Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Triple Tulips!

Took a "Macro" shot of the purple tulip.
 Another one of the dark purple tulip.
And just a close up of the pink tulip.
This was a fun wall hanging to make and thread paint.  I had fun with the green threads on the leaves and stems. I used a lighter greenish gold on the top side and edges.

I used a couple purple and pink threads on the flowers to create a cool texture in the petals of the tulips.
And a gold thread in the center of this flower.

I flipped it over, so you can see the back side.
And up close of the tulips on the back side.
 You can see how I used the different threads on the petals of the flowers, leaves, and stems.

Then I added the binding.
I chose a flower embroidery pattern for the all machine stitched binding.
Added a hanging sleeve, as I stitched the binding.

 Tulips is the name of this wall hanging.  It is a pattern that I purchased from Patch Abilities.  
I made mine longer and wider, as I like them a little bigger.  I call my finished wall hanging "Triple Tulips". This is the second one I made of this pattern.  I gave the first one to my Mom.  

I have two more started and waiting for me to quilt - thread paint.  I will have to find some Minutes for Me to do the thread painting! I cut and pressed all four of them at the same time, but I made each one a little bit different.  That way, I never get bored doing the same thing over and over.  Anyway, I have this thing about making every quilt unique!
I always stitch my first name and the year on my own quilts. It's my way of labeling it.
Enjoy your day!

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Linda said...

All I can say is "Wow"!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I really like this..and love the back too!!

Miss Hillbilly said...

So pretty!!! I cannot wait to see Mabry!!!!

Pat said...

What a great idea - sewing your name into the quilt!

Elaine said...

This is a very pretty wallhanging.

Angie in SoCal said...

Love the wall hanging - I really appreciate to close ups! Am I right that the tulips were done with raw edge applique? It turned out beautifully!

Carla said...

awesome work!

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

absolutely AWESOME ! BOTH sides !!