Aug 162012

For those of you who signed up for our Winter Tree Block Exchange, here are the rules:

  • Finished block size – 12 inch finished block (12 1/2 by 12 1/2 unfinished)
  • 1/4 inch seams
  • Fabric type = 100% cotton of quilt quality
  • White or neutral background
  • Look = scrappy and you can use solids and/or prints
  • Not every block you make needs to be identical
  • Blocks should be in the style of the modern esthetic
  • Make one block for each exchange participant (including yourself)
  • Date due = October 8th guild meeting, which is the distribution date

Here are some great links for Winter Tree Block inspiration!

  • This is the quilt that started it all.
  • These were HER inspiration blocks.
  • This is the Bee Happy group Flickr pool.  Scroll down the page until you get to the tree blocks.  Pretty cool!
  • No idea how to start?  Here is a tutorial for a simple improv tree block.  You’ll need to read through the house part before you get to the tree.
  • Very cool WINTER, I mean winter!  No leaves! Anyway click here for a really cool block tutorial.

Have fun!