Tulips in Spring Time

This sweet wall-hanging is approximately 21″ x 22″ proudly showing off five cheery tulips welcoming spring 2017!  The tulips are machine appliqued with a nice blanket stitch (one of my favorite machine applique stitches).

It was the ideal project for me to free motion quilt on a regular sewing machine.  I started off echo quilting around the tulips and stem/leaves.  The intent was to offset the line quilting from the applique.  Vertical wavy lines were stitched using the walking foot.  Distance from the previous line was varied, as was the wave.

The free motion quilting around the applique started with only the area of the stems and leaves.   As you can see, it needed more.

So, I kept adding until I liked the effect and stopped before I got carried away, because free motion quilting can be addicting!  I am pleased with the final project that I finished off with a binding of the same fabric as the background to eliminate distraction from the focal point.  I added a nice pocket to the back for hanging.

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