The Tree Quilt Block
Here is a tree quilt block that is very easy to make and doesn't require paper piecing. As you can see from the picture at the left, there are 8 patches in the block.
Four of the patches are flying geese units. Follow the link, if necessary, to review how to make the geese blocks.
Cut a rectangle the same size as the geese patch to put on the top row. Or you can assemble the bottom 6 patches, and then put one continuous rectangle on the top.
Sew the bottom pieces for the trunk and you are done. This is a novelty block, so you can vary the size of the trunk pieces. Attach a rectangle to each side of the trunk, and just cut it even to the edge of the block.
Here is a visual of how this block looks with a few other novelty quilt blocks.
Wall Hanging any size
Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68 x 52-96
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
Pre-cut Quilt Squares
Many beginning quilters like to buy quilt pre-cut quilt squares. While itis convenient, be aware you will need a lot of them. Here is approx how many 4-inch squares you need for the following size quilts without borders.
Finishing Your Project