Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's Scraptastic Tuesday Again!

First of all, feel free to check out my giveaway over here. It's open through Friday! I finally made it through all 16 of my paper pieced scrappy tulips. I really, really like them, but honestly, foundation piecing just annoys me.
A stack of scrappy tulips. Keeping it real so you can see the puckers too!
Especially when I have to remove the papers. That's when I do lots of mumbling under my breath about someone thinking up yet another brilliant idea. Not that phone book paper doesn't come off relatively easily--nice trick that. I just hate having to take an extra step before I can sew!
Taking the papers off....
Once the papers were off, then I carefully sewed them together. It's a slight curve, so nothing too traumatic, but because of the scrappy piecing, I did end up getting a very small pucker occasionally. I used a seam ripper on the worst of them, but not all. It is a project from the scrap bin after all! Looking at them up on the wall made me want to do a happy dance. What is it with me and flowers, especially ones made from my scrap bin? Be still my heart! All the paper piecing angst is gone. Poof! Like it never even happened. lol
Looking at them on the wall!
I wasn't sure if I would set them in the original layout of a 4-flower block, but after laying them on this particular piece of fabric? Oh yeah! Ideas are already zinging around inside my head.
And then on a potential backing fabric...
And then, because I desperately need to work on reducing the scrap bin monster in the corner of my quilt room, these crumb blocks came about. I just grabbed bits of similar colored fabrics and sewed, ironed, trimmed, sewed, ironed, trimmed etc. until they were 4" square.
The first crumb blocks
It's a start to something. No doubt we'll be having a chat about that when I figure out what exactly! In the meantime, I am linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday. Can't believe I missed it last month!

30 comments:

  1. Love the tulips, and extra satisfying that they're made from scraps.

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  2. LOL paper piecing annoys me too I think I just don't enjoy it because I know I need to pull papers off - there are some papers you can buy that are supposed to dissolve in water or when you wash the quilt - I need to give them a try one day

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  3. Wow!!! I love those tulips!!! I have never seen anything like them. Now they are definitely on my list. I leave the papers on until everything is completely finished. You do have little strips in the seam allowance to pick out, but no stretching or puckering. I'm with karen on trying the wash away papers. I'm still tearing papers off of the web quilt!!! ACK! XX!

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  4. I'm with you and paper piecing. Your tulips are delightful. It's amazing what you've pulled out of the scrap bin!

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  5. Oh those tulips were well worth it if you ask me, but then I wasn't the one pulling off the paper. LOL Can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  6. I love the bunch of colourful flowers you have on your design wall! And they look great laid out in four.

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  7. Loving this! Getting itchy brain fizzing and popping with possibilities. Love a scrap!

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  8. The flowers are really cute. I feel the same way about pinning but I don't really mind paper-piecing!

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  9. I need to make scrappy tulips! Great inspiration and thanks for linking up your #scraptastictuesday project!

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  10. I'm really liking those tulips on the stripes! They might look nice on your red crumb blocks too. Although, scraps on top of scraps? Maybe too much. Anyway, you make me want to sit down with my scrap bin and sew!

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  11. Amazing tulips! Great way to use up every last piece of fabric. Your red blocks look great too!

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  12. I'd be doing a happy dance too if those were my tulips - they're scrapdillyicious :0) I love the red and teal in them - I can't wait to see what they develop into!!

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  13. I want some tulips! What a fun use of scraps. Did you make your own pattern? There must be a pack of scrap monsters because there's one at my house that looks like it might be related to yours.

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  14. I like where this is heading!

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  15. Me gustan mucho estas flores
    ¡¡ impaciente de ver los resultados !!
    buen día

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  16. What a bold combination - scrap tulips and stripes. I'm very intrigued by your unique vision and look forward to the next installment.

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  17. Your tulips look great to me! Love all the scraps! I know what you mean about removing the papers. I try to do it while I'm distracted by TV . . . then it doesn't seem quite so annoying. I hate to clean up the mess the paper makes! It just seems like the foundation piecing is a necessary evil sometimes.

    Good on you to make some crumb blocks! Be careful - they can be addictive!

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  18. Those scrappy flowers are a great idea and look fabulous!
    (1st time visitor from Scraptastic Tuesday)

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  19. Your tulips look great. I feel the same way about paper piecing. There should be minions for taking off that paper.

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  20. Foundation piecing has always sounded like way too much bother to me, but your tulips are ace.

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  21. Love! Love! Love! Those tulips! I have been getting caught up on blogs and read some of your older posts. I saw the book you got this pattern from and order it. I also love those red scrappy blocks. Thank you for all your wonderful Quilty inspiration.

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  22. Your tulips are gorgeous!! I've seen these in an antique quilts book - another on my list to do.

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  23. Such a lovely project! Love your scrap projects (and love tulips), and this one is such fun again! Looking forward to what's coming next!

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  24. I love the tulips. The pieced reds may make a very interesting background!

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  25. Great tulip blocks! Have you tried "paperless" paper piecing? If you use freezer paper for your templates, trace on the dull side, press to your fabric and fold right on the sew line and sew right next to it, you will have no papers to remove. You can use the pattern several times. You also can use your sewing machine without thread and sew on the lines to pierce the paper before you fold. I have done it both ways and it works great!

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  26. I make a mess pulling the papers off!

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  27. This is going to be gorgeous!! Love the tulips.

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  28. They are fantastic - and on that background fabric they look amazing!

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