Tuesday, July 13, 2021

String Tulips Quilted and Gone

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs but not every man's greed.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Quilting


Taking a {hopefully short} break from the baseball quilt. Family members asked for quilts for their friends having babies and this quilt was the easiest to finish up. The top was completed in April. It's better to quilt them soon after. What looked good becomes indifferent with time. 

String Tulip baby quilt 3

The tulip petals are outlined and echoed. The white background is stippled.  

String Tulip 3 stipple quilting detail

The ESS blocks are free-hand quilted in a zig zag design that moves easily from one to the other because nothing shows in all this business. 

String Tulip 3 zig zag quilting detail

The outer border is a free-hand loop. And it's done.

The back is three purple {approximately} half yard pieces sewn dark to light. Not clever but easy and adds more color. Because this quilt was so quiet... ;-)

String Tulip 3 quilt back


One more photo of it folded ready to roll into a mailer.

String Tulip 3 quilt folded

Quilt Specifics
Size: 47" x 47"
Design: String tulips and string block border
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose cotton
Thread: Gutermann 50/3 light and dark green cotton thread
Quilting: SID and FMQ
Approximate yardage: 6.5 yds

Previous posts:

It's already reached its forever home and will be well loved. Several more have been requested. I need to search out some stashed blocks and bits. 

Enjoy the day, Ann

19 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by one of your last comments that the quilt "was folded and ready to roll into a mailer". Could you elaborate a little more on how you package the quilt for mailing or, if you've already discussed that, point me to the post?
    Thanks
    Pat

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    1. I add paper where the quilt will be folded but mostly try to roll it loosely to fit whatever box I'm using. And I enclose the quilt in plastic before putting it in the box to protect if something spills from another package.

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  2. well you sent my heart soaring with the tiny flamingos... this is a dynamic and interesting (meaning one could look and look at it daily) quilt... good art. Yep, great job ann

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    1. And I thought of you when I used it. Such a cheerful fabric.

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  3. oh, I love this quilt! So much to look at and never lose interest. Going to check out your quilt along posts - thanks!

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    1. Thanks. I’m always looking for ways to use my scraps and strings.

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  4. Such a pretty quilt, so full of lots of delightful colour. Lots to look at, and I'm sure it will be loved & well used.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Curious how many beautiful strings end up in our scrap bags.

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  5. Another beautiful tulip quilt! Your fabric combinations are so great!

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    1. Thanks, Patty. Other than the background it all came from my scrap bag. Fun to figure out another way to combine them.

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  6. I think the tulips make a perfect baby quilt; they have enough colour and interest but this one is also quite restful, to my mind.

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    1. Thanks, Kaja. It came out more colorful than expected and the white background makes quite a difference. Baby quilts are always useful around here and generally quick{er} to make.

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  7. Beautiful quilting and I particular like how you you dealt with the ESS pieces using zig zag. Sounds like you're going to be busy with more small quilts!

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    1. Funny how much effort goes into figuring out how to quilt without lots of thread tails. They are the bane of my life.
      Nothing shows on these designs for me either.
      A bunch more have been requested. At least they are easier to make in this hot weather.

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  8. Thank you for having all the posts on this together at the end, I copy and pasted for when I can get to making one... or more!

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    1. Good luck with yours. I hope you enjoy it.

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  9. I did not notice any blue tulips in Amsterdam. Thank goodness for you because blue tulips look pretty cool :-) Lovely finish. At 47" square it is a generous size and should serve the baby well into toddlerhood.

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    1. Surely they will invent some soon. I hope the new baby likes it and the parents find it useful. It was fun to create a third version for the QAL.

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  10. This looks amazing, not indifferent at all! Such a lucky baby, getting this sweet looking quilt for their whole life.:)

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