Dotty Tulips...this is my take on Lori's Holt's Tulip Patch pattern in her book Quilty Fun... my tulips are a bit plumper than hers and they are all dotty fabrics and each one is a different fabric and all the stems/leaves are different greens and ALL of the fabrics in this quilt came from my stash so it is a FREE quilt. The rationalization for the FREE designation is that I don't remember what I paid for these fabrics... a form of crafty Alzheimer's... without the dementia element... at least I think I'm not crazy....okay... just a little crazy... or as my older son tells me, "you are crazy it just isn't the kind of crazy I can have you committed for....YET"... LOL...who knows when that will be!
My best guesstimate is there are a little over 100 different bright fabrics in this quilt... the reward for accumulating a large stash of pretties! I tried hard to not have two of the same color fabric touching each other... when I started sewing it together I was adamant about it... as time went on ...not so much. Occasionally a fabric touches a fabric of the same color, but they are different fabrics of the same color family which somehow soothes my OCD about this. Now I need to get a back together and get this off to Terry my long arm quilter.
I'm proud of myself that I'm keeping up with the Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks for the Three Dandelions QAL... we are still in the "cross" section...
Block 9: Polka Dot Cross
Block 10: The Cross in the Garden
These were easy blocks...not a lot of pieces... it took longer to pick my fabrics than it did to cut them out and sew them together!
Well for what I thought would be a quiet week somehow there was still a lot of running around...and tomorrow has several things on the schedule... and Saturday has stuff I want to do but may or may not get done... and next week... well next week is chock full of running here and there... when does a gal find time to sew???? Gotta squeeze it in some how, some way...
Hope you find time to sew too!