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 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.
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.
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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