Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Working on the String Tulip Quilt

"We're all just walking each other back home."
~Ram Dass

Quilting

Delightful as I find this quilt it was set aside while I finished some that needed to be gifted sooner. Finally I can get back to it.  For smaller quilt like this, doubling my folding tables makes the perfect basting table. They fit perfectly with no time wasted moving and re-stabilizing the quilt package. 

A few lines of quilting hold the petals. None of the fabric behind them was cut away. Slow, steady sewing was key to getting this part done.

String Tulips pin basted

Combined with stippled background the tulips now push forward a bit. I considered echo quilting but stippling is easier for me and the strong Xs in the border and the crossed stems are enough straight lines. 

Stippling the background of String Tulip quilt

Next up is the border.

Around the House

Less sewing than some weeks but we are busy with several chores around the house. Not exciting to write about but definitely nice to carve out a bit more breathing room. It's amazing how many old, tired items accumulate wherever we set down roots. 

Enjoy the day, Ann

20 comments:

  1. Love the block. I like how you did the quilting.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. I'm glad I finally made a tulip quilt.

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  2. The quilting looks great! This will be such a cute quilt. I spent Friday cleaning because I was having company. The lower level where my studio is located was such a mess. It feels a lot better now. I also need to do some serious chores that need done. It would be good to get them done before the weather gets cold.

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    1. Thanks, Patty. I like the tulips and hope the eventual child who gets the quilt likes them, too. This is a good year to clear out and clean up. What else can we do when we're stuck at home.

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  3. Love it! There is a real folk art feel to this one, isn't there?

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    1. Yes. I didn't plan it but once the tulips needed some black strips, it developed that folk art look. I need to try it again.

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  4. First stars and now tulips - both gorgeous!!! Aren't you determined to lift our spirits and brighten our days? And thank goodness for that. We all need more folks like you :-) Also agree with Marie's comment.

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    1. I think your Sisters bring joy wherever they are seen. But thanks for the compliment, Preeti.

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  5. this quilt is so good... so much texture yet easy to see the tulips

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    1. Thanks, LeeAnna. It's turning out better than I expected. I've had that background fabric for several years and never found anything it worked with. A delight to use it here.

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  6. Pretty string tulips--They do come out more against that quilted background...nice work ;))
    Hugs, Julierose

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    1. Aren't we lucky that Audrey makes so many tulips. Her repeated designs inspired me to finally try one of my own. The stippling helps push them forward, too. Thanks, Julierose.

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  7. I knew this was going to look amazing with quilting texture added! Makes me want to make yet another tulip quilt. You know, 'cuz I never have enough!:)

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    1. Hahaha. You started this, Audrey, and now I want to make another one, too.

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  8. The vintage vibe, the scrappy string piecing, and pops of red... I love this!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Red is always a treat for me.

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  9. Your stipple quilting definitely does make the tulips pop, I'm looking forward to seeing the whole quilt!!

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    1. I'm so glad you're well enough to catch up on older posts. Hooray for you, Maureen.

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