The Shaded Pine Tree
This is the first block in the
Woodsy Collection. The top of this tree is made of
The block pictured is done in
shades of green, but it would be striking in Flaming Autumn Colors
You can see the divisions of
the units in the picture. The squares are made to finish
at 2-inches. That means you will cut the squares at 2 1/2
inches (to allow for the seam allowances), and when you make the
Triangles you will use two squares right sides together cut at 2
You can make this square more
realistic by having one half of the tree in lighter shades of your
chosen color, as if sunlight were shining on it.
It is a lot of fun to arrange
the different squares until you find a pattern you like. Sew
the top of the tree together before you do the bottom. At this
point, it should measure 8 1/2 - inches wide, and 6 1/2
Piece together the bottom of
the tree by cutting a piece for the trunk, and then pieces for the
sides. I wanted my trunk to finish at 2-inches, so I cut my
piece for the trunk 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.
Cut the last two pieces 3 1/2 x
2 1/2 inches each.
(3 1/2 plus 3 1/2 plus
2 1/2 is equal to 9 1/2 inches. Subtract 1 1/2 inches for the
seams and border allowance. That equals 7 inches. Divide
this by 2, and you get 3 1/2 inches)
Piece these together, and then
do the horizontal seam. There are no seams to match on this last
piece, but be sure to sew the piece with the seams on top so you
don't accidentally turn any of them when you are sewing.
Finished Size of Block - 8