Pine Needles at Gardner Village
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West Jordan UT 84088

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Tale of Three Trees Tutorial

I just posted the following tutorial on my Pine Mountain blog and wanted to be sure to share it with all my Pine Needles friends.   Read on and enjoy!

Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The first little tree looked up at the stars and said......

That is the start of One of my favorite books for Christmas, or really it is such a beautiful folktale for for any time. If you have not read this book - please do, it will inspire and uplift you.

And today, in honor of one of my favorite books I hope you enjoy my gift to you, the paper piece pattern 'Three Trees"

I love the odd angles of the trees, and the folk art affect of the quilting.
  • Download and print pattern
  • Paper piece project using pattern provided, white background, and three different green fabrics. (See tutorial below if you are unfamiliar with paper piecing)

  • Sandwich paper pieced top, batting and background fabric.
  • Draw lines for tree trunks.

  • Chain stitch trunks using 2 ply brown floss.

  • Using 2 ply red floss quilt a running stitch through all layers along each seam as illustrated.

  • Frame, make an ornament, mug rug, or small pillow.

If you are not familiar with paper pieceing - here is a fabulous tutorial found on Youtube.

Post a comment and I will draw a random number to receive a free frame as shown in my model. Enjoy!


Candice said...

One of our favorite books of all time! I'll be doing this- thanks so much :)

Fuhriman Family said...

Sounds like a good story, I look forward to reading it, hopefully the library has it!!!!

Tressa said...

That's a great book and your trees are so cute. What a nice little reminder of the book's message.

rubyslipperz said...

This is a wonderful book! I gave one to each of my 5 kids for Christmas one year. (lots of years ago)

I LUV the idea that you are doing a quilt to go with the book! They make great partners!


Cindy said...

Oh, my family loves this story! The trees and frame are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jen T said...

I love this story. Thanks for sharing the tutorial link; I can't wait to make my own trees!

Mishell said...

Love that book! And the trees tie in so nicely :-)

Charming's Mama said...

That is one of my favorite Christmas stories too, I tear up every time I read it to my boys. Thanks.

Allyson said...

The BEST book ever! Everyone should have a copy. What a fun, simple project. You always do the cutest things.

Unknown said...

I love the idea for the paper piecing tree's. With the book and the frame it becomes a wonderful christmas gift. I need two gifts for a company party and I think this will be it.