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Our program today is brought to you by me...
and Row 13.
I don't know about you ...
but I've had it up to here with winter and
we all have a high spring fever here at our little cottage.
It's only natural that our
very last row
will be tulips to represent spring:)
You heard me.
This is our very last row...lucky 13!!!
Don't jump out of the boat yet because we still have some rowing to do!
not the end
of the row along as
we still have the pieced border...
before we finish up:)
But for now...
let's row ahead to the tulip tutorial!
You will be making 11 tulips.
You may as well cut all of your background fabric
for the row at the same time so here is the cutting recipe -
Cut 44 - 1 1/4" squares
Cut 66 - 2" squares
Cut 11 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" rectangle
Cut 10 - 1" x 7 1/2" sashing strips
Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" for ends of the row and trim to measure 50 1/2" wide
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 50 1/2" strips for the top and bottom of the tulip row
I also chose to use the same fabric for all of the stems.
You will need to cut 11- 3/4" x 3 1/2" strips for the stems.
For ONE tulip...
Cut a 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" rectangle.
From the rectangle...
Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" for the sides
and you will have 1 - 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
for the center.
For ONE set of leaves...
Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle.
Cut it in half so that you have two pieces that measure
2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
Lay out all pieces needed to make one tulip on your design board like this.
Your tulip, stem and leaves...
Plus 6 - 2" squares and 4 - 1 1/4" squares along with 1 rectangle.
Let's start forming the block from the bottom up...
just like a real tulip!
Start by sewing an Easy Corner Triangle
(with 2" background squares)
onto the bottom outside corner of each leaf like this.
Trim and press toward triangles.
Now sew another easy corner triangle to the
top inside corner of each leaf like this.
Trim and press towards the triangle.
Now sew the leaves to the stem like this.
Press towards the stem...
one side first and then the other...
Now let's move on to the tulip!
Use your 1 1/4" squares and sew Easy Corner Triangles onto
the sides and center of the tulip sections like this.
Trim and press towards the triangles.
*(take note that for the center section,
you will need to sew one ECT on first,
then trim and press it before you can sew
the other ECT onto the other side)
Now sew the three tulip sections together like this.
Press these seams open for less bulk.
Use the remaining 2" squares and sew Easy Corner Triangles onto
the bottom outside corners of the tulip...
Press towards the triangles.
Now sew the tulip to the leaves.
The top of the stem should nest right inside the bottom of the tulip like this...
making it easy to keep it centered...
Press towards the tulip.
Now add the rectangle to the top of the tulip block.
*(take note that you will need to sew the rectangle onto
the TOP of FIVE tulips and onto the BOTTOM of SIX tulips...
so that they will be dancing up and down across the row!)
One tulip block complete:)
It should measure
4 1/4" wide x 7 1/2" tall
at this point.
I went ahead and added sashings onto each side of this first tulip
so that you can see how it looks when it's finished inside the row.
I did NOT sew my points off!
I specifically designed this tulip so that all of the tips would be blunt
and you wouldn't need to worry about points.
Now go through your stash and cut 10 more!
And stitch them up for a total of 11 super springy tulips:)
Sew them into a row with the sashing strips in-between...
And then try your best to get a picture of the complete row all at once!
(we all know what a challenge that is)
Here's one half of mine...
and the other half:)
Are you sad that this is the last row?
but it will be fun to see all of the
rows finally sewn together!
I will be sewing mine together in a few days and
I'll post it right away so that you can plan how to sew
yours after your tulips are done:)
In two weeks will be a tutorial
for the pieced border!
Important Row Along Info You Need
In my last row along post I said that I would be able to tell you
how much background yardage that you will need for the borders.
I did all of the math after finalizing the sketch of the finished quilt...
and now I can tell you that you will need 1 1/3 yards.
This is just for the background...which for me of course is white!
As I have already told you...
the finished size of the quilt will be
a twin size or a generous lap quilt.
Now I can tell you the exact measurements are
68" x 86"
This means you will need about 5 1/2 yards fabric for the back.
As for the yardage on the pieced borders...
we will wait until 2 weeks for the tutorial!
I hope that's enough information for now.
Let me know what you think of row 13 and the tulips...
your comments always make me smile and keep me going onto the next tutorial:)
Have a quilty kind of day...
P.S. Remember that you can always find the link to each and every row along tutorial on the home page of the
Bee in my Bonnet Row Along Flickr group.
You can always get there by clicking on the row along button on the top right side of my blog:)