I have started to custom dye wholecloth fabric for quilt fronts and backs that look like tulips up nice and close. This picture shows what the inside of the tulip would look like, which is the front of the quilt. I intend to attach dyed silk cocoons for the stamens once the quilting is done. Once they arrive from China, they can be requested at the time of an order, so that the colour is a perfect match. Stay tuned.
The back of the quilt will look similar to the following piece. The stitching done on the front side will correspond to the back too. The back is intended to be the outside of the tulip.
If you would like to order a set of these wholecloth pieces I would need to know if you prefer 8 or 12 petals and also what colours you wish to have them dyed in. Please realize that the colours will interact with each other and as such they cannot be predicted, but they will always be very beautiful. It is recommended that you have a little of a darker colour in the base of the flower. If you have a picture of a flower that you are trying to copy I can try to recreate it.
The beauty of quilting a wholecloth quilt is that there is no piecing for you to do - you just stitch details in along the placement of colours.
This is not a matched set, but it is meant to show you what 8 petals looks like (top picture) and what 12 petals looks like (bottom photo).
The colours and petal placement of a set are perfectly matched between front and back pieces.
This is a reversible quilt - You can hang it to show one side at a time or else you can hang it from above so that both sides can be viewed as you walk around it. It would also make a lovely lap quilt.