What a great way to make a greeting card for a favorite quilter!
Several years ago, just on a lark, I decided I wanted to try to make a card front using a pattern based on a quilt block a friend was making. Every once in a while I see another pattern that I just have to try. I’ve now accumulated quite a few blocks and finally have written some tutorials so that you can easily create them, too!
The Tulip Block Card
No matter when I get the urge to try making quilt block cards again, the first pattern I come back to was that first one I tried – a Tulip Block. And isn’t Spring just the perfect time of the year to be creating that for a friend? For this card I chose to use a set of Stampin’ Up! patterned papers called Hydrangea Hill. It may be a few weeks get before Hydrangea begins to bloom. But some tulips should be thinking about blooming right about now.
Most of the blocks that I make with paper consist of little paper squares and triangles made from cutting those squares on the diagonal. But occasionally I’ll let a rectangle or two make their way into a design. The Tulip Block is one of those designs.
You may notice that I don’t have a sentiment on the front of this card. Sometimes when I make the quilt blocks, they just scream to have a bow attached. That was the case with the Tulip Block card. For this Spring-y card, I thought that a flighty double bow made with White Seam Binding Ribbon was just the thing. After that, I didn’t want to cover up any more of the pretty squares in the tulip design, as I would have done if I added a sentiment.
There’s A Quilt Block Tutorial For Sale!
The Tulip Block paper-pieced pattern is one of three quilt block patterns for cards in my tutorial booklet. Each of these tutorials includes a supply list as well as directions for putting the whole block as well as the greeting card together. While of course I love the papers I used for my samples, you can use whatever papers you like and the quilt blocks will be lovely.
Each block is sized so that it will fit on one or two layers over a 5″ square card base. This size card fits inside a standard A7 (5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″) envelope.
I usually sell this set of tutorials for $10. But today through Sunday, March 21st, it’s on sale for $5! Just click here (or on the picture on the right) for more details!
There Are Other Tutorials for Sale, Too!
At the moment I have four tutorial booklets for sale. You can see a list of each of them here. Just click on any of them to find out more about each. Going forward, I’ll be adding a new set of tutorials about once a month. The April tutorials are card layouts, and I’m loving all the samples I’m making to show them off!
So Happy National Quilting Day to all my Quilting friends – and all you Quilt lovers, too!