Pixie Summer Home QAL Installment Tree

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Hi Everyone,

See what I did there? This is indeed the third post with a pattern and the pattern is for Trees. I am so silly... have to have a little pun. I get that from my DH. Okay....

This is our official Midway point. So there is a linky party on Brooke's blog go there to put in your link. Why? Because you can win a great big prize. Brooke, Sally, and I are all contributing to one prize for anyone that has left a link on any of the PSHQAL linkies to this point. One peron will get a package from each of us with lovely sewing goodies. Also if you have left comments on any of the blog posts you will be entered to win a prize from whomever you left the comment for.... all kinds of goodness going around here.

 This is our new block... I love it and I especially love that Raindrop fabric. You can get the PDF here
for the pattern and this is the foundation pattern for the right side trees.

The Tree Block

Pixie Summer Home Quilt Along
Two Trees Block
By Julie Dueck of The Intrepid Thread

Background Fabric:
6 - 2 ½” squares
4 – 2” by 3 ½” rectangles
2 – 1” by 9 ½” rectangles
6 – Scraps for paper piecing(if you want to cut these 3 ½” squares should work)

Right Side Tree Fabric:
1 – 2” by 4 ½” rectangle (top)
1 – 2 ½” by 4 ½” rectangle (center)
1 – 3” by 4 ½” rectangle

Left Side Tree Fabric:
3 – 2 ½” by 4 ½” Rectangles
Trunk Fabric:
2 – 1 ½”” by 3 ½” rectangles
**All seams are ¼ inch unless otherwise specified.
1. With a pencil mark the back of the 2 ½” squares of background fabric with a diagonal line. 

2. Place one marked square on the left side of one of the left tree fabric rectangles, right sides together, matching corners, and sew on the line as shown.

Trim the seam and press the corner out, I press toward the tree but if you prefer to press open that is fine.

3. Repeat step two with the other side of the rectangle. 

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 twice to create the second and third flying geese to make up the left side tree.

5. Sew the three tree pieces together.

5. Sew the trunk fabric piece, 1 ½” by 3 ½”, between the background pieces, 2” by 3 ½”, as shown. 

6. Repeat step 5 to make the second tree trunk.

7. Using the paper piecing foundations provided, piece the right side tree. Please refer to the paper piecing tutorial here or search Youtube for a tutorial. Alternately you could improv the three tree pieces. Just make sure that they measure 2” by 4 ½”, 2 ½” by 4 ½”, and 3” by 4 ½” unfinished.

8. Sew the three foundation pieced tree sections together.

9. Sew the trunks to the bottom of the tree sections.

10. Sew the 1” by 9 ½” rectangles to the right side of each tree. Then sew the trees together.

Ta Da! All Done.
If you want to you can use each of the trees separately it would be cute to put them between your house blocks. And of course you can mix up which side is the right and left.

Don't forget to tag #pixiesummerhomeqal on IG when you get them done... we want to see them :)

17 comments on "Pixie Summer Home QAL Installment Tree"
  1. Thanks for the pattern...so cute

  2. Thanks for the pattern..so cute

  3. Hooray! I've been looking forward to the trees!

  4. Julie, this pattern is amazing! The potato chip analogy sticks with me...you can't make just one. Thank you again for creating and sponsoring this QAL with Julie and Brooke!

  5. I do love this in Rashida Coleman-Hale's new fabric! My baby has a stomach bug and this was the perfect diversion this afternoon while she napped. Got all the fabrics cut and even made two flying geese!

  6. I love the Rainwalk fabric-- really need to add that to my "want" list! Love how the QAL is shaping up.. hoping to belatedly quilt along once kids go back to school!

  7. Cute trees!! If I wasn't so busy with other projects and making quilted gifts, I would join this quilt along!!

  8. So much FUN! Thank you for the great distraction Julie, I am havin' a ball!

  9. Love this qal!! So cute, especially these trees!!

  10. I'm totally behind on this sweet sew a long. I'm sorry! I totally plan on doing it just juggling life right now. :)

  11. When does the next tutorial for the stars come out? I'm just curious no rush! Just planning how to butter up my husband for some sewing time and wondering should it be this weekend or during next week at night.

  12. Just finished my tree block, they are just too cute!


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