Totally Trees Quilt

Project #17877
17877

You’re not out of the woods yet! Whether they are tall trees, medium trees or short trees, you can magnificently make your own forest quilt of Totally Trees.



Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
5" wide scraps (1 yd total) Green prints and solidsCut (16) small trapezoids (cut 8 with right side UP on die;
cut 8 with right side DOWN on die)
Cut (14) medium trapezoids (cut 7 with right side UP on die;
cut 7 with right side DOWN on die)
Cut (12) large trapezoids (cut 6 with right side UP on die;
cut 6 with right side DOWN on die)
5" wide scraps (1/4 yd total) Red printsCut (2) small trapezoids (cut 1 with right side UP on die;
cut 1 with right side DOWN on die)
Cut (2) medium trapezoids (cut 1 with right side UP on die;
cut 1 with right side DOWN on die)
Cut (2) large trapezoids (cut 1 with right side UP on die;
cut 1 with right side DOWN on die)
Fat 1/4Brown solid fabricCut (24) small rectangles
1 1/2 ydWhite solid fabric*Cut (14) small trapezoids
Cut (16) medium trapezoids
Cut (18) large trapezoids
Cut (24) large rectangles
1 1/2 ydBacking fabric
1/2 ydBinding fabricCut (6) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF
42" x 48"Batting

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 36" x 42"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 22"
  • WOF = width of fabric
  • * = If not using a solid white fabric, cut half of the pieces with right side UP on die and half with right side DOWN on die.

Piecing Instructions:

  1. Arrange the trapezoids and rectangles into trees using the quilt photo as a reference. The pieces are designed to fit together, forming blocks of the same size. A small and large trapezoid fit together, two medium trapezoids fit together and a small and large rectangle fit together. The “mirror image” blocks are achieved by cutting half the trapezoid blocks with the right side of the fabrics facing UP on the die and half with the right side of the fabrics facing DOWN. For different tree lengths, use multiples of the same sections in a row to make longer trees or eliminate tree sections for shorter tree.
  2. Large/Small Trapezoid Blocks: With right sides together, sew the angled sides of a large trapezoid to a small trapezoid. Press the seam allowance away from the background (Diagram 1). Repeat, sewing all the large/small trapezoid pairs.
  3. Medium Trapezoid Blocks: With right sides together, sew the angled sides of two medium trapezoids together. Press the seam allowance away from the background (Diagram 2). Repeat, sewing all the medium trapezoid pairs.
  4. Tree Trunk Rectangle Blocks: Sew a small brown rectangle to a large background rectangle to make half of the trunk. Press away from the background (Diagram 3). Repeat, sewing all the tree trunk rectangle blocks.
  5. Sew blocks together in vertical rows, pinning at intersections to line up corners. Then sew the rows together to complete the quilt top.

Finishing:

  1. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
  2. Sew the binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise, and press.
  3. With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt, and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.

  • Diagram 1

  • Diagram 2

  • Diagram 3

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