Tulip Quilt Block
But that's not stopping me from dreaming of spring and my own flower beds, and recreating that spring garden feeling with fabric.
Quilt Block Mania this month is all about flowers, too, so I thought I'd design you a tulip for your own bouquet of spring flowers.
Tulips are some of my favourite flowers, especially when planted in large patches. They look a bit lonely just by themselves, but so stunning in large flower beds. Have you ever had the chance to see the tulip fields in the Netherlands? I got a chance to go to Keukenhof once before we moved to Canada, and it was just stunning.
Ottawa has a big tulip festival every year as well and I love seeing the big colourful flowerbeds full of tulips in the parks downtown.
Tulip FPP Quilt Block
The Tulip quilt block is a very simple foundation paper pieced block. It's great for beginners as well, who may only have a couple of blocks under their belt, and is perfect for trying out some patterned fabrics as well thanks to the large pieces.
There are lots of colouring options, from my own orange and yellow sample up above to this pink mockup, and everything in between.
But instead of giving you a bunch of digital mockups, I thought I'd share some posters of real tulips for your inspiration. I can't wait to see which varieties you'll recreate!
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Don't forget to check out all the other Connections themed blocks this month!
Chubby Daisy Quilt block by Carolina Moore
Violet by Inquiring Quilter
Dahlia by Inflorescence Designs
Poppy by Boberry Design Co
Rose of Sharon by QuiltFabrication
Irises by Paleofish Designs
Lavender by Palm Creations
Crocuses at Patti's Patchwork
Tulip by Penny Spool Quilts
Improv Pansy at Lovingly, Lissa
Daisy by Appliques Quilts and More
Summer Flower by Crafty Staci
Mother Nature's Memos
Kaye Collins- Big Blossom
Star Flower Quilt Block
FPP Flower at The (not so) Dramatic Life
Spring Tulip by Around the Bobbin
Happy Sunflowers by Blue Bear Quilts
Poppy by Sallys' Sewing Circle
Reversible Flower Block | Happy Hippie Studio
Primrose Pinwheels by A Piece of Quiet Quilts
*Quilt Block Mania blocks are free to download for the duration of the month they were designed for. After that, they are available in the pattern shop.
thank you for sharing. this is a fun and pretty block. I love my tulips. I have never been where they are grown like the above picture. I can only think how beautiful. and there must be a lot of gardeners taking care of places like this. I know how they multiply under ground