Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Scraps and Slabs

While making some Bow Tie blocks out of my green scraps, I started using some of the smaller bits as leaders and enders, and ended up with a few more crumb blocks.

Light green -


Dark green - 


and the rest of the turquoise from last week.


You can see in the picture below that my more recent blocks have gotten bigger than the first few I made! 


Even though there isn't much there yet, these blocks represent a lot of little pieces, and the seeds of an idea have begun to sprout!  I'm thinking they will turn into a rainbow sort of Scrap Vortex quilt, and I'm going to have to do some figuring out about the layout and how I will transition from one color to another.  That will be fun!  Meanwhile, I think I'll make some of the smaller blocks bigger.  That's a place to start, anyway!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend, and have some time for sewing!  

Linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework!





11 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun new project you have. Possibilities are endless with a Scrap Vortex quilt. Enjoy! ;^)

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  2. Good idea. I keep making 10 inch(ish) blocks with my small light scraps and they are piling up nicely. I'm especially liking your light green blocks. Have a great day. mary in Az

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  3. Slab blocks are a great way to use up those small odd sized bits. Blending yours all together is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  4. Love your 'slab' blocks! Looking forward to seeing how you transition from one colour to the next.

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  5. great idea Diann! Have fun with your rainbow vortex

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  6. Those Slab blocks all turned out nicely!!

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  7. so good to use up scraps this way I have been making blocks too but not sticking to one colour maybe I will add some like that too

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  8. It's looking awesome! I think I need to do this with a bunch of my neutral scraps:)some day.

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  9. What a great idea! This is going to be a beautiful quilt and a fun one.

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  10. You've got a great start on your new project. It's going to be fun watching this one come together.

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