Tuesday, March 13, 2012

another star block and dreaming of tulips

I've been in an uninspired funk for the last several days which is why I pulled out my postage stamp for some mindless work. I took the 6 by 6 square that I put together yesterday and made it into the star block.

Now I have 8 finished stars and I have 2 more 6 inch blocks done. I did a little diagram of how I'm thinking of putting it together in my little graph paper book. A graph paper book was a recent wonderful discovery for planning out quilts. It would make it about 48' square so I 'll have think of what to do for more borders. I don't think I'll make enough postage stamp blocks to go around again.

 Then I was calm and satisfied and able to turn back to my creative work. The odd serendipitous thing about my recent snow dyes is that I had pink and orange tulips in mind when I mixed the colors up. I randomly scrunched up the fabric under the snow dye, but lo and behold when I ironed the fabric and scrutinized it more closely, I could see tulips! Next, I went searching through last year's garden photos where I found pictures of my pink and orange tulips and made a quick pencil sketch.

 Here I have lightly outlined them with quilter's chalk on the snow dyed fabric. I hope you can see them.
Now I'll be anxious to get back to it tomorrow.
I'm linking to the Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.

12 comments:

Dolores said...

I do like your snow dyed tulips. Graph paper is great. I used to give it to my children so they could create their own quilts.

Mary Ann said...

Wow...I can't wait to see what you do with the tulips:)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the star block...and the dyed fabric looks wonderful..great tulips

karin said...

Very beautiful indeed such warmth... great to see this on this springish day.

Sheila said...

The star block is great and I really love the tulips .

Regina said...

The star block is a fantastic inspiration for my overflowing 1 1/2" bin, and I am curious as to how you'll make the tulips, appliqué? invisible?

Margaret Applin said...

Oooooooh, love the tulips on your new ice-dyed!!!!

rtquilter said...

I really like the snow dyed tulips too Holly. Very nicely done . Will you show us the finished product?

What Comes Next? said...

what a beautiful piece of fabric - can't wait to see what comes next!

Susan Being Snippy said...

I always admire those who accept the challenge of tiny pieces! and I totally see the tulips in the snow dyed fabric. Will of course be back to see how they progress!

elle said...

I see! I see. I do see pink and orange tulips. Lovely. I also see graph paper as great for layouts.

M-R said...

I'm a big fan of tulips and I think you are right, Holly. Those look like tulips. Can't wait to see where you take this, Holly!