I love this little block. I went to my stash and pulled every blue, red and yellow I had. Then I put them together in groups of 3's. The center is completely from my stash.
There are a lot of memories in this quilt. I bought and used this yellow fabric in the 3rd quilt I ever made, which is about 13 or 14 years ago.
This blue was sent to me by a good friend. It is amazing that a lot of the fabrics I remember when and where and for what project I bought them. Which is really amazing since if I forget my grocery list I'm in trouble.
And while the center Italian tile blocks are totally from my stash, I just couldn't stand it when it came time to put on borders. I just had to go see what was at the fabric store. I sure am glad I did! It sure did turn out cute! Today I'm piecing a back.
My Tulips quilt is finished! I actually had the binding on it earlier this week but couldn't get a picture til today. And a GLORIOUS day it is to be alive in Austin, Tx! It is going to be in the mid 70's after a week of real winter.
Here is a detail shot. I heavily quilted the background to puff out my applique. It really looks good!
I just couldn't leave it alone. What I initially thought I would use as a border did not work. It competed with the tulips. A definite deal breaker! And while I like the quilt without a border I just wasn't ready for it be done.....So here it is.
I can't tell you how pleased I am with how it has turned out! this quilt went together a lot faster than I thought it would. I even have the back pieced. Now if I could just find a chunk of time to get it pin basted. Somehow I think I am going to find some.....
Besides singing opera to me, I think it is telling me it is done. Here is the problem. I want to put a border on it but so far I haven't been able to make it work. I'm not done trying and I will definitely let you know how it is going.
This is my baby on this quilt. He thought this was much funnier than I thought it was. But guess what? He has no idea that I am posting this pic. And I am giggling as I'm typing, right now. Cause I think posting his pic is a lot funnier than he is going to think it is. And I do love him almost as much as I love this quilt..... ;)