Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

I’ve had this Tulips pattern on my “quilting to-do list” ever since I made the table runner version a couple of years ago.  My Grandpa loved tulips and planted hundreds of them in his front flower beds along their busy road in Idaho Falls, so they bring back memories!  

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer CakePattern

I made this pattern to work well with pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips (one jelly roll makes the Throw or Twin size), or 10″ squares, or fat quarters…or you could use scraps!    I always have random chunks of fabric in my stash, and the easiest way for me to use them is to cut them into strips and put them in a quilt like this one!

I used a random assortment of fabrics, mostly basics I already had, but I pulled the colors from this gorgeous floral print.   

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

These blocks go together easily, and if you have Diagonal Seam Tape, it will save you a thousand hours (minus a few) not marking diagonal lines. 

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

Again, Kaitlyn chose and did the quilting on this one.  This small Baptist fan is my all time favorite quilting design.   

The backing fabric is a 108″ wide backing by Riley Blake I purchased here.  I love that companies are making more wide backing options!!   

I usually buy 2 yards of them any time there is a sale, which is usually a perfect amount for any throw size or almost twin size quilt.  They’ve spoiled me though….I dread anytime I have to actually piece a quilt back even though it takes maybe 5 minutes! 

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

The binding is a Blossom basic by Riley Blake…definitely my go-to basic in my fabric stash.   It’s well priced and there are so many great colors!

Tulips Quilt Pattern, Jelly Roll or Layer Cake

The Tulips pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern.   


Happy Mothers Day friends!  





11 Responses to Tulips

  1. Kay May 9, 2021 at 5:58 am #

    This is just fabulous and is on my to do list one day. x

  2. moodyquilter May 9, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

    Thank you for the backing tip. No piecing what a relief!
    Happy Mother’s Day Allison & all moms out there!


  3. Danice G May 10, 2021 at 2:57 am #

    Very cute design and quilt. Hope your Mother’s Day was wonderful, too.

  4. Luella May 10, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

    Cover my toes with Tulips instead of “ Tiptoe through the Tulips”. Love your creative quilt!

  5. Sandra May 19, 2021 at 9:35 am #

    HI Allison, what a neat quilt! I love the Tulips. I clicked on the PDF link to get the pattern and it took me to the Fat Quarter shop, but not to the pattern. Any suggestions? I can buy the paper pattern but I always try to get the PDF first.

  6. Tammy Howell May 25, 2021 at 11:37 am #

    What a fun quilt! We raised our children in Idaho Falls. Now our oldest is raising her children there! It’s a great place.

  7. Patricia Kropp May 28, 2021 at 3:52 pm #

    Hello, H E L P. I ordered City Slickers patter and today I received Color Pop. Color Pop is adorable but please help. If I send back Color Pop will you send me what I paid for? City Slicker is what I need.
    Thanks in advance for your help

  8. Michele@CrayonBoxQuiltStudio June 3, 2021 at 4:00 am #

    I love it. The bright colors just sing.

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