Modern Trees Quilt Along Inspiration

Ok gals (and maybe a few guys). I am totally blown away by what you all are doing with your Modern Trees Quilt Along. I feel like I’ve lit a spark of creativity and you are turning it into a full-blown bonfire of inspiration. Yeah, maybe I’m not so good with the metaphors, but the blocks are really amazing to me.

Here are just few pics I pulled from my flickr group:

Improv Blocks

Joanna P’s Improv Blocks

Tree Block

Myrth McDonald’s Block

Scrappy Trees

Lattegirl40 – lovin’ the scrappy!


Green Trees

Barbara P’s Layout

Check out this fun block that Melissa over at Happy Quilting came up with.

Paper Pieced Trees

Paper Pieced Trees

It’s actually a different size, but is a good alternative for those who may want to make a bigger block, or who don’t have the tri-recs ruler used to make my version. Melissa’s block measures 10″ x 10″ finished and is paper pieced. She’s posted a blog tutorial on how to make it.

I’m thinking how fun it would be to combine larger and smaller blocks in the same quilt. Remember, this is your quilt so feel free to adapt it, innovate and truly make it your own!

The next Modern Trees QAL Tutorial will be posted next week.

12 thoughts on “Modern Trees Quilt Along Inspiration

  1. Margaret A says:

    These are all just amazing! I am already behind 😦 as I haven’t had a chance to even cut my fabrics yet. Hopefully I can get started before the holidays are upon us!

  2. Sarah says:

    These look wonderful! I meant to order my ruler before I left on vacation last week and totally forgot! I’m ordering it RIGHT NOW so I can get started!!!!

  3. Kathy says:

    I have a question about the ruler. The ruler you are using has two rulers in it but the link has only the regular triangle. You need both or just one.

  4. Joanna says:

    That’s a good idea of making different sizes of trees. I love my trees but when I look at the others I want to try what they are doing, too. See what you started:)

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