Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, January 5, 2018

In Search of Some Blues

A new year is here for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, and the color of the month for January is light/medium blue.  Angela, our lovely hostess of the RSC and Mari of The Academic Quilter have collaborated on a sampler quilt for us to play with, and I definitely want to participate!  I’m looking forward to seeing the first block, but while waiting this week, I pulled out my blue scrap bin to see what I have.



Awhile back I had cut some of the smallest dark blue scraps into 1.5 x 2.5 pieces for these blocks –


and they are now sitting by my sewing machine, waiting to be sewed into rows as I need them for leaders and enders.  I also started cutting up the smallest light and medium blue scraps for the light blue set of these little blocks.


Then I found some bigger chunks that are perfect for making some more bowtie blocks.


I know I need to at least double the number of bowtie blocks that I’ve already made in order to have a good sized quilt out of them, so now there are eight blue blocks!


I like the variety in this group of bowties – solid, print, stripes, text, light, and dark!  They will add a lot to my Scrappy Bowtie Quilt!
Linking up with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.









20 comments:

  1. Lots of blue scrappiness going on there! I am taking my blue scrap bin to retreat with me next week. I have a plan ... stay tuned.

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  2. I will be watching but not participating - I decided no QAL's for me - I just never keep up -

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  3. Looks like you are on your way with your January blocks. I still have some blue string blocks to make but the rest are done. I look forward to the RSC sampler too!

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  4. It looks like you have lots of pretty blues to play with. I'm sure some of those scraps will be just right for Squared away.

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  5. Lots of lovely blue scraps to get you started!

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  6. Onward to using up more scraps for you! Always fun to see what you whip up.

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  7. Looks like you are all set for a wonderful blue month. Enjoy! ;^)

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  8. You made very good use of your light blues this week. I'm looking forward to digging into my scraps for this year's challenge.

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  9. Oh, I like those cute little rails and I think we are both aiming for some big scrappy Bow Tie quilts. I have fun looking at your fabrics to see if I have any of them. I don't!

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  10. Great job! I think you have a great start on the new year already.

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  11. Great use of your blue scraps - you're off and running!

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  12. You have some great scraps there, Diann! Maybe you, Cathy L and me will all have bow tie quilt finishes this year!

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  13. Some nice blues you have there (my favourite colour), I too am planing on making the sampler in hopes of using up some of my scraps.

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  14. Nice start on your BLUE scraps for the RSC!!

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  15. Love your bow tie blocks! I have two RSC quilts from last year to finish up, otherwise I would be VERY tempted to make some.

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  16. What a nice collection of blues! Good luck with your RSC sampler.

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  17. A lovely collection of blues. the scrap challenge does help to use these up quite well.

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  18. Lovely blue work! A good start to your year of using scraps!

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  19. You are on a roll! Love seeing the variety of projects you are working on!

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