Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello, September!

September has always been one of my favorite months!  I enjoy the hints of fall in the air, the changing colors of the leaves, the cooling temperatures - and I'm looking forward to some fun travels!  

September will be a good month.

I enjoy getting out the fall items to decorate with, and I did just that this morning with my Late Summer/Early Fall table runner!


And how about a few marigolds to celebrate that September is Orange month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge?  Just the color I was hoping for!  

To finish up the August low volume and neutral blocks, I needed to make a few more string blocks for my String Star design.  The design I drew back in January calls for a total of 20 low volume background blocks, and I had made 13 so far.


Once I set up a little work station- iron, strings, foundation pieces, Gilmore Girls on Netflix, sewing machine-


I was ready to go!

In about an hour and a half, I finished up the rest of these yummy blocks!  


This pile of blocks is almost ready to be laid out and sewn together to make my String Star design a reality!


I just need a few more orange ones!  September will definitely be a good month!

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22 comments:

  1. It's going to be SO pretty. Can't wait to see if finished.

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  2. I love the neutral blocks just on their own! But am looking forward to seeing it all together.

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  3. gilmore girls!!! Love !
    I even caught a marathon one afternoon in the hotel!

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  4. Look at that lovely stack of string blocks! This is going to be such a fun quilt.

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  5. These blocks are so pretty; the quilt is going to be delightful.

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  6. I had forgotten to check what color for this month-thanks for letting me know;) I love orange for quilts and runners. I should be able to get something done right! Your neutrals looks so good together. I see you have one of those older irons, I used one at retreat and loved it.

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  7. I can't WAIT to see your design come together!! I've been anxiously waiting to see that paper design transformed by scraps of fabric and some thread. Bring on the ORANGE!!!

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  8. I can't wait to see String Stars on your blog or (hopefully) in person in a couple weeks!! xo

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  9. So glad you were able to finish off your strings. They will be perfect I. Your quilt.

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  10. Orange has certainly come at the right time for you to finish your star. It will be stunning. The table runner is just right for this month, and the cooling weather is such a blessing.

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  11. Your string star is really going to be pretty. And I love that your Late Summer table runner is ready just in time!

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  12. Such a pretty table - that runner is spectacular. I may just have to make one.
    You are making me long for fall. The hurricane kind of sucked up a lot of the humidity, so we had a few cooler days, but it is back to 90s again. :( But I saw candy corn in the store today, so fall can't be too far off, right? Lol!
    I love those string blocks so much. And I love your work station. I've never watched Gilmore Girls! My daughter tells me I must.

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  13. That's a lovely Fall inspired table mat and I'm looking forward to seeing your String Star pieced.

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  14. Your neutrals are gorgeous, I really enjoyed playing with mine. Yup, marigolds look lovely on that new table runner.

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  15. The Fall table runner is perfect for this time of year - great project! Can't wait to see your final string star!

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  16. I can't wait to see that star quilt - it's going to be gorgeous!
    And hurray for orange! I'm already hugging September!

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  17. You've made great progress on your string blocks. Looking forward to seeing you star quilt come together.

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  18. Can't wait to see the star all finished. It's going to be great!

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  19. Hey, don't rush fall! I'm still enjoying summer!
    Can't believe your star is close to a finish.

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  20. Strings are just the very BEST! Love your design!

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