Friday, April 02, 2010

Tulip Quilt




I'm so happy to tell you that my tulip quilt is published in Quiltmania issue 67. I made this quilt after I was inspired by the original antique version in Gwen Marston’s book: Liberated String Quilts. This quilt is owned by Nancy Ray.
Nancy Ray and Gwen Marston gave me permission to publish it in Quiltmania.
I am so lucky that I was able to meet Nancy Ray in Michigan last year at Gwen’s retreat. She brought the antique Tulip quilt to the retreat so we could photograph both quilts together. The original quilt made by an unknown woman about 100 years ago and my quilt which flew over the ocean for this meeting. It was very special to me. Thank you to Nancy and Gwen for allowing me to share my quilt with Quiltmania.

Michigan, oct.5 2009

Both quilts together

Nancy Ray and me.


At this moment is my quilt displayed at the shop where I work "De Sampler" in Haarlem.

Detail


The last picture is of me with my idol Gwen Marston !! It was such a thrill to spent 4 days with her in Michigan oct.'09

Lucy

46 comments:

Kathie said...

Great pictures Lucy! this is my favorite quilt you have made ever!!! It is just beautiful!
oh love that red truck and the picture of you and Gwen...ah yes my idol too!
Kathie

Jan said...

Your tulip quilt is wonderful; what fun to see it with the inspiration quilt!
Gwen has always been my muse. She's so artistic, and prolific. Her retreats are so fun, arent' they?!

Janet said...

How exciting!! It's such a beautiful quilt and what an amazing opportunity to see it together with the antique quilt that inspired it. Your double lines of quilting are quite wonderful too. I'll be looking for issue #67 for sure.

Nadine said...

We are so lucky with your quilt patterns, dear Lucy.
My top is almost finished (still 2 blocks to applique), and then .... on to the handquilting ! ;>)
I don't forget how lucky I was to get your kind help some (long) time ago about that quilt, and to me, it will always ne "Lucy's tulips" ;>)
HAPPY EASTER to you and your family!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Karen said...

A big congratulations! You did such a good job on the Tulip quilt.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Lucy! Your quilting is to die for! And look how cute the 2 quilts are together! I can't wait for that issue to come out!

Berna said...

Een hele mooie en vrolijke quilt! Fijne paasdagen,

Annifee said...

A great Quilt and respect for the double Quilt stiches.
Greetings,
Annifee

Lee said...

wishing i was still living in Wassenaar so i could pop over to see this amazing quilt. tulips are my favourite. How can we get that magazine or pattern in Canada?

Sue said...

That's such a beautiful quilt! The colors are wonderful & I love the quilting.

Connie W said...

How lovely, so happy for you. Congrats on your quilt being chosen for the publication. It is so beautiful.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Congrats Lucy! Lovely quilt.

julieQ said...

That double line of hand quilting was so worth it, wasn't it Lucy? Remember when you were lamenting that...love your picture with Gwen!

sforme said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love, love, love the handquilting. Makes it very special.

ale balanzario said...

Your quilt is so beautiful!! Congratulations, and I love the handquilting, great job!!!

Shasta said...

Congratulations Lucy. it is a beautiful quilt. I am thinking that I need to do hand quilting.

Quilt Enthusiast said...

Congradulations Lucy,
It's a lovely quilt and I'm so glad you were able to
publish it. Everyone benefits from an artist's work.
Coincidentally I bought Gwen Marston's book
String Quilts a week before I received the latest
Quiltmania. This quilt is definitely on my to do list.
Thank you

MJinMichigan said...

Congratulations on having your quilt published. I enjoyed meeting you and seeing your quilt in person at Gwen's retreat last fall. It's fun seeing it beside the antique quilt that inspired it.

Mumin Mamma said...

Oh, what an exciting news!
I love tulip and your quilt is just beautiful.

Congratulations!

Béa said...

Congrats Lucy, your quilt & quilting are wonderful. I just received fabrics to start it and yesterday I had HS Quiltmania with another Lucy's quilt.... WOW !

david said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

ria vogelzang said...

That was a very special meeting!! And what a great sight to see your quilt and Nancy's side by side!!
Also love the commments you had on it!
Enjoy your Easter!

Marit said...

Thank you for sharing, Lucy! Two lovely quilts that's spanning a century - very special!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I've been eyeing that pattern in Quiltmania..didn't realize it was yours. Well done..it is gorgeous!

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Betsie said...

Gefeliciteerd, voor de plublicatie van deze mooie quilt,hij heeft echt een een antieke uitstraling!!!

Dixie said...

Love your tulip quilt - it is always one I have admired. What type of quilt batting do you use when hand quilting? Love the look of your stitching.

Teodo said...

Congratulations. These quilt are fantastics.
Happy Easter. ciao ciao

Le Passe Temps said...

Fabulous quilting...

Celui là, j'airai aimé l'avoir fait..

Sorry for this french written line..I was'nt able to write it in english

Friendly...Nicole

Lynn Dykstra said...

The quilts are beautiful
Eve and I wish you a Happy Easter.

ann hermes said...

I love your tulip quilt. Just in time for spring.

Leeanne said...

beautiful quilts, you did a great job

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Sandra Henderson said...

I'm so happy for you! HAPPY EASTER!~ Just taking a moment to catch up on a few blogs I follow. SO glad I stopped in to see you! That's such an accomplishment. Bask in the glory of it all! YOU DESERVE IT!

"HOP" on over to my blog and comment to win an antique sterling silver vase, drawing isn't till Wed!
www.cumberlandislandquiltchick.com


Will try to stop in more often!

Sandra Henderson said...

I just realized of all the magazines I get, I do not take this one... I'll have to subscribe. Thank you.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Congratulations, Lucy! A lovely really happy quilt! And I am always happy to see a new blog post from you.

Notjustnat said...

Lucy I love your tulip quilt and congratulations for getting it published. I only had Quilt Mania magazine once years ago now. I made a quilt from it. Is the tulip pattern in the magazine too? Regards
Nat

Pat said...

Your work is most beautiful. I too encjoy hand quilting a lot. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting! U.S.A.

Barb said...

Your tulip quilt is gorgeous!
isn't Gwen and her retreat the best?!
happy spring

Janet said...

Congratulations, I feel like diving in and making this one at last. What a big thrill to have the two quilts together.

Diane said...

Congratulations on being published! I admired your tulip quilt when you first showed it as a top. I liked it even more when you showed the hand quilted diamonds. But my goodness, Lucy, you absolutely transformed the quilt with double line stitching. It looks PHENOMINAL`(wish I knew the Dutch word)!

Did you know that I spent several Beaver Island Retreats in the company of Nancy Ray? She is a fascinating woman and I could listen to her talk for hours.

Diane said...

Excuse my poor spelling. Phenomenal is fenomenaal.

Christine said...

wonderful quilt and wonderful pictures.
we can now get Quiltmania here in Australia and I am so happy about it.

cheers
Christine

StuckinGeorgia said...

I bought Quilt Mania today after seeing your tulip quilt in it. I do not see in the magazine / pattern sheets the template for piece B. Any suggestions. Most of the Quilt Mania site is not in English so I can't tell if there is a correction somewhere.

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

I was just looking at that quilt last night. I've been thinking about adding a string quilt to my 'to make' list and thought that this one might be a fun choice!

Congrats on being published.

YankeeQuilter said...

There is a similar tulip quilt on the cover of the Georgia Quilt Documentation Book. Love how folksy they look! I am taking a workshop with Gwen in July...can't wait!

Sio