The Tulip Quilting Block
The Tulip Quilt Block is a very sweet little block. It is also very easy
can see the blocks in the
grids of the
picture. This block is a 4 patch, further divided into 16 smaller
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
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.)
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.