Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tea Reading

pattern source sew precise
The color of the month over at soscrappy (Click) is light blue.
Hmmm this is really a challenge for me, not for lack of blue scraps because that pile will apparently never be used up.The challenge with colors for me is that when a color is chosen, I use all shades and tints of that color in my blocks.
When I saw this "swiss cheese" piece of remnant I started to get happy!!
A teapot!

I also happen to love aqua and red, so the teapot is in those colors.

Notice the woman is a wee bit chubby, and is reading and is walking a poodle.
Viola! Another self portrait! lol
This scrap led me to some cups...


When you want to fussy cut an emblem for a block it takes some finagling because the scrap is just so big... and the pattern is just so big.... and the challenge here is for ascrapaholic like myself to allow for waste.

There's going to be some waste.

Remember when we all made clothes from a pattern, cut around the pattern... and THREW away the rest of the fabric??? Didn't seem to bother me then.

I wasn't a quilter yet.

34 comments:

  1. The snippets can be used in a floor pillow. Even the tiniest will work.
    Love your cups and the lady with her (wannabee) poodle. I think it's a dashound in a costume. Anyway, it makes a very handsome teapot.
    Keep up the good work.
    Hugs

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    1. yeah, a wannabee poodle. Well, who wouldn't want to be a poodle really??

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  2. Morning tea, evening tea, we could probably drink tea all day and chat when it comes to that! A lovely tea set today!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  3. Morning tea, evening tea, we could probably drink tea all day and chat when it comes to that! A lovely tea set today!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  4. Such cute blocks, what fun.

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  5. Thanks for the great new word: ascrapaholic. Yes, I do remember throwing what amounted to yards and yards of scraps after cutting out a pattern that i wish i had back now.

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  6. very cute tea cups!! and blue and red is always look great together.

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  7. We NEVER threw away scrapes at my house. We put all the little ones inside the biggest piece and rolled it up and put a pin in it and it went in a drawer in my mom's room. When it came time to make Barbie clothes to sell or gifts for mother's day, we went shopping the scrap drawer.
    Love your tea reader. Charming!

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  8. OMG! where do you ever find these fabulous pieces?

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  9. We never threw out any fabric, either. EVER. 'Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.' Nowadays that's phrased as 'Reduce, reuse, recycle', I guess...
    Love the teaset!

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  10. What a perfect afternoon - a brief walk, a good book, and tea. Your tea set is adorable as usual. Where do you find those delicious fabrics.

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  11. Love that teapot! She and I could be sisters. And we usually threw out the scraps from clothes unless they were large. Just not a lot you could do with the weird shapes that weren't that useful. Even my very frugal grandmother would throw out a lot of them. Given the fabrics that we used, I'm glad we don't have them any more!

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  12. I suspect I have been a squirrel all my life. Perhaps it's because we were actually quite financially challenged when I grew up. Anyways, I never, ever threw out the pattern OR the fabric after dress making. I must say I am a little more ruthless with non-quilting fabric these days. LOL
    Your teapot and cups are very cute.

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  13. Very cute! Love the way you are always able to incorporate the fabric motif in the piece! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. your lady fabric is just so "Cute," you always amaze me I never would have picked red to go with it. But you always go bright, it makes it so much more fun!

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  15. That teapot is so stinking cute. Love it!!

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  16. You sound like me. I used to make my clothes. Tossed those scraps, Wasn't a quilter then.
    LOVE those prints. Sweet little teapot and cups.

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  17. Love the teapot and the cups! It must be fun to play with those nice colours and prints.

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  18. Super cute teapot and teacups! The fabric colors really blend well!

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  19. I love your fussy cut teapot-so cute! And blue teacups---my favorite color!

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  20. Are you sure that isn't a dachshund in a poodle costume?

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  21. Love the moon and sun mugs! Thanks for the comment on my blog.

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  22. Yes, its HARD to throw scraps away!

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  23. So cute! I also love aqua and red together!

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  24. Quite agree that we should save it all - wasn't so expensive back in the day! Love the teapot and the fussy cut! Thank you for sharing with us at #scraptastictueday!

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  25. I have that reading fabric, too, but mine is on a pink ground. Really looking forward to seeing all these "tea" blocks together in the future!

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  26. I'm loving this series - that is a great piece to fussy cut for the teapot!

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  27. Love your teapot and cup blocks. They are so cute.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  28. love your tea set - that tea pot !
    Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com/

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  29. such great blocks! The lady in the teapot could be me, if the poodle was a rabbit!

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  30. Absolutely adorable stacked teacups! I never remember my mom throwing any fabric scraps away and I take after her. I have a swing room to prove t.

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  31. The name of the book should be "Tea Leaves" then she could be "Reading Tea Leaves" ...just a wild thought that went thru my head

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  32. I love both of your paper pieced blocks! and I love Amy Art Quilters comment that the name of the book should be Tea Leaves!

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