The focus fabric in this quilt was part of a large stash of tulip fabrics I had been collecting. I had wanted to make a quilt using all of my tulip fabrics, but that is still in the works. (I won't tell you how long ago I started that collection...)
I took this fabric to one of our beach quilt retreats and wanted to make something that would showcase the tulips. I looked at the pattern and chose my block size to keep most of the tulip clusters in tact (9" finished block).
The pink fabric had a light tulip pattern in it also. I paired the two tulip fabrics with a solid navy (to let the eye rest, as Mom always says). I love taking simple blocks and playing with color and arrangements.