Having had a busy couple of weeks, writing patterns, recording videos and preparing new projects it was lovely to spend time in the garden and on my allotment. The daffodils are providing a lovely splash of colour and it took all my will power not to cut a few for the house. This is their first year and I want to let them become really established before I take any.
However, a couple of week ago in my modern quilt group zoom meeting, one of our members showed us how to make fabric tulips. If I am not going to pick my daffodils this year, I can make some fabric flowers.
I used batik fabric for the flower heads and plain craft cotton for the leaves and stems. The stems are a piece of wooden dowel covered with fabric. Found turning the fabric tube the most fiddly part of making the tulips and will be researching easier methods before making more.
I am very pleased with how the tulips turned out and I have placed the vase so that I see them every time I look up from my computer. It certainly has brought a small piece of Spring into my studio.
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