Tiptoe Tulip Pillow - a Mini Finish

My mother's side of the family is all Dutch, so I've always had an inherent love of tulips. Tulip mania was one of the few economic concepts I really understood. (See also: Beanie babies/child of the 90s.) So when Jennie designed a tulip quilt block, I was pretty excited to make a table runner!

Of course, then I got sick and got behind on all my quilt work, so the table runner became one single block. And then I finished it during an ice storm, on the greyest and dreariest days we've had here, so that single block became a cheerful couch pillow.

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And I do like it there, a lot. (At least until my boys come home from school and discover another thing to throw on the floor for no reason whatsoever.)

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I used the leftover yellow from Because Science, with unknown greens and yellow/pinks from my scrap bin, and a Zen Chik grey background.

I don't actually recommend making one block - the half-rectangle triangles yield parts for two separate blocks, but because of the orientation, it's impossible to use them in one block. So I have some leftover triangle bits, in case I ever want to make another.

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The backing - well, that's why it's a pillow. I was searching in my yellow scrap bin for good yellow to bind it as a mini, and I found this piece. The little florals are tulips! And I had just about enough to make an envelope back. So I did.

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This is all the selvage I had, but it's enough to tell me that this came out of my mother's stash. Fitting.

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And in addition to the pillow brightening up my living room, the props are now brightening up my kitchen!


Pattern: Tiptoe by Porch Swing Quilts (free until the end of the quilt along!)

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