Sunday, 21 March 2021

One big flower

Now I'm getting somewhere I like.  While I was working away making more darker tulips, it occurred to me that I might like one big one that could go in the centre of the quilt.  This would be a cool reference to Ann's inspiration quilt, so the idea pleases me rather.  So I made a big tulip.
Then I made some more smaller ones.  And some more strings.  I have run out of the original gingham but found one that is much bluer that works fine.

Now I am thinking about different layout options.  I wondered briefly about something along these lines
but am more inclined to go  in this direction.
It's not very big yet and there are lots more tulips to make (which is fiddly and a bit boring) but I think I am getting somewhere.

12 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

YES YES YES - you are definitely doing something very YOU while keeping the spirit of the challenge in your work. LOVE THIS!

Robin said...

Yes, I like where this is going.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

This project is definitely finding its rhythm now. The big block for the center is a great idea, and I think the navy gingham is a great counterpart to the black.

Melody A. said...

Wonderful Idea and it looks fantastic!! Happy Spring and Sewing from Iowa

Mystic Quilter said...

Such a splendid idea of yours with the tulips actually in with string blocks, I love them!

Quilting Babcia said...

Yes! This is good!

patty a. said...

What a great idea to make a big tulip! Will you be making more big ones? I can see a lot of possibilities using the big ones.

Paulette said...

I like where this one is going! The big tulip idea is great.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Looks great! I do love that kaleidoscope effect with the string blocks!

Ann said...

Love the large tulip and your new layouts! What fun to take an idea and find your own way forward. The gingham is great and the tan makes a good background. So cool. Is it from an old shirt?

audrey said...

Love the gingham! The larger tulip is spot on and really changes the look. So interesting to see this progress.:)

Janie said...

Adventures with strings and tulips, exciting!
Great progress.