Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tulips

I stayed home from work today and visited the doctor. I got a bad sinusitis she told me (as I did not knew that already) and I got antibiotics. Perhaps thats why I have been so tired the last week. I have had this for almost one and a half week now. I know I should have seen the doctor earlier, but.........

So I went in to my sewingroom to look for some quiltmagazines. And look what I found instead. My tulip table cloth. Hidden in a box. I started on this last spring, but did not finish it. And I think it was because it got too short for my table. So now I started to cut off one end.

And I added two more rows. Luckily I had pieces left from the background fabric.
I appliqued more tulips on it and voila.... it's ready to be basted and quilted tomorrow (or this weekend). I have not yet decided if I want to handquilt it or quilt it by machine. And I think the binding will be a mix of yellow and orange fabrics.

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers and I want to finish this table cloth now. It will look nice on my table when spring now is coming. And I will feel good because a UFO/WISP is done!!!!!

Quilt saying for today:

Asking a quilter to mend is like
asking Picasso to paint your garage!

31 comments:

Diana said...

You are such a fast worker! The tulip cloth is lovely. I also like your quilt saying for today--my family can never understand why mending doesn't get done around here!
LOL!

Patti said...

I'm so glad you fixed this so you could finish it and use it. It's so pretty - and full of the promise of spring.

Sorry you are feeling so lousy - at least now you should start to feel better.

Love your saying!

Elaine Adair said...

Such pretty tulips, looks a bit like spring! Yeah!

Angela said...

Feel better. Those infections can just hang on and on if not treated soon enough AND make you feel so drained. I love your tulips.
They are my favorite too. White and cream ones were my wedding flowers :o)

Helen said...

It definitely looks better with the extra blocks. Hope you are feeling better.

Anne said...

Oh... seeng those tulips makes me want it to be Easter and really smell spring in the air :o) They are wonderful! Hope your sinusitis clears up soon!

The Calico Cat said...

Love that quilt - great fabric selections!

Anonymous said...

Your tulip quilt is very pretty! I love the different blocks in the center. Very nice!

Caron from Michigan

Conni Lu said...

I too have had a sinusitis for a few days so I understand. This is a great time of year to be finishing the tulips project. I hope you are feeling better. :)

Judith said...

The tulip quilt looks great. I won't show it my mother as she really is crazy about quilts. Here quilts are less expensive than in the east of the Netherlands where my parents live, so I got her a very big bouquet of tulips last weekend.

Lois R. said...

The tulips are so lovely! What a cheerful spring table runner.

Hope you feel better soon.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Great, great "fix" - it's truly adorable.

Tulips are my favorite flowers, as well. While we were living in Germany, many, many years ago we had the opportunity to visit a HUGE tulip farm in the Netherlands. I couldn't believe all the different colors of tulips - I was in AWE and have been since then. Yours on your tablerunner are soooooo pretty, May Britt.

Linda_J said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon with the treatment you have started. Those sinuses are a royal pain sometimes. Ask me how I know. They are warning us here in Alabama that tree pollen will be starting in early this year. We have 5 varieties of trees that are big culprits.

Lovely tulip cloth that is sure to brighten things up and think spring.

I keep telling my husband that quilters do not do buttons or iron so your quote of the day is spot on.

Hanne said...

Lovely table runner May Britt. I wise choice to make it longer.
Speedy recovery to you !

My neighbours used to think I would do cloth altering and making curtains for them. No Way.
Mending isn't so bad though, for the household that is.

swooze aka Suzette said...

What a pretty table runner! I might have to borrow this idea. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Did you know that Kim at peachquilting.com has a new fabric diet badge that updates each month now rather than you having to change it? Go check it out!

Pam said...

That table runner is really pretty. Good thing you got sick -- LOL. I hope you are better soon :)

meggie said...

I love those tulips! We used to go to a garden where they grew them for export, in New Zealand's South Island. At the end of the season, you could go & pick buckets full for a very cheap cost. The looked so beautiful.
Feel better soon!

Morah said...

Love the tulip table runner. I am on a mission to make more seasonal table runners, wall hangings and such. Love the saying!

Tazzie said...

Ohhh, that tulip cloth is just gorgeous! I love it! I hope you feel better soon, I used to get sinus infections all the time before I had a surgery to fix my sinuses. It can be just so wearing. I'm sending big hugs your way.
I love the saying, it's just so true!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Rose Marie said...

Lovely tulips, the colours so refreshing! Looking forward to seeing this finished.

Hope you feel better soon!

dot said...

Hope your sinus problem heals soon. The tulip table cloth is wonderful. What a clever idea. I love your color choices. I look forward to seeing it completed.

Libby said...

Your tulips are just darling - glad you found all you needed to increase the size. Remember to get plenty of rest to feel well soon.

Leigh said...

I hope your bright cheery tulips make you feel a little better.
I love that saying and will use it when the family ask me to mend or do hems!

Linda said...

aqbsinVery pretty table runner, makes us want Spring to come sooner. Hope your feeling better.

Quilting Kim said...

Oh, those tulips remind me that Spring is really coming.

Cynthia said...

lovely tablerunner. I love the tulips around the edge. Hope you're feeling better.

gwen said...

Your table top is just right at this time of year, I can feel spring in the air, well somewhere in the air anyway! I love your needle turn appliqué block. It looks gorgeous!

Rose said...

sinuses r nasty...hope ur feeling better......i love ur table runner!!!
and i love ur saying.....i never mend, not even my own clothes.....now i have a comeback when DH teases me lol!!!

QuiltingFitzy said...

May Britt, the tulip runner is just beautiful...BUT DID YOU GET YOUR NEW CAR? ? ?

Anne Sutton said...

Your applique is darling! I love the tulips! I also like looking at all the other projects you have done. Keep up the great work!

Vicki W said...

I just found your blog today and enjoyed reading through it. you have some great projects like this cute table runner. You must be one fast appliqué-er!

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