cottage Christmas sew along – wip link up! + giveaway

hello Wednesday!

cottage christmas sew along
welcome to the next installment of our sew along!
today is my turn to share with you the tree block!!
to see the other blocks, check out Sally and Julie’s blogs…

cottage christmas sew along
here is your tree block…
it finishes at 20 x 20 if you are making the bed runner and 10 x 10 for the tablerunner….
Julie will have a special tutorial for those of you making the lap quilt….as it uses the left half of this tree plus an extra block…

tree block
You will need one large tree for the bedrunner, two small trees for the table runner and three left halves for the bed quilt.
Supplies
Green fabric – ½ yard WOF for large tree and 8 inches WOF for the small tree (I cut a 4 inch x 22 inch strip from three different Cottage green prints)
Background – ½ yard WOF for the large tree and 4 inches WOF + 5 inch square for the small tree
Finished size 20 x 20 inch for large tree and 10 x 10 inches for the small tree
Notes
Read all directions before beginning
Yardage is assumed 40” wide (WOF = Width of Fabric)
Seam allowance ¼ inch
Throughout the tutorial, the first number is for the large tree and the number in parenthesis is for the small tree.

tree block
Cutting Instructions
Cut two 7 inch (4 inch) strips from green fabric
Sub-cut: 2 – 7 inch (4 inch) squares
2 – 6.5 x 4.5 inch (3.5 x 2.5 inch) rectangles
2- 6 inch (3.5 inch) squares
2 – 5.5 x 3.5 inch (3 x 2 inch) rectangles
2 – 4.5 x 2.5 inch ( 2.5 x 1.5 inch) rectangles
2 – 4 inch (2.5 inch) squares
2 – 3.5 x 1.5 inch (2 x 1 inch) rectangles
2 – 3 inch (2 inch) squares
Cut two 7 inch (4 inch) WOF of background
Sub-cut: 2 – 7 inch (4 inch) squares
2 – 6 inch (3.5 inch) squares
2 – 5.5 x 2.5 inch (3 x 1.5 inch) rectangles
2 – 4.5 inch (2.5 inch) squares
2 – 5 inch (3 inch) squares
2 – 3.5 x 6.5 inch (2 x 3.5 inch) rectangles
2 – 4 inch ( 2.5 inch) squares
2 – 3 inch (2 inch) squares
2 – 2.5 x 8.5 inch (1.5 x 4.5 inch) rectangles – I cut this piece last and opened up my fabric and repositioned it to get this piece cut.

Piecing the block

tree block
All of the half square triangles are constructed the same. Pair a green square with a background square, right sides together. On the back of the background square, draw a diagonal line. Sew a scant ¼ inch on each side of the line. Cut apart and then trim to the size for the row you are working on.
I opted to construct this tree from the bottom up, building one row at a time.

tree block
Row 5 – 7 inch (4 inch) half square triangle trimmed to 6.5 inches (3.5 inches), two green rectangles 6.5 x 4.5 inch (3.5 x 2.5 inch), 7 inch (4 inch) half square triangle trimmed to 6.5 inches (3.5 inches). Sew into a row.

tree block
Row 4 – background 5.5 x 2.5 inch (3 x 1.5 inch) rectangles, 6 inch (3.5 inch) squares trimmed to 5.5 inch (3 inch) half square triangle, two 5.5 x 3.5 inch (3 x 2 inch) rectangles, 6 inch (3.5 inch) squares trimmed to 5.5 inch (3 inch) half square triangle and a background 5.5 x 2.5 inch (3 x 1.5 inch) rectangle. Sew into a row.
Row 3 – 4.5 inch (2.5 inch) background square, 5 inch (3 inch) squares trimmed to 4.5 inch (2.5 inch) half square triangle, two 4.5 x 2.5 inch (2.5 x 1.5 inch) rectangles, 5 inch (3 inch) squares trimmed 4.5 inch (2.5 inch) half square triangle and 4.5 inch (2.5 inch) background square. Sew into a row.

tree block
Row 2 – 3.5 x 6.5 inch (2 x 3.5 inch) background rectangle,4 inch (2.5 inch) squares trimmed to 3.5 inch (2 inch) half square triangle, two 3.5 x 1.5 inch (2 x 1 inch) rectangles, 4 inch (2.5 inch) squares trimmed to 3.5 inch (2 inch) half square triangle, 3.5 x 6.5 inch (2 x 3.5 inch) background. Sew into a row.
Row 1 – 2.5 x 8.5 inch (1.5 x 4.5 inch) background rectangle, two 3 inch (2 inch) squares trimmed to 2.5 inch (1.5 inch) half square triangles, 2.5 x 8.5 inch (1.5 x 4.5 inch) background rectangle. Sew into a row.
Sew completed rows into one unit to make the above tree block.
click here for the pdf….

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linking up with Lorna….

and the giveaway for this week…

giveaway
leave me a comment to enter…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

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21 Responses to cottage Christmas sew along – wip link up! + giveaway

  1. Lori Smanski December 6, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    oh your tree block is lovely. I love the background fabric and how you made the tree with different fabrics. thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Kay December 6, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    This is a pretty block, I am sure I have plenty of Christmas fabrics lying around that I could use. x

  3. Angela J Short December 6, 2017 at 7:59 am #

    Your block is super cute. Awesome fabrics! Have happy holidays!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  4. rosa December 6, 2017 at 8:01 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Alison December 6, 2017 at 8:18 am #

    Your block is just fantastic! So festive. 🙂

  6. Jacob December 6, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    Very cute! I wouldn’t have thought the blue(ish) fabric would have worked but it came out great. Great for any level too!

  7. Kathy December 6, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    I am sooo far behind on this quilt along, but hoping to catch up this weekend! Your tree is perfect! I do admire those scraps today!

  8. Lisa Marie December 6, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    That tree block is super cute!

  9. Beth T. December 6, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    On the morning with our first hard freeze, that yellow with the flowers looks extremely “spring-y”.

  10. Lynette December 6, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    Very nice tree block and great instructions. Those scraps are Gorgeous. 😀

  11. Janna December 6, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    Love the aquas!

  12. Elizabeth Porter December 6, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Spy some aquas.

  13. marshaseiberling December 6, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    doing a tree block has always been on my list….hopefully some day I do really get around to it!

  14. Michele T December 6, 2017 at 10:45 am #

    Your tree block turned out great! Love those soft colours too!

  15. Dottie Bishaw December 6, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Love the tree block!

  16. Shirley Elliott December 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    Love your trees. Love the aqua scraps. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  17. Nicole Sender December 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    Great Christmas tree block! I’d love to use your scraps in my scrappy around the world quilt! I have many blocks left to complete!

  18. Lulu December 7, 2017 at 3:33 am #

    Love the tree block! I spy some festive green!

  19. asteride December 7, 2017 at 8:19 am #

    This block is so festive! It makes you happy just watching at it!

  20. Calypso December 8, 2017 at 2:59 am #

    Love your Christmas tree block! Scraps of green fabric can be used and mixed with neutral colors. It would make a great pillow cover.

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