Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Design Idea

The other day I decided to dump out my scrap basket and see what color I had the most of.  That was kind of a fun thing to do because I really didn't have any idea!  (I have to admit, I don't have any wonderful storage system for my scraps and strings... I just dump them in this basket.)  Come to find out, I have a lot of green!

I sorted all of these bits and pieces into darks, mediums, and lights.

 I sewed strips of these fabrics into blocks that were approximately 9" by 22" in a sort of graduated color scheme.

I also added a strip of Kona Maize onto the end of each block.

My next step was to trim up these big blocks into eight smaller 4" by 22" blocks.  I have a good sized yardage of the Kona Maize to use as a background, so now I'm trying to decide how they should be laid out.  I'm thinking about cutting the maize into 4 inch strips and off-setting the blocks of green with some maize on either end and in between.  I'm not sure what finished size that would give me, but because I'm playing around with the idea right now, I don't really care!
 It's so great to have some time this summer for playing with fabric and design!  Following along with Cyndy's Scrap-a-Palooza!


  1. Oooh, I like. What happens when you flip the color bars on the right so you have all the darks in the center.

    I have two more long sashings to sew and my top is finished. Hope to share it in the next day or tow. Glad you are enjoying playing with your scraps. You have certainly created some beautiful quilt!

  2. That looks great!! Isn't it fun to just play with colours sometimes and see what you come up with, rather than planning ahead?!


  3. This is great! I love scrappy and it is so cool to see what you can achieve!