Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Playing in the Solid Scraps

Say hello to my drawer of solid fabrics...

It's pretty full, with everything from yardage to pretty small pieces.
I haven't used much from this drawer  in awhile.

But then, I saw that Lori of Humble Quilts is having a quilt along called Almost Amish.  Solids are called for - certainly I have enough of the right colors in my drawer to sew along?  And we're making a small piece - about 21" square, if I remember right.

Lori's color recommendation are brown, black, maroon, green, blue, and a light or white.

Here's what seems like it will work from my drawer - 


Black, ivory, light blue, a darker (greenish) blue, a plum/maroon, and a khaki for the brown.

Step 1 was posted on Friday, HERE, so I sewed up some four patches.

They are the maroon and ivory together, and brown and light blue.
Should be interesting!

Fun to play with these scraps and turn them into something!  Sharing at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!




12 comments:

Linda said...

I like the colors! Looks like a fun project.
My solids are the most neglected and least exciting part of my stash. From time to time I feel obligated to buy them, but I never seem to buy the right colors.

Jeanne said...

Off to a good start! Nice colors :)

gayle said...

I love your colors! Enjoy your project!
I never realize how few solids I have until I go looking for some in my stash. I always seem to fall for the lure of prints...

الرحمه للتنظيف said...


افضل خدمات التنظيف بالدمام تجدونها مع شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء شركة المثالية للتنظيف المتفوقة والمتقدمة دائما لانجتزتها وخبرتها الكبيرة التي قدمتها لعملائها بالجودة والمواصفات القياسية بالاسعار المناسبة والجودة العالية بخصومات تصل الي 50% مع الضمان للجودة

شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام

الرحمه للتنظيف said...


شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل افضل شركة خدمات منزلية بالجبيل نظافة شاملة مع التعقيم والتلميع وابادة الحشرات شركة تنظيف بالجبيل شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة نظافة بالجبيل والمنطقة الشرقية تقدم لعملائها افضل جودة وارخص الاسعار بالاضافة الي تقديم الخدمات من خلال عمالة مدربة وذات خبرة كبيرة بمجالات التنظيف ومكافحة الحشرات , فلا تتردد في الاتصال بشركة تنظيف بالجبيل للحصول علي كل ما هو مميز ولضمان الحصول علي منزل امن نظيف راقي خالي من المواد الضارة والميكروبات

شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل

Jayne said...

You can't go wrong with solids in my opinion! I'm anxious to see this come together! The 'almost Amish' is intriguing to me!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great colors for your project. The quilt along started just at the right time. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Kate said...

Looking forward to seeing this project come together. Happy stitching this week.

piecefulwendy said...

I've got the list for that one too, just haven't picked out the fabrics yet. I keep getting distracted down in my quilt room (imagine that). I figure at 21" finished, it won't slow me down too much! But as is typical, I'm already behind! I like your colors, and I think they will work well!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Great choices! It's a great idea, I have some solids but only use them periodically!!! You inspired me, thanks!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Have fun!! Working with solids is not exactly my favorite thing to do. Although... It's sounds like it could be an interesting challenge for me. Especially, finishing at only 21"!

MissPat said...

I don't have many solids and those all seem to be dark and dull, so I've never made anything with them.. I much prefer to use tone-on-tone prints that read as a solid. I've seen some quilts, like 'Postcards from Sweden' that appeal to me, but mostly the solid just look flat to me.
Pat