Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, May 22, 2020

Working on a WiP

This week I wanted to pull out a WiP from 2019 that has some sage green in it.  I started making these Northern Lights blocks from Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth in January last year.  Two 5 inch print squares and two 5 inch background squares make an 8 inch finished block.


These blocks have been a "make a few whenever I feel like it" project, and by January of this year, I had made 26 blocks, and planned for 48 total.  All kinds of scraps in mellow shades of blue, green, and gray are going into this quilt.

Those dark blocks are either dark blue or dark green.

This week I've made a few more blocks, focusing on a bit of fabric I'm calling Sage Green!

This is a really pretty floral that doesn't show up well in this photo.

How about a close-up?


Now there are 36 blocks, and I've run out of my background fabric - Grunge White Paper.  Oops!

This 6 x 6 layout wouldn't be bad, and I could add borders, too.

I think I'll start sewing these together!  Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!










22 comments:

Bernie Kringel said...

Love these blocks Dianne. So many different secondary patterns. I like blocks that are somewhat simple to construct and these seem to fit the bill. Very nice1

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I really like these blocks you've made and the colours are quite calm and beachy.
Enjoy your weekend x

Michele McLaughlin said...

Such a pretty arrangement and love the colors! They are very soothing and yet happy at the same time! Love it!

Kat Scribner said...

That is a great layout. Love the blocks and the design it makes.

Libby in TN said...

Love the secondary pattern with that setting. Waytago!

Linda said...

I really like those colors together. Will you order more Grunge? I wish I had bolts and bolts of every color of Grunge.

Vicki in MN said...

I don't remember seeing those blocks before. That sage green is really a pretty print.

maggie fellow said...

the colors are lovely

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

I love that quilt layout this is going to be a really nice looking quilt

The Joyful Quilter said...

The current setting makes a nice design, Diann. LOVE the soothing colors that you are working with! Best of luck on finding borders to go with (or MORE of the Grunge background to add to the quilt.)

piecefulwendy said...

Another fun project happening in your quilt room! At least you ran out of background when you have the right number of blocks to make a top! This will be a fun finish soon!

Michelle Churchman said...

I love the cool, calm colors in this top! Beautiful!

Michelle

Deb A said...

I have that book - and love your version of this block and quilt. Looks like a perfect size quilt to me.

LA Paylor said...

looks like anvils to me.... really nice unified color palette too.

Angela said...

Running out of background fabric sounds like a great reason to start sewing blocks together. What a soothing color collection. Lovely.

Susie H said...

Pretty blocks, lovely palette. Going to make a very nice quilt. Great job, Diann! I love how that block plays with the others making a secondary design.

Louise said...

That sage green fabric really is pretty! Delicate little flowers. I love the diagonal secondary patterns this block makes :)

Kathy S. said...

These scrap colors are gorgeous together. What a fun block for a scrappy quilt.

grammajudyb said...

I really like those blocks! And I think I even have Par Spaeth’s book! I hope you can find a border fabric you like. It’s a winner, for sure,

Katie Z. said...

Your blocks are so lovely and calming. 6x6 looks charming, and no one else need ever know you ran out of background!

Barb N said...

That block makes such an interesting pattern. I'm really liking it. And fun with all the colors you're using.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great color choices in your blocks Diann!