Thursday, March 9, 2023

More Quilted Spring Tulips

 Hello there...happy Thursday!

Quilting Class

I took a class last month titled " A Morning Mystery - Unique Quilted Spring Tulips"! It was a free class at one of the local quilt shops. We were asked to bring several 10 x 10 scraps in spring colors, cutting tools and mat, a small sewing machine if you have one or use one of the display machines in the quilt shop.

Six of us arrived at 8 am, after introductions and machine setup we got started. We all knew the final product would be something resembling a tulip - the mystery however was unknown! We quickly learned that the mystery was paper piecing!

I was excited...I love paper piecing! The teacher gave a quick and thorough instruction and demonstration on paper piecing techniques.

** The photos I show are my finished projects. We only made the quilt blocks during class time.**

Project #1

Our first project focused on simple squares and rectangles - a four inch curved log cabin quilt block. 

We made 4 of the curvy log cabin quilt blocks, arranging the top two blocks with the narrow strips coming together and the bottom two blocks with the wider strips coming together - hence the tulip!

Quilted spring tulip potholders set of two

Quilted spring tulip potholders

Project #2

Our second project again focused on squares and rectangles, this time irregular or wonky shaped.  Another log cabin quilt block, this time playing close attention to color placement so that the flower design really pops.

Improv spring flower potholder

Project #3

The final project focused on odd angles and sharp points. I actually had to do this one a couple of times before I got it right!

Spring quilted tulip potholders or trivet

I had lots of fun - lots of laughter and joyful frustration was shared by everyone. We did manage to get all of our blocks pieced during class time.

As you can tell I turned all of my blocks into potholders/trivets!

Custom Order

My final tulip projects to share is a custom order for one of my customers.

I did not have a pattern but was inspired by the Tulip Market quilt pattern by Corey Yoder.

I used several 2.5 inch strips from my Alison Glass Sunprint stash for the tulips and yardage for the background fabric .  I took extra care to make sure the text fabric was going the same direction throughout.

The set of 4 placemats measure 13 x 17 inches

Modern quilted spring placemats

The matching quilted table runner measures 16 x 40 inches.

Modern spring quilted table runner

Until next time happy crafting!!

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