Windblown Tulips Quilt Block

This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on January 16, 2009.


The spring block of my Four Seasons Quilt is the Windblown Tulips quilt block. It is a Marie Webster design, and was first published by Mountain Mist in 1930. I got the pattern from one of their wrappers when I bought some batting in the early 1990’s. You can find the pattern in Mountain Mist Quilt Favorites (published 1998).

Like the winter block, Dresden Plate, I cross-hatched the background of this block after outlining the flowers and leaves. The tulips were also quilted with red thread to add some detail. The large blade-leaves were quilted with a dark brown thread to add a center vein detail.

The rayon fabric of the leaves adds some of it’s own detail to them.


About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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One Response to Windblown Tulips Quilt Block

  1. Vijay says:

    Nice pattern! But the leaves reminded me of Gurkha khukris. 🙂

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