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2020 Tulip of the month block USA PINK

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2020 Tulip of the month block USA PINK
Group:Quilts n' Things
Swap Coordinator:perkl8r (contact)
Swap categories: Quilting  Sewing 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 8, 2020
Date items must be sent by:August 28, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

2020 Tulip of the month block USA PINK

8-7-20 thru 8-28-20

-1 partner

--each block will be 6 1/2 inches when mailed

--1 Tulip block to in the tulip color of the month (block will be 6 1/2 INCHES square when mailed)

All blocks will be made from the color print of the month with white background (tone on tone white is fine too), yellow centers and green leaves. You may use any print you want for your tulips if it is mostly the correct color for that month. Fabric = 100% cotton quilting fabric

Make 2 blocks each month, one for your partner and one for yourself. You will end up with 24 blocks at the end of the year.

CUT per block (multiply by 2 each month for the 2 blocks suggested)

WHITE FABRIC for background

2 = 3 inch by 3 inches (one for HST with color of the month, one for HST with green leaves)

3 = 2 ½ inch by 2 ½ inch

1 = 1 ½ inch by 2 1/2 inches

1 = 1 ½ inch by 1 ½” for piece next to yellow tulip center


1 = 2 ½ inch by 2 ½ inch

1 = 3 inch by 3 inches for tulip for HST with white

GREEN for leaves

1 = 3 inch by 3 inch

YELLOW for center of tulip

1 = 1 ½ inch by 1 ½ inch


Step 1: HSTS: (half square triangles) for tulip and leaves, on wrong side of both white 3X3 pieces draw a diagonal line from one upper corner to the opposite lover corner. Placing them right-sides together, put one white on top of the 3X3 color of the month piece, and one white on top of the 3X3 inch green piece. Stitch 1/4 inch on either side of the drawn line on each pair. Cut on the drawn line and press open both halves of each pair. Square up to 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches. Trick: try NOT to use more than ¼ inch seam allowance rather than making the allowance any bigger.

Step 2: make unit 2 by stitching yellow piece to 1 ½ X 1 ½ inch white piece and press seam allowance toward the yellow

Step 3: make unit 3 by attaching unit 2 to the 1 ½ X 2 1/2-inch piece (see picture of tulip on swap for correct placement) press

Step 4: stitch top row = unit 3, one tulip HST, and one white 3X3 Stitch middle row = one tulip HST, solid 3X3 color of the month piece, one leaf HST Stitch bottom row = white 3x3, one leaf HST, one white 3x3

Step 5: stitch all 3 rows together and press

Notes: You might want to cut your white background, green and yellow pieces in advance so they will be ready for the next month’s block.

July = pink tulip

August = aqua or turquoise or teal tulip

September = senders’ choice color tulip

October = orange tulip

November = lavender or violet tulip

December = light blue tulip

Do neat work, watch your seam allowance and have fun!


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