Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, January 19, 2018

Just Playing!

This week, while working on a new quilt that's been requested by my son (more on that in tomorrow's post!), I also had a chance to play with a few favorite fabrics and quilt blocks.

First, I decided I wanted to make another Floral Sawtooth Star.  Last November I realized that these stars would be the perfect project for my fat quarter bundle of Blush and Bloom, so I started with this pretty star.


This week, I chose some Spring-like pink and light blue to surround another floral center.


Both of these blocks finish at 12 inches.  Then, because I want to experiment in using star blocks of different sizes in this project I made a 6 inch block with fabrics from both stars.


And in the category of "I've been wanting to try one of these..." and "while I have the blue scraps out," I cut pieces for a Scrappy Sprouts block...


and ended up making two!


Those are fun!  I think I'll keep cutting 2 1/2 inch squares for future sprouts, whenever I have a leftover chunk of fabric.  I used to have a bunch, but have mostly used them up and not replenished the bin.  Time to get back on that!  :)

Hope you had fun playing in your scraps this week!

Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!  







18 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

like that green that you added for in between the blue

Kate said...

Your Sawtooth Stars show off those prints beautifully!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Those sawtooth blocks are gorgeous. I love the idea of making them in different sizes. How fun!

Karen S said...

I like your experiments! The stars and the sprouts both look great!

Linda said...

Love your blocks! Glad you are having fun. :)

Vicki in MN said...

I love star quilts, have for a long time. I have not made one with different sizes in the same quilt, so I will be watching your progress:)

scraphappy said...

Sawtooth Stars are such a great pattern for showing off a focus fabric. They look great in two sizes. Adorable sprout blocks. Great way to use up lots of 2.5 inch stars.

PaulaB quilts said...

We are on the same track. I've just made my second Floral Sawtooh. The fabric tells you what it will be and so many lovely combinations result. Mine are 8-inch. Your idea for varied sizes should be a winner.

Cathy said...

Your Floral Sawtooth Stars are off to a great start.
And glad to see your Sprouts are growing already.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The Stars look wonderful as do the sprouts! :) Nice progress!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wonderful BLUE projects for the RSC!! I'm fairly certain that I am falling in love with your Sawtooth Star blocks. I'll be waiting to see what comes next!

Christine B. said...

Beautiful floral sawtooth stars... love the floral fabrics you have chosen. Loving the blue sprouts too! Christine x

Angie said...

Looks like you had lots of fun, scrappy playtime!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Those sawtooth star colors are beautiful!

Ivani said...

I like the 2 12" stars and their little baby 6" star.
It seems to me you had a lot of fun!

Edith said...

I like the look of your scrappy little sprouts.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous fabrics and stars. Like the sprouts too.

gayle said...

I love your stars and your sprouts! Both are wonderful projects for RSC.