Thursday, January 05, 2006

Four blocks what now???


I have four blocks done! It is so fun because this block is actual not me. But in a way it is just me :c) !! . For now I don't know what to do with them . Will I make the whole quilt like this? Will I do the orange sashings......as I lay them out ???? Will I do the red cornerstones ( on the pictures they look a bit dark ..) . Or shall I make a kind of a sampler with funky blocks ,stars etc... What do you suggest?

When I work at the tulips I feel myself a real "dutch girl" and I think I crave to a bit of spring with the bright sunshine !!! The weather is so grey here all for a lot of days .

Lucy

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Lucy! I love them! I like the orange sashing with red cornerstones! It is very unexpected and looks so great with the colors in the tulips.

My suggestion would be to make the center like you have in the picture with the 4 tuplips and then do something strippy/scrappy for a border and make it a happy sping wall hanging! Maybe uneven piano key type border. Your tulips are definately way cooler than the books! I LOVE the fabrics!

Patty said...

They are so pretty, I would just keep going and make a whole big quilt. You are so fast at it, it would not take long at all.

Bonnie said...

I don't think you said how big the blocks are? I see it with 9 blocks, and then a border that you can do a winding vine around with more appliqued flowers and leaves in the border..maybe that is too much work? I like the border in the pic on page 97 of Gwen's 4 block applique quilt! Of course, it's LOTS of work!

Bonnie

Sandra said...

I like the cheddar coloured sashings - isn't that what they used a lot in antique quilts? I'd love to see more tulips - they are just so cute and funky :-) No idea for a border, so I'm no help to you there LOL

Finn said...

They look great Lucy, I think you should just keep going for awhile..especially since it's fun..*VBS*

Tonya R said...

Keep making tulips - they're really fun. Love the orange and red for the sashing and cornerstones.
Then you could make some stars and see if they all go together. If you end up with two different quilts, that's okay too.

Nines said...

I think the tulips are very charming. I love the orange- but then, it's my favorite color! You do such beautiful work and they say that creative minds make messes so you can just say you are Uber-creative! I know what you mean about the gloomy days- I am ready for some sunshine, too! And this quilt fits the bill. I saw your Featherweight in a previous post! Wonderful! I also love your fans!! Great job!

Nines said...

Oh! and I am so happy for you and Bonnie! How wonderful that you will have the chance to spend some time together! I hope you both have the best of times. And also, I just finished my "Passing on the Comfort" book that you recommended. It was very good- so many things happened during the war that we never hear about. I am still curious about An- how her life unfolded to this day. we can't even imagine the stress she lived through, huh? Makes me so thankful for my peaceful life.

JudyL said...

Lucy: I'm late reading this post but I love the blocks and can't wait to see what you do with them. The mustard sashing really looks good!

Judy

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love thse tulips and the sashing you chose.
Lynn

Darcie said...

Well Lucy, I just love this Tulip quilt that you have in-the-making. But then, I always like the unexpected also, like many of those who have commented.

I'm so behind with my blogging. You've been very productive! Good for you!