Tuesday, May 30, 2023

My Corona Tulips

At last, I was able to venture outside to take photos of this quilt on our hill.  Our spring has been wet and cold and miserable, but finally we are in the heat and I could safely drape the quilt on the stones without fear of getting it wet and muddy.

This is the backing that was used.  Whatever was left on the bolt was purchased but there wasn't enough.  After some careful cutting and piecing, viola!  The fabric is a rendition of Susan McCord's Vine Quilt and once I saw the fabric, I just had to have it.  
This quilt is currently hanging in our dining room.
Quilt Details:

Source:  Audrey from Quilty Folk blog so kindly offered the tulip block pattern to any that were interested (no longer offered) and I quickly asked if I could have the pattern and Audrey sent it to me and the rest is history.  A twist was added by the band of circles at the bottom of each block.  I must say this quilt turned out quite unique!

Tulip block size:  8" wide x 9" high (finished block size)
Circle block size:  8" wide x 3" high (finished block size)  2" circles were evenly spaced out

Started:  January 2021
Top Finished:  August 2021
Quilt Finished:  April 2023

Quilt size:  69" x 88" (top size before quilting, washing and drying:  73" x 91-1/2")

Batting:  Hobbs poly batting

Machine quilted by:  Kathy Wareham using Topsy Turvy Tulips E2E by Christy Dillon of My Creative Stitches.

Another quilt to display at this time of year when the tulips are blooming.

After taking photos, I turned around to gather up my quilt and noticed our elderly neighbours next door looking up at us and after a wave and hand claps, we all went our merry way.  They do enjoy seeing my quilt photo sessions on the hill.

Cherish your day, cherish your life!


Nancy said...

What a delightful quilt! I think those circles add so much to the tulips blocks. How great you found and used the backing fabric. Wonderful!

cityquilter grace said...

that is such a pretty and spring-y quilt to have hanging in plain sight...

gladiquilts said...

This is a gorgeous quilt and the circles are the perfect, unique detail that makes it extra special!!

Jennifer said...

Well done, your quilt matches your garden flowers - and the backing is a wonderful choice!

loulee said...

Lovely to see your tulips out doors. What a pretty finish.

Kim said...

Can it be that the quilt back is the show stopper?! 😂 You always produce a lovely quilt - always. The garden is looking good. Our month of May turned out to be more like the month of June, and June is already promising to look like August! No climate changes here! Ha. Nothing has been as it used to be. Looks like it’s going to be a summer of quilt making for me. I’m working on a Christmas season quilt right now, because June is looking like July and there’s always Christmas in July to celebrate here. Sigh.

Deb said...

I absolutely love it! both the front and the innovative back grabs me! wow so beautiful!
Glad you are able to venture out its supposed to be 30 tomorrow way to hot!!!

Kim said...

Quilt photo sessions are the best. =) Such a lovely garden backdrop for your Tulips. Love what you did with the backing. I see your irises are budding. Your garden is going to look lovely when all the flowers are blooming.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your tulip quilt is beautiful! The circles in the sashing really adds zing! Happy stitching!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

So happy to see you here with that gorgeous tulip quilt, Rose Marie. I too downloaded Audrey's pattern when she offered it. Seeing yours makes me want to get to making some tulips too. I was sorry to read of the ongoing health issues. My hubby had to see a specialist who determined his shakiness/issues were not Parkinson's but benign essential tremor instead. My friend here has that too and will no longer eat or drink in public and is finding it harder to keep herself fed properly as it affects her chewing and swallowing. Yes, aging is challenging on so many fronts and it seems something has to happen to us all at some point.Your hubby is lucky to have you!

Sharon said...

I love your version of Audrey's tulips. Her quilts are so inspiring. You have a lot of great finishes happening