Saturday, November 30, 2019

The 12" Version of Little Trees

I never dreamed this pattern would still be popular 12 years after I designed it!
Please note the original 24" size quilt pattern is in the previous post. Just scroll down.

Little Trees Pattern 12" Version

Make four trees using the Tri-Recs tool, or make a template using a three inch square. 
Be sure to add a 1/4" seam allowance to your template.
Make the trunk with a 1-1/2" strip of brown. 
Measure and add side pieces and trim all to fit 3-1/2" wide, centering the trunk.
Make 20 HSTs that finish at 1 inch.
Cut 4 sashing strips 1-1/2" by 3-1/2"
Sew a HST to the end of each sashing strip as shown.
Sew the sashing strip to the right side of each tree to form a square block.
Sew the trees together so the pinwheel comes together in the center.
Make 4 more pinwheels for the corners.
Cut border strips 1-1/2" x 8-1/2". Sew 2 colored strips together for each side. 
Attach borders with pinwheel corners.
This is a rough pattern and hopefully you can figure it out with the help of the photo.

Merry Christmas everyone!
Marcie Patch


Janet O. said...

Marcie--good to hear from you! I have always loved this pattern, but have yet to make it. You may have just twisted my arm with this smaller version!
Thank you for sharing this with us!

Rose Marie said...

An oldie, but a goodie! Thanks for sharing this pattern again and so nice to hear from you.

Barbara said...

A friend made the original for me. I loved it so much, and so I made one in blues and silver as a winter table topper.

Yvonne said...

Some patterns turn into classics because they will always be fun to make and see. This is definitely one of them!

Rosa said...

So glad to heard from you and thank you for the pattern.Love your fabric combo!!

Jackie said...

Thank you for the smaller version. Love this little topper!

Lin McQ said...

I just finished putting the binding on mine tonight. I made it for a gift exchange quilt, but I’m finding it hard to part’s just so cute. Thanks for the great pattern.