Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A WIP for this Week

I have continued to follow along with Quilting is more Fun than Housework's Scrap-a-Palooza series. I finished a quilt based in Cyndy's January idea, and this week I've been working on a quilt based on her June idea.   Of course, she has done a new one every month, but I haven't been able to keep up with that!  No matter how many I actually finish, though, the fun is in getting some inspiration for using my scraps to make pretty things!  Thanks, Cyndy!  Here is what I have so far:

This is from the leftovers of a roll of Kate Spain's Honey Honey that I ordered last summer.   I think it was actually called a "Honey Bun."  LOL!  It is strips that are 5 inches by width of fabric.  I used some of the fabric for a baby quilt for a friend and also as the center of my pearl blocks for the String of Pearls table runner that I made last winter.

It has some fun fabric still left:

and this fun honeycomb:
I never noticed the bees until I started cutting the bricks for this project!

To put this quilt top together, I cut 7.5 x 5 inch bricks of everything that was left.  I also cut a few half bricks to help offset the rows.  Since the fabric is pretty bright and big, I felt like it needed something to "calm" it down in between the bricks.  Looking through my stash I found some black fabric leftover from a long ago quilt that needed black sashing and borders.  From that I cut 1.5 x 5 inch pieces to place between each of the bricks.

So far, I have just made the rows and have it laid out on my design "wall" floor!  It is small - only about 40 x 43 inches, and I can't quite decide if I should add some black sashing in between the rows.  Any suggestions?  I actually really like it the way it is, and I think it could be a good size for a baby quilt, even though I am not planning on giving it to any babies at the moment!  So far, I have just been thinking of this quilt as a project to practice my quilting skills on!

Time to put the rows together!



Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

What a fun quilt. I love those fabrics. I think it looks nice without black sashing between the rows. I think it would frame each fabric more, and I like them just as they are in the photo above.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Diann this looks great! I love how the black floats and doesn't dominate the quilt. Way to sew up those scraps!!

Cassandra said...

I'm such a Kate Spain fan, and I love the way your layout lets the gorgeous fabric shine!! Sometimes clean and simple is the way to go. Glad to know I'm not the only one with a design floor lol....

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

This is beautiful! The black really makes those fun colors stand out!

Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Sandra Walker said...

How cool to see another version of this fun scrap quilt! I love the black sashing, and I wouldn't put any between the rows, as it looks great as is! Funny: my version has horizontal sashing and no vertical pieces!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I Like your version of the scrap quilt!! The sashings are so cool!!