Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, October 21, 2016

20 Scrap Jar Stars!

This month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge our colors are yellow and orange.  While looking through my pile of Scrap Jar Stars made during the year, I felt like I had plenty of yellow and orange represented, so I decided to make my last two stars scrappy and bright, including some yellow and orange!


Look at those orange leaves - aren't they the perfect fabric for October?  That was a fun find!


I also decided my layout for this quilt would be (sort of) random, alternating the darker blocks with the lighter blocks, but in no particular color order.


With my last little bits of Kona White, I started working on the sashing, which will have the quilt look something like this - pinned up on my design wall.


You have to use your imagination a bit, but I know you get the idea!  I was inspired to finish the quilt this way by someone else who was posting about her Rainbow Scrap Challenge Scrap Jar Star finish earlier this year, so if you recognize this, be sure to leave me a comment and take credit!  I loved the nine patch blocks that are created this way. Now I just have to stock up on some more Kona White and start cutting 2 inch strips!  The middle of each nine patch will be a 2 inch square left over from a fabric used in the quilt.

Linking up tomorrow with Angela at So Scrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!  See you there!




23 comments:

  1. I really love this quilt and I think the two scrappy stars tie all the others together. Inspiration here to get those piling scraps sewn.

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  2. This looks awesome! Now you have me rethinking my planned blocks for next year :)

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  3. I love all these scrap jar stars and the sashing is going to make it stunning!

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  4. I like this arrangement so much better than the other one you showed. (I think you had it by color, maybe?) Anyway, I think this quilt looks wonderful!

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  5. what a beauty this quilt is going to be

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  6. Love these blocks! This is going to be such a fun and colorful quilt.

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  7. This quilt is going to be FABULOUS! Might have to make one of my own next year for the RSC! :)

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  8. These are so great! What a fun and happy quilt. The sashing and cornerstones are perfect, too.

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  9. Another stellar (pun intended) quilt! I LOVE this pattern, but know the piecing accuracy you have is not my strong suit. Great job, Diann! I cannot wait to see it finished!

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  10. Love this month's scrappy blocks and oh how nice everything looks together! :) I saw that you asked about hand quilting over on my blog. I answered there in case anyone else was wondering but came over....I'm just using a 1 inch wooden ruler and then a 1/4 inch clear one to mark my lines with a simple #2 pencil. Eyeballing echo quilting the motifs :)

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  11. Love this month's scrappy blocks and oh how nice everything looks together! :) I saw that you asked about hand quilting over on my blog. I answered there in case anyone else was wondering but came over....I'm just using a 1 inch wooden ruler and then a 1/4 inch clear one to mark my lines with a simple #2 pencil. Eyeballing echo quilting the motifs :)

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  12. I just love what you did for this month! Those two blocks really sparkle! The entire quilt is just fabulous.

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  13. The latest blocks are so bright and happy! Good luck with your finish - I think it's going to look wonderful!

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  14. Love your scrappy blocks! The quilt is going to look fabulous! Christine x

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  15. Love the two newest blocks. You did an excellent job with the layout as I like it best with sashing too. The cornerblock is the magic ingredient in this layout. Love the little apple in the grey SJS. I so want to make one too. Next year! Great job Diann! ;^)

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  16. Those are some of the best stars you've made, so free and colorful. Love the sashing and blocks. The 9-patch corners fit in better with the theme somehow. Great job so far.

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  17. If we had to vote for our favorite RSC project, I believe that I would have to vote for this quilt. I absolutely LOVE how it is coming together!!!

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  18. Very pretty. It is so fun to see them all starting to come together.

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  19. oh, I liked it butted together too... so gorgeous with all the prints and colors. The pattern is strong and it's all so balanced. Nice!!!

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  20. Very lovely quilt. I keep admiring these scrap jar blocks and I think next year is the year to finally make them.

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  21. Isn't the end of an RSC year fun when you get to see what all your blocks look like in a quilt? I definitely like the layout with sashing and the little nine patches they form.

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  22. Oh, Diann! I am absolutely in love with this! The random mix of colors is perfect! Such a beautiful quilt!
    And you've now bumped Scrap Jar Stars quite a bit higher on my 'someday' list. Possibly next year's RSC for me?

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