Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Stash Statement Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Stash Statement blog hop!  I'm thrilled to be a part of introducing you to the new book by Kelly Young of My Quilt InfatuationStash Statement  is all about using your scraps in a structured, but improvisational way, to create beautiful quilts.

When I first saw Louvered, the second quilt in Kelly's book, I knew it was one I'd enjoy making!  A rainbow of scrappy bits of fabric, tied together with a low volume background fabric - my favorite kind of project!

I began with my scraps, sorted by color, matching up like sized pieces.


These color blocks grew until I had enough to start cutting 3.5 x 8.5 "bricks," and I decided I would need four of each color.


Kona Cream for a background pulled everything together into four larger blocks, measuring about 13 x 18.


And then... I finished them into four mini Louvered quilts...


Quilted with my favorite wavy lines and bound in a rainbow of matching Kona solids, these turned out to be perfect for some scrappy placemats on my dining room table!


You might notice that I made one more for the center of the table - combining all four colors!


Sometimes when you start sewing scraps together, you just can't stop.

These are going to be fun to use with my Fiesta Ware! 


I hope you've enjoyed seeing my project inspired by Kelly's new book!  I've really enjoyed sharing it with you!  Don't forget to check out the other blog on the hop today - Lindsay@Primrose Cottage Quilts - for more Louvered inspiration. And, while you're at it, click over to My Quilt Infatuation for a chance to win a copy of Stash Statement, too!






















26 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

I love your placemats and they look really great with the colorful dishes! What a great way to put some scraps in a place where they can be enjoyed, I think I'll have to try that.

Julierose said...

They look fabulous with that Fiestaware--nice finish on these hugs, Julierose

Pamela Arbour said...

Well, I love everything you make! Placemats were a perfect use of that pattern (and you dinnerware)! I am thinking that I will have to buy this book.

Linda said...

What pretty placemats and with the Fiesta your table is so cute! And that little runner with all colors just tops it off. That looks like a winner. Congrats on being on the hop! :)
I need placemats for our table. Did you use anything besides batting in the middle of yours?

Libby in TN said...

Your placemats are perfect and a great way to try out Kelly's technique and pattern. She is coming to Music City Modern in September and I may just have to come back for that meeting.

Louise said...

These are great, Diann! Perfect for your table. The method of using scraps looks really fun and easy :)

Brenda / Songbird Designs said...

I love these on your table with your fiesta ware! Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Frog Quilter said...

So cute and used a little of the scraps. I'm sure you have more!

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

love them they turned out great, look great on the table with the Fiesta dishes

Preeti said...

That is a fabulous and fun take on the original. Love the colorful placemats. I can actually picture you saying - 'make sure you have foods of all colors on your plate', just like the placemats :-D You are absolutely correct - when I start sewing scraps, I usually overshoot the finish line by a mile :-)

Lindsey said...

Love how your placemats turned out!! You did a fabulous job on them!

-Lindsey

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love your Louvered placemats, Diann! They look so cheerful on your table, and I'm glad you enjoyed making them. Thank you so much for participating in the Stash Statement blog hop!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Terri Hauge said...

Your placements are wonderful. I love that you used different colors in each one and tied them together with your centerpiece - great idea.

chrisknits said...

What a wonderful table scene. Great job!

Carol Sc said...

Dun ways to make this pattern for a different use --- they don't always have to be big quilts --- thanks for the suggestion.

Debbie said...

oh they look SO good on your table! I love seeing how folks take a pattern and make it their own!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a great idea to make placemats instead of the quilt! Looks great!

Kate said...

Oooh, they make such a pretty table setting! Congrats on executing a very fun interpretation of the pattern.

Sandra Walker said...

I saw these on IG and forgot to go right then to look as they sure caught my eye! Scraps AND rainbows?!! Love what you did Diann! And the smaller one in the centre is perfection!

Robby H. said...

This is a great interpretation of the design, and that center piece that ties them together is inspired. You're right, they look terrific with the Fiesta ware.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

What a great idea to make placements. They look great.

KaHolly said...

Very nice! Looks like lots of fun!

Vicki in MN said...

They look so beautiful and springy on your table!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your placemats are wonderful! I love them with your fiestaware.

Deb E said...

I have been looking through everyone's versions of the terrific patterns in Kelly's new book, "Stash Statement", and I LOVE yours. What a great idea as my everyday dishes are Fiesta ware, too. I won a copy of Kelly's wonderful book and its absolutely the BEST scrap book I've ever seen. I'm going to be using every pattern in that book -- with over 40 years of scraps I need lots of patterns to use those scraps up! Love your placemats! Deb E / Oregon

Christine S said...

I really love these!