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The Pine Tree Quilting Block

The Pine Tree Quilt Block

The Pine Tree quilt block is a frugal and fun quilt block to make. It is not a hard block to make, and you can use a lot of scraps to piece the foliage.

As you can see from the grid lines to the left, this block is made up of squares, rectangles, and half square triangles.

The Pine Tree Quilt Block with gridsThis block was made using simple measurements. The block is a 4-patch, subdivided into 16 grids.  Each grid finishes at 2 inches, and the block finishes at 8 1/2 inches raw

Make your half square triangles first, then cut your squares and rectangles. It is easiest to piece this block in rows, starting at the top. When you get to the bottom your can decide how big to make the trunk. Mine is somewhat narrow, but you can easily go all the way out to the black line of the grid and have a very wide trunk.

There are a lot of seams to press with this block. Be sure that you follow good piecing techniques, and nest your seams in opposite directions.

This is a good nature block, and works well in woodsy projects. I used a whimsical fabric, and it looks like I could put it in a Christmas quilt.


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