Spring has definitely sprung in my neck of the woods and with that my desire to quilt fun spring inspired quilting designs like the Tulip Dance border!
In this APQS video tutorial you’ll learn how to quilt the tulip dance border design! This is a sweet free motion quilting design inspired by tulip flowers that’s perfect for your next floral quilt. Watch the video below to see how to quilt it!
How to Quilt the Tulip Dance Border Design
The tulip dance border design is really simple and only uses a two main design elements. Begin at the bottom of your border or sashing space and quilt a lowercase e. Continue up towards the center of your space. Quilt three petals around your lowercase e to give it a nice crown. And that’s it! Bring your quilting line back under the lowercase e to travel through your space. To help spread the tulips apart I like to add a little dip or point between flowers.
Tulip Dance Tips
Just like in a flower garden, spacing is key for this design. You don’t want the tulips to be too bunched together or too far apart. You might consider using your favorite marking tool to mark even spaces for each of your tulips to land. In the tulip dance video you also saw me separate my flowers with a point, but you could add anything there. In my Betty the Butterfly tutorial I added little daisies between the butterflies. Or in my Curled Clover video tutorial I added lollipops. The possibilities are endless!
Now it’s Your Turn!
Now that you know how to quilt the Tulip Dance border, it’s your turn to give it a try! I would love to see your version of this design. You can share pictures of your quilts with me at the Quilted Joy Facebook page, tag me on Instagram, or join the community in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse!
If you would like to explore more tips and tricks for longarm quilting don’t miss the Quilted Joy Learning Center!