Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, January 27, 2017

Purple Sewing for January

Purple has been the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017.  While continuing to work on finishing up last year's projects, I've had fun trying some new things for this year.

This week, I had a chance to draw up a design for a string quilt I would like to try making.


It will be helpful to have this plan for the different string blocks I'll need before I go too much farther with making them!  If I continue with this design, I only need four complete blocks out of red (for the center), and all the rest will be half of the color and half low volume neutrals.  The uncolored spaces are string blocks made entirely of my low volume scraps.

This month I've made four purple blocks, and I'm going to need eight.  I guess I'd better get back to work!


I also now have a small collection of Maple Leaves and Nine Patches, including some in purple.



I'm also still playing with monkey blocks this year, and here are my purples.


For more fun scrappy, rainbow projects, check out the Rainbow Scrap Challenge linky at SoScrappy every Saturday.

25 comments:

  1. Ooh, I really like your string star! And your maple leaves and 9Ps. Lots of fun RSC blocks coming out of your stash.

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  2. I love your plan for your string blocks. All your purple blocks look amazing!

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  3. That design you did is going to make a great quilt! The purple string blocks are so pretty as are your Maple Leaves, Nine Patches and Monkey blocks!

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  4. trhe sgtruing quilt is going to be great, liking the othe blocks too. I am thinking I will do crazy blocks for the colour scrap challenge

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  5. You drew a wonderful little quilt and making it with string blocks will make even more wonderful. The Maple Leaf and 9-Patch blocks will also make a great quilt. I love what you have done already. ;^)

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  6. Always nice to have a plan. The star layout is going to be striking. Enjoy making the last four purple blocks.

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  7. I like all your blocks, the string quilt is going to be awesome! I get to inspired with I check out your blog. villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  8. Nic eplan for those strings! It will be lovely. What size are the blocks?

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  9. GOOD plan for the string block star!!!

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  10. Oh yes you have to do that string star one, it will be spectacular!

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  11. I like your design idea and you have such a nice variety of blocks here : )

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  12. Your string star quilt plan is just gorgeous. You have so many cute things going on! xo

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  13. Oh! I would LOVE to make your String Star... when I go back to making String blocks. It's going to be DAZZLING!!!

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  14. Great plan for the string blocks! You and Ariane have made me rethink a string block I saw on Pinterest to better organize the scrap strings...

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  15. I love your idea for the string star - they are so fun to make!

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    1. You have a lovely design there. I would get confused rapidly. Good luck doing it. It will be beautiful. Your other projects are coming along nicely also.

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  16. That's a great layout for the string blocks. Looking forward to seeing that one come together. All your other projects are looking good too.

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  17. Your string quilt will be quite dramatic not to mention use up a ton of scraps. Fun maple leaves in all those colours. You've had a lot of fun with the purple this month.

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  18. Love purple and love string quilting - very nice!

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  19. Brilliant idea to plan out your string star ahead of time! Looks like you will have lots of fun things to work on this year.

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  20. your rainbow string block quilt will be fantastic! looking forward to seeing it as it comes together...

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  21. Oh, that string star will be gorgeous!!

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  22. Love your blocks. I really like the maple leaves and how you have them set. That was a good idea to plan out your string quilt.

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  23. I'm already looking forward to that string star - it's going to be gorgeous!
    Your other blocks are humming along, too! Your year is looking good.

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