Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A gift of Free Autumnal Tulip Applique Templates Thru Christmas Day 2020!

Autumnal Tulips is a true blue finish now! This has been such a sweet quilt to work on, I almost didn't want it to be finished up. How is it that some quilts start out so impulsively but then somehow end up being an all time fave?

The finished quilt

This is a quilt that has generated quite a bit of interest, here and also on Pinterest {not that I follow any of that very closely}. Surprisingly, a couple people have also requested a pattern.

A full view

Picture me scrunching up my face and making a 'who, me?' look and you know that's not going to happen. I'm terrible at making patterns, don't have the tools to do it properly and honestly, just don't want to take the time to fine tune all the details.

Looking closely

However, in light of the fact that it's close to Christmas and this year has been a total buzzkill, I decided to trace all the applique templates onto a piece of paper and save it as a PDF file. Just for YOU! Thank you to all my wonderfully supportive readers who stick with me through good quilts and sometimes, even the bad. I love you for that.
Crumpled quilty goodness

No, I can't figure out how to embed it into a post or load it somewhere onto my blog. After about an hour of trying I completely gave up. Techy stuff is so not my area of expertise and I have better things to do with my time right now!

Ready for a good snuggle!

So here's the deal. I'm offering you a Very Merry Christmas gift from Quilty Folk! If you want to have a copy of the Autumnal Tulips applique templates, leave a request in the comments below or drop me an email. It's that simple. I will attach the pdf file with my return email and then you can get started on your own version of this sweet, spunky quilt! Wouldn't it look yummy in pink and/or red poinsettia colors too? This offer is good through December 25th, but I might need until January 1st to get caught up on all the emails. Life is kinda crazy around here during the best of times!

A few notes to consider: 
  • This is NOT a pdf total quilt 'pattern', simply the templates for applique parts and pieces. Obviously they'll work better if you trace the shapes onto template plastic or freezer paper before using.
  •  This is not a huge quilt. My quilt ended up being 48 3/4" x 57 1/2" after being washed and dried!
  • There are 30-8" tulips blocks in my version. Cut the background fabrics out at 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • I included a template for the stem, but it's actually easier to make a long tube of bias or not bias stem {either one will work here} and further cut to size in regards to the length. Cut stem fabric out at 1 5/8" wide in long lengths. Sew the lengths together and then further sew into a very long tube with an extremely scant seam. Iron the tube with the seam at the middle at the back. Cut 30 stems at approx. 4 1/4" long each.
  • Sashing and cornerstone squares are cut out at 1 3/4" wide.
  • Outside border fabric is cut out at 3 1/2" wide.
That's all the guidance you get, but I'm pretty sure most will be off and running with something amazingly unique and totally different from the quilt pictured! 

For the purposes of this giveaway, be sure to leave a return email in your 'request' comment. If you do not request the pdf file, I will assume you don't want it. Remember, blogger does not always play nicely with others these days, and a lot of comments can easily end up being 'no reply'. Even if your comments always made it thru to my email a year ago! What no-reply means is, I have no way to contact you! ZERO! If you have not heard back from me by January 1st, then it might be best to email me personally at audkateaster at gmail dot com. Crossing my fingers this actually works!

86 comments:

  1. I think your quilt is super duper adorable and I would love a copy of your PDF to make my own. Thank you. scanlon.deborah@gmail.com.

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  2. Wow, this is so generous of you! Your quilt is beautiful :). izoofan2 @ hotmail . com

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  3. Audrey Tu edredón es bello gracias por compartir tus plantillas,
    Todos tus edredones me sorprenden y me encantan.
    Cuídate.
    madrinaban@gmail.com

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  4. Please send me a copy and thank you for your generosity! Your quilts always make me smile. Searsportquilter@gmail.com

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  5. I have been following your blog for awhile, but not sure I've ever left a comment. I've been wanting to work on an applique quilt for a long time, and tulips were my idea for a block! Thanks for offering your templates! diannbottrell@gmail.com

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  6. Oh I have been reading about your tulip quilt could I have a copy of your template...thx
    cary.wisnosky@gmail.com

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  7. Beautiful quilt, Audrey--love the colors you chose for the tulip sides...
    just such an elegant finish on this, Hugs from faraway Julierose

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  8. Yes, I would like a copy of your pattern. I like handwork and appliqué, and I might just start one for myself! Thank you for this sweet gift. Whitep50@aol.com.

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  9. Congratulations on your beautiful finish and thank you for the templates. I'd love to have a set, Audrey, and I'll return the favor with some of mine later. Merry Christmas.

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  10. it looks great - nice to have the interest isn't it - but like you some of us are pattern makers/designers and then there are those that don't feel like it :)

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  11. Such a fabulous finish! Love the quilting on it too, really made the tulip blocks shine. You are so very inspirational ... don't roll your eyes! Lol!

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  12. May I please have a copy of the tulip template? Thank you so much. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Linda heartlandp@msn.com

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  13. I would love to have the PDF of the templates for this quilt! My email is susanlewis44@hotmail.com.
    Can you tell me what size (i.e. how WIDE) your stems FINISH at?
    Thanks so much!

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  14. I would love to have your pattern! Rn9999@gmail.com. I can see why this quilt is your fav!

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  15. Another fabulous Audrey creation! This is such a charming quilt, I would love have a copy of your templates. rebecca53.rs@gmail.com

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful Tulips Audrey - congratulations on such a stunning quilt!

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  17. Love your quilt and would love the template please.

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  18. What a generous offer! A tulip quilt for spring would be so nice! louisesjodinshort@gmail.com

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  19. me encanta el diseño, me gustaria recibir la plantilla, felices fiestas

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  20. I love your quilt! I like to sew for my little grand doughter,
    if I receive it. Dear Audrey, wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Emily from Budapest, Hungary eorby1@gmail.com

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  21. I've been looking for a new hand-applique project for the new year. This came right on time. Thank you!!! shahann@yahoo.com

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  22. Hello
    I would love to have a copy of the template please. I want a new project and this looks as though it could be a fun thing to do.
    Thank you so much. My email sheilabattle@hotmail.com.

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  23. This quilt is so sweetly old-fashioned with a soft cuddly look! I'd love to have a copy of your pdf when you have a chance. amityquilter2008@gmail.com

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  24. This is such a lovely quilt! Thank you for offering the PDF templates! thewayisewit@gmail.com

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  25. thank you for this fun offer - I have followed this quilt in the making and would love to have your PDF template - juliannph@gmail.com

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  26. Oh, my goodness, you are going to be slammed for requests for this tulip but I think I'm going to have to add my name to your list! I loved watching this come together and would really like a soft, traditional pieced project like this to carry along. As for your instructions, well, if we are truly quilters we can figure it out and make it our own. Thank you for doing this, I love it!

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  27. Audrey congratulations on a cozy finished quilt. All you quilts seem cozy to me, must be the hand quilting! I would love to give this a try so when you get a chance please send me the templates!

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  28. I watched your progress as you made this quilt and it is so lovely! All that you make is original and unique. Please, I would love the templates. thank you!

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  29. Your quilt is so inviting and looks so soft. I would love to have the templates. Thank you! Sandy R

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  30. This is just exactly the kind of "wind down" project I need to work on after Christmas and I have the perfect fabrics already. I would love to have the applique parts PDF for this. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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  31. OH what a Beautiful Spring quilt this will make. I can't wait to get started on it . Thank you bessieashby2117@comcast.net

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  32. I love tulips. This would make a great spring project, and I know just the person I would like to make it for. Please send the templates to me at: kathleenhowe81@yahoo.com Thanks so much

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  33. I don't think you realize how creative and talented you are. I often scroll back thru your posts for all the eye candy and inspiration. I also have printed out pictures of your creations and store them in a binder for leafing thru. Yes I would love to receive PDF parts of your tulip quilt. My email is rcortez100@verizon.net. Thank you

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  34. Love your tulips. I am collecting tulip patterns to make one. Please include me in wanting your pattern. Thank you so much.
    mahatay2@hotmail.com Martha

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  35. Your quilt is lovely! Thank you for your generosity! I would love to receive the PDF. I think it would be nice made in 30's fabrics and I want to try. email: lisa0116@yahoo.com

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  36. What a lovely quilt, and an amazingly generous offer! Yes, I would love this PDF, please...I only hope I can turn it into something as beautiful as you have. My email is buddhajames777@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  37. Just the other day I was looking at a photo of my lone star quilt-in-progress (well, in planning anyway) and thinking "now if I was Audrey I could just slap a tulip on it and make it way better". And now here you are trying to hand me a tulip. How could I resist? grrrglinton @gmail.com Thanks!

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  38. Lovely quilt. Please could I have a copy of the templates. Merry Christmas. mimisnana@hotmail.com

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  39. Tulips are my favorite flower. Your pattern beautifully showcases a flower that makes me so happy.
    I would love your pdf. I know how busy you must be, so thank you so much, in advance, for you time.

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  40. I have admired your tulip quilt and am happy you are sharing the pattern for the tulip. Thanks for thinking of all your visitors!!
    o2quilt@gmail.com (the first letter is a o and not a 0 }

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  41. Thank you for the kind offer. I would love a pdf of your tulip. mjf2180@gmail.com

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  42. That is so nice of you! I would be very happy to receive a pdf of your tulip appliqués. Thanks so much! And thanks for adding the extra details (sashings, border measurements, etc.) in your post today. wordygirl@earthlink.net

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  43. I would like a pdf file for the tulips, and thanks for the other information too. I have been following your blog for a while and love what you make! I don't remember seeing what type of batting you use, would you mind including that in your email with the PDF? Thank you! dk.koch2.75gmail.com

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  44. I would love to have a PDF copy of the autumnal tulips applique. I love applique designs and yours looks so easy but very pretty. Thank you.
    bowling2805@twc.com

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  45. I'm joining the ranks in asking for the pdf file for the tulips. We all love your quilts and it is really special to have a chance to copy your beautiful work!
    juliana_ellington@yahoo.com

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  46. A bad quilt on your blog!?! I think not! You never cease to inspire. I’d love a copy of your generously offered PDF. Your tulip quilt is marvellous!

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  47. Oh I'm excited. Please send me a copy of the templates. I love all your things! smaureenkay@gmail.com.

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  48. this is such a pretty quilt Audrey and I've loved watching it being made - so generous of you to organise a PDF of your tulips :) have a wonderful christmas and new year x

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  49. I would love a copy of the tulips templates also. I love flower quilts, and this one is beautiful. My e-mail address is : bclark_2000@yahoo.com
    Thank you so much! Betty

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  50. I too would greatly appreciate a copy of the templates! Thank you fletcher.jean@gmail.com

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  51. I love your quilt and would very much like a copy of the templates!!
    Wishing you a wonderful Holiday with your family!
    quilt101@mygsc.com
    Thanks Very Much

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  52. Oh, my - I don't do a lot of appliqué but I love your tulips and would love to have a copy of your templates. Merry Christmas!!!

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  53. If you are not exhausted by the time you get to this message, I would love to receive a copy of your templates!!1 I admire your approach to quilts so very much and appreciate how you share your process!! Your gift of this pattern is very special. Thank you. ddodds51@gmail.com

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  54. A delightful quilt! And it looks like we may be seeing more versions popping up soon judging by all the requests here! I love the pink & gold colour combo in this, so very pretty.

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  55. Thank you for your kindness in offering the templates for your very special tulips. I would love a copy of the file.

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  56. Thank-you for your generosity. 3gotts@gmail.com

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  57. Audrey it’s a another gorgeous quilt, I would love a copy of the pattern thank you. Kimomallon@gmail.com

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  58. I think you know already that I would love to get a copy and thank you for your generosity, Audrey. I've so admired this quilt so much so often. My gmail is jocelynthurston23@gmail.com.Hope you don't get too tired out by the time you get to me!

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  59. I would love a copy of the templates, Audrey. What a generous offer and it certainly comes at an appropriate time with so many experiencing Covid fatigue. I also want to say I have so enjoyed your blog. I'm a traditional quilter, mainly of complicated needleturn, but as I look at patterns now, all that pops into my head are your fun quilts. Your free spirit revives me, so thank you for that. Have a Merry Christmas! Annette28j@gmail.com

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  60. I would love to have the PDF of the Autumnal Tulip pattern.

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  61. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful.

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  62. Hi Audrey, The quilt is beautiful. I would love a copy of the Autumnal Quilts applique template. How superb. Thank you.
    My email address is kea179@yahoo.com.au
    Sandi

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  63. This quilt is adorable! I'd love a pdf of the templates, and thank you for this gift. mpkemk@gmail.com

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  64. I love reading your blog and seeing your wonderful scrappy quilts and would love a copy of the tulip templates. Thank you for sharing.
    Susan.phillips30@ntlworld.com

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  65. I would be interested in the template! Gennyrose7@gmail.com

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  66. Aren’t you a sweetheart! Thank you I’d love a copy of your PDF. M x

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  67. Thankyou! I'd love a copy of your Tulip pdf!
    Regards Ann
    annmckinley45@gmail.com

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  68. Thank you so much! dkellogg@hotbreadkitchen.org

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  69. Beautiful finish and offer. I'm declining as I have too many projects going on at the moment!
    Keep up the gorgeous projects.

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  70. I would LOVE the pattern! Your quilts are all great! My email is
    lkling48@icloud.com

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  71. What a sweet little quilt. Love your quilting finish on it too. Thanks for this holiday gift. lynn.jarzombeck@gmail.com

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  72. I love the finished quilt, and as always love following along with the process. I would love the pdf file! Thanks for this holiday gift, and Merry Christmas!! IronLftr10@yahoo.com

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  73. I think you're going to be overwhelmed by emails, lol - please add me to the list for the pattern! This may be my favorite of all your finishes. It's simple but stunning! Love the cornerstones, they set it all off perfectly, as does the quilting. My email is alliehartom@gmail.com, in case blogger plays up! Love this and thank you so very very much - Merry Christmas!

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  74. I really like all of your quilts (some more than others ;)). I believe this will be a lovely quilt. I would like the pattern please. Thank you so MUCH!!!! Merry Christmas to all of you!!!! Thank you so very much. Kara

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  75. I just found your Blog but intend to subscribe. I really like all your quilts and was wondering if I could have one of these free patterns. That is a beautiful quilt and I would like to try to make myself one. Can you use this email to send it to? daisey_clover@suddenlink.net.

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  76. Thank you, Audrey! Beautiful quilt. Would enjoy a pdf. Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year.
    susan.mcquade11@yahoo.com

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  77. What a lovely, lovely gesture Audrey - looks like you have lots of takers :). I won't ask for the pattern but will suffice with enjoying pics of your beautiful quilt.

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  78. This generous offer is wonderful.Your quilts make my heart happy. I love the handwork, the applique, the scrappiness. I wrote you an email but it went out before I could add a thank you, so thank you. xo Happy New Year. thimblepie at gmail dot com

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  79. Your tulip quilt was just what I needed to brighten this dreary, wintry day. Thank you so much! Could you please send me the pdf so I can also begin making mine? Thank you for sharing.

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  80. Thank you so much for sharing our template pattern. I hopped over from Little Penguin Quilts. Also I believe Rosemary used this same tulip patter at Applique and Patch Quilting. Whatever, I like it and would really like to have the pattern. Please send it to me at flafarmgirl@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

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  81. Hi I sent you an email requesting a copy of the tulip pattern. I love the quilt and have been making scrappy quilts during the past year. Quilting has been my saving grace. My email is bettyann.parent@gmail.com. Thank you💗

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  82. I know it’s past the deadline. But I was wondering if you could send me the template! My address is pearlisagirl@gmail.com

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  83. I too am very late in requesting the applique pattern of your lovely Autumnal Tulips. Have sent you an email also, however my email is kay@kaysan.com.au
    Many thanks.

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  84. Heyyy...I too think I may be way too late but I'm giving it a try anyway...as I luv this pattern n quilt...so if you could please send me the templates...I would be truly grateful...THank you so much😊!

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  85. Please please could you send me the templates lashleyn@gmail.com

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