Spring Quilted Wall Hanging

I'm not always a fan of panels. They are often hard to square up because of the way they've been printed or rolled on the bolt, but I like the whimsical designs of Nancy Halverson (Art to Heart).
 I don't remember when I bought this panel and the coordinating fabrics, but I looking for a spring quilt to hang on my wall. Because of my Dutch heritage, spring means tulips in every shade and color! So I pieced a tulip border.
 When working with pieced borders, sometimes they don't quite finish at the measurement needed. And that happened here and I added the green strip in different widths to make it all work out.
 My friend and fellow quilter, Marie of Blueberry Hill Quilts, quilted it on her long arm machine with an all over tulip quilting design.
 The backing is a floral I've had for a while that's found it's way onto the back of a number of quilts. I think this is the last of it - I don't remember seeing any when I did my year end fabric inventory!

And as much as I wanted a spring quilted wall hanging, this quilt caught someone's eye on my Facebook page and it has a new home!

Now I need to look for new fabrics and ideas for the next quilt!



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