Free Quilt Block of the Month Pattern


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WOF = Width of Fabric


Finished Size: 8" x 8"


    A~ Green Fabrics 



6~1½" x 6" strings

    B~ Background


9" square



    C~ Scrap Foundation Fabric



6" square


1. Cut the fabrics A + B + C [Rotary Cutting~ #F].

2. Starting at one end of the foundation fabric square, sew the Fabric A strings of fabrics, one after the other, onto the the foundation fabric, until you have covered the square. You will not be removing this foundation fabric when you are finished.

3. Make a tree template [Cardboard Template]. Trace the tree shape, with a chalk pencil, onto the green fabric A string unit (Diagram #1). With pinking shears (or scissors and clip your curves) cut the tree ¼" beyond the chalk line.

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Diagram #1

Turn the edges of the tree under and press.

Tip: Baste the seams [Stitches] down before you press and sew.

Centre the tree onto a background by folding in half, and finger pressing the center line. Do this in both directions on the background and tree unit. Pin or baste in place.

4. Top stitch [Machine Piecing] the tree to the background as close to the edge of the shape as possible. Use matching or contrasting thread.

Tip: Sew slowly and adjust seams with a pin, as you sew, if necessary.

5. Block [Blocking].



Quilt Size: 40" x 40"




    B~ Main Multicoloured Fabric 



¾ yard

    O~ Orange


½ yard


    G~ Green


½ yard


    Y~ Yellow


½ yard



  Optional Bias Tape Sashing



9½ yards



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