Friday, April 3, 2015

Tulip Patch Quilt Finish

Good news! I finished the Tulip Patch Quilt Thursday--not bad since I started it cutting and piecing it on Sunday. I am amazed at how much sewing I can get done when I am not working. :0) It was so windy yesterday, I could not take pictures of it after I washed it. I was out in my pajamas this morning getting pictures before the wind kicks up. This quilt is for my friend, Kelly, who had a brain tumor removed Wednesday. She won't be out of the hospital until next week, but I was thinking this would be perfect for her treatments and recovery.
I quilted it horizontally every two inches using a wavy stitch. I tried quilting it closer together a few lines, but did not really like how it looked--so after some ripping I was happy.
 I bought this backing at the end of last summer for $5 a yard and it is perfect with the green binding. I did completely machine bind it since it will be washed often.
 As I made the 30 tulips for the the front, I also made a couple of extra to use on the label.
 
It says, "Kelly, Quilty hugs! Heart symbol, Tanya Spring '15.
The design for this quilt can be found in Quilty Fun by Lori Holt. I made my borders larger and after washing it is about 54 x 64 inches.
I am very excited because her new book Farm Girl Vintage is now available from Fat Quarter Shop and I have a gift certificate which will make it nearly free!
A six month long quilt along begins on May 1,
I know how I will be spending my Friday nights!

Today, I am quilting my Zany ZebraZ and plan on quilting this evening for Friday Night With Friends (FNwF). Sign ups are here http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2015/04/fnwf.html 
Lindsey and I are having a quilting day tomorrow, but I plan on working on a little secret sewing which means I can't share for awhile


33 comments:

  1. Congrats on the quick finish! It looks fabulous! I love the backing fabric and your creative label.

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  2. Beautiful, I love tulips.
    Happy Easter
    Käthe

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  3. Lovely flowers!!!
    Your friend will be very happy with this gorgeous quilt!
    Esther

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  4. So glad you finished your quilt just in time to give to your friend after her surgery! It is beautiful and I am sure she is going to cherish it! :) x

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  5. Your friend will love this and I'm sure it will make her feel better.

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  6. It turned out great :) my book came today and I'm also excited for the quilt along!

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  7. That is a beautiful quilt and I am sure your friend will love it. Hope her treatment is successful for her. Both those books look lovely.

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  8. Lovely quilt, I hope your friend's treatment goes well. She will certainly feel supported as your quilt wraps her in a quilty hug!

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  9. I wish your friend a speedy recovery, I'm sure she will love this quilt

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  10. I loved how it turned out! And I'm sure its going to bring joy and cheer to your friend!

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  11. I really like your cheerful tulip quilt! I hope it is a great pick-me-up for your friend. It is certainly perfect for this time of year!

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  12. Sorry to hear about your friend. Hope she is well and healthy soon.
    I love your quilt!! What a nice way to use the tulips blocks! Love to see how you make the Zebra quilt.
    Love from Amsterdam

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  13. That was fast work with the quilting. It looks wonderful in the sunshine!

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  14. Wow! This is such a gorgeous quilt, I am sure it will help your friend with her recovery.

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  15. Congratulations on such a beautiful finish, Tanya! Kelly will be so thrilled to receive this gorgeous gift. It's such scrappy and happy quilt, made with love. The best kind!

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  16. Awesome quilt, Tanya; you give so much...truly inspiring. Yay for your label (I'm a label nazi...); homemade are the best, and quilted right through: perfect!

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  17. Wow your quick quilter! Get well wishes for your friend.

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  18. Oh, it is just so flippin' cute! She is going to absolutely love it!

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  19. What a wonderful quilt. She is going to love it, wrapped in love from a friend.

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  20. You really cruised right along with your tulip quilt. It is going to make such a great, comforting, cheery gift. Farm Girl Vintage looks like a fun book. Luck you have a gift card.

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  21. What an awesome quilt to give to your friend! It is beautiful, and will give her great comfort, I am sure!
    Susie

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  22. Congrats on your finish--it's such a happy and fun quilt! Lori's new book looks very tempting!

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  23. Awesome finish. The quilting looks great. It looks very soft and snuggly. I think the backing fabric is a perfect fit.

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  24. Your quilt is sooo spring-y!! Love how vibrant all the colours are together. Needless to say I love tulips! Great job and great label too!!

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  25. Tanya the quilt is so cheery in those colors. Your friend will love it. Sweet label too.

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  26. Your tulip quilt is gorgeous. You were super busy to finish it so quickly. The label is adorable.

    Best wishes for Kelly.

    Thanks for sharing about the sew along. I may join.

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  27. What a cheery quilt! It will most certainly cheer your friend along a path to speedy recovery. Even if I had abundant time to quilt I could not make a quilt that quickly. I can never be decisive enough. Great job.

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  28. love the bright colors in this one, Tanya! She will love it!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  29. I love your tulip quilt! Your back is amazing too!

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