I am pattern testing again for Allison from Campbell Soup Diary. She is releasing a new pattern called Tiptoe through the Tulips mid March. It combines traditional piecing, curved piecing and applique. It is a huge block 24" square, so I am sure that a quilt would come together relatively quickly.
My vision of this block differs from Allison's, in that much as I love the look of white fabric in quilts, I know it is not really practical in my house, nor is it something I would ever use. However I love the dramatic colour of parrot tulips against a dark background similar to those in Bas Meeuws photographs, so have used some of these as inspiration for my block. Rather than turn the block into a pillow or mini quilt, I am going to use it as the centre piece for a medallion quilt, something which has been on my "one day quilts list" for a long time. Because of the colors I am using, I'm thinking the name of my block should be something a long the lines of "Midnight in the Tulip Garden".
So far all the pieces exept for those to be appliqued have been cut. There are a lot of pieces required for this block, so I would very much recommend labelling the pieces as you cut them, so that you know exactly what belongs where. HST have been made and trimmed (gosh, I hate trimming) ready to start piecing the leaf/arrow parts of the block.
It's meant to rain this weekend, so fingers crossed I get lots of sewing done.
What plans do you have for the weekend?