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