Tree block #5

I’ve been avoiding this trippy tree for awhile, mostly because I wasn’t sure how to cut the triangles. But then I had an idea today – why not paper-piece it.

So I sat down and drew this.

This does not include seam allowances so I made sure to allow extra fabric as I was sewing. If you’re new to paper-piecing, I like Ellison Lane’s Paper Piecing for Beginner’s video tutorial.

Tree5paperpiecing

It turned out well, but when I put it with the rest of the trees…

Tree5_v1

I didn’t like how small it was. So I added a top to it. Then squared it off.

Tree5_v2

The only other thing I would change would be to make the tree narrower so I could use scraps instead of fat quarters. (Or maybe I just need bigger scraps.)

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