When I saw the cover of Quiltmania No. 118 I knew I would have to buy the magazine. My maternal grandparents were born in Holland and Tulips have always been a favourite flower of mine. About April 18 I started choosing fabrics for the flowers and then the stems and leaves. I prepped them making Mylar heat resistant templates for the tulip pattern provided and decided that it needed leaves which I sketched and also made of Mylar templates.
I flipped the templates of both the tulips and leaves so I had reverse images to work with and decided on some blue prints and some black and whites for my backgrounds.
It was fun playing with placements of the flowers, Living on the Quay there are breezes that shape the angle of the the tulips.
Sometimes I placed similar prints close to each other as we all know not every bulb grows to their true height.
Then on May 2 I took this one from another angle, remind you of the quilt. They weren't even in bloom when I had chosen my fabrics!