Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Spring!


Look what sprang up at my house today! This is a group quilt from the very fun gals over at 15 minutes play. I sewed all the blocks together today. I had all these red petal shape scraps leftover from my Eyelashes quilt, and since it's a scrap quilt, and the first day of spring...

I did love the quilt before the tulips arrived. But many of you were good at encouraging me to go that next step and make it my own. I'm so glad you did! Now for some easy hand-applique.



Come to think of it, it's kind of a reverse of this quilt I made a few years ago, based on the cover quilt from the book, Georgia Quilts, by Anita Zeleski Weinraub.

I hope you're seeing spring blooms at your house too!

25 comments:

Grazia said...

Happy coloured Spring to you too! ;)

Jackie said...

Just the perfect touch!! Love the red flowers for a dose of spring!!

Lisa said...

That looks fabulous! I love the flowers over your play blocks. And I love the reverse quilt too. Would be great to show them together! ox

Miki Willa said...

Love the red blooms and the way they sit on their stems. Beautiful.

Sujata said...

Spring has definitely sprung! I love the whimsical sprinkle of flowers. Glad to see your tulip quilt again.

Alexis said...

The tulips are great! Yay for spring- I think Sujata said it perfectly- they are whimsical little gems!

Kim said...

How did you put the flowers on? It looks just perfect!

Happy First day of Spring!

Julie Fukuda said...

The red flowers are the perfect touch.

Nancy said...

Happy spring is right... these red tulips look just right on the scrappy background.

Bonnie Hull said...

nice pair...and what a committed recessionista to reuse the red eyelash centers! xo

meli B said...

I think you should be called speedy quilts. You must quilt all through the night! I think the red flowers look great on top of the scrappy blocks. I don't know how you manage to get scraps to look so good but you do.

Janet said...

The tulips just make the quilt, I love it.

Marit said...

So fun to see those two quilts together
; )
I love them both!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Whee, it's spring!

The Scrappy Bee said...

The petals applique make this quilt sing. It is so wonderful that they help move your eye around on the quilt so you don't miss anything.
You made it terrific. Bonnie

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Love it!

Ann Champion said...

The Tulips are a wonderful addition..like having a cherry on top! :)

I love your Tulip quilt with the red background too.

Selvage Quilter said...

Oh those red flowers are perfect! What a wonderful quilt. You really have a magic touch.

Funny how it is the reverse of the quilt that
has scrap flowers on the red backgrounds.

It snowed all day today and we got a couple inches to celebrate the first day of spring! This has got to stop! Haha. I can imagine all the crocus bulbs working their way up to the surface under the snow. I treated this like a blizzard and got a lot done on my retreat quilt today. Made the best of it, you know.

Sharon said...

Now if only my tulips were as bright as yours right now. Are you coming to Bellingham for Gwen Marstons classes in May?

Andrea, the little collector said...

Ooooooh! Love the first quilt and the new reverse version too.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

The tulips are wonderful. I love that you went for it. It is so unique and happy.

Celia Ciuffo said...

me encantó!!!
Muy lindo!!!
Very nice!!!

beth anderson said...

Very Cute. This quilt makes me smile!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Such a pretty quilt. Red is my favorite color. Is is machine or hand quilted? I'm a hand quilter, and there aren't many of us out here.

isathreadsoflife said...

Love those patch tulips and your improv quilts ! Very inspiring and uplifting. Bravo.