Thursday, May 25, 2006

Tulips All Around is Finished
















Pieced, quilted, bound and washed! I quilted tulips (what else?!) into the blocks and the borders. The two inner borders have little tulips quilted in them and the larger outer border has double feathers quilted in it -- was dying to use the stencil I bought a few months ago. ;-)
I also added the raw edge applique that the pattern called for -- the leaves and the centers of the pieced tulips. I wasn't going to, because I'm not that fond of the raw edge stuff, but the quilt really needed it.
Glad to have it done and have just pin basted an ufo to work on -- need to get at least one ufo done yet this month! It's a small one, so hope to have it finished tomorrow.

Gratitudes
1. The rain -- after 5 straight days of weeding I needed a break and the weather cooperated.
2. The hummingbirds at the feeders -- they buzzed me three times while I was planting impatiens for them to enjoy and weeding under the feeder in the front. A little impatient, I think.
3. JR's not fighting me too much when I give him his meds.
4. Lunch date planned with a friend -- gives me something to look forward to this week, and time to plan my week around it!

14 comments :

Hanne said...

Your tulip quilt looks so good :-)

Linda_J said...

Very pretty and I am happy to see a lighter picture now that it is finished. The other one was so dark and you could not see the fabrics as clearly.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is perfect and wonderful all done - love your choice of quilting motif! And you are right - the raw edge leaves are just the right finishing touch. Makes it all work and that light green you were worrying about earlier seems to blend very nicely now!

Cheers!

Evelyn

cher said...

very nice quilting-thanks for the close up photo

ForestJane said...

Looks great!

I too like the leaf shapes, they helped fill in some of the empty space.

Screen Door said...

Joanne, it's beautiful(I love the colors_,soooo where are you going to put it now?

Sharon said...

VERY VERY nice - I like the pattern a lot, but I'm not too sure about that raw edge....I like the shape, though!

Brenda said...

I love the tulip quilt. You did a great job!

Laurie Ann said...

Nice finish! The tulip quilting is a nice touch.

Judy said...

Wonderful top....I think the tulip quilting is the perfect choice!!

Laura said...

Very pretty!

Jeanne said...

Cutecutecute! And this photo has MUCH better colors!
I do lots of raw edge -- I like the texture it adds. But it's not everyone's cup of tea :)
Jeanne

Mary said...

I do like the raw edged leaves. It's just enough so it doesn't dominate the quilt.

Dawn said...

Oh I love your tulips all around! And I've never done that kind of raw edge applique - but your right - it looks great on there! I love it!