Jan 21 12

Winter Finally Arrived, but Flowers are Blooming Inside!

We finally got a real snowstorm yesterday, but it’s so uplifting to be stitching bright, colorful tulips in bloom! These sets are part of a large block I’m working on:

and they all kind of “spring forth” from the center flower area:

(Sorry; I cannot seem to capture the background fabric color at all.) Do you see all those crosshairs that are near all 4 tulip sets? I can’t remove them yet because they will ensure the correct placement of the feather pairs that will line all 4 sides of the block. Here’s what it looks like at this point:

Working with these sure makes negotiating all this snow more bearable! Happy wintering…(not!)


  1. Linda E in AZ Says:

    Are these flowers all embroidered after having been digitized??
    What stabilizer do you put underneath?

  2. a1angiem Says:

    Ridiculously pretty! (As always)…Um ya, I’m not lovin’ the snow…:(

  3. Sharon P. in WY Says:

    Hello Patsy: I have been a fan for
    ages. Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous.
    I like the way you keep finding ways to make your quilts more outstanding, if that is possible!! I love your tutorials, please don’t stop. Very talented people like you,
    are always willing to share, I really like that about you.
    Thank you!!

  4. Sharon P. in WY Says:

    comment above for Sharon P. in WY.

  5. Debbie St. Germain Says:

    Beautiful flower blocks and a wonderful way to beat the winter blues.


  6. Sharon P. in WY Says:

    Thank you for e-mailing me, what a wonderful
    suprise!! You are one of my favorites. Thank
    Your for your free motion tutorials, they seem
    so hard for me. I am blind in my left eye and
    deaf in one ear. I love to sew things for my
    daughters and grandchildren. So I try so hard
    to keep going because I love quilting so much and sewing. Thanks you!! 1/23/2012

  7. Kay Lynne Says:

    You sure have a great eye for color! The blocks look great!