Tree Farm Quilt
Trees a crowd. In a good way! This forest-filled quilt project uses basic Sizzix Bigz dies to create a lovely landscape!
Theme: Quilting & Patchwork
|(10) Fat 1/8||Assorted green prints||Cut (20) Isosceles Triangles|
|1 yd||Snowflake print||Cut (16) Isosceles Triangles|
Cut (8) mirror-image Right Triangles
Cut (2) 5" wide Strips x WOF
Cut (4) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF for binding
|1/8 yd||Dotted brown||Cut (1) 2" wide Strip x WOF|
|1/8 yd||Solid brown||Cut (1) 2" wide Strip x WOF|
|1 yd||Backing fabric|
|34" x 40"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 29" x 34"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- Fat 1/8 = approximately 9" x 22"
- WOF = width of fabric
Piecing the Quilt Top:
- Arrange the Isosceles Triangles in four rows of five trees, alternating fabric patterns between the assorted green prints for the trees and the snowflake print for the sky. Place a Right Triangle snowflake print at the ends of each row.
- Lay the 2" wide brown Strips perpendicular on the 3" wide Strip die to cut the Strip into 2" x 3" rectangles. These will be used for tree trunks.
- Lay the 5" wide snowflake print Strips perpendicular on the 3" Strip die to cut the Strip into 3" x 5" rectangles. Then place four 3" x 5" rectangles onto the 2 1/2" Strip die to cut the rectangles into 3" x 2 1/2" rectangles.
- Make four rows of 2" x 3" brown tree trunks and 3" x 5" snowflake rectangles. Place 3" x 2 1/2" snowflake rectangles at the ends of each row.
- Sew the Isosceles Triangles together to form rows.
- Sew the tree trunks and sky rectangles together to form rows.
- Sew the rows to each other. Wait to trim the edges until the top is quilted, if necessary.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by machine or hand as desired.
- Square up the edges.
- Sew the binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold the binding in half lengthwise, with wrong sides together and press.
- 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.