Friday, August 1, 2014

Tiny Houses: Pink & Purple (cont'd)

That's right... more scraps from the pink and purple bin!

The book from which I got these tiny house patterns suggested not using large print fabrics.... but I like them.

Still don't care much for "baby girl pink" but it goes well with the darker shades of pink.

And here's a purple tiny house to round off this batch!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tiny Houses: Pink & Purple (cont'd)

Yes, I have way too many pink fabric scraps but it is cool using them on these tiny houses.

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville (link) has pointed out that your fabric scraps cost just as much as the fabrics that end up in quilts.

Don't know about you but at $10/yard and up, I want to save every useable scrap.

In order to save time and keep the piles o' scraps off my desk while I'm working on the houses, I print off five sets of the six different house patterns, cutting them in half so there is one house pattern on each half sheet.

Each pattern goes into the basket with the selected fabrics on top, layered until I have 30 tiny houses ready to sew together.  This is working well so I'll keep doing this when I start back to work.  Then when I get home, all I have to do is take the set on top and start piecing.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tiny Houses: Pink and Purple (cont'd)

I didn't like pink growing up because there seemed to be just one pink and that was baby girl pink.   It wasn't til I was in high school before I found "hot pink" and "fuschia" and "rose pink," etc.

However, with the right colors, even "baby girl pink" ain't so awful.

I love hydrangeas because of the pink-to-purple-to-blue shades... even the creamy whites/yellows have a pink tinge.

Even though these prints look mostly blue, they both had a lot of purple and pink... and were in the pink/purple drawer.  (And yes... a couple more"oopsies" that needed fixing.  Such is life...)