She's done! Ready to be admired for all her beauty.
As we are expecting anywhere from 10 to 18 inches of snow in the next 24 hours this is a welcome breath of the spring to come and a good way to combat the winter blahs! I have showed you progress here and here.
I give you Tulip Table runner -- or Table square? What do you call a table runner that goes on a round table?
A closer look at the free motion quilting that I am learning to live for! Gives that "loop, swoop, and pull" saying (to teach kids how to tie their shoe laces) a whole new quilting meaning.
I find myself saying the phrase or mantra over and over as I free motion. It becomes a sort of rhythm -- a meditation.
Next up was the binding. I had the binding picked out from the start and it turned out even more fantastic than it was in my head.
I can see improvement in my binding each time I go through it, but I have a lot of room to improve in this area!
And here is the first look. The corner is flipped up to show the back and front at the same time.
Oh yes, this sceams April showers bring May flowers!!
I have a wonderful assortment of tulip bulbs in the ground patiently waiting to bloom. I really enjoy watching them grow and then pop full of color (as long as the deer, woodchuck, rabbits, dog don't get them first)
And a quick look at the back. This could potentially be considered double sided if you wouldn't mind the brown. I actually quite like the look of the pin wheels!! The whole thing is so playful!
Yes, there are many variations that could be dreamt up for this. I am already planning another one and might instead use a single color for each tulip. Also, this next one will in fact be a runner instead of a square. Can't wait to see what my crazy spirit whips up in the next design!
These tulips are already happily adjusting to their new home with my amazing neighbor -- yes, the one that makes us homemade meatballs and extra sauce and always has a dog biscuit and carrot on hand when Katie visits.
Have I mentioned how lucky I am today?