Monday, November 12, 2012

Feathered Tulip in Vases Progress

 Sunday afternoon I decide to square up all the blocks and put the center of my Feathered Tulip in Vases quilt together.   Well, let me tell you---Squaring up applique’ blocks makes me break out in a sweat.  I think it is one of the scariest things I do.  I mean all that work and one wrong cut and it’s all to be done over.  If you have extra fabric.  I must have spent several hours measuring and marking before I began cutting.

I decided to trim my blocks to 25.5 inches instead of 24.5 since I had the extra fabric and it would space the applique’ a little further apart.

Next, I would need to cut my setting triangles apart because I appliqued' them all together to prevent stretching of the bias edges.

Because the blocks are now 25.5 inches square I  added a half inch all the way around the setting triangles when I trimmed them so they would fit on to the blocks.  I am sure all you experienced quilters that are good with math know this but it took me a while to figure it out.

"Here’s Tulip!"  Not the best picture.   I just don’t have space enough to get a straight  shot of the quilt.
I am well pleased with the result so far.  This is a pattern from Collector With A Needle and it’s really pretty simple applique’.

My big decision now is do I want three borders like the original or four and what color to make the border flowers?
Happy stitching,


  1. Well done Nancy, it looks great.

  2. Oh!!! the math! I would have measured, re-measured, then taken a break before I came back to measure again.:) Great job on your applique! It all looks wonderful.

  3. Great idea about the set in triangles. Love your version. It is gorgeous.

  4. Oh, my, Nancy, your quilt top looks wonderful! I know that up close it is even better with all your tiny stitches! So glad to see you posting again!

  5. It looks fabulous!! Wow, so fun to see. I'm so glad you shared ;-)

  6. Wow! It looks great! You sure did those blocks quickly too! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who breaks out in a sweat when it comes to trimming applique blocks--just hate doing it!

  7. Oh, Nancy, your blocks are gorgeous. I just love your applique work!! I am so hoping that someday your beautiful work rubs off on me so I can start on the the fun applique projects I have purchased since following your blog!!


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