Happy June everyone! I am at a loss for words as to what to say about what is happening in the US right now. At this time I’m simply trying to learn what I can, realizing I will never truly understand, and trying to teach my kids to be kind and open-minded.
Today I’m here with the next theme for the Scrap Quilt Challenge! All the specific rules of the challenge can be found by clicking HERE. This month (June 2020), I’m challenging you to be inspired by Trees! There are TONS of different ways to make trees and you can use ANY start block you want. In fact, feel free use to any and/or all of them! The scrappier the better! Below I’m sharing with you one of my favorite ways to make tree blocks.
A TriRecs Tree Block
The Tri-Recs Ruler is great for making trees. The block created with these two rulers reminds me of a great evergreen tree.
Here’s the initial pull of scraps I used for creating these blocks. Check out this tutorial on Generation Quilt Patterns website on how the TriRecs Ruler works.
Make Tri-Recs blocks. I used greens for the trees and light blue/whites for the backgrounds. I may go a little crazy with these and make trees of all colors and just make sure the backgrounds value is lighter.
The next step is to make stumps for your TriRecs Trees. To make these blocks into trees I took two strips of light green fabric and sewed a small strip of brown between them.
My largest TriRecs tree was 6.5″ so I made sure that my green-brown-green strip set was wider than that. From here I cut a variety of strips between 1.5″ and 2.5″ wide with the brown fabric centered. Then I trimmed the strip set down to 6.5″ or 4.0″ (for my smaller trees) to make the stumps.
I have a feeling that I’m going to be making many different types of scrappy tree blocks to complete this scrappy quilt but I do already have a good start with these TriRecs tree!
Here are a few Tree block tutorials I have for sale on my etsy site:
- Strip Tree Tutorial
- Scrappy Wonky Tree Tutorial
- Pine Tree Crossroads Block Tutorial
- Road to California Block tutorial
- Cross Orchard Block Tutorial
- Dutchman’s Tree Block Tutorial
- Log Cabin Christmas Tree Block Tutorial
You have a year to start-and-finish a scrap quilt comprised mostly of Tree blocks. When you have a quilt finished (minimum size 45″ x 60″) link a picture below for a chance to win a prize. The deadline for the Tree block quilt linked entries is June 15, 2021.
Share progress photos on instagram with hashtags #SQChallenge20 and #SQTree and/or in the Scrap Quilt Challenge Facebook Group.
Be sure to read through all the rules on the Scrap Quilt Challenge Page HERE before you get started.
If the idea of making a scrappy tree block quilt is making you panic please don’t! Each of these challenges are supposed to fun and inspiring and to help you use up those scraps! You DO NOT have to participate in each month! Just choose the months that make you inspired and happy!
Link up right below here your Scrappy Tree Block quilts by June 15th, 2021.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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