The Tulip Quilting Block
The Tulip Quilt Block is a very sweet little block. It is also very easy to make.
You can see the blocks in the grids of the picture. This block is a 4 patch, further divided into 16 smaller grids or sections. The top left is the only section which uses the smaller grids. It is divided into 4 patches, with the green square representing the bud in the picture on this page.
The top right and bottom left are half square triangles. They each take up 4 of the smaller grids. The bottom right takes up the last of the 4 small grids, and is a solid square.
Looking at the grid lines is how you calculate the size of each section of this Simple Measurements and planning each small grid to finish at 2 inches, you cut the small squares 2 1/2 inches raw. (The top two squares can be cut as a rectangle, at 4 1/2 inches raw, although with this block that section might look better as a 4 patch block.)
The half square triangles will finish at 4 inches. Refer to the instructional link if needed. The large square on the bottom right will also finish at 4 inches.
You can make this block larger by adding a border on all sides. Or you can make them small, and put a grouping together with sashing. With this block, when you put 4 of them together, with sashing, and point them outward, you get a beautiful star block.
Have some fun with this versatile block.
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