I love tulips. They have been blooming here in Bergen, Norway, since the spring of 1596. There even is a tulip that only exist in Norway, named Tulipa norvegica. So it was natural for me to make my personal theme for 2015 Tulips. And the group-challenge this time was green.
I am so fascinated by variety in the shapes of the flowers, they are so elegant.
I decided to use this sage-green fabric I had hand-dyed, as my background.
I made squares with oil-sticks, and in these frames I embroidered the tulip-heads with free-hand machine stitching, and added some stems and leaves. Then I filled the background with machine and hand quilting.
All in green, apart from the flowers which have a mix of black and very dark green thread.