The much anticipated Block #2 is the “Christmas Tree Farm” brought to you from the talented quilter April Adams of JANDA Bend Quilts, where you will find her free pattern and tutorial.
Fun fact: April and her husband have a real life tree farm in Oklahoma.
April’s tutorial for her block is clear and easy to follow with step by step instructions. It was a good block for me to work on those getting consistent 1/4″ seams. I am so happy with how it turned out:
Do you say “Yea!” when your attention to detail pays off? I sure do and outloud! Behold, a 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ “triangle in a square” block.
In Step #5 you will be trimming a half inch off the bottom of your trees. Trimming the bottom makes room to add your tree trunk piece, again resulting in a 3 1/2″ block when sewn together.
April’s instructions even tell you which direction to press your seams and when it was time to sew the rows together, I was glad I followed them. It made for perfect line up of nestled seams, my preferred method.
Also, I followed the instructions for the traditional pieced block. If you prefer the paper piecing method, several hostesses did too and the templates for this option are also included in the instructions.
Please visit all the hostesses blog posts to read their tips and see their completed blocks in a variety of fabric and color inspirations for Block #2.
Abbie at Sparkle On ➡️ You are here :)
April at JANDA Bend Quilts *Block#2 designer
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at cwilt
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
The first block release response was amazing. True to a snowflake each one you made was unique. I am so excited to see what everyone does with this block. :)
Also, be sure to enter your chance to win two awesome prizes by posting a pic of your finished block on:
- I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group
- On Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal in your photo comment.
- The linky party on the featured designer’s blog.
The prize for Block #2 includes an original pattern, “Geese in Flower Pots” from April Adams of JANDABendQuilts and a $25 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop donated by Jan Altomare of Cocoa Quilts.
Please share on all three! Entries are limited to one per person and the winner will receive both prizes! This block’s giveaway starts at 12:00 AM EDT today August 15 and runs through 11:59 PM August 28.
*On August 29 blocks #3 and #4 will be released.
🎄 Have fun watching your Christmas Tree Farm grow block by block! 🎄