When I saw a sew along happening on Instagram featuring Amy Smart’s Patchwork Tree Quilt Block Tutorial, I knew I had to jump on board! I have had my eye on this TUTORIAL for quite sometime, and this was my perfect excuse to try it out.
Now, I’ve always lived near pine trees, so for me, these beautiful trees aren’t just for the holidays. I enjoy seeing them year round. That’s why I decided to use the gorgeous PRIM & PROPER fabric line designed by Lindsay Wilkes to showcase these lovely blocks.
The blocks were surprisingly simple to make, and Amy’s tutorial was clear and easy to follow. I had a stack of trees sewn up in no time at all.
Instead of turning these into a quilt, I opted to make a nice, long table runner. I used two rows of trees for the width of this table runner, and then kept adding more tree blocks until I got the desired length I needed for my table. Once I had my rows sewn together, I created my fabric sandwich (backing, batting, quilt top) and basted it all together.
I quilted it on my home machine in 1/2″ rows. After I finished quilting, I trimmed the excess batting and backing so the edges all lined up, and then I added the binding using another great tutorial by Amy, which can be found HERE.
And that’s all there was to it! I am in LOVE with Lindsay’s new fabric collection! I’m always a sucker for teeny little dots and florals, and Prim & Proper has plenty! The sweet mint and purples are so lovely together. Be sure to watch for this collection, scheduled to arrive in stores next month!
You can follow along with this sew along on Instagram by searching @kairleoaks or @heritage.threads.
Get the tutorial for this tree block HERE.