Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, June 24, 2022

Table Scraps for June

Every month this year (and last year, too) I've been participating in the Table Scraps Challenge hosted by Joy of The Joyful Quilter.  I usually coordinate my project with the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and whatever extra Challenge Joy adds on each month.

This month in the RSC is dark and bright blues.  And the extra challenge for Table Scraps is Stripes.  So what did I start with?  Red and white squares!  

This was truly a Drop Everything and Make It project, scrappy in that I used up 12 leftover charm squares from a pack of Grunge White Paper.  The two reds are from my stash.  I just *had to* make this!
Sharing at mmmquilts for the June DrEAMi link-up. 

But completing that one did inspire me to try a gingham design in blues, and I ended up with this:
So I got to the blue scraps this time - the dark blue left from PopStar, the bright blue (the medium value) with penguins I've had in my stash awhile, and the light is a low volume with little snowmen drawn on that I also used for a previous Table Scraps project.

I had a scrap of this world map fabric for the backing, and I thought that went well with the penguin theme!  The only problem is that Antartica seems to be left off this section of the map.  I did hand quilt this little mat - it measures about 10 x 15.

My penguins needed a home, so how about right here, next to the comfy chair where I sit to read and sew?!

That took care of the blues, but it's still all squares.   I needed to find a project that included some stripes.   They turned up in this little mug rug I made for my mom.  

Isn't this perfect for this time of year?  Mom likes it!

You'd think I'd be done with the table scraps for the month, but not quite.  I'm just getting started on this one- a table topper requested by our oldest son for a new side table he has for his living room.  And look - some dark blue and stripes!

This is obviously not the final layout, lol!  
I've just made 12 of these 5 inch rail fence blocks.  
I'll need to un-sew the gray piece 
that's sticking out on the right and move it to the left.

So there's my June in Table Scraps! 
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Ivani said...

OWO Great!! Love them all.
I made gigham blocks for Love Quilts Brazil inspired on your beautiful runner.
The blue one is just so cute. Love how you hand quilted it. Congrats on those 3 beautiful table topper.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow, Diann! Who was the overachiever this month? I believe that would be YOU. I'm SEW glad that you found scraps that excited you this month. Awesome entries for the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the hand quilting which shows up so perfectly on that map fabric!

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

I really like the first one you show! lovely

Deb A said...

A very productive month for the TSC! That red is adorable and great for a few seasons. I can see why your Mom loves her little mug rug - it is perfect for July.

Linda said...

So blue is color so of course you started with red - lol! I SO love that red gingham, and the penguin one is really cute. Perfect place for it too. Glad your Mom liked her mug rug. You've been having fun!

Angie in SoCal said...

Why not just flip that middle strip and your gray will be in place? What a productive use of scraps! Congrats.

JanineMarie said...

I can see why you had to drop everything to make the red gingham table runner. It shouts summer and watermelon in the garden!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Lovely table scraps. And penguins! What could be better? I love your hand quilting on the penguins, and it shows up even better on the map on the back.

Paulette said...

Your little mats and mug rug are so cute! Love the gingham pattern! said...

I thought I was over the moon with the penguins mat and then I saw the star and stripes. . . your mom is one fortunate lady!!!! Well done!

Jenny said...

You have done such a lot, all of them are wonderful! I especially love the patriotic mat you made for your Mother.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Wow Diann. You have been busy with this month's challenges. It is hard to pick a favorite but I really do like the red piece. Thanks for sharing all of them with Oh Scrap!

Susie H said...

Great job on June Table Scraps! Three and a half projects at the time of posting, probably 4 done by now. Hahaha! Don't you just love it when you get a request for something you make? I guess they really do appreciate our art. *wink*

Bernie Kringel said...

Love your projects Diann. The plaid is such a fun pattern.
Great use of scraps - you are so productive lately. :-)

Home Sewn By Us said...

Yowza, Diann! You drew me in with the gorgeous red gingham runner but you are quickly sharing some fun ideas (and another squirrel project)! Love the map fabric as the backing ~swoon~. I am certain that Mom adores that you thought of her to be festive for the summer. Nice job all around. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your projects all look great and I really love the quilting on the map fabric. Those quilty dimples are just gorgeous.