Strip-pieced Applique Tulip Quilt – WIP

I recently noticed this vintage tulip quilt block on Flickr.  Although I have way too many UFOs, and the last thing I need is a new project, I could not resist this wonderful pattern.  At first I was thinking doll quilt, but all those seams in the strip piecing would make the tiny tulip pieces difficult to work with.  Because I had an idea of which fabrics I wanted to use, I let the size of the vintage fabric pieces determine the size of the block — something I do a lot.

Here are the small vintage Double Wedding Ring arcs I wanted to use. . .

and here is a block that is ready to be appliquéd.

The curve of the DWR arcs results in angled seams in the three tulip sections, which I think looks pretty cute, and I can cut exactly two tulip pieces from each arc.  This may end up being another Christmas present.



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