Friday, March 1, 2019

March's Block ~ Tulips
Happy March everyone! The March block for Garden Sunshine is all ready. I have been enjoying seeing everyone's blocks from last month! This month's block is a sweet block that mixes flying geese with an applique tulip. We are just dying for spring to arrive here in Minnesota so even though winter is still hanging on, as least we can work on a springtime block. This month is a pretty easy month, just one block!  I have fabric kits available in my Etsy shop. (Just in case you need some fabrics) They are on sale right now.  I also have yardage of some 1930's prints if you need to add to your stash. For those of you just joining this month.
 The monthly FREE pattern will be available on my website. I have a special 2019 BOM section on my website. Each month the FREE pattern will be posted. But as soon as the new section or block is out the old block pattern will no longer be a freebie. But it will still be available for a small fee on my website or in my Etsy shop. If you want to share you finished blocks, feel free to post them on Facebook Group (Quilt Doodle Designs Garden Sunshine BOM 2019) and tag me or post them on Instagram tag Quilt Doodle Designs. I love to see everyone's progress as we stitch along together. 
Let me show you how I made this month's block. First, following the directions cut out all of the block pieces... 

Layer the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square on the 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle, right sides together and sew corner to corner on the 3 1/2" square.

Trim 1/4" beyond the stitching line.


Repeat on the other side of the rectangle.

Sew the four flying geese rectangles together.

Then with right sides together, stitch the cream 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle to the flying geese rectangle sewing along the long side. Press.
Trace the tulip pieces onto heat n bond. Iron onto the back side of the fabric.

Cut all of the shapes out.

Following the Pattern Placement sheet, arrange the pieces following the picture.

Using a buttonhole stitch, sew along all of the edges with dark brown thread.

~ Tulips ~

Don't like applique? The block can be embroidered!

This month's block embroidered... it's sweet. Very nostalgic, something I would see at grandma's house.

This month's block goes together pretty quickly, gives you time to work on another project. Or if you're like me, I'm making two of these quilts, one applique and one that is embroidered! Hope you are having a great day, remember Februarys block is no longer FREE. It can be found in my ETSY shop and also on the Quilt Doodle Website for a small fee. To get this month's block, head on over to Quilt Doodle Designs... remember this block is only available this month FREE PDF download. 

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere


  1. Thank you for the pattern Cindy.

  2. thanks for another lovely block...

  3. If I get the Tulips stitched does this mean the snow has to go? love this block. Thank you :0

  4. Would loved to have taken part but just moved house.

  5. Love the tulips and looking forward to next block. Thank you.

  6. just got home from a 3 week road trip. Now to catch up on my 3 different BOM websites.