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Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes makes potted tulips beautiful for spring


Yesterday, we made the tulip blocks using the Drunkard’s Path method for our quilted wall hanging, and today we’re going to make the flower pots using templates and Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes collection.


Quilted wall hanging with four tulips each in a flower pot. Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes.
Tulip quilted wall hanging using Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes fabric collection


Instructions for making the flower pots

From the gray fabric, cut four 4½” x 16½” rectangles. Set aside.

From each of the flower pot fabrics of brown and dark green, cut two 2½” x 8½” rectangles.

Using the flower pot templates, cut two pots from each of the dark green and orange fabrics, and cut eight side pieces from the gray fabric.

Sew the gray side pieces to each side of the pots, and press. Repeat for the three other blocks. Trim to an 8½” square.

Sew the colored top onto the flower pot base. Make four flower pots.


Flower pot pieced quilt block using green and gray fabric by Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes collection.
Assemble the flower pot, making two green and two brown pots.


Sew a green and a brown flower pot together, side by side. Alternate blocks, and sew another set.


Four flower pot pieced quilt blocks of green and brown, in sets of two. Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes.
Two sets of two flower pots


Sew the two gray 4½” x 16½” rectangles to the bottom of both sets of pots. Press. We’ll be using the remaining two 4½” x 16½” rectangles tomorrow.


Two flower pot blocks of green and gray fabric with a gray fabric strip on bottom. Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes.
Sew the gray strip of fabric to the bottom of each set of flower pots.


Come back tomorrow as we put the finishing touches on our blooming tulip quilted wall hanging using Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer Echoes fabric.


This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: Making tulips using the Drunkard’s Path method to make a spring quilt

Go to part 3: Making bias tape for tulip stems

I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager.


  1. Marla Jones

    This is very cute! I would love to try and make it 🙂

  2. Julie Bolduc

    This is a great tutorial I like the flower

  3. Heather Swanson

    very lovely I will tell my friend Hilary about this site.

  4. Calvin F.

    This is very neat, nice for decorating for the spring.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Wonderful tutorial, in fact I love all of them, this is a great blog. 🙂

  6. Carolyn Painter

    I absolutely love the techniques shown on these pages! Simple enough for even me to do!

  7. carolyn montgomery

    gorgeous fabrics and such a clever idea for the tulips.

  8. Celia Ambrose

    Thanks for chance to win! I would love to try out any of the wonderful fabrics shown on the blog, and on facebook.

  9. karen powell

    so many pretty fabrics , prints and patterns…ooohhh the ideas

  10. Linda Washington

    This looks like a fun site!

  11. Linda

    I like the tulips. Very cheery

  12. Carol J

    What I fun idea for Spring!

  13. Great idea for the tulips.

  14. irene martinez

    Wonderful blog…and thanks for giveaways!

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