I recently noticed this vintage tulip quilt block on Flickr. Although I have way too many UFOs, and the last thing I need is a new project, I could not resist this wonderful pattern. At first I was thinking doll quilt, but all those seams in the strip piecing would make the tiny tulip pieces difficult to work with. Because I had an idea of which fabrics I wanted to use, I let the size of the vintage fabric pieces determine the size of the block — something I do a lot.
Here are the small vintage Double Wedding Ring arcs I wanted to use. . .
and here is a block that is ready to be appliquéd.
The curve of the DWR arcs results in angled seams in the three tulip sections, which I think looks pretty cute, and I can cut exactly two tulip pieces from each arc. This may end up being another Christmas present.