Friday, July 7, 2017

Tip Toe Through the Tulips

I am so very excited to share my finish today!!!  It has been over a year in the making, but it was so worth the wait :)    I'm calling it Tip Toe through the Tulips and I am just loving it!!!


 I was so excited to bring home a quick curve mini ruler and the Mini Rings pattern from Spring Market 2016.  They are from the amazing sister trio at Sew Kind of Wonderful.  I had made an original quick curve ruler Metro Hoops quilt back here when I was fortunate enough to take a class from Jenny, Helen, and Sherilyn and I just loved it!!!   So I knew making a Mini quilt would be just so fun!!!


Then the ruler sat for a bit as I worked on other projects.  That is until I got the great news that my twin sister was expecting.  And suddenly this quilt had a bit of a deadline and starting bumping up the list to be made.   And oh my goodness, what fun this quilt was to make!!!


I have been asked a lot how it is sewing these curves, so let me tell you . . . It's easy and so super fun!!!  The Sew Kind of Wonderful girls write amazing patterns that are easy to follow.  And, they add the happy step of trimming.  This means your curves do not have to be sewn perfectly as everything gets trimmed to perfection.   So you don't even have to use pins.  It really is a lot of fun without any of the worry :)


I was so happy that my sister was having a girl because I knew right away what fabric I wanted to use!!!   I had a layer cake of Olive's Flower Market by Lella Botique and I have to say, I just love how it made the design pop all the more.  I couldn't be more happy with the 5 striped prints in the corners, and I am so glad I thought to pull them out and use them separately.   The prints are just so pretty in those little rings and I just love their vibrant colors.   And the binding is made up of all the white background prints, so I used up every square from the entire layer cake.  So fun!!!


When it came time to quilt it, I wanted to keep the delicate mini idea going, so I opted for some all over swirls, but I kept them super small.   I used my favorite 402 pearl So Fine thread that blends so nicely with the prints and white background.   And I just love all of the yummy texture that super small quilting creates.


And I just have to say, I was so super excited to add my new custom labels when I was adding on the binding!!!  Eeekkk, so cute!!!!  And this also shows the cute little strip I added in the background.  I had a little leftover yardage from a secret project backing using Lella Botique's yet to be released line Farmer's Daughter but I was just a few inches short (which is often the case in baby quilts, just over 44") so I found this black scroll print in my scrap bin and it was the perfect addition to finish off the backing :) 


And now it's all done, and I found this cute little pink ribbon to tie it up in, ready to be delivered to my sister with a few weeks to spare!!!  Yippee :)


And that is my Tip Toe through the Tulips quilt.   It just makes me smile to think of my sweet little niece curling up in this quilt, and one day, maybe learning to crawl and then tip toe over it :)  I am so excited for her little arrival and can't wait to snuggle her up with lots of auntie love!!!


Thanks so much for popping in today!!!  It is such a blessing to be able to share these special little finishes with all of you :)   I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking this finish to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's :)

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25 comments:

  1. Great quilt. Adding this to my must make list. Thanks for another great pattern.
    D. Weeks ( aka Momma Llama)

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  2. Your mini Metro looks so lovely! I have finished my first regular sized Metro but was kind of disappointed with how wonky some of it came together. I followed the directions closely and was pretty particular about accuracy but not pleased with the finish....Then I found a YouTube video with more instruction than was included in the pattern! I will try again but this was kind of a hit. I think my main problem started with pressing after putting the first two pieces together...that started most of the problems. It will be ok. The overall look is still the beautiful rings and I will try again. I hope the mini Metro pattern instructions are more complete.

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  3. A really nice combo of colors--different from the normal ones and it is soo pretty--
    you did a great job on creating it--
    enjoy the moments, di

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  4. It is stunning. And your review of the ruler nearly convinces me to try curves again which I haven't done since your QAL last year! I like the trimming idea.

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful and will be well loved. I, too, love the Quick Curve Rulers and have made numerous projects with them and am proud of the results!

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  6. Melissa, this quilt is so gorgeous and perfect for the baby! It will be treasured for years to come!

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  7. Beautiful in every way! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I really, really love your little quilt!! I've loved that fabric line since it first came out and got some recently. I was starting to get discouraged because I thought that the colors weren't going to show up that well but I am so glad I saw this post. The colors look great ~ nice and bright! Did you use a bright white for the background? Thanks Melissa.

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  9. I meant to say that I hope you don't mind if I put it on my Pinterest board. If so, just let me know and I'll remove it.

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  10. I LOVE this quilt! Ordered the pattern just now and will be making it soon.

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  11. This quilt is beautiful! I love the colours of the fabric you used and the quilting is perfect. A beautiful gift!

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  12. It's just beautiful Melissa!! Such a great pattern, and I love the fabric line too. Your niece is going to love it till it wears out!! :-) Hugs, H

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  13. What a sweet quilt, sure to be treasured.

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  14. This really beautiful.Similar to the Wedding Ring Pattern.

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  15. This is so pretty - brilliant touch with the striped fabric in the corners! Now I want to make one.

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  16. This Quilt is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I noticed your little label seen into the binding. Could you share where you order them from?

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    1. I ordered them at http://www.customlabels4u.com/ If you click on the words "new custom labels" in the paragraph above it will take you to the post I wrote all about them ;)

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  17. I love this quilt, and I'm certain your sister will love it, too (how fun to have a twin sister!).

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  18. Great finish Melissa and beautiful quilt.....now, do I add this to my list "to do" as it is calling me! Oh no....another project!!!!

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  19. What a pretty quilt! I made one using the larger quick curve ruler and it came out great. I love this for a baby quilt!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa