|Pieced Tulips Quilt Block|
In Quilters' Book Club, we are discussing Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas. In the beginning, Alice is "vain, immature, quite a flirt, and not an entirely good judge of character. As the War continues, Alice must face a number of challenges and re-examine her relationship with Mother Bullock. It is their growing respect for each other, which neither is willing or perhaps able to express, that forms the core of the story." Jonathan Wilhelm
Close to death, Mother Bullock gives Alice a special gift. Alice writes her sister, "I walked as far as Mother Bullock's garden, where there are half a dozen yellow tulips in bloom now. And as I knelt down to smell them, I thought what a fine woman she was to plant flowers she knew she would not live long enough to see bloom. Right then I knew what quilt I would make, and it was the most obvious thing - a tulip quilt, with the name Mother Bullock gave the flowers: Alice's Tulips." Alice's Tulips, page 229
If you'd like to make a tulip quilt block to represent this book, click on the names below to see several tulip quilt patterns:
Double Tulip Variation Quilt Block
Pieced Tulips Quilt Block
Tulip Lady Fingers Quilt Block
Tulip Nine Patch Quilt Block
|Pretend they're yellow to be true Alice's Tulips!|
What do you think the tulips mean to Alice? What do you think they mean to Mother Bullock? Is Alice's Tulips a good name for this book, or would you have chosen a different title? Inquiring minds what to know! Please respond in the comment section below. If you are reading this via email, click the blog title to be able to comment and read comments from others.
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