Paper piecing is so much fun, and I’m getting a jump on holiday sewing with this paper pieced Christmas tree! Most traditional holiday decor isn’t my style but I love how the geometric lines and crisp edges of this design looks when it is sewn up. A completed block measures 12″ square and I’m planning on making it into a pillow set with my paper pieced reindeer from another Quiet Play pattern, see it here! . I received this pattern for free as a participant in the Christmas in July bundle sale, but all opinions are my own.
If you want more Christmas quilt inspiration, check out this list of modern Christmas quilt patterns!
The paper pieced Christmas tree pattern is on Craftsy* and there is also a bundle with a wreath, sled, reindeer, and this tree*. I think the tree is unique in that not a ton of the points have to match up perfectly since the tree is tiered, as opposed to matching points that need to meet perfectly. So, it makes a great first paper piecing project to try! If you’re not familiar with paper piecing; you print the pattern out and actually sew through the paper for really precise shapes.
I used up all the scraps I saved from the Christmas quilt I made my mother-in-law, it is the 2015 Cotton + Steel line, Tinsel*. I LOVE the colors – I even used the selvages and itty bitty scraps to make scrappy Christmas ornaments!
I think these will sew up well into a modern log cabin pillow, can you picture it? I haven’t done anything with my reindeer from last year, so let’s hope I can get them done this Christmas! If I were really ambitious, I’d love to see a whole bunch of these reindeer sewn into a full quilt, but that might have to wait until I’m retired.
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