Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, October 12, 2018

Squared Away for October

The October Squared Away block, chosen by Mari of the Academic Qulter for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2018 Sampler, is called Dewey Dream and comes to us all the way from 1899!  I've really enjoyed making the blocks from this sampler, and thanks definitely go to Mari and Angela of SoScrappy for organizing this project for us.

I took a look at my light/lime green Squared Away blocks, made back in March, to help me decide which way to go when choosing fabrics for my dark green blocks.


For all of my Squared Away blocks, I've tried to stick with small floral prints or dots, and a few solids, with a consistent Kona White for the background.

For October's blocks I decided on a dark green Kona paired with a simple print.

These two blocks went together quickly!


I really love green!


The truth is, I love all these pretty blocks!


Ideas are starting to swirl around in my head for sashing, cornerstones, and a border.    It's going to be fun to sew this quilt together!

For more Rainbow Scrappy inspiration be sure to visit SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!









14 comments:

Frédérique said...

Pretty dark green blocks, these fabrics are lovely together. Can't wait to see your quilt with sashing and more! Such a fun project, I enjoy it so much :D

Kate said...

Love your October blocks! Love all your blocks! This is going to be a fun and colorful finish.

Vicki in MN said...

The blocks all look great and the colors mesh well. Looking forward to seeing what you are doing for the sashings.

Mari said...

I love how your quilt is turning out! Have fun putting it together!

Cathy said...

I love your blocks! Are they the 7.5” size? What a lovely quilt they’re going to make!!

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

Love the blocks!

piecefulwendy said...

Oh my, that is one lovely quilt shaping up! I'm so regretting not hopping on this QAL, but enjoying seeing the quilts coming out of it!

Sally Trude said...

All your colors are coming together beautifully. And I almost cut my eyes looking at the precision of the points in your Dewey Dream block.

Cathy said...

Good fabric planning on your part. They will all look wonderful together.

gayle said...

Looking great!
They really have been an outstanding bunch of blocks to play with, haven't they?

Laura said...

Love your October blocks! I have not made mine yet, and I hope they turn out as nice as yours!

All of your blocks look great together! It is going to be fun to see all of the finishes!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looking forward to seeing how your quilt comes together, Diann. It's sure to be wonderful!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I agree, you did a wonderful job choosing fabrics for your blocks. They all look so beautiful together.

Preeti said...

Your blocks are lovely - all dressed up. They must be going to a fun party :-)