Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, November 26, 2021

November Table Scraps in mini form...

You might remember that in October, I was working on a Halloween version of Carole's Autumn Jubilee quilt, and used a few of the scraps to hand-piece a little mug rug.


So then I thought, if that was fun in Halloween scraps, why not stitch up something in November/Thanksgiving scraps?  A few years ago I made this tablerunner, also during Autumn Jubilee,  and still have bits of that Thankful fabric left.


I pulled out the leftovers from that one, cut some squares, and made this little mat.

These measure 8.5 x 6.5.  You can see that I tried
to be a bit creative with my cutting so that the center gives the impression of the word "thankful."  The "n" got swallowed up in the seam allowance!

Right now this one has my angel collection sitting on it - it's just the right size for this little space!


You know I couldn't stop there, right?  What about a little quilted mat like this in Christmas scraps?  I started hunting around in my Christmas drawer and found these 3 inch bowties.  I made them last year for some purpose, but abandoned them before anything was finished.  (I think the little pieces were kind of fiddly and the finished sizes of these varied widely!)

I cut an alternate block for in between, and hand-pieced these together, too.  It wasn't hard to adjust the seam allowances to fix the wonky bowties.

Some simple hand quilting and matching binding and this one is done, too.  It's a little bigger at about 10.5 x 8.


These little projects don't need much for backing - another good way to use up scraps!


So, here are my Table Scraps minis!


Lots of places to link up this weekend:
Quilting is more fun than Housework 
Kathy's Quilts 




















28 comments:

Michele McLaughlin said...

I love your clever minis!!! Actually I love mug rugs so I'm finding your projects very inspiring! I think my favorite is the xmas one because those bow ties are so cute!!! But I also love your color choices for Thankful! Have a great day!!!

Libby in TN said...

Very cherful (the e got lost in the seam)! I use Joy's mug rugs all the time. I should get busy and make some of my own.

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

very nice mini's! you got a bit done

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, what festive little entries for the November 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge, Diann!! What does that leave for December's Link Party? I'm suggesting RAINBOW!! :o))

MissPat said...

Ooh, the bowtie Christmas mug rug turned out great. You'd never know the bowties were wonky. Good job on using up scraps.
Pat

Pat said...

sew much fun! love your mini's :)

Vicki in MN said...

Cute as can be and so satisfying to finish a project quickly.

piecefulwendy said...

You find the cutest little bits and bobs to put together. Each one is very cute (and so are your angels)!

PaintedThread said...

Love those little bow ties!

sandi s said...

Super cute ideas!! They look great! Hugs,

Deb A said...

Love all your mini's but that bow tie one is spectacular. I have that angel on the left too!

grammajudyb said...

What cute little minis! I like all three, but I think my favorite is the “Thakful”one! I didn’t even notice the missing “n”, til you pointed it out! :)!
Away from my machine will be challenging for December, but I have an idea!

maggie fellow said...

cute - for every fall season

Linda said...

I love your minis! I didn't even notice the absence of "n". ;) The bow ties look fantastic in that mini, and I love the backing. Are those Willow Tree angels? I love them and have a couple pieces that I adore.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Sweet, seasonal, and scrappy, and hand pieced and quilted too! Love the awesome mug rugs.

LA Paylor said...

an abundance of beauty... great work as always

Sandy Panagos said...

SO cute!

Jane said...

Such a series of seasonal projects! Jane

Ivani said...

Love your mug rugs, Diann. All of them are perfect for celebrate The seasons. The Christmas bow tie one is a beauty.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those little minis are just so fun, like potato chips you couldn't stop with just one, LOL!! Love the one with Thankful in the middle. Such a simple idea and so useful.

CathieJ said...

I love this idea! I did something similar years ago when making a fall table runner. The triangle scraps from flying geese were made into a little square quilt that I use for a fall display. Now you have me thinking.... I had better not go down that rabbit hole. Have a great week.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great finishes and great use of scraps! You are just whipping them out! Hope you have a great week!

Kim said...

All your Table Scraps minis are fabulous! The Thankful one is lovely and a great way to display your sweet angels. Pretty fabrics in the Bow Tie mini; just perfect for the festive season.

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

Fiddly, now that’s a word I like to use when justifying why I like simple blocks and it seems to go with your Scarlett O’Hara green mug rug but you have to say Fiddly Dee Dee. I wish. Was at home so I can play with my scraps.

AnnieO said...

Love the little mats. I seem to be always trying to use up leftovers and scraps too. Mats are such a good idea.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am swooning over those tiny bow ties! Love that little mini. Thanks for sharing all your cute minis with oh scrap!

Kathy S. said...

The little mat with the bow ties is the cutest!!! Love the one with the THANKFUL fabric too. Nicely done. What a great way to decorate!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Those minis are adorable! What a great way to use small scraps! Those minis have a lot of visual impact!