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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tulips, Tulips Tulips!

Strings, crumbs, strips and pieces --- all with memories attached!

We spent the day yesterday in Cypress ---our Tulip Fields class was held in a very large wonderful classroom found at Quiltworks Quilt shop – a WONDERFUL shop with something for everyone!

There were several different color ways coming together for this quilt, and it is so fun to watch what other folks put together.  I love seeing the wheels turn.  I love watching them making choices and do things “their way” --- or even better….pushing themselves in directions they’ve never gone before.

This is Jill ---and she was working with purples and hot pinks…….isn’t this going to be a fabulous quilt?

Tulip Fields is found in my book String Fling and is one of my favorites of all the quilts in the book!

While traveling I gathered scraps and pieces from student's throw-aways and in the evenings would stitch them into the string blocks that became the tulip bases....so many memories in these blocks!

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EVERYONE did a fabulous job – take a look:


I’m off to Indianapolis this morning…..via CHARLOTTE!

Yes, because I’m flying USair –I have to fly to the nearest hub before being transferred to Indy – which means….I have a layover 80 miles from my home before flying to my destination.  Oh the wonders of air travel!

Hexies are planned ----I’m packed up and ready to roll!  Big thanks are going out to the  Baytown and Tri-County guilds for a fabulous visit!

17 comments:

  1. I love all the color combinations. Hope that they send you pictures of their finished quilts as they are going to be beautiful.

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful slide show. I love all the combinations. Have a safe travel day.

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  3. Oh, I LOVE this quilt pattern; am doing RSC13--this would be a great block for it!! Hmmmmm Julierose

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  4. Ok, need info or a close up of the fiber necklace the one lady is wearing in the "Ma Lou" picture! Love it!

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    1. Hi Sue. It's Lisa and I'm the one in the picture with Bonnie and Jill. I was wearing a scarf that can be made by crocheting with a large hook or even made by hand--starting with a slip stitch and pushing a loop of yarn through the hole and repeating for the entire skein. It was made with Red Heart Sashay yarn and was so quick. It ends up about six yards long and you just tie the ends together and then make a number of loops of varying lengths and put it on. I watched an online tutorial for it, but can't add the link right now. If you look and can't find it, please speak up and I'll come back and look again for the link.

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  5. I was wondering which quilt this was since yesterday. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  6. Don't be surprised if you're delayed getting into Indianapolis- lots of snow around Indiana this morning!
    I love those tulips. Makes me think spring will eventually come!

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  7. Wow, they look gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing so we can all live vicariously!

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  8. Travel safe ... parts of the country are having BAD weather ... love the slide show (as always)! Linda

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  9. Got my top done from class in Indiana in September! Is so much fun to make and look at after done!
    Snow did not affect Indy-north third of Indiana is beautifully white this morning! Sewing day.....!

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  10. Oh sad, sad, me - I cannot VIEW your lovely slide show without "signing in" to"MSN something or other". I'm using Chrome, and Windows XP which worked just fine up to a few days ago. Wah, wah, wahhhhh! Any suggestions from anyone???. Even clicking on a photo does not work either. 8-(

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    1. me too, I tried the same thing, Wah, Wah!!

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    2. That msn thing has been plaguing me too. Sorry I can't look at the slideshows anymore. I love looking at everyone's sewing machine.

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    3. Try again later. I couldn't view the slideshow this morning either but now at 9:17 pm California time it is just fine. Can't figure out what makes it be ok sometimes and not others. Neither can Bonnie- So just keep trying! K-

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  11. What a wonderful way to use scraps! Love your quilt!

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  12. I adore this quilt. It is next on my list after I finish my Midnight Flight!

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