Week of June 2, 2019 – Tree Everlasting (free pattern)

I want to share a simple pattern with you today to make a wonderful doll quilt with the “block” called Tree Everlasting.  It is inspired by an antique quilt I saw a few weeks ago from the Henry Hite collection.  You only need two (contrasting) fat quarters or quarter yards of fabrics.  The finished size is 16” x 17”.

To make it, cut two red and two yellow strips that are each 3.5” x 16.5”.  Using your favorite method make 80 HST (Half Square Triangles) that are 1.5” and finish up at 1” after they are sewn together.  Sew the triangles together in five sets of 16 HST.  Note the orientation of the triangles.  The illustration only has 10 HST but you will want to put together 16.  Three of the sets will be oriented like the strip on the left and two sets will look like the strip on the right.

Following the quilt picture at the top, add your triangle strips to the solid color strips from left to right until you have completed your top.  Quilt and bind it, put a label on the back and enjoy your Tree Everlasting.

Below (right) is much larger example if you should wish to make this into a 66” x 99” larger quilt.  For this one you will need 3 5/8 Yards of each of two colors.  Your solid strips will be cut 6.5” x 99.5” each and the HST will be 2” finished.  You will need 432 HST!  I know this sounds like a lot – and it is, but it will be worth it when you get to sleep under this wonderful quilt.

Have fun making a little doll size or a full-size quilt.

Here is another color sample (left).  Of course, it can be any two fabrics/colors that you love.

Just for You – Quilt Quote: “Quilting may not solve all your problems. But then again, neither will housework!”

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Phyllis at:  [email protected]