This quilt was started as a way to use some blocks that were left over from a previous project, The blocks had lots of colours in them.
I wanted to make something to resemble a landscape, so grouped some blocks with similar colours and added strips in between. The blocks and strips were then framed in a light blue fabric with a pattern that looked like clouds.
I wanted a very big tulip to be in the centre of the quilt, and with the background finished, I drew it to size and appliqued it on top of the background and border.
One of my goals in making this quilt was also to practice some freehand machine quilting on a piece that was not too unwieldy.
I had a lot of fun thinking up different kinds of doodles that would fit inside the space between the wavy lines.
I also played around a bit on the tulip itself. The result is so-so, but I hope to experiment more with this kind of thread work later on.
This will be my contribution to the 10th Blogger’s Quilt Festival. A small jubilee, since I have participated in all of them up to now.
My quilt is entered in the Applique quilt category.
Here are my previous entries:
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