Quilting Tutorial: Winter Tulip Mini Quilt

Dec 28, 2015 9:00:40 AM / by Erin Hentzel

Hello! This is Erin from AveryLaneSewing.com and I'm excited to share another quilting tutorial for the AccuQuilt blog. Using the Drunkard's Path quilt block, set on point, I created this modern tulip quilt block. Stacking 3 blocks on top of each other, it makes a very fresh and pretty wall hanging. Our winters are very grey here in the Pacific Northwest, so any sign of spring is very welcome!

This project is a great way to learn to sew the Drunkard's Path block and doesn't take a long time to finish.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Quilt Tutorial

 

Winter Tulip Mini Quilt

Finished size 12" X 40.5"

Materials

GO! Drunkard's Path-4" finished die #55338

1 fat quarter dark fabric for the tulips

1/2 yard for light value fabric for the background

1 fat quarter of light green for the sashing

1 package medium Rick Rack trim for the stems

Optional: 1 skein of green pearl cotton embroidery floss for the leaves

Backing: 14" X 43"

Batting: 13" X 42"

Binding: 64"

Cutting Instructions

Tulip Blocks:

From the light background fabric and dark fabric, cut 9 of each of the Drunkard's Path pieces using the AccuQuilt Go! cutter.

 

Winter Tulip Mini Quilt Wall Hanging a Quilting Tutorial 1

Winter Tulip Mini Quilt Wall Hanging a Quilting Tutorial 3

 

From the dark fabric, cut:

1 3/4" square (3)

From the light background fabric, cut:

1 3/4" X 3 1/4" (3)

4 1/2" X 3 1/4" (3)

 

AccuQuilt Winter Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 1

 

Settting Triangles: from the light background fabric, cut 7" squares (2), then cut the squares diagonally for 4 setting triangles

Sashing: from light green fabric, cut 12" X 2 1/2" (3)

Sewing Instructions

All seams are 1/4".

Sew together the Drunkard's Path blocks.

1. Pin the 2 pieces right sides together, matching the center notches together first.

2. Pin at the 2 side edges.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 2

 

3. Easing and keeping the edges together, pin the rest of the way and sew together.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 3a

 

4. Carefully press the seams open.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 4a

 

Sew together the blocks that will be center of the tulips.

1. Sew the dark square to the 1 3/4" X 3 1/4" rectangle, with right sides together and press toward the dark fabric.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 5

 

2. Sew the remaining rectangle to this pieced section, with right sides together. Press.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 6

 

Arrange the Drunkard's Path blocks and center piece blocks to form the tulips.

1. Pin and sew together, with right sides together, and press.

 

Winter Tulip Mini Quilt Wall Hanging a Quilting Tutorial 7b

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 8

 

Sew the setting triangles onto the tulip blocks.

1. Pin and sew 2 triangles to opposite sides of the tulip block, with right sides together and the triangles centered onto the tulip block.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial  6a

 

2. Press the seam allowances toward the triangles and cut off the "dog ears."

3. Pin and sew the remaining 2 triangles to the remaining two sides of the tulip block, with right sides together. Press the seam allowances toward the triangles.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 6b

 

4. Square up the tulip blocks to 12" squares.

Add the stems.

1. Cut a piece of rickrack the length needed and use anti-fray sealant on the ends.

2. Once the anti-fray sealant is dry, pin and sew the rickrack in place on each tulip block.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 9

 

Finishing

1. To finish each tulip block, sew a green strip (2 1/2" x 12") to the lower edge, with right sides together, and press the seam allowances toward the green fabric.

2. Sew the 3 blocks together to complete the mini quilt top.

 

Winter Tulip Mini Quilt Wall Hanging a Quilting Tutorial 8abc

 

3. Layer together the backing, batting, and tulip top, and quilt it as desired.

Optional: add a leaf or 2 to the stems, by hand sewing embroidery floss details or a fabric appliqué method. I used peal cotton and hand stitched some leaves. I also outlined my tulips with a big stitch style quilting in pearl cotton.

 

close up view of stitching Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial 1

 

4. Bind the edges in your preferred method. Remember to add a hanging sleeve before binding if you are adding one.

Your Winter Tulip Wall Hanging is complete! This would make a really sweet table runner, too! Or just sew a single block and make a table topper! Whichever you choose, you'll be ready for those first signs of spring.

 

AccuQuilt Tulip Mini Quilt Tutorial

 

I loved doing the Drunkard's Path design using the AccuQuilt GO! cutter. It made the project so much more enjoyable, since I didn't have to cut out all the fussy curved pieces. There are so many layout choices with the Drunkard's Path block...I'm already planning my next project.

 

Topics: GO! Project Tutorials, Drunkard's Path, fabric cutter, miniature quilt, sashing, sewing, table runner, tulips, wall hanging

Erin Hentzel

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