I loved the new Dutch Tulips pattern from It's Sew Emma the moment I first saw it. So when I was asked by my good friends at the Fat Quarter Shop to Quilt Along with its release, I was so super excited and of course, all over it!!!
I knew that I wanted to make a big baby size quilt, so I added an additional row to the crib size so that it is the perfect size to snuggle up a little precious bundle in. And the Impressions Templates made quick work of those petals, I just love me so raw edge applique!!!
I used fabrics from Lella Botique's first line, Into the Woods. I just love Vanessa's fantastic fabrics and I had some leftover from a project a few years back. I knew right away that those pinks and reds would be the perfect match for these adorable little tulips!!!
When it came time to quilt, I went with a favorite all over design of curly q's. I just love how relaxing these are to quilt. And I added a little something fun in that large floating border.
Before loading the quilt on to the long arm, I printed out the words Cuddles, Kisses, Snuggles, and Love (Because that is what little girls are made of, so cute!!!!) I put the print out under the quilt top and traced the words onto it using my water soluble pen. Then I quilted the all over design around the words, brought the quilt back to the house, and with my gorgeous Aurifl Red, I stitched in those adorable words. Eeeekkk, I just love it!!! Such a soft little touch, but just so sweet!!!
And now it looks so perfect and cuddly, it just needs to have a sweet little baby lying on top of it. Who knows, maybe my twin sister will decide she wants this quilt instead of the other one I was working on. One can never have to many quilt for baby right ;)
And that is my Dutch Tulips quilt :) And if you love these tulips as much as I do and want to make your own, you can find the pattern right over here ;) It really is a fun quilt to make and it went together so quick!!! I pretty much pieced the entire quilt in an afternoon besides stitching down the applique. So fun!!!
Thanks for popping in today and each day!!! And hopefully, these little Tulips can bring some Spring with them ;) The snow had just melted to take these pictures but I can see a few flowers trying hard to poke up out of the ground. Just waiting for the Tulips to bloom :)