Dutch Tulips Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

It’s time for another great quilt along with the Fat Quarter Shop – the Dutch Tulips Quilt Along.  When they asked if I wanted to sew along with it they told me I could use any fabric I wanted.  These are my favorite kind of quilt alongs!  I love sharing with you all my “odd” fabric choices and I’m sure you’ll agree that this time is no different.


I decided to go scrappy!  I know – Shocker!  If I went a little bigger this would have been an ideal project for the Scrap Quilt Challenge.

  Dutch Tulip Quilt Top by Kim Lapacek
I also decided to make a table runner/table topper.  It’s going to look awesome on my table for Easter this year!

preparing to fuse

This quilt is a mixture of traditional piecing and applique.  I love using mixed techniques.  The Orange Peel Set of Impressions Quilting Templates are very useful in making the tulip leaves.

  fused leaves
The pattern calls for all the same size leaves … but I had to tweak a couple … or seven and making them just one size larger because I could.

heat n bond lite

I fused Heat N Bond Lite onto the assortment of green fabrics before making them into leaves.  This made placing them and setting them until I’m ready to quilt them easy peasy.

Dutch Tulip Quilt Top by Kim Lapacek

I tried taking photos of the quilt this morning … it was quite windy …

Dutch Tulip Quilt Top by Kim Lapacek

Luckily, the clothespins held for at least a little while so I could get a decent shot.

Dutch Tulip Quilt Top by Kim Lapacek

I think the scrappy white tulips are pushing it a little but I do like the interest it adds to the piece.  Three different beige fabrics were used to piece the back.  I promise I’ll share with you the finished quilted project when it’s done!


Head over to the Jolly Jabber (aka the Fat Quarter Shops blog) to see how YOU can join in the Dutch Tulips Quilt Along and see what other bloggers created from this great pattern.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

dutch tulips block

You can also get a Dutch Tulips Quilt Kit at the Fat Quarter Shop!

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.



  1. What a great idea! This will be a beautiful table runner and the scrappy colors are perfect in it.

  2. I was wondering about making a table runner... or placemats from the pattern! Cute! I love your action shots in the wind!

  3. I really like the scrappy tulips, the leaves I would have not gone so scrappy.

  4. This is so fantastic!! I love what you've done with the scraps.

  5. I love your scrappy version, including the white tulips! :)


Thank you for your comments! I do my best to reply but life sometimes gets in the way. I do read and appreciate each and every comment!

*some posts on this blog contain affiliate links to vendors such as Amazon - at no additional cost to you. The small amount of affiliate income I earn allows me to bring you free patterns and DIY tutorials, as well as pay for domain fees. For more information, please visit my Disclosure Statement and Advertising Policies page.