I had a fat quarter bundle I had purchased around Christmas time, and no real plans for it, so when Libby announced her mystery QAL, I thought, "Why not join in?!"
This fabric bundle has penguins, polka dots, and bright primary colors.
At one point, I added in that peach-colored fabric in the center, for some reason, but I've since put it away. It didn't really fit with the rest of the colors!
After learning how to cut each pair of fat quarters and sew the blocks together, I've been working on making four at a time every so often, and now I have 20 blocks total.
Now I think it's decision - making time. I've played with this fun fabric, learned how to make these blocks, and - bonus! - learned how to "spin" the center seam of a four patch block. That's something I've never done before, and I can see where doing that can be really helpful when sewing many blocks together.
So, I'm ready to move on! After playing with many layout possibilities, I decided to stick with something really simple, and arrived at this -
Of course, I'm noticing that there's a ton of contrast in these fabrics, and even though they were picked to go together, they don't mix up in these blocks. I can see (and I hope you can, too) the diagonal pattern that's created when the blocks are laid out this way. I like the way these blocks create that design.
I think I have ended up liking the dot fabrics the most in this bunch. The polka dots have all the colors of the penguins' hats in them, so look fun with any of the other fabrics.
I'm definitely left with scraps from this project, but I'll enjoy having these in my stash to pull from for future projects.
I'll be working on finishing this little quilt up this week, and finding somewhere to donate it. I think it will make a fun and bright comfort quilt for a little one somewhere.
Hope you're enjoying some stitching today!
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