Friday, September 1, 2023

September Little Tree Block 2023

Summer is officially over, and it went by way too fast! Hubby and I ended our summer with a trip to the Minnesota State Fair. Our extended Labor Day weekend will be spent being weekend warriors with projects around the house. We have one more family vacation planned up north to go fishing and enjoy the quiet. Planning on playing some cards, do a little fishing, and enjoy lots of laughs with the kids. 
Now let's talk about this month's blocks. We'll be working on a set of 4 light green trees.  These tree blocks measure 7" x 7", this includes the seam allowance. We'll be doing a few more tree blocks and then we will move onto some fun appliques and embellishments over the next couple of months.
Make sure to download a copy of the pattern for September and gather your fabric.

NOTE: From the green fabric you will cut a larger block and then cut it in half diagonally twice, to form 4 triangles.
(label E) 

·        Following the pattern, pair together blue B square with green F rectangle, right sides together. Sew corner to corner diagonally. Trim to a ¼” seam on one side to form a triangle on the left side of the ‘tree’.

·         Press to the dark side.

·         Pair together the blue B square on the other side of the green F rectangle, right sides together. Sew corner to corner diagonally to form the right side of the ‘tree’. Make 2 FBF rectangles for each tree.

·         Press to the dark side.

·         Sew together a CDC strip, press to the dark side.

·         Sew one A triangle with the E triangle right sides together along the diagonal edge. Repeat on the other side to form an AEA triangle rectangle for the top of the tree.

·         Following the block layout, lay out all pieced rectangle sections to form the tree block.

·         Press.

Following the block layout, lay out all of the pieces of the tree block. Follow the layout picture, stitch the block together using a scant 1/4" seam. Sew the 'rows' together using a 1/4" seam. Iron. Block should measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". You will make two dark green multi green blocks, and 2 light green multi green tree blocks.

~Small Green Tree Block~

 Help spread the word and tell all your quilting friends about this fun wintery block of the month! Each month we will work on a new section of this mystery quilt. There's basic piecing, some applique and other fun embellishments. As always, the monthly directions will be free during that month and then available for a small fee after that.
Finished measurements of the 2023 BOM quilt is 60" x 70"

Grab the button and link it to the Quilt Doodle Blog and help spread the word! 

I will be doing two versions of this quilt as we sew along. The blue version and then a white one. It will be the same pattern just a different background. Make sure to download the PDF directions on the website. Grab your fabric and start sewing!

 Each month's pattern is a free PDF instant download. If you miss a month, the patterns are available for $2.50 on my website and also in my Etsy shop.  

If you don't have a printer, you can purchase a PRINTED copy of the monthly patterns.

 There's also a Facebook Group, please join and post your progress! It's also fun to see everyone else progress too! Make sure to post your blocks so far! 

I have also been posting time lapse videos on my Instagram feed on how to stitch the blocks together. @quiltdoodledesigns. I hope that you all have a wonderful day and find some time to do some stitching! Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Happy quilting,
Cindy and Josephine