You’ve made it to the last block in the Little Forest Block of the Month quilt! Well done! All that’s left to tackle is the Pine Tree quilt block 😊
This one should be easy-peasy for you to stitch up now that you’re rocking all the new quilty skills you’ve got under your belt after joining the Little Forest Block of the Month Quilt Along featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine:
- 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.
- Strip piecing featured in the Striped Pine quilt block.
- Flying geese and the stitch and flip method in the Stacked Pine quilt block.
- Colour play and FPP in the Larch Tree quilt block.
- Choosing your quilty adventure between traditionally pieced oval curves or needle turn appliquéing ovals in the Poplar tree quilt block.
- Small precision piecing and combining quilting techniques in the Lodgepole quilt block.
What will be exciting is to reread your Little Forest BOM Journal entries to see how your quilting has improved during the BOM. It’s always so encouraging to see how much progress you’ve made! You can download your free copy here.
But first, you need to tackle the Pine Tree quilt block!
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INSPIRATION BEHIND THE PINE TREE QUILT BLOCK
One of my favourite views in the wintertime is seeing the pine trees covered in snow. Waking up to a winter wonderland is one of the most beautiful, serene, and magical moments of winter and I wanted to capture that essence in a quilt block.
The top of the Pine Tree is meant to represent the tops covered in snow. But since this is a quilt and we want to have fun with our fabrics, I designed the Pine Tree quilt block to feature two colours in the canopy. This was meant to encourage you to dig into your fabric scrap bin and just play!
You can make a bunch of the Pine Tree quilt blocks featuring all different scraps for a unique and playful quilt.
Really, the options on how/where you feature this block are endless.
QUILT TECHNIQUE FEATURED IN THE PINE TREE QUILT BLOCK
The quilt techniques you’ll use to piece the Pine Tree quilt block are super simple. Nothing more complex than a little strip piecing and cutting using templates.
TIPS FOR QUILTY SUCCESS
Things can get a little wonky when you attach your Piece D to the sides of your Pine Tree.
You know I’m selective on when I bust out my pins, but I have found that popping a pin in the center of the seam when joining Piece D is helpful to keep things from shifting and stretching on me.
Give it a go and see if that helps keep things on track.
Just remember to be delicate with your pieces as the more you manipulate, pull, and tug on them, the more that bias edge will stretch out on you.
That applies to pressing instead of ironing your seams and block too 😉
MATERIALS AND FABRICS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THE PINE TREE QUILT BLOCK
Here’s an overview of everything I’ve used to make my Pine Tree quilt block:
- Pine Tree Quilt Block Pattern – Available exclusively in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Issue 122*
- 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
Make the same Little Forest Quilt featuring Ruby and Bee solids. Quilt kit available exclusively from Birdie and Dot Fabrics.
I’m so proud of you for sticking with the Little Forest Block of the Month quilt along! We wanted to celebrate your accomplishments by giving you the chance to win a year’s digital subscription to Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine courtesy of the team at Love Patchwork and Quilting!
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 April 22, 2023, 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 April 23, 2023.
The Pine Tree quilt block pattern is exclusively available in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Issue 122* 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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