You’re making amazing progress on your Little Forest quilt! Amazing how time flies when you’re having quilty fun, and picking up quilty skills along the way 😊 Keep it going with the Striped Pine quilt block!
- Needle turn appliqué on the maple trees featured in the Little Forest block
- Half Rectangle Triangles (or HRT) in the pine tree featured in the Twin Peaks block
- Curves and Foundation Paper Piecing in the cherry blossom tree featured in the Cherry Tree block
- Small and strip piecing featured in the Bonsai quilt block.
- Raw edge appliqué as shown in the Maple tree block.
- Working with large foundation paper piecing templates in the Fraser Fir quilt block.
You’re going to add to that skill set with strip piecing the Striped Pine quilt block! Which is a quilt technique you’ll turn to time and time again!
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INSPIRATION BEHIND THE STRIPED PINE QUILT BLOCK
Pine trees are plenty here in Quebec, so I would have been remiss if I didn’t sneak these pretties into your Little Forest Quilt!
I remember the first time we had Christmas with my stepmom, and she had picked up a fresh pine tree. This was a first for me and I love how the house smelled amazing, and the tree was really pretty with white lights shining bright (also a first). The only thing I wasn’t entirely sold on the prickly needles 😉
Nonetheless, I still have fond memories of holidays spent with a fresh pine smell wafting through the air. It is definitely, something to experience and it’s the memory I turn to whenever I think about pine trees!
QUILT TECHNIQUE FEATURED IN THE STRIPED PINE QUILT BLOCK
Last month had you working with quite a few large templates in the Fraser Fir quilt block and, I wanted this month to be a little less entailed for you 😉
Plus, you’ve already tackled strip piecing in the Bonsai quilt block, so the strip piecing in the Striped Pine block will be easy peasy for you.
Just remember to stitch your strips in opposite directions to help prevent that bowing effect.
TIPS FOR QUILTY SUCCESS
This block is quite simple to stitch up, but I do recommend you take your time with the triangle sides.
Maybe even pop a pin in to keep things from shifting on you. Those sides do like to stretch if you’re not gentle with them.
MATERIALS AND FABRICS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THE STRIPED PINE QUILT BLOCK
Here’s an overview of everything I’m using to make my Striped Pine quilt block:
- Striped Pine Pattern – Available exclusively in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Issue 117*
- Ruby and Bee Solids in the colours:
- Linen White for the background, although this* Ruby and Bee solid would work perfectly too!
- Sewing machine*
- Sewing machine needles*
- 50wt thread for piecing*
- Square ruler*
- Rotary cutter*
- Cutting mat*
- Pressing table or wool pressing mat*
- Small snips*
- Design wall – tutorial to make your own here
There are certain sewing notions that I just can’t live without and one of them is my Sit ‘n Sew Pincushions. I’ve been making these ever since I started sewing in 2011 and they bring me joy every time I spot them on my sewing table, at my iron, or in my sewing kit! With the holidays coming up, I thought it might be fun to get your hands on the Sit’ n Sew Pincushion Pattern PDF so that you can make some for yourself and your sewing friends!
Participating in the monthly Little Forest BOM giveaway is super easy!
All you need to do is:
- Follow @shannonfraserdesigns @lovequiltingmag
- Post your finished block on Instagram by November 23, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST tagging @shannonfraserdesigns and @lovequiltingmag
- Include the hashtag #LittleForestBOM
- Instagram account must be public
The giveaway is open internationally. The winner will be selected at random on November 24, 2022.
The Stacked Pine quilt block pattern is exclusively available in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Issue 117* available on newsstands in the UK and heading internationally in the coming weeks. If you’re like me and based outside of Europe, the quickest way to get your hands on the monthly quilt blocks is to get a digital subscription here*.
Can’t wait to see your blocks pop up on Instagram under the #LittleForestBOM hashtag!
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