The Spring Sampler–The Tulip Border


Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerGood Morning, Quilters!

Today we are adding the last border motif to our quilt–the Tulip Border!

Tulips, Free Motion Quilting, Tutorial

The tutorial for the Tulip Border can be found HERE.

Or on page 104 of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 available on Etsy HERE

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerAdd Tulip Time to the two edge borders of your quilt.

If you were stitching this motif on a middle border, you could stitch in the ditch to connect each tulip.

Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring SamplerI find it easiest to stitch this motif from left to right.Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring Sampler

Now all the half square triangle and plain rows are complete!
Tulip Border, FMQ, Spring Sampler

Later this week we will do a re-cap with links to all the steps in this quilt…

Of course it’s not a quilt until the binding is added and it has a label!!

Happy Stitching!


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13 thoughts on “The Spring Sampler–The Tulip Border

  1. This is so cute! Thank you for all the designs you share. I need to get my sandwich samples out and practice. You inspire me!

  2. Fantastic, just loving this and just bought your book. Thanks so much for all the fm help.

  3. As I look at this design, how it’s implemented and then stepping back to take a look, I realize why it’s so appealing! It’s clean and simple looks are so fresh and beautiful to me. Thanks Lori, I will try this on my mid arm machine.

    • So glad to hear it is appealing but also helpful to me to find out why you like it. Thank you!!

  4. Love this and it has inspired an entire flower garden border…tulips of all shapes, daisies, zinnias….

  5. I truly have enjoyed this Spring Sampler, Lori! I’ve just completed my quilting and as I step back to admire my work, I’m so pleased with each motif that we practiced. I’ve gained a lot of confidence. The one thing I am working on at this stage is control, control, control, and by participating in the Spring Sampler, I’ve had lots of opportunity! Thank you sew very much! Now, off to prepare my binding!

  6. Did you ever do the recap and links to all the steps? I didn’t see that. Also I couldn’t get the link to open from your Happy Fourth of July email. Thanks.

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