Friday, March 10, 2023

Tulips and a Trifle - An Itty Bitty Spring Freebie

 

Happy Farmhouse Friday, ya'll!!!!

Jack wanted me to extend his gratitude for all of the kind compliments from Wednesday's Farm visit.  I have to admit he is a bit of a diva and quite spoiled on the farm. 

                                    


For Farmhouse Friday, I am working on a basket sampler.  I use baskets for everything. You will see what is in the basket soon. 


Today I am dreaming of tulips. Our tulips have not bloomed, but they will soon.  

                          

I have been playing with scraps of fabric . 

                 

I sewed scrappy strips of goodness willy nilly and then cut out the units into a large tulip shape.  

 Four blocks pieced and appliqued. I will probably make 20 blocks .

 The blocks measure 10 1/2" unfinished. 

Can I interest you in a cookie? 😃

 It is a no calorie cookie but full of sweetness. I was in the mood to stitch a trifle yesterday and whipped up this little bunny with a tulip in no time flat. 

If you are interested in stitching Bunny & Tulip Trifle  ,grab the images below. Many of ya'll know but I always encourage you to read my little disclaimer and note about getting my charts. 

NOTE: Normally I have been able to create links to the charts and instructions which were in JPG form. For some reason, recent updates on Google Docs. has prevented me from doing that and I am not able to create a pdf without having to deal with storage issues.  Many dear stitchers say they right click, save the image and then print.  I think some have copied and pasted it to a Word document that they can print off as well. I hope you are able to find a way to enjoy this chart. You will have to click each page to save. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and for all of the helpful tips and ideas. 

I stitch my little designs for fun and to decorate my home. I feel very blessed by this community and love sharing my little charts, but I am not a professional designer. And I do not have professional software. Thank you for understanding . I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and for stitching my little designs.



This is a choose your own colors chart, but if you are interested I used DMC 898, white, black, 3828 and 937

                 A plate of trifles.

 I have shared a number of Spring Trifles. I do need to get busy on other seasonal trifles . These are teeny stitches and are great to use up some of your scraps of cloth . To see how I finished my trifles click here.  

If you missed any of the previous trifles, click on the names to go to the post with the charts. They are  Love Trifle ,   St. Patty's Day Trifle ,   Sheep Trifle ,   Bunny Trifle ,     Strawberry  Picker  , May Basket ,  Love Bird Trifle ,    Nesting Bluebird   ,Bunny Trifle , Carrot Trifle , Patriotic Ewe Trifle Chicken & Watermelon Trifle , Bee Skep TrifleLittle Jack Trifle  .

Alrighty , sweeties that is what I have been up to. Well except for being elbow deep into  spring cleaning . Got to get rid of those winter dust bunnies.  Have a wonderful weekend and ...

As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa 

Be a tulip in a field of weeds. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy . I love and miss you Amo. 

         


I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

Nina at Creations, Quilts, Art , Whatever by Nina for Off the Wall Friday

Alycia's of Alycia's Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant - Friday

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party - Friday

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday


22 comments:

  1. Your string tulip are adorable, Melisa! They look like a fun project. I just noticed the green tops of my tulip leaves are peeking through the soil!

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    1. These scrappy tulips have been so much fun to work on . I worked on a few more today. I have a bag of scraps that I am hoping to dwindle down. I am going to have to check to see if my tulips are beginning to peek out. Spring will soon be here. Happy quiltiing.

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  2. The trifle is lovely, especially calorie free. =) I'd be interested in the tulip block. Hope it will show up on a stitching day. My tulips are up, but not blooming yet. However, my son has bought me two different pots, one after the other, and they bloomed. One with white centers and one with black centers, both red. I look forward to seeing them again next spring. =) My amaryllis second stem has *4* blooms again. That's 8 from this one plant. It's from last year, and the blooms are huge. 5.5-6" across. Love them!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Susan. I have been working on piecing a few more tulips. I will have to share my little pattern in a future post. How sweet of your dear son to bring you flowers to enjoy. I have never grown an amaryllis. I would to give it a try some time. Yours sounds amazing. Hugs.

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  3. The bunny trifle is sweet as can be. Thank you! What fun tulip blocks. Sounds like you're making a good-sized quilt and I love that buttery yellow background fabric you're using!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Susie. I haven't decided on the size yet , but yeah I am thinking a larger quilt. The yellow fabric makes my heart sing. Hugs.

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  4. Great use of scrap fabrics to create your tulips. Hard to believe tulip time is just around the corner.

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    1. I am enjoying using up as many of the scraps as possible. Hopefully I can reduce my scrap bag as well. Lol. I can not wait to see the my tulips bloom soon. Thank you for the sweet visit, Gwyned. Hugs

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  5. Your tulips blooming in your sewing space are so pretty! I love crumbs and strings in all shapes and forms...

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    1. I adore string and crumb quilts as well, Pat. I could just pour over looking at each and every fabric. I am having a ball working on these blocks. Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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  6. Jack is a handsome boy. Love your Trifles, Melisa and this newest one is so adorable. Your scrappy tulip blocks are lovely. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. Jack is a fixture on the farm and is a character. I have been working on more scrappy tulips so I hope to work on some applique this week. Hugs.

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  7. I agree with everyone, Jack is a very handsome boy!! Love the Trifles, great for those is this too small to saves that I cannot throw away, lol. Loving your Tulips, also a great way to use up small scraps. You know we have paid for every 1/4 inch of our fabric cuts, can't waste them, that is for sure!! Warm hugs to you from sunny Arizona.

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    1. Lol, Mary, I am the same way, I can not bear to throw away the teeniest of scraps if I think I can get some use out of it . I hope to make more progress on the tulip quilt this week and perhaps reduce one scrap bag. Fingers crossed. Hugs and blessings.

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  8. Lovely start on a colorful project. Tulips just like yours are a UFO of mine. I need to pull them out again. Applique and me are off and on friends. I have to be in the mood. Love the little bunny trifle! Such an impressive display with them all together! Should've known that fella's name would be Jack! Such a cutie!

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    1. Oh how fun, Ginny . I hope that this has inspired you to pull out your tulips quilt out to work I hope to add to mine this week. I know what you mean about applique'- you just have to be in the mood. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  9. Your Bunny & Tulips trifle is so adorable! Love the new sampler you've started. Can't wait to see what's in the basket. Your scrappy tulip blocks are going to make a great quilt. What a great way to use up scraps! Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    1. Aaah you are always so kind, Jennifer thank you so much. I am looking forward to finishing the little basket cross stitch and adding to my tulip garden this week. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  10. Wow so many trifles and all of them are so cute!! Your tulip quilt is looking great!
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Diana. They are fun quick little stitches. Plus I get to use those small bits of fabric that I do not want to throw away. Hugs.

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  11. Your tulips are very pretty, I love the scrappy look! And these cookies are looking good ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing, and linking up!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear. I am really enjoying working on them especially since I am using up some of my scraps. Have a wonderful week.

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