I'm so excited to be part of the Paper Pieced Pattern a Day Garden Party Blog Hop!!!!
It doesn't quite feel like Spring in Seattle until the tulip bulbs I planted in the fall bloom in April.
My block is a tulip in a pot which for me epitomizes the beginning of Spring.
If you haven't seen the other Garden Party themed blocks you should really check it out HERE.
They are fabulous!
Jennifer of Sewhooked is hosting and has some fabulous give-aways, too.
The block is 4 1/2" wide and the instructions include measurements for making a 10" block. You could also use two blocks to create a 10" or 12" block. The pattern can be found HERE.
With Spring in the air, one cannot have too many cute shopping totes!!
I decided to use this block to adorn a fun shopping tote. Warning - It is a big one : )
A whopping 15 3/4" x 18 3/4"!!
If you want a smaller bag, just trim off the bottom and you can keep all the other measurements the same. Make sure your quilt block fits the smaller size of the tote and you can see it below the flap.
I added pom pom trim and a border around the block to coordinate.
I love the ruffle top elastic pocket. It is super duper, easy peasy and has a nice clean finish.
You can find the tote bag tutorial HERE.
If you decide to make my "Hello Spring" block or tote bag, I would love to see your version on my Charise Creates Flickr group HERE.
And don't forget to check out the Garden Party Flickr group HERE!