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.