- Arrange two double-tulip units as shown above, flip-flopped so they become mirror images of each other.
- Sew a 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" Kona natural bar to two opposite sides of a 1-1/2" blue square as shown in the middle row. Press the seam allowances away from the blue square.
- Sew the Step 2 unit between the two double-tulip units. Press the seam allowances towards the narrow unit.
- Use the rest of the components to make a total of four tulip blocks.
Most of the individual quilt blocks you'll find on About Quilting are used for block swaps in our qulting forum. Members typically use their stash of fabrics to make the blocks, so they don't always make blocks that are exactly alike. That's why the patterns typically give directions for anywhere from one to four quilt blocks.
If you need more blocks, repeat the process again. If you want all blocks to be identical, cut additional strips your fabrics. For instance, you can cut sixteen 2-1/2" squares from a 2-1/2" x 42" strip. Or fourteen 2-7/8" squares from a 2-7/8" 42" strip.
Always include a little extra for squaring up the strip end and making corrections as you cut.