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Thread: Help me with a tulip idea

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    Help me with a tulip idea

    Last night while watching PBS, a quick clip was shown of a bouquet of red centered with yellow outer petals tulips. The camera was looking into the tops of the tulips to see the insides. My husband commented that that picture would make a pretty quilt. I'm fairly new to quilting and somewhat creative. I think this would be a modern style and not the traditionally pieced type. Have you seen anything like this done before? Could I applique gradating colors on to each other - couple colors of reds and then switch to yellows?
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    I think you could also use batiks or use intense pencils to color the fabric like you want.
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    You can do anything you want to in quilting! It is your quilt. I think if you look at O'Keefe's paintings esp. her poppies you can see the variations in color she creates. Applique and paint sticks will help as well. Make a few small samples and see what happens. Enjoy! Luann
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    throw a couple of peachy golds in the between them and see ifyou like it... how can you go wrong with roses?

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    There are computer programs that make a grid of pictures that you can duplicate in fabric. Also there are some great tutorials about making applique patterns from photos. Please show us as you progress.

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    I wasn't worried about the quilt police but more so looking for ideas on how to do the project. Maybe now that the holidays are over, I'll have time to peruse the internet a little more.
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    I wasn't worried about the quilt police but more so looking for ideas on how to do the project. Maybe now that the holidays are over, I'll have time to peruse the internet more.

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