when I saw that picture, because that 5-letter P word described my August. I thought the kitchen was totally done until one morning last week when I was feeding the cats and realized their little dish alcove was still yellow. Arrrgh! In two hours, both coats of white were done and NOW the kitchen is finished! I love your double four patches. The smaller blocks make it look a bit like an Irish Chain or a Trip around the World. Maybe a trip around the patch? Lol.

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  7. I should start thinking of the dreaded painting in the house...but with an open layout you really have to do it ALL! I think I'll put it off and play with fabric instead. Love the direction your blocks are taking. So fun to design as you go.

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  8. Your double 4-patches are now triple 4-patches! It looks like a great idea for a quilt, and a ton of fun to play with, to boot! Enjoy!

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  9. Your four patches are coming together nicely. Good luck finishing up the painting. Always so nice to have everything fresh and clean!

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  10. What a fun block for a scrappy quilt. Hope you got some time this week to play with it a little more.

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