Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, April 2, 2021

Getting Started with Blue

 Most of my sewing machine time this week has been spent working on the quilting of my Stay at Home Round Robin, and I'm slowly making progress on that!


But when I'm just quilting along with straight lines, I have to admit that my mind wanders and I start thinking about what else I might like to be sewing.  The new Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for April is light and bright blue, so of course, I'm ready to sew with blue!  

One project I thought about was my Table Scraps project for the month, a placemat in light/bright blue.   I happen to have a charm pack of Kaffe Fassett that I've been trying to find a purpose for.  Lots of pretty blue in this one, among other colors.


I picked out several squares that I really liked, paired them with a blue solid fabric, and made some 4.5 inch HSTs out of them.


Right now, I'm just playing with the layout for the placemat.  Maybe this?


A couple chandelier bead blocks were quick to sew up, too.




When I saw that Angela had posted the Full Stop April block, which is an asterisk, I had to make one of those, too!  Even though I've seen many quilts using this block, I've never made one myself.   I think it turned out pretty good!


Well, now that I've distracted myself with a few scraps of blue, I'd better get back to my quilting!

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21 comments:

Linda said...

I like your blues, that is a pretty charm pack. I'm going to have to make those chandelier blocks at some point - I love them. Just read your I Like Thursday post and good luck on keeping that shiny new grill clean!

Ivani said...

With that beautiful charm pack your April's placemat will be beautiful, you made already a pretty layout for those HTS. Happy quilting, Diann!

scraphappy said...

Your asterisk block looks great! Beautiful quilting too. Finishing one project gives us a great excuse to plan a new quilt in our heads.

Kathy S. said...

You are off to a great start already! LOVE those fabrics for the table scraps challenge. They are perfect for it. Have a great weekend!

Sara said...

You got a fun start with the blue. The chandelier blocks are one of my favorites, and I just know I'll have to do another quilt with those blocks someday soon.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOL!! And here I thought you neglected your BLUE scraps in favor of quilting your SAHRR... Silly, me!!! You made a good start on your TABLE SCRAPS Challenge, Diann. Looking forward to the completed project joining the Link Party on my blog the last full weekend of the month!!

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

I like the asterisk I have seen whole quilts made from them and like them.

grammajudyb said...

Ooh! Thanks for the heads up! I got so busy cleaning out the camper that I forgot to look at the asterisks for Full Stop! That’s one other project for April! Your HST with the Kaffe Fassett fabrics is going to be so pretty! I have a hard time with the vivid colors. And I did have one project bleed a blue green . Just FYI!

Cathy said...

I just love your SAHRR quilt! Stick with it (I know you will). - the finish will be stellar! And so many great little blue squares. The Kaffe is particularly wonderful. I haven’t been able to cut into my Kaffe yet!

maggie fellow said...

Oh the placemat will be fun - nice projects

Deb A said...

The asterisk came out great. I need to go check out that post. Lots of pretty blues coming out to play this week.

Michelle Churchman said...

Your stay at home round robin is sooooo pretty! Love the Kaffe Fassett fabrics paired with solid. It’s going to make a lovely placemat no matter which design you decide upon.

Michelle
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Maggie said...

Yes We have another lockdown for four weeks. Amazing what one can get done when one is at home. Your blue blocks looks amazing.

piecefulwendy said...

My mind wanders while straight line quilting too, but I don't stop and have fun playing like you do! My lines just get crooked - LOL. You have some fun blocks going on - I'm sure your design wall is a riot of color!

MissPat said...

I like those Kaffe HST. And the round robin challenge is coming along. Should be done soon, right? Happy Easter.
Pat

Preeti said...

Those Kaffe squares are so yummy. They will make a darling runner. Yes, our minds wander during straight line quilting and yes I am often planning the next thing even before this one is done. The SAHRR is coming along nicely and the Asterisk block is just perfect.

sue s said...

Ooh, I especially love Kaffe's blues! Your chandeliers are looking good; I've started my blue ones this month. It's a 2 year project for me so I'm trying to avoid repeats.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Wow! You have already made a lot of progress this month. I need to get busy. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Susie H said...

That Kaffe charm pack is the perfect jumping off point for your placemat. Gorgeous, Spring colors. I know what you mean about the wandering mind while straight-line quilting. I find it not only mindless but boring. However, sometimes it must be done for ditch quilting around blocks/borders and is always a good option for some of our quilts. I much prefer free motion. Lovely start on your RSC blocks too. Have a good week.

Katie Z. said...

I love your round robin!

Marsha Cooper said...

Is your round robin with your guild? We did one once and I love it. A Stay at home one would have been fun, even running to trade off with others.