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Intro to the Patchwork Tulip Quilt Block
Easy Patchwork Tulips Quilt Block Pattern

Pieced Tulip Block with 1930's era reproduction fabrics.

© Janet Wickell

This traditional patchwork tulip quilt block is made up of eight half square triangle units, plus a combination of squares and rectangles. It's not difficult a difficult quilt block pattern to assemble, but do be careful to place the tulip's center bud (shown here in blue) in the correct position.

Follow the instructions to sew four Tulip quilt blocks. Repeat to make additional blocks as needed. Choose any fabrics that suit you. The examples shown here were used when the block was swapped among members during a former Quilting Forum event.

Tulip block finished size: 9" x 9"

Cutting Instructions for Four Tulip Blocks

Square up one end of each fabric strip before cutting segments.

 

Reproduction Fabric Circa 1930's

Pink Print
  • One 2-1/2" x 42" strip, cut into sixteen 2-1/2" squares
  • One 2-7/8" x 42" strip, cut into fourteen 2-7/8" squares for half square triangles
  • One 2-7/8" x 6-1/4" strip, cut into two 2-7/8" squares for half square triangles

Blue Print

  • One 1-1/2" x 30" strip, cut into four 1-1/2" squares; reserve remaining strip

Kona Natural Solid or Any Other Fabric

  • One 1-1/2" x 25" strip
  • One 2-1/2" x 25" strip, cut into sixteen 1-1/2" segments
  • One 4-1/2" x 26" strip, cut into sixteen 1-1/2" wide bars
  • One 2-7/8" x 42" strip, cut into fourteen 2-7/8" squares for half square triangles
  • One 2-7/8" x 6-1/4" strip, cut into two 2-7/8" squares for half square triangles

Tip: Use 3" squares instead of 2-7/8" squares for triangle units. Use a square ruler with a 45-degree line to trim units to exactly 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" after assembly. My quick pieced half square triangle units tutorial includes trim-back instructions.

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