Week 2 - Christmas Tree Block
Project by Katie at The Fabric Squirrel
Today's block is the Christmas tree. It is a nice easy one and there are just three colours you need. You will need to make two of these for your finished quilt, but the cutting and instructions are for one. Just double up if you are making them both at the same time. You will make plenty of flying geese in this quilt, so I am putting the more detailed instructions here. This is just one method of making them, but I will cover another way later one in the block along.
I have put together a mini video to help you.
Seam Allowance: ¼”
Unfinished size: 9½ x 15¼”
Finished size (when sewn into your quilt): 9" x 14¾
Width x Height
Cut one unless otherwise stated Green:
3 - 9.5" x 5"
6 - 5" Square
2 - 4¼” x 1¾"
2" x 1¾
1. Make three flying geese with your green rectangles and white squares. Using a fabric marker, draw a straight line from opposite corners. Use this as your stitching guide.
2. Place the squares on the edge of one side of the green and sew along the line. Trim. Press open. Repeat on the other side. You will need three of these.
*NOTE - don't get rid of the offcuts, you can use these for some of the smaller squares later on in the block along.
3. With the three remaining patches, sew the short edges together to create the trunk.
4. Sew the 5 sections together to create your tree.
Your tree is complete! Make sure you make two of these.