Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Stroll In the Garden

I forgot to get photos of my red and yellow tulips this year. These purple tulips are the last ones that bloom and the crop this year was magnificent. I kept them well sprayed so the deer would not get at them and I ended up with a bumper tulip crop.

I love the touches of blue when you peer deep inside the open blooms.

And I think the remains of the tulip head, after the colorful petals have fallen away, is just as beautiful. Hmmmm, I may sketch some of these and make a stamp or something.

The last couple of days or so I haven't been able to do much in the studio. Hubby has been home and has been keeping me busy with outdoor projects. When I do find a few minutes here and there I've been sewing on the following small quilt. All my other projects require too much time commitment and so this is the only thing I've been able to work on that helps keep my creative side happy.

I used some non-traditional quilting fabrics in some of these quilt blocks. I'm only going to do the nine blocks on this as shown above and I plan to add a border yet. I want to hand quilt this one.


  1. Your tulips are beautiful!

  2. The small quilt is calming, and the tulips are beautiful. Terri, the face from the previous post is lovely, you meshed the thread play with your painting style so perfectly!

  3. The bright color of those tulips is just surreal! Isn't it? Beautiful, explosive color.
    And I like this small quilt a lot, very soft looking and comforting!

  4. We don't see many tulips around here so yours are a real treat. I love the calm blues of your quilt-blue is always a favorite of mine!

  5. ooh send me some of those purple tulips! They're fab!

  6. Ohhhh, I just love this little quilt you are working on....and horray for you with keeping the deer away from your gorgeous tulips.

    auntie jude

  7. such an interesting shade of purple! i've promised myself that i'll plant tulips in my flower beds this fall. they are one of my favorite flowers.

    your quilt is shaping up nicely and i like that you used non-traditional fabric patterns.


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