Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tulip Progress


I love tulips and used to live on Tulip Court.

Had great fun having tulip cultivation contests with the neighbors.

It is with great joy and fond memories I'm re-creating this quilt.

It's such a happy quilt.  We can't take credit for the design, just the drafting.  The original maker had a great eye for design.


After committing to a color selection, I've completed a full block.

I decided to make the blue flower center yellow.

I have all the blocks marked and the next one basted.






This weekend I completed two of the setting triangles.

I'll cut these apart when I am ready to assemble the top.

I'm pleased with the colors and fabrics.

Thanks for the notes from those of you getting ready to start this one!  I look forward to seeing your fabric selections.



I am working on more than one project...a few in fact.
How about you?  One project at a time or multiple...like 6?

Have a great week!









24 comments:

  1. Never one project at a time. It is hard to keep track of all of them.

    I like what you have thus far with your tulip blocks. My parents used to grow tulips. I am not sure they would grow in Florida. I think they need cold weather.

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  2. i love growing tulips and it's amazing the variety of them that is available.
    your tulip project is 'growing' nicely too~! i agree; the original maker had a very good eye for design.
    i am one of those quilters that has several projects going at a time and at times i've been known to put one away for great lengths of time before i come back to it and work some more . . . sometimes for a finish but sometimes just for a while . . . i'm a serious case of quilter's strain of attention deficit disorder.

    ;-)
    libbyQ

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  3. Oh, Dawn, this is so gorgeous!! Love your interpretation. If I did applique I would want to do this one. : )
    My Mother is the only quilter I know who only makes one quilt at a time!!

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  4. Love your tulips, Dawn.

    I always have more than one project on the go!

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  5. Beautifil applique Dawn. I always have a few projects on the go, especially when I am handpiecing a big project. I would get bored too easily otherwise.

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  6. So much going on here at the Collector with a Needle page. I love coming to visit to see the variety that you have. Don't ever stop.

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  7. No, never one project at a time! I LOVE your tulips so far, just beautiful.

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  8. OOOOO, Ahhhhh, I do love,love,love this!!! I've not started on mine yet - too many other projects!!! LOL I have, let's see, 8 going, and one of those is the 'WEDDING QUILT' which will have to be a priority when I get the last of the fabric. Trying to finish up 2 of the ongoing projects, and then hit it full time.

    Have a great week!!

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  9. I do the same thing with setting triangles when appliqued - such a great technique.
    Your blocks look so pretty!

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  10. This one is soooo gorgeous! I love your blocks so far! (I like one project at a time, but it doesn't always happen. lol!)

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  11. Dawn, I LOVE this quilt! I'm more of a one at a time kinda gal but sometimes a few others just sneak in. They can't seem to help themselves.

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  12. Beautiful color choices for this quilt! I have way too many projects going but it has always been that way and I think it would take more energy to change than to just keep on stitching....

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  13. Love your fabrics. I am hurrying to finish other projects so I can start mine. I am a multiple project girl. Last year I did 4 applique BOM's never again.

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  14. More than one? How about more than I care to divulge *lol*

    I am in love with your tulip quilt - drooling on the keyboard love! Getting ready for the rain to set in, put in a good movie, grab one of those projects and let it pour.

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  15. Oh be-still my heart!!! I love this pattern and the fabrics you've chosen. Such a delight my friend. Such a delight!!!

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  16. Lovely work!!! I have too many projects going on.....never just one. I need the clutter of various projects.

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  17. This really is a beautiful pattern and I love the fabrics you've chosen. I also prefer the yellow flower center.
    I work much better when I have more than one project going at a time. Ideas for one quilt will come to me as I work on another. I also like having options to fit my mood and energy - hand or machine, mindless or not.

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  18. One project at a time? It will never happen.

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  19. Definitely multiple projects here. It's almost embarrassing. Love the flower pots.

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  20. Wow! These blocks are looking gorgeous, you are doing such a lovely job with them! This quilt is going to be beautiful, it's such a dainty design, not too heavy, I love it!!!!

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  21. LOVE your tulip block - the colors just sing. What a wonderful, happy quilt this will be. Too many projects to count, but I'm having fun!

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  22. I found you through the Repro yahoo group your quilt is awesome!! I just love it so so much. It is a great design.

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  23. Dawn, we have great, fun memories of those tulip growing times! Loving your blog.

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