Saturday, September 12, 2015

Orange You Going to Ask?

A couple days ago I shared some very scrappy purple tulip blocks, made using this month's Block Lotto pattern.  I was making them for a small project idea I had for a sewing machine cover, similar to the one in this post, but decided the scale was wrong and I needed a smaller, different block.   I woke up with a new idea today, but I wondered what to do with the purple blocks?  Were you also curious about their future?

Scrappy Orange Tulip BlocksI decided that the answer was to make them some colorful friends.

Even though I really haven't participated in Angela's Rainbow Scraps Challenge much this year, I decided to go with the flow and start with the September's color and make some very scrappy orange tulips.

I sorted through my orange scraps and found twenty fabrics (plus one in a complimentary turquoise for the center).  Things are shuffled so that each block is made from 16 different fabrics.  At times I wondered if maybe I was making these blocks a little TOO scrappy.  They look very different than the ones we're making on blocklotto.com which can be made  from two (or more) tulip fabrics per block.

After making the orange blocks, I was on a roll, so I kept going–organizing my scrap bins and also cutting squares for the Tokyo Subway Map quilt along the way.

Next I made some red tulips to add to the mix and put them all together on the design wall and they looked like this:

Scrappy Tulip Blocks

I envision that with the addition of some more blocks, this will become a colorful, scrappy, throw-sized quilt.  Making them is kind of like eating potato chips, so who knows if/when I will be able to stop ...

17 comments:

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Sophie, that was an inspired decision and a brilliant quilt. I love it!

Jacqueline said...

Very cute and colorful... keep going it is great

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such pretty blocks!

Kathy S. said...

Your scrappy tulips are beautiful!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Wow those do look like fun to make! I like what you have so far.

gayle said...

I love it! What gorgeous blocks. And now I'm thinking of adding yet another quilt idea to my RSC2016 list...

The Joyful Quilter said...

You made some FABULOUS tulip blocks in ORANGE... and the red and blue tulip blocks are GREAT, too!!

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, yes! I love this. Thanks for sharing your idea.

QuiltSwissy said...

I like your tulips too !

Angie said...

Way cute! And there's no such thing as blocks being too scrappy! ;-)

Nell's Quilts said...

Love the comparison - quilting and eating chips - yup you can't stop either until you run out! Lovely tulip blocks. This will be a great little quilt.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Too scrappy? Not!!!

PaulaB quilts said...

What a beautiful tulip garden you are making, Sophie. I like the scrappiness and am glad to see you here again. I used to live in WA state, where we had a huge tulip festival every spring, but I've never seen a tulip quilt. Love it.

Jo said...

They all look great up on the wall together

scraphappy said...

Too scrappy? Impossible! What a great block collection.

A Nudge said...

Oh, wow! Those look great together!

Sheila said...

Wow. These blocks look great together.

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