Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tulips, projects, walking along the quay.

Here is a sampling of the tulip fabrics I'm using for my newest project.  I have one other fabric I think I'll add but haven't prepped them yet.
 Some of the stem fabrics.
 I also used them for the leaves.
 Backgrounds cut and ready to sew.
 Some of the leaves and tulip sizes and fabrics.
 Still working on my Live Each Season blocks by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin.  The Summer first block is now available to download for a few more weeks.
 Got the latest instalment for my Down the Rabbit Hole on the weekend.  Four sides of whimsical houses, the corner blocks will be next month's goal.  Decided to wait for the house pattern before deciding on the first border print.
 Tuesday i went out for a walk along the Quay, our tulips are blooming in the cul de sac.
 These ones remind me of the colours I've picked for my tulip quilt are at the front of the building.
 Lovely white daffodils.
 So many lovely varieties of tulips planted along the public gardens on the Quay.
 Pincushion daisies are in full bloom.
 Love these yellow and white tulips against the red ones.
 Pretty mauve edged bloom matches the plant stems and leaves in the background.
 Some of the tulips are losing their petals to reveal their centres.
 Forget Me Not so delicate.
 More rhododendrons in bud.
 Rust orange mini tulips.
 Love these with their polka dot centres.
 Looking up the river there is still snow on the mountains.  April was our forth wettest in 81 years!
 Love these tulips growing up between the branches.
 Rich dark blue centre to this one.
 Hm...I wonder if he realized he matched the tulips in the foreground and in the planter behind him?
 Love these windblown tulips.
 Having a large Americano at Tre Galla with the doors wide open.
 A couple of birds decided to look for a treat.
 Gorgeous look to these yellow tulips.
 Found in Rita's Garden this pretty pink and white one...
 This one almost looks like a water lily...
 Lost in the foliage of the daffodils.
 One of her neighbours, love the dark pink accent.
 Walking home along the brickwork, the trees leaves are filling in.
 Pink with two lovely buds.
 A Great Blue Heron flew by me, I was set  for a closeup picture and he got by before I could get a profile of him flying.
 One of the tulips in the cul de sac to end the walk.


Kyle said...

You picked some great fabrics to use in your tulip quilt. Mine is still in the thinking stage. Are you hand or machine appliquing?

WoolenSails said...

I love the fabrics you are using in the tulip piece.
The BOM blocks are beautiful too, I saved them, but no time to do them now.
I love all the flowers, so beautiful and variety.


The little book of Nessie said...

Your tulips are going to look terrific. Love all the the flowers, so colourful. Regards, Nessie

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Looks like your tulip quilt is shaping up nicely! All the real tulips are so beautiful!

Susan - No-reply by choice. said...

Oh, wow. That was just a delightful walk. I must say I'm a little jealous that you have such a lovely place to walk. I have no flatlands anywhere by me, and the hills are too much - and there's no where to go anyway. LOL. That area where you are is delightful. I think my favorites were the bright orange with the mountains in the background. Gotta have mountains somewhere!