My Tulip die is one I've been itching to have for ages. In the past, I've made my own templates, but it is key to have accurately cut pieced, and makes it so fast and easy! Which is what the die does!
Color placement is so much fun with this quilt. It changes deepening on where you lights and darks are placed. Here is one example above... A sweet baby quilt with pink buds... Easy peasy.
I of course want to incorporate my "Made Fabric"15 Minutes of Play style in their somewhere. I could do this either in the tulip or the leaves, or even the back ground. Here I chose to make the BUD in made Fabric, making sure to add a piece of Jennifer Paganelli's muli-colored floral with red, in each piece for little highlights...
Next I grabbed a pale aqua Michael Miller Polka dot, Modern basics line... to cut out my background pieces, using the DWR die from Sizzix. Love that negative space taking shape!
I used then, my FULL melon die to make the LEAVES! Easy breezy! Again, I could have used MADE FABRIC, but was going to a super fast finish here... I can always make another!
(And I most likely will!)
I used up various green for leaves, darker and lighter versions to make it dance a bit.
Here is the top all sewn together... I could have stopped there... I love the scalloped edge.
I went around it with a crocheted lace, and flipped over my raw edge, so I could straight stitch it down onto a Michael Mille rHounds tooth background. How sweet is that lace on this? Adorable!
I then quilted it with tiny orange peel pattern over the entire quilt. Cute! But...
Was I right?
Now to finish the binding... ;-) Sweet!