And then … this happened

Posted by on September 20, 2015 in show and tell | 6 comments


Earlier this month, I made a bunch of very scrappy purple tulip blocks with a plan to make a sewing machine cover.  When they didn’t work out for the intended plan, I went through my scrap bins and made some more for a total of 25 blocks.  The tulip blocks are made using this month’s block pattern and follow the rule that in each block, all four tulips are made from fabrics of the same color.  However, I decided to use the complementary color for the center small square (not sure I actually like it). There are some in-progress photos of my first attempt to use my floor as a design wall on my blog here, Missing My Big Design Wall.

Most blocks contain 17 different fabrics plus the white background.

I haven’t trimmed anything or made a definitive decision about adding borders, but I wanted to share my scrappy bunch of tulips.  I plan finish it and hang it in my bedroom in time for Spring.


  1. Sophie, I am a scrappy block lover, this is one beautiful quilt. Wonderful wonderful.

  2. Wow! What a lovely! You sue have been busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the scrappy look of your Tulips. Clever idea about the contrast color center.

    Thanks for sharing .


  3. Wow!!!!! That is beautiful! !!!! Now I really want to win those blovks!!!!! May have to make myself a ome more!!!!

  4. I’m jealous! Want to come finish up my top? I need sashings added to four more rows. Love it, by the way.

  5. I love it!

  6. I absolutely love scrappy blocks and this is gorgeous! Now we are hankering over this months draw more than ever!

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