Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, November 20, 2020

A little of this and a little of that...

 Yes, that's how my week has gone.  And here's the evidence on my sewing table!

Pieces and parts for a Covered in Love block,
Tree blocks for the Rainbow Jungle,
and my November Color Challenge block in finished form.

The Rainbow Jungle 4 patches/rows are coming together - I push them through a few at a time in between other things.


I've been spending some time sorting crumb scraps, and I have a lot of them!  Time to start sewing crumb blocks again!

This is just a tiny bit of them!  
I especially seem to have a lot of reds and blues.

So, what to do with them?  I was flipping through Kelly Young's book, Stash Statement, and found this quilt.

Perfect idea!  She calls it "Precarious!"

The directions say to make 8 panels, one of each each color, that measure 14 x 18 inches.  I started in on blue first, and here's what I have so far.  

The big one here measures about 10x12.  
This is the perfect sewing for when you just need something mindless.
Sew a bunch of scrappy pairs - match them up for groups of four - trim a little and keep going until you have a big enough panel!  

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29 comments:

Michele McLaughlin said...

I'm catching up on blogs this morning. I love your projects! I like the beige scrappy border you made for your string quilt you posted about a few years ago! It works! All your projects look fantastic, interesting scrappy quilt you found in your book too! Have a great weekend Diann!

Vicki in MN said...

You always make sewing with scraps look so easy! It's not because of all the trimming first, haha. If someone would just come cut all mine for me!

Deb A said...

Love the trees! Those have been so fun to watch this year. Crumb blocks are so relaxing..... but messy. I really need to make some with all my scraps.

scraphappy said...

The trees are looking great. I really like the precarious pattern you picked out. Always on the lookout for a fun way to put crumb blocks to good use. That one looks super versatile.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Rainbow Jungle is going to be SEW cute, Diann!! Precarious is the pattern that forced my to buy Kelly's book. One day, I'll start on mine!

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

the blue block that you show last is interesting - I can see getting a lot of scraps used up with that one

Mari said...

That "Precarious" quilt is interesting. I'm sure your version will be great! And thanks for showing your Color Challenge block-- I forgot to do mine. Yikes! Have a good weekend!

Cathy said...

Oh, I’ve seen that crumb pattern before, and probably even have it pinned on my Pinterest board for “Quilts, Crumbs”. It will be striking. You’re a very neat crumb sewer, BTW - it looks as though you press and trim after every seam. My seamlines and joins are less regimented, more *cough* organic. Hehe. Rainbow Jungle (forest?) is looking great!!

LA Paylor said...

good idea for crumb blocks!!! Lovely work as always Diann

Michelle Churchman said...

Rainbow Jungle is so cute and happy! I’m eager to watch your new quilt grow.

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

maggie fellow said...

that is a fun crumb quilt - good progress

Quilter Kathy said...

A great idea for using up small bits! Love the photo of the scrappy piles!

piecefulwendy said...

Although you have several projects going on, it all looks so tidy and neat. I like that crumb quilt idea - that will be a fun one!

Susie H said...

Your trees are really coming together. I'm not a "crumb stitcher" but I am always amazed at what you all can put together!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Ooh, I love the idea for your crumb quilt. Crumbs are so much fun to sew, it's like having free fabric!

Jenny said...

The Rainbow Jungle blocks have always been a favourite of mine, I'm looking forward to seeing it finished soon.

MissPat said...

You've gotten farther on the CiL block than I have. Very time consuming and I'm worried that when I get the whole block together it will be too small. Too many little seams. I haven't worked on any crumb blocks in a while. It may be time to actual use some of them.
Pat

PaintedThread said...

Precarious looks like fun!

sue s said...

Funny, my color challenge looks just like yours! :)
Jungle trees are so colorful and bright. On my list for next year for sure!!

Katie Z. said...

I love all your this and that. Your scraps look so promising in color-coordinated little heaps! Happy Thanksgiving.

chrisknits said...

Wonderful projects going on there.

Jayne said...

So many projects, so little time! Your sewing table looks like what's in my mind these days...bunch of bits and pieces!

Chantal said...

As you know, I love crumb blocks. I love the mindless sewing it implies. Precarious is so tempting me right now. It is just gorgeous! Enjoy! ;^)

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a great way to utilize crumbs! Sometimes, it is great to sew without having to have the blocks sections be a specific size. . .with crumbs, you can "trim" to achieve perfection!

Betty the quilter said...

Diann, Love that precarious quilt from Kelly's book. I've made one & you know what? The crumb slabs can be any size you make. They all work well. even if they are wider or longer and all look good. Can't wait to see yours. My next quilt from Kelly's book is going to be the Grand Bazaar. Actually there isn't a quilt in that book I don't want to make. Have fun

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I need to come up with an RSC blocks that uses crumbs too. My scrap bins are full of them!

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Nann said...

Oooh -- love the Rainbow Jungle! I'm so attuned to RSC that I make notes of possible blocks/designs all year long.

grammajudyb said...

It is so fun to see your rainbow jungle come together! It’s looking great!
I’m glad to see you’re sewing crumb blocks! I did a version of precarious too. It’s not quilted yet, because my long armers don’t want to do what I think I want, or would have to charge more than I am willing to pay! I’ll have to put it on a to-do list in 2021! Then maybe I’ll get to it! 😀

Bonnie said...

That was one of the projects I did for last year's RSC. I have all the colors cut to the strip size but didn't move on with the grey for the background color yet. There is hope that I can this year as I bought several pieces of grey fabric recently. Unfortunately I don't have the time now to pull it out. So, yep, next year.