Monday, April 13, 2015

Blooming in the basement ...

We've had some nice Spring-y days... my daffodils are blooming and the grass was about knee high until it got cut yesterday. The tulips I planted in the yard have buds but nothing has bloomed yet...except for the tulips in my basement sewing studio. Remember these from last Spring? Every tulip is a different dotty fabric. You can click on the picture to see more detail.

They are my version of Lori Holt's tulip block from her Quilty Fun book. You can see it here. When I was in the throes of infatuation with this block I planned to make a quilt for my double bed... I have since realized that I do NOT need to make that big a quilt from this pattern. Making a quilt like the one she calls Tulip Patch - about 57" X 67" - is plenty big enough. Then I could take the leftover tulips and make a table runner or use them to edge some cute pillow cases...oh lots of other new projects...shiny things...boy I hope this ends well - LOL!

Anyway they sure look Spring-y on my design wall. I can admire them as I finish up the tablerunners for the wedding and my son's vest. There is less than 2 weeks till the date...ackk!!! Taking deep breaths now...

And I wanted to show you the quilt top I was working on last week. I got it all put together and bordered and whisked it off to Terry who will quilt it for me. I found an adorable panto with little birds that is perfect for this one.

Can't wait to have this one on my bed!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. The tulip quilt! Wow! That is going to be so amazing.

  2. Oh yeah, I want that yellow and blue quilt! The bird panto is just the thing. Love those tulip blocks, too. Good luck with that final wedding prep. :)

  3. The tulips are so cheerful.

  4. You are one marathon quilter. They are all so pretty. You have a great eye for color! Good luck managing the next few weeks. Take a deep breath and enjoy!!

  5. I love the idea of the extra tulip blocks on pillowcases!

  6. O, carol. Both of these quilt a are such happy quilts. I wish I could put them out as quickly as you do!

  7. Oh all that dotty fun! Thanks for telling me to click on it to see them better. I love them. And yes, take deep breaths - you can get the things made before the wedding. Oh the last quilt too. Very nice color arrangement.


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