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Thread: Ongoing saga of my inherited Applique Tulip Quilt

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    Some time ago, I posted a picture of the portion of the stash I inherited from my MIL of the tulips she had cut out for an applique project. I didn't like how she had it pinned to a white 12" square block (picture 1), it seemed stiff and boring, so of course, I came to you guys for suggestions. I tried a bunch of things, and came up with a rough draft (picture 2). I went on line and downloaded a lot of pictures of tulips and leaves, and came up with something that I am pleased with (picture 3) I plan to have each block different, with different shaped flowers, different arrangement of leaves, about 4-5 different colored backgrounds. And of course, I will hand-applique and embroider embelishments on each block. How do you like my first block?

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    Eh. . . better
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    Now that's what I'm talkin about!
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    Very nice.

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    Nice job!!

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    nice job

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    Making lemonade from lemons. gonna be a cool looking quilt!

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    Nice. I would make each background to coordinate with each flower.

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    I very much like your layout. It really brings the flower to the forefront.


    Nice work.


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    great design

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    Very nice! Those will be great blocks!

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    Your quilt will be wonderful and creative.

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    I like your final flower shape, too! It's going to be a really lovely quilt! Can't wait to see it!

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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKat
    Some time ago, I posted a picture of the portion of the stash I inherited from my MIL of the tulips she had cut out for an applique project. I didn't like how she had it pinned to a white 12" square block (picture 1), it seemed stiff and boring, so of course, I came to you guys for suggestions. I tried a bunch of things, and came up with a rough draft (picture 2). I went on line and downloaded a lot of pictures of tulips and leaves, and came up with something that I am pleased with (picture 3) I plan to have each block different, with different shaped flowers, different arrangement of leaves, about 4-5 different colored backgrounds. And of course, I will hand-applique and embroider embelishments on each block. How do you like my first block?
    your MIL version was actually a 50's pattern and was 4 tulips with the stems meeting in the middle! My granny did those..I inherited 4 blocks to finish!

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    I love the additional designing you've done. PLEASE post the finished product for us all to admire!

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    Beautiful. I like your version of the tulip block.

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    Very Nice!!!

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    Nice.

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    I like your version myself.

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    How lovely!!

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