Tree: FREE Quilt Block Pattern

About this Quilt

Finished Blocks : 10″ x 10″

Rating : Beginner

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Pines & Presents: Cheerful Scrappy Christmas Lap Quilt Pattern

 

Click here to see this Tree Block in Diane Dragovich Moore’s Pines & Presents lap quilt pattern.

 

Planning

This quick and easy block lends itself to Christmas table runners, potholders, small totes… almost any holiday project that requires a 10˝ block. Consider making it in bright fabrics with a blue background for a fun child’s quilt.

Cutting Instructions
(cut in order listed)

Cream texture (background)
2 rectangles 2½˝ x 4½˝
2 rectangles 2½˝ x 3½˝
10 squares 2½˝ x 2½˝
2 rectangles 1½˝ x 2½˝
Green print (tree)
1 strip 2½˝ x 10½˝
1 strip 2½˝ x 8½˝
1 strip 2½˝ x 6½˝
1 rectangle 2½˝ x 4½˝
Christmas print, plaid, or stripe (trunk)
1 square 2½˝ x 2½˝

Piecing the Block

  1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of cream 2½˝ square. Referring to Diagram I-A, place marked square on green print 10½˝ strip, right sides together, aligning raw edges. Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press. Repeat on the opposite end of the strip to make pieced unit A. In same manner and referring to Diagram I-B, use cream 2½˝ squares and remaining green strips and rectangles to make pieced units B-D.
    Tree: FREE quilt block pattern download
  2. Referring to Diagram II , sew cream 2½˝ x 4½˝ rectangles to opposite sides of Christmas print 2½˝ square to make bottom row of Tree Block. Sew cream 1½˝ x 2½˝ rectangles to ends of unit B to make middle row of Tree Block. In similar manner, sew cream 2½˝ squares to ends of C, and cream 2½˝ x 3½˝ rectangles to ends of D, to make top 2 rows of Tree Block. Sew rows together as shown to complete Tree Block.
    Tree: FREE quilt block pattern download

The Pines & Presents lap quilt (63½˝ x 73½˝) is patterned in the November/December 2013 issue of McCall’s QuiltingDigital downloads of back issues always available at our shop.

Pines & Presents: Cheerful Scrappy Christmas Lap Quilt Pattern