I was sifting through some of my sketches recently and I came across a tulip block that put on paper, months ago.
Spring being just around the corner (despite snow falling again overnight and this morning), stitching up a tulip block seemed like a fun way to ignore winter weather.
The pink version was my first test and I liked it so much, that I soon found myself cutting out scraps for the orange version!
No plan yet, on exactly what I will make with these blocks, for now it's just fun sewing them up and playing with bright colours and lots of low volume fabric!
If you are a long time visitor to my blog, you likely know that you don't find me sewing with the colour yellow (as much as I love bright, happy colours) as it is the one colour I find that can be overwhelming. A little goes a long way, when it comes to yellow, in my opinion.
However, I do have a few bits of yellow in my stash (mostly from swaps) and the one I chose to use for my third tulip block came as a giveaway prize from a lovely lady in the Netherlands (way back in 2008?). It seemed only fitting that this tucked away piece should be sewn into a tulip!
I now have a trio of cheery tulips brightening up my sewing room! The temptation to sew more is upon me, but I have some deadline sewing that I need to get onto, so I think this trio may be it. I am so glad I came across my sketch in time to add a little Spring-time cheer indoors while the outdoors is struggling to kick winter to the curb. ;o)
Wishing you sunny days and happy stitching!
***EDITED to add:
I'm currently working on a pattern for these blocks and will share as soon as it's ready! Thanks to all expressing interest in my design.