The Pine Tree Quilting 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
As you can see from the grid lines to the left, this
block is made up of squares, rectangles, and
I used sky fabric for my background, but this block
looks good with solids and other small prints.
block was made using
measurements. The block is a 4-patch, subdivided into 16
at 2 inches, and the block finishes at 8 1/2 inches raw.
Cut and sew your squares and
triangles. On the bottom row, to make it easy, I cut the trunk 2 1/2
inches raw. The rectangles on the right and left of the trunk were
cut at 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches raw so that when the sides are sewn to the
trunk, the length of the bottom piece is 8 1/2 inches raw.
There are a lot of seams to
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. It is hard to mess up.