Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, April 29, 2018

In a green mood...

The other day, after pulling out all the lighter, blue-greens I could find and cutting 5 inch squares for my Mellow idea, I was left with these -


I'd been reading Sunday Morning Quilts by AmandaJean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison, and their quilt "Leaves and Vine" really stuck in my head.  A pieced green background (sort of a green Scrap Vortex!) with a vine winding through and colorful leaves which were appliqued onto the background.  

I wanted to make it!  So I started to piece my greens together... from darkest to lightest - 


And ended up with this!  It measures about 17 x 18.



A dark brown batik made the perfect vine, and leaves cut from scraps to celebrate all the colors of the spring blooms in our yard right now were added with raw edge applique.


I quilted lots of branches in on either side of the vine, and if you look closely over there on the left, you might see that I even added a few quilted leaves!


Our beautiful Spring Snow Crabapple tree is happily in bloom right now - 


so that seemed like the perfect spot for one more photo!


I haven't decided where to hang this inside yet, but I know I'm going to enjoy it!

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19 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

This was a neat idea, very pretty.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So creative with your green gradient setting, love the applique. Great project!

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

this was a neat idea adding the applique - perfect!!

Kate said...

Wow! Beautifully done! Such a fun piece to play with for spring. Hope you find a wonderful place to hang it.

Ivani said...

You rock Diann!! You did a great job!

gayle said...

You've just been on a roll with pretty projects! (It's currently snowing (again) at my house, so I'm more than happy to look at something so spring-y!)

Kat Scribner said...

What a fun project. It screams spring and summer.

Barb Neiwert said...

You are so very clever with using up all your scraps - wonderful!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Love, love, LOVE this adorable little quilt!!! Gives me an idea of what to do with a few of my Crumb blocks... when I can find the time.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You are not only clever but so productive! You did such a lovely job turning those scraps into something special. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Louise said...

What a fun little mini! All your green scraps play together so nicely as the background, very verdant :)

Cathy said...

Your leafy wall hanging is so adorable. Do you have a sheltered spot on a patio or an indoor room with a garden view in which to hang it? A great homage to spring! 😍😍

Linda said...

It looks fantastic! I can feel the joy you had in making it. :)

Vicki in MN said...

Way to use those green scraps to create such a fun wall hanging. How about on your front door?

Preeti said...

What a great idea!!! And so seasonally appropriate. Looks like you are still playing with scraps after your Stash Statement Quilt :-)

Karen S said...

Great way to use the fabrics and a lovely result!

Chez Vies said...

a pretty little quilt. Working with scraps is really fun :)

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LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So pretty!