Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, September 17, 2016

This Week in Red and Gold

As a kid, growing up in New York State, of course apples were a favorite fruit of mine.  I had forgotten just how amazing the apples grown in New York are until I visited there last fall.  Oh my goodness, they were so delicious!


We have an apple tree in our yard, and while these apples are not quite as gorgeous as the ones we enjoyed in New York last fall, they make great applesauce!  So I spent yesterday afternoon cutting up lots of apples from our tree and cooking them down into applesauce.  Yum!



Dark red and gold make me think of apples.  So sewing with those colors this week has been a "sweet" task!

I made a Scrap Jar Star in each color -


Putting them with the other stars I've made in the red and yellow colorways is fun to see - I just need two more of these stars to make my goal of 20.


I also spent a little time looking at my 16 patch blocks to see what I needed to fill out the red and yellow rows.  I ended up making a few more 6 patches in gold so that I would have enough to make a row of 7.

7 red blocks from light to dark...

and 7 yellow blocks from light to bright to dark.

Several of my blocks for both quilts have been made for other months, but after laying out the blocks for each I could see that some read more yellow than gray (for example), or more red than pink.  I'm working on having either 7 rows of 8 of the 16 patches or possibly 7 rows of 9.  That means some blocks I made in previous months will fit in different rows than I originally thought.  Figuring out layouts is definitely on my mind these days!

To see what the other Rainbow Scrap Quilters have been making with red and gold this week, check out the Scrap Happy Saturday linky over at SoScrappy!  That's where I'll be!






13 comments:

  1. So I nteresting how your two projects are evolving and not necessarily in the matter you'd originally thought they would! Each month I grin when I see your scrap jar stars. I love applesauce and homemade is the absolute best. I'll be there at the party a little later on with my red and gold work.

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  2. Beautiful apple coloured blocks for your collections!

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  3. Making applesauce is such a great fall activity. It always smells so good! Your blocks are looking great. You are so close to a finished top.

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  4. Busy lady. Cooking and quilting. I agree that the red and yellow are perfect for September.

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  5. Looks like Fall at your house. I can almost smell it. Your blocks are looking good together. Keep up the good work!

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  6. home made applesauce. Yum. The blocks variety in shade are gorgeous

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  7. It looks like you've been busy, busy with your RED and GOLDEN scraps!! Delicious!!

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  8. Both sets of blocks are turning out beautifully. I love those star blocks.

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  9. Oh, I bet your house smelled great! I thought about making pumpkin bread the other day and decided it is still too hot for that! We are still in the 90's!
    Those stars are the best! They are on my list for next year!!

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  10. Wow! You have some impressive blocks there!

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  11. Mmm... Apple butter, too?
    I love seeing your SJ stars and 16patches - can't wait to see how those blocks come together!

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  12. Your joy in life comes through your posts- so much fun to read. :)

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