"In Victorian times, assigning symbols to ﬂowers was a romantic pastime. Women were allowed to study botany science, and followed publications featuring exotic ﬂora. Tulips became a symbol of "love." ... Neva Hart
I like the scrappy mix of green fabrics Ester used in this block! Here is a close up of one of the Tulips. Notice that Esther's Yellow Tulip block varies slightly from the drawn pattern you received.
I decided to make my tulips similar to Esther's, so I modified my pattern page.
It was quite simple to do - no art degree needed.
I took a pencil and drew a curved line thru the top center section of each blossom. (the arrow is pointing to the pencil line)
A short explanation of the steps I took to complete this block:
I stitched all the leaves down first. (I kept some of the double leaves as one piece) Next I added the stem work.
To make the tulips, I first stitched down the little pink petal tips.
Next I added the "green" leaf base, treating it as a single piece of fabric.
(in my case the green is taupe/tan)
I added the "yellow" side petals to complete this block.
Below is my faded Red & Taupe French General version of the Yellow Tulip block.
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Doreen & Dawn