Dutchman’s Tree Block Tutorial for
52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along
Finished Block Size – 8.5” x 8.5”By twisting the traditional block ‘Dutchman’s Puzzle’ we can create a block that is a fun twist of trees.
Fabric A – Trees 4 – 2.5” x 4.5”
(same or scrappy)
Fabric B – Background8 – 2.5” squares
8 – 2.5” x 2.25” rectangles
Fabric C – Trunks4 – 1” x 2.5”
The tree tops are made by a flying geese block.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of both of your fabric B squares. Place one square right sides together with your Fabric A rectangle.
Stitch right on the line you just drew.
Trim the corner off and press towards the corner fabric.
Repeat on the other side. Stitch, trim and press.
Your first ‘tree top’ is complete. Repeat with the remaining 2.5” x 4.5” rectangles of Fabric A.
Next, take your Fabric C and stitch one 2.5” x 2.25” rectangle of Fabric B to one side and the other 2.5” x 2.25” rectangle of Fabric B to the other side. Press towards the trunk. Repeat to make four 2.5” x 4.5” ‘trunk’ rectangles.
Layout your eight rectangles in the orientation shown above and sew together.
And with that…your ‘Dutchman’s Tree’ block is finished!
The ‘Traditional’ Dutchman’s Puzzle Block would be put together like this…with 8 flying geese blocks.
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Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!