Mosaic Trees Block Tutorial

I’ll admit – this  is a bit of a cheater block tutorial for the ‘Twisted Traditional’ Quilt Along.  Earlier I twisted a traditional Dutchman’s Puzzle block into the twisted Dutchman’s Trees block – which is almost the same as the traditional Mosaic I block twisted into the Mosaic Trees block – just a different orientation.  Even thought it’s a bit of a cheat it still counts – and it also shows just how different a block can look just by a small turn! 

Let’s get to it!

Mosaic Tree Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 8.5” x 8.5”

By twisting the traditional block ‘Mosaic I’ we can create a block that is a fun twist of trees.

Cutting Instructions

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Fabric A – Trees
4 – 2.5” x 4.5”
(same or scrappy)

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Fabric B – Background
8 – 2.5” squares
8 – 2.5” x 2.25” rectangles

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Fabric C – Trunks
4 – 1” x 2.5”

Directions

Flying Geese

The tree tops are made by a flying geese block.

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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.

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Stitch right on the line you just drew.

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Trim the corner off and press towards the corner fabric.

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Repeat on the other side. Stitch, trim and press.

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Your first ‘tree top’ is complete. Repeat with the remaining 2.5” x 4.5” rectangles of Fabric A.

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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.

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Layout your eight rectangles in the orientation shown above and sew together.

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And with that…your ‘Mosaic Tree’ block is finished!

SIDENOTE times 2!

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The ‘Traditional’ Mosaic I Block would be put together like this…with 8 flying geese blocks.

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And here are the two blocks side by side!  Dutchman’s Trees on the left and Mosaic Trees on the right.

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MOSAIC TREES BLOCK TUTORIAL

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I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like!  Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along

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Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!

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