4/12/12

What's on Your Bed?

There's a linky party going on over at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville.  Since I love a party, I decided to in.


This is a queen size quilt I made for our guest room bed.  I call this quilt "Tiptoe Through the Tulips".  It's my version of a quilt called "Dutch Treat" that I saw in the March/April 2010 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.  Mine looks quite different from theirs.  I already had the tulip fabric, which is on a black background.  The original quilt's center panel had a white background, but it was available in black.  That's what I used and then built the quilt from there.  I like the black background. (You can see the original version by clicking on the link.)  Beginning with the center panel, the quilt is made from 17 borders.  Two of the borders are the pieced tulips blocks.

Then, for good measure I used the scraps from the quilt to make matching pillowcases.  I found the pattern for these pillowcases on the Fabshophop website. 


10 comments from clever and witty friends:

Heartsdesire said...

What a gorgeous-looking spring quilt. And the matching pillowcases look lovely. Not sure I would be able to do something like this as borders are not my cup of tea. I never get them straight.

Sue Daurio said...

Great quilt!! and matching pillow cases, love it!! What a fantastic idea.

cavewoman said...

Very pretty and springy!

cavewoman said...

PS Thanks for not making me prove I'm not a robot!

Aliene said...

Beautiful quilt. The pillow cases are so neat. You aer so talented.

Teresa F. said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love the black background and the matching pillows are wonderful.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I like your version. And I like this link-up party.....soon I may have to join in!

Snoodles said...

Is it OK if I say that I like yours better than the magazine one? I hopped over there to peek at it. You think the quilt police will come after me for heresy? LOL I love your pillowcases, too...I think I recall your posts about them, and I remember at the time I said to myself, "Self, we need to make some of those." Sigh. Hasn't happened yet. :)

Loretta said...

Love the pillowcases and the quilt! Very pretty!

Andrea said...

I love your tulip quilt!! Thanks for sharing the pillowcase pattern with us! It makes a stunning topper to your beautiful bed! I love the black! It really makes those spring colors POP!
Aloha,
Andrea