Thursday, August 25, 2011

Good News: Little Trees as ONE piece.

Now I was thinking (as was Lynn of Alamosa Quilter ) the little trees in the Little Forest Quilt Along would look nice as a single piece. 

Here's where we do the Happy Dance!! 

Ariane has done a tutorial on a Triangle in a Square!  Check out her tutorial - she has done a great job of explaining how to make these and even gives several sizes.

Ariane's Triangle in a Square blocks - Look! She made different sizes!
How cool is that?

With a little tree trunk this could work .  I'm not sure if the size would be exactly the same as the one in the Little Forest pattern.  I've been thinking of making the quilt a lap size, so for me this would be a good method.

I just thought you might like to know.



  1. I thought of that, too, but I like the look of the taller, narrower tree; or is that just an optical illusion?

  2. ooh, I think I might like that method better! I've been pulling out any green fabric that I find in my scraps/stash.

  3. This does seem alot easier! Happy Thursday, Linda!

  4. I did think of that, too, and I'm so glad you gave it a try. I'll link to this! Now I do see how the other method gives the taller, skinnier look. That must be the rationale! Good to have choices!

  5. Woohoo! I'm going to participate in the Quilt Along and do my trees this way.

  6. I had a couple of days off from work due to the aftermath of Irene so I started pulling fabrics and cutting them. I even did a sample block or two. Well we can't count the second one since I was so excited about starting this I put the tree pieces on backward and instead of having a flat bottom tree mine had a point. So now I'm ready to slow down and let the fun begin.