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Tiny Trees Foundation Paper Piecing Scrap Quilt

Tackle your scrap bin and a new skill with this free Tiny Trees Foundation Paper Piecing Scrap Quilt pattern!

two small pine tree foundation paper pieced blocks made with blue and white fabric with text overlay "Free Printable PDF Tiny Trees Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern"

I recently signed myself up for a year-long foundation paper piecing quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop using their Vintage Fan paper blocks.

Of course, it was only after I did that that I realized how little experience I have with FFP and I started to panic.

I live my entire life with a low level of background panic so it’s not an unnatural state for me to be in but I knew exactly how to get past it!

My favorite way to master a quilting skill is by using it to make a quilt. It took me 3 Rail Fence-adjacent quilts to master my free-motion loopy meander and a single Cozy Corners quilt to become a pro at giant half-square triangles.

Check out my Free Cozy Corners Layer Cake Pattern for a quick and beginner-friendly half-square triangle quilt pattern!

So I knew what I needed was a full Foundation Paper Piecing project, or two.

As a bonus, I’m (always) in the middle of gutting my craft room and this is a great way to deal with all my scraps!

For the throw, I’ll be using my green and white/tan/cream scraps for the trees and the backgrounds.

If you’ve ever scrolled through my Instagram account you’ll notice how much I actively avoid using white and light colored fabrics so I know I don’t have enough background fabrics right now.

The throw is going to be a long-term project for me, I’ll be making 234 trees for a 55×66 quilt. I always have something going on the side (usually 3-8 somethings) and this will get added to that list.

four foundation paper pieced tiny tree blocks, throww showing the front and one showing the back

One of the best things about foundation paper piecing is being able to consistently make the same block over a long period of time (weeks, months or years).

I notice a slight difference in my sewing depending on whether I’m wearing glasses or contacts so it’s extra helpful for me.

I’ll be making my blocks and storing them together in a box and sewing everything together when I’m completely done.

When I share patterns I usually try to have a finished project to show you, but since this will likely take me years I didn’t want to wait.

I’ll also be using the tiny tree block to make an 11×37 Table Runner using leftovers from another project using a single background fabric for a little less chaos.

Blue and white is a great combo for winter and I think the little trees look just as good in white.

The Block

I’ve wanted to make a little tree project for a long time but the odd angles kept me from jumping in. In the end, I decided to go with foundation paper piecing.

foundation paper  pieced pine trees showing 4 blocks and the printable foundation paper sheet

The little tree block finishes at 2 inches wide x 3 inches inches tall. The trunk is separate from the top of the tree so you can make it a different color if you would like.

Get the free Tiny Trees Foundation Paper Piecing Block

Each sheet of paper gives you 6 trees, so you’ll need to print 4 copies for the runner and 39 copies if you’re making the throw.

Check out my Quilting page for more info or start here:

cozy corners quilt sewn with red, green, cream and gray flannel displayed in a tree surrounded by snow with text overlay "cozy corners layer cake quilt pattern"