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.
I used sky fabric for my background, but this block looks good with solids and other small prints.
Cut and sew your squares and half square 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.
This is a good nature block, and works well in woodsy projects. It is hard to mess up.