Monday, January 13, 2014

66 Days till Spring on Design Wall Monday

While the weather this weekend was a big improvement over last week, the memory of the sub-freezing temperatures and wind chill have me longing for Spring. And that got me thinking about having a new Spring-y quilt for my bed when it officially rolls around on March 20 - 66 days from now.

I spent a lot of time yesterday cruising Pinterest and came across this quilt from Lori Holt's book, Quilty Fun.


I really like the look of this one. Tulips are my favorite flower. And the wheels in my head got spinning around and I sewed up these beauties... polka dot tulips!


Now these are exactly like the ones in Lori's book. Mine are a bit more squat and I'm okay with that. They will be Carol's Hybridized Dotty Tulips. I know that my stash has more than enough dotty fabrics for these flowers. I do have to do some math to make this large enough for my bed, but it shouldn't be too hard. (Knowing my math deficiencies, it better not be too hard, LOL!)

I had hoped to stitch up more than 3 of these little darlings yesterday but I got sidelined by a wicked muscle spasm/neck ache. I was all hunched over - a cross between Quasimodo and the Incredible Hulk - but with a pastier complexion. My son brought me a great new heating pad. It is a little shawl with a minky cover that fastens in front with a magnet. Very soothing. He picked it up at Walgreens. I'm still a little achy. I think I'll spend a bit more time with it today.

Happy stitching-
carol fun








12 comments:

  1. I love your polka dot tulips! They're perfect for spring! :0)

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  2. Love the tulips! I hope you're feeling better today - that heating pad sounds awesome. There may be a trip to Walgreens in my future.

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  3. Hope you're feeling better now. My favourite flowers are tulips too and I love your blocks with the polka dot fabrics. What a great idea to make a quilt with them.

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  4. Hope you're feeling better now. My favourite flowers are tulips too and I love your blocks with the polka dot fabrics. What a great idea to make a quilt with them.

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  5. I sure hope you are feeling much better. What a cute design and with your sense of color, it will be lovely!!

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  6. Beautiful tulips. I like the tulips,too. Your choose of fabric and colours are fantastic.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  7. Adorable! Hope you're feeling better.

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  8. Feel better soon! Those tulips will cheer you up! They look so nice and cheery :-)

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  9. Those tulips are super cute!! It felt like spring around here today. :)

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  10. Your tulips are making me long even more for spring! Love the polka dotted variety. Hope you are feeling better!

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  11. I love these tulip blocks - they are such a cute shape, and the polka dots are perfect! Can't wait for spring when I look at these!

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