Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SPRING IS HERE !

At least that's what the calendar says. And I must admit it was a very lovely day here today, and I lolled a bit outside in the chaise lounge this afternoon.

And if the flowers are a little late to bloom, I can just check out my current quilt in progress. After all spring is the time for tulips, right?

A friend shared a tulip block pattern the other day, and I decided to give it a try.
But, oh my, I didn't know I'd be able to have so much fun in the planning stages. My daughter Anna Maria visited over the weekend and brought me some goodies. Her daughters (5 & 8) could hardly wait to give them to me. Seems like such a little thing, but my daughter knows me well enough to know that I would never buy it for myself:
graph paper and a 24 set of nice colored pencils.
To plan quilts of course!

So after she left, I got out the tulip block pattern and went to work.
This is the resulting plan:


And of course I wanted to use Anna Maria's fabric for it, specifically Chocolate Lollipop.
The multicolor (Bohemian) will be the sashing.

And this pink will be the outer sashing.

And with all that planning, I finished my first block today. I'm really likin' it!


And until I see the first tulip around here, I'll just enjoy my fabric ones!

5 comments:

Anna Maria said...

That block looks adorable!!!

FlourGirl said...

Ooh, very pretty!

WHATUPDUCK said...

That is a fabulous block!

Jan said...

Ohhhh I love it Mary Lynn ... just absolutely love it! And did I tell you how much I love the pillow below??? Hope it's a good day for you my dear :)

Dale in Ms. said...

I rarely ever comment here, but check it all the time.
I found it on A.M.'s blog. Always very interesting and you never seem to run out of energy. This new tulip pattern is just delightful and I thought how beautiful a pillow I could make using the design and of course with all this fabric stash of AM's beauties! You just keep me inspired and between mother and daughter I will never be caught up!! Take care..