Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, July 3, 2015

Playing with Scraps

Since I had a big finish (for me!) last week, I decided to dedicate this week to playing with my scraps. While browsing the Oh Scrap link-up last Sunday, I was inspired to start working on a String Quilt, something that's been on my quilty bucket list for quite awhile.  I went back to Cynthia's Scrap-a-Palooza quilt from last August to get the scoop on how these blocks are made.  After re-reading that series of posts, I pulled out this inspiration fabric from my stash.  I love the blue, green, and cream, and that bright orange that really catches your eye!

I don't have very much of it, so I cut a few strings from it to add into the blocks, but I was also able to choose a bunch of fabrics to go with it that are ending to make a very fun combination!

I have also added some dark gray and cream fabrics, plus more with the blue, green, and orange theme.  My scraps aren't necessarily cut into strings, so I have had to do quite a bit of cutting as I go along, but since I just need various widths and don't need to worry about the length, that has gone fast! The other thing I needed to find was some muslin for the foundation of these blocks, and lo and behold, I had some! So, here is what has happened so far:

I think I like where this is going!  But I definitely need a lot more.  I'm a slowpoke at these kinds of projects, but I do have fun just making a block or two whenever the inspiration strikes!

Also, my Scrap Vortex quilt is growing!

Don't you just love my Design Floor?!

And one last WiP to share... I am not much of a gardener.  In fact, I have a bit of a brown thumb for just about everything except petunias, but I am so proud of my tomato in a pot.  It's big, green, healthy, and has lots of tomatoes on it!  Yay!  Can't wait to start eating them!

Okay, getting back to work  playing with my scraps!  Linking up with Oh Scrap!


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Both quilts are looking great! What scrappy fun you are having in your sewing room.

gayle said...

I'm going to make a string quilt one of these years. I'm glad you're making one that I can enjoy vicariously! Love the colors, especially that orange. 8)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Both projects are looking lovely & scrappy, enjoy playing with your scraps!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Thanks so much! I am liking the orange, too! It's a color that has grown on me recently!

Sandra Walker said...

I just said to Cynthia that I really would like to have done this Scrap Vortex, but I didn't want it to be a headache-inducing quilt...she controlled her colours and all the blues in yours is calming, so I might just try this yet. As for the string quilt, made it, it's addicting, and I want to make another! Um the pile of strips (and I had a lot already cut) did not seem to go down like I expected...

Lara B. said...

"Design floor" LOL Diann, your string quilt is going to be amazing. I loved this pattern when I saw it at Cyndy's too.
And Wow, a Scrappy Vortex, which looks like it's coming along great too! You are going to use up a lot of your scraps for sure.