Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, April 13, 2018

Here Comes the Sun!

This week I really enjoyed making two new blocks for my Squared Away sampler!  I chose a bright yellow Kona solid and a darker yellow print for these blocks.


This first one is my favorite - I really like how the bright yellow solid makes the darker print shine, too.  I reversed the fabrics in the second block for a little different effect.


Here are all eight blocks I've made so far - I'm really happy with how they're turning out!  Thanks go to Mari and Angela for planning and designing these blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year!  


While I had the yellows out, I made a few more yellow bowtie blocks.


I've made 54 of these 6 inch blocks so far, on my way to at least 80, or maybe more.  I haven't paid a lot of attention to how many I need in each color just yet, but it's probably about time to figure that out!


For now, I'm just content to make a few of these blocks every now and then and watch my collection grow until they're ready to be made into a quilt.

Linking up with the other RSC quilters for ScrapHappy Saturday at SoScrappy.





20 comments:

  1. Two awesome RSC quilts you have there in the making. I'll have to go to the quilt store as I am out of yellows. Blessings,

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  2. Two awesome RSC quilts you have there in the making. I'll have to go to the quilt store as I am out of yellows. Blessings,

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  3. Your bowtie quilt is going to be so pretty. I think you've convinced me to give them a try.

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  4. yellows to brighten up the day! are you getting more snow we just heard ND was and wondered if Colorado was in the snow area too, I hadn't turned the news on to check.
    hopefully Sunday nights 31 degrees will be our last cold night

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  5. Your blocks look great! Love that polka dot bow tie.

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  6. It is amazing seeing each collection growing month by month

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  7. I'm the same way... I enjoy sewing blocks and seeing the collection grow!

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  8. Your Squared Away blocks are delightful, and that Bow Tie quilt is coming along nicely.

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  9. Both blocks for your Squared Away Sampler turned out great, but I am in love with the progress you've made on those Bowtie blocks!! The circular setting is my favorite.

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  10. BOTH projects are coming along beautifully! :) I like the bowtie layout....I might have to add to the bucket list :)

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  11. Oh, what a treat to see your bow ties laid out. I like that layout. The blocks look wonderful together.

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  12. Great yellow sister's choice blocks. I love how your bow tie is looking.

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  13. I love your larger bow ties and will definitely file that idea away for the future. And aren’t these Squared Away blocks fun? We’re all going to have some awesome quilts when they’re done! Have a great weekend my friend! xo

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  14. Pretty yellow blocks! Your bowties are really coming along - so cute!

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  15. It's always fun to see how other interpret the same set of blocks. Love all your Squared Away blocks. That Bow Tie quilt is going to be so colorful.

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  16. I love your bow-tie quilt! And now I'm going to have to go bed with plenty of Vitamin C to make sure its not contagious.

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  17. what is not to love about yellow bowties! Love your squared away blocks as well. Happy yellow sewing in the week ahead.

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  18. It is fun to see your blocks together. They work well as a collection.

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  19. Great looking blocks! I am really enjoying the squared away sampler blocks. I hope to finish mine this week.

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