Sunday, September 24, 2006

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So now and then I made a tulip block. And last thursday I noticed that I had almost enough for my quilt!! Only 1 to go..... And the one who knows me, know that I am not to stop at that point untill it is finished.

Well here it is: My tulip quilt

Inspirated by a antique quilt published in the Liberated String quilt book from Gwen Marston



All the tulip leaves are made from scraps out of this basket ... I was hoping that the top of this pile was gone... but nop. I think I can make tulips from this basket for all of you :-) It feels like that Jesus was sharing the bread with all the people..

Lucy

31 comments:

Nadine said...

Oh, Lucy ! This is just wonderful ! It's really appealing to me ....
How are going to quilt it ?

anne bebbington said...

Lovely quilt top Lucy and very Dutch with the orange sashing :o)

dot said...

What a nice quilt. I remember when you started this. It wasn't that long ago. Great work. Let me know when you want my address to send me my tulip blocks.:)

Patti said...

Lucy, it's spectacular! I totally forgot that you were working on this quilt. What a wonderful creative way to use your scraps. I love the primitive old look to the tulip. So will you take this to Bonnie for quilting or will you quilt it yourself?

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Lucy, it's adorable. I'd forgotten about it, too.

Mrs. Moody said...

Such a lovely quilt! I have never seen that block before. Great job

Hedgehog said...

What a great quilt - haven't seen tulips like this before, either. And I love the way you photograph your quilts outside with the pump and the geranium!

May Britt said...

Your tulip quilt is so beautiful. I have looked and admired it before earlier on your blog. Congratulations by finishing it now. And please make tulipblocks for us all LOL
I have looked for that book you got your pattern from, but have not been able to locate it. I love tulips. That is my favorite flower.

Karen said...

Oh, Lucy, it looks like it's straight out of the American Appalachians. I always want to duplicate what you're working on, it is Just Exactly Right :-).

Ms. Jan said...

Lucy, I love the tulips. You can make me a set any time you want....ha ha ha!
jan

the quilters said...

Waow ! I've seen the quilt in the book and it's nice, but yours is absolutely beautiful !!! I wish the same ! lol! I love the yellow sashing Laurence

Holly said...

Oooooh, so pretty, Lucy!

Sassenach said...

I love it! The string piecing really makes those tulips dance.

Nancy said...

I love the liberated tulips Lucy, and the sashing just sets it off.
Nancy in MT

Beth said...

Yet another great quilt from Lucy! I love it! I added that book to my Amazon.com wish list. You sure can turn out the quilts fast Lucy!

Beth

Estrella said...

That good ideas you have had Lucy. I also am doing quilt for my daughter of all the retales of suits of flamenco Spain (Andalucia).

Becky said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love scrappie quilts!
Becky

Tonya R said...

Oh it's fabulous - you did a GREAT job.

Dawn said...

Oh LUCY! make away for me! Those tulips are GORGEOUS! But I've loved them from the first ones you made! I lauged at your basket - your basket grew just like my strings this weekend! The more I used the more there were!

Oh that tulip quilt is just wonderful!

Screen Door said...

Awesome quilt. When I was a little girl, my Mom took me to a tulip farm every spring called Dutch Gardens in Louisiana. They had windmills and everything. That's what this quilt reminds me of. Thanks for the memory.

Lois R. said...

Great string tulips! I like that the centers, stems, and leaves all match -- that gives it a unifying look. Really pretty!

Lois R. said...

And, by the way, I WISH I had as many scraps as you do!

Judy said...

Oh I love this quilt Lucy!! Love the combination of all the scrap colors and the cheddar sashing! Everything goes with cheddar! I may have to try a few of these tulips myself!

bluerain said...

Beautiful, Lucy!!

Melzie said...

Very pretty Lucy :) I love the yellow in it. xoxo melzie

Sandra said...

This tulip quilt is just stunning! I love all the tulips - you've done such a great job of it. The spot on the garden wall where you hang your quilts to photograph is just perfect! The cheddar sashing is absolutely right for this quilt :-)

Shelina said...

Lucy, This is a beautiful quilt. I can understand not wanting to stop making it. I like the different fabric you used, and it is tied very well together with the background and sashing. My scraps take up more room too when I use them so even though they are fewer of them, they just fill the basket up more.

Carol said...

You're so funny! Scraps do multiply, just like the loaves & fishes. Yur tulip quilt is beautiful!

KCQuilter said...

Ohmigosh, what a beauty your tulip quilt is. I just love the string effect, and the colors you've used. Just perfect!

cheryl said...

Your quilting is beautiful! I love the tulips!

Tazzie said...

Lucy, it is just beautiful, what a wonderful way to use up your scraps.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)