I've been making some string tulips...
...for this quilt - Now and Then from the book Material Obsession 2 by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.
You may remember that I had a lot of 2.5 inch 30s reproduction scraps left over after making an Ocean Waves quilt and a Framed Four Patch quilt. I was pondering what to do with them and looked at what I had bookmarked in a few books for ideas.
I only had a few 2.5 inch pieces leftover after I made all twenty-four of the triangle pieces. I had just enough of that fabric I wanted to use for the background. I'm using that red plaid I had in my Christmas fabrics for the contrast in those triangle pieces. Again, I had just a little of that red plaid to spare - maybe, just maybe enough for the binding but I haven't gotten that far yet. So, anyway...I guess this quilt was meant to be.
The tulips in the pattern are made of crumbs but I don't have any 30s repro crumbs so I'm using 1.5 inch pieces leftover from Vintage Thingamajigs that I threw into a box with a string quilt UFO.
I need to make 8 more tulips this size and one big one for the center. I've been working on appliqueing them to the background a little each evening.