Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A September Mini

Although I've been following along with people who are sewing the Splendid Sampler blocks, I haven't been participating myself.  When I read Cynthia's post about her newest pincushion, made from a Splendid Sampler block, I loved it so much I decided I needed to make something out of that pattern, too!

The block, which is paper-pieced, is called Homeward Bound and you can find out more about it by clicking HERE.  The finished mini is about 6 1/2 x 6 1/2.


I decided to make my mini in the colors of a fall rainbow.  


It's backed in the beautiful gold that I used for my Circle of Friendship wall-hanging, and bound in the red from that same fabric collection.

I think it's perfect for my favorite fall mug - 


And one more shot, just for fun, nestled among my marigolds and geraniums.


Sometimes you just have to go for it when inspiration strikes!  I'm glad I did.

Linking up with Cynthia's Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework today!






13 comments:

  1. It's so cute, I am really liking all the mini's I see on blogland! I am afraid it might be sucking me in sometime, LOL
    I need a fall mini for my front door.

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  2. Lovely colors! "Fall rainbow" is perfect!

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  3. A great way to celebrate fall. I live your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  4. So cute! It looks especially pretty with the geraniums and marigolds. Lovely color :-)

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  5. Love your use of this Splendid Sampler Block.... I have been participating but have slipped behind with the blocks.... your mini quilt has made me want to catch up again! Christine x

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  6. I love your mini, great quilting!
    I'm participating in the Splendid Sampler too, although I haven't made many blocks!
    It's great to see so many blocks on the web for inspiration.
    Barbara x

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  7. You have certainly captured the colours of autumn in your mini.

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  8. So cute! Makes me long to make a mini, or anything for that matter! :)

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  9. Adorable! And it really is perfect with that mug!

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  10. It definitely says Autumn - will there be a Winter one to follow? Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday.

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  11. I like Nicky's question - a mug rug for every season......for gifts even....your idea has truly inspired me! Thank you!

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