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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Tulips in Bloom"

Hello,

Sometime ago I started on this design. Something happened and I had to stop. Some of the yellow triangles I had cut out completely disappeared. I searched high and low and through my huge bag of scraps hoping that somehow they had been put in there. I can remember having them in my hand and getting ready to go to the laundry and ironing them. I had to go and pick up Lucy from work. I think I must have put them in the bin with the thread scraps. So after the triangles not coming back to me I decided it was time to cut some more out. So yesterday I got to it and finished it. The missing triangles haven't turned up. I thought they might have. Things usually do after you buy or get a replacement of something.
Now the tulips were supposed to be done by needle turn but I decided as I like doing button hole that was what I was going to do. I used some some multi coloured green thread for the leaves.
After reading Dolore's blog about using some ribbon for flower stems. I decided to look through my stash and I found just the right length. The ribbon was sewn on by machine using the button hole stitch.I made the centre circle a little bigger to cover the bumps. I used a Master foods spice lid to trace the centre circle. If you like the pattern for "Tulips in Bloom" it is available from Vicki. It is a great little table runner .
Happy days.
Bev C

10 comments:

Vicki ♥ said...

Hi Bev ....I love your table centre and the ribbon for the stems is a great idea :) You will probably find those triangles one day when you have forgotten about them totally. Thanks for showing us :) its great :) Love the colours also.

Vickie said...

WOW Bev that is gorgeous and loverly season colours well done,cheers Vickie

Jenny said...

Oh so pretty!! Love the lemons and pink together Bev. What a great idea about using ribbon for the stems, I will store that one in my 'to remember' file! Hope you are having a great week!
Jen xo

Simone de Klerk said...

Mmmmm love the block! Strange, how things can sometimes just disappear. You will find them when you least expect it. Pray to Holy Antonius - Heilige Antonius, goede vrind, maak dat ik mijn triangles vind. (Holy Antonius, good friend, make me find my triangles) In Dutch it rhymes. It often helps me. It is incredible. And once you find it, you donate money to Holy Antonius (still have to do that).

Terriaw said...

so pretty! Love those ribbons for the stems which really pop off the project.

Sally said...

Oh that is so pretty Bev!
Disappointing that the original yellow triangles vanished... so frustrating - and regretably a situation I know all too well!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Pretty and spring feeling Bev. Adorable quilt design. Have a great week.

Tiffany said...

Very pretty! So soft & feminine.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely soft colours Bev...and putting on that ribbon with that buttonhole stitch is a good idea too!!! Did you have to change the foot for that? I haven't tried that on Nina yet but have seen it...it looked lovely and not too much like a machine did it...I was impressed...Dzintra♥x

Farm Girl said...

Funny how things just vanish into thin air sometimes! Your runner is great, such pretty colours too.