Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Quilt Folk, Grasshopper and Tulips

Happily my 6th issue of Quilt Folk arrived without any problems.  My 5th issue never showed up and they had to send me a new one.  This one is focused on Arizona.
 They celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2012
 I went to Houston in November 2012 and saw it in person.  It is a remarkable quilt.  I was also introduced to Wanda Seale by my friend Sandy Foster. Here are some photos of the quilt and information of how it came about.
 It is truly a work of art.  I didn't get a good picture of Wanda with the quilt unfortunately.
 The details are very detailed.
 I have been to may of the places that are depicted but not all of them.
 Love the pink car and trail and the cowboys and jets.
 If you get a chance you need to check this out.
 The back of the quilt has an amazing amount of information about the volunteers, governors and history.

I finally got my background sorted out for my Grasshopper quilt.  It isn't perfectly matched but I can live with it.
 I managed to make a very long strip of 1/4" bias that I got to go from top to bottom and back again.
 I've already made four of the first pieced hand stitched blocks.
 I have prepped the tulip for the top of the quilt, I'm not sure what I'll do for the top of the stem.
 The hear is for the bottom.
 We had another lovely sunny day and the tulips are opening at an amazing rate with the warmer temperatures.
 Love these orange/yellow ones with the Forget Me Not flowers below.
 A rogue little yellow one.
 The tulips were back lit by the sun.
 The view of the large bed.
 Pink long stemmed elegant ones.
 Yesterday these were fully opened but it cooled down overnight and they closed up.  They are pink with a yellow centre.
 Red, yellow, white and blue playing nicely with the daffodils.
 Double yellow tulips.
 Purple, pink, red and yellow/orange by my condo.
 Curving around to the boardwalk.
 Last year they were a bit more planted in this area.
 Tulips, my favourite Spring flower.


The little book of Nessie said...

Happy reading of your magazine. Your pictures of the tulips are beautiful. Such lovely colours. Good start to your project. Regards, Nessie

Kyle said...

The tulips are gorgeous. They haven't bloomed here yet. Great start on your project!

WoolenSails said...

That is a fun quilt, like the idea of a story quilt, and for our travels.
Those are beautiful appliqués, love how the heart looks with the set in appliqué.
I wish we had gardens like that, here. I noticed a touch of yellow in my garden, nothing seems to be growing, but we have a warm up this week, so hopefully they will still bloom.


KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, those flowers, such a splash of splendor! Such vibrant colors and natural beauty. Very much like the quilts YOU make!

Radka said...

Very unique quilt.
I bought the first issue of QuiltFolk magazine, nice, but unfortunately wasn't able to continue, it is just too expensive over here (which takes into account the postage of course).

Susan said...

Your city couldn't have a better advertisement than your pictures! Yes, Arizona is the Sweetheart State, Feb. 14, 1912. That is a beautiful quilt, and the state outshines it. Of course, I'm a little biased! =)