Monday, February 10, 2014

Everything's coming up.... on Design Wall Monday

Hit Ethel... everything's coming up tulips??? Yes it is! (and apologies to Miss Merman.)



I have made about 38 tulip blocks - each a unique pairing of a polka dot flower and green leaves. They are not all in this picture... I sewed some into my first two rows shown here.


Now figuring out how many tulips and how many rectangles I need for this quilt is taxing my little pea brain. I'm making it larger than Lori Holt did in her book Quilty Fun. I want this to grace my bed very soon as they may be the only tulips I'm going to see for a while.

I guesstimated that I need at least 36 tulips and somewhere in the neighborhood of 240 rectangles. Don't ask how I came to that conclusion. I don't think these figures can be replicated. So I decided that I would be using 5 different colors in the rectangles - red, orange, pink, yellow and green. Just like the tulips. I cut 12 different fabrics in each of those colorways and cut 3 to 5 rectangles from each fabric. So I figure there are about 100 different fabrics in this quilt.

Here are some close up of that first two rows and you can see some of the fabrics I've chosen. All this fabric comes from my stash.




Nice bright happy colors for a gray cold week. Hopefully I'll find time to squeeze in a little sewing time. It is one of those weeks where I have an someplace I need to be out of the house every day.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

15 comments:

  1. Such a happy cheerful quilt and greatly appreciated this cold winter morning. Nice work!

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  2. gorgous and I love it!!! I wish I had your fabric stash, fab!!

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  3. What a fun, happy quilt this is going to be! Love the colors.

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  4. Love colors you are playing with!
    So bright and fun. I like the background with the itty bitty dot of colors. I wish I had more of that type of fabric in my stash. Its on the list for this year.

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  5. Oh! I love this. So bright & cheerful & fun.

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  6. what a cheery quilt to make on a dreary day!

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  7. Out of the house everyday uses up a lot of sewing time...
    Love the tulips. That is a cheery quilt.
    Hugs

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  8. Well, that just made me smile!!!

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  9. Your tulips are so bright and cheerful - very appropriate for the gray days most of the country seems to be having. Looking at this project, one can't help but feel cheered up!

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  10. That is going to be one very happy looking quilt!

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  11. Love them! It's going to be a great quilt. I say forget the maths and just keep going!

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  12. That is the perfect cure for cold and wet. I look forward to seeing more of it.

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  13. Fabulous, Carol!! And I LOVE your bright colors!!

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