Cross-Stitched Tulip Quilt

This little throw is made with vintage blocks purchased from Barbara at Oodles.  The blocks were probably from a stamped quilt kit, and they have been stitched with green and a combination of variegated and plain pink floss.  Many times in these old sets the background fabrics are yellowed or stained, but these were in perfect condition.

The tulip border and the solid green are both vintage glazed chintz fabrics from my stash.  I bought the tulip blocks thinking they would look good with the border print, and I think they do.

Because I’m in a huge rush and my carpal tunnel has flared up, the hand quilting isn’t the best I’ve ever done.  Most of the stitching was done while I was wearing my brace, which is a bit tricky.  Anyway, I’m okay with the way it turned out, since it’s just a little utility throw and not some heirloom project.

Cross-Stitched Tulip Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2011
hand embroidered (unknown quilter)
machine pieced, hand quilted
54″ x 54″

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