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Patches of Blue Quilt Along - Block 4 Blue Spruce

Updated: Jan 4

Hello quilters, welcome to my blog and I’m so excited to be here with you!

Are you ready to pull over and take a little break from the daily routine?

Grab some fresh fruit, a basket of scraps,

and our Patches of Blue book. It’s time for our next Quilt Along block!

As I passed through the hallway I thought Blue Spruce block would be perfect for this time of the year where we look to the trees for a little sign of spring.

You will find this pattern on page 93 in our Patches of Blue book.

I selected 4 fabrics for this month.

  1. One 10″ square in blue batik fabric for tree trunk

  2. One 10″ X 20″ rectangle of blue big print  –  this will give you a nice variety for your leaves

  3. One 10″ square of light fabric for tree background (light tree triangles)

  4. 1/3 of a yard of light fabric for block background

For a quick cutting and assembly, I am going to use 2″ finished size triangle paper and an acrylic “Tree Farm” template.  The links will take you to these items if you would like them.

Lets start by cutting Dark Triangles and Tree Trunk pieces from blue fabric as shown in the directions on page 94, when finished we should have:

  1. 10″ square from blue big print fabric (with 10″ light square from fabric requirements)

  2. 6 small HSTs from blue big print fabric

  3. 1 rectangle from blue fabric for a tree trunk

  4. 2 medium HST (we will use one)

  5. 4 small QST (we will use two)

From the light 1/3 yard block background fabric cut 2 squares 11-1/4″, then cut once diagonally to make 4 extra large Half Square Triangles (HST).

You will not find this measurements in the book. We will need those triangles to frame our block in the Patches of Blue sampler quilt.

Next. following the directions on page 94 for Light Block Background, cut the remaining pieces for our block.

Cut a 4 1/2″ x 12″ strip of fabric, fold the strip in half,

place your template on top of it, and finish cutting with your rotary.