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Whoohoo! It’s already time for the third block in our One Two TREE Quilt Along. How is it going for you? Did you make some fun tree friends? Tess and June and Flynn are all over Facebook and Instagram. I’m so happy that you’re sewing along!

Can’t wait to tell you all about this weeks tree buddy.

Luke

Let me introduce you to my friend Luke. Luke is a quiet one. He lives in the park and loves it there. There is a bench right next to him. When people sit down to read he can easily read along over their shoulders. They never mind, he says. He also loves to watch sports, people skating or running, little children learning how to ride their bikes. Just observing all those wonderful people and giving them shelter from the rain from time to time makes him so very happy.

In this blog post

In this blog post you’ll find the foundation paper piecing pattern for Luke. You can find the instructions for this technique in the blog posts about our first block Flynn.

Besides the pattern you’ll also find the fabric requirements and the placement of the Luke blocks in an overview of the quilt.

New here? Welcome!

This blog post is part of the One Two TREE Quilt Along. This is a free QAL where you will learn to confidently quilt your quilts yourself with free motion quilting and rulerwork quilting.

First we will sew 16 trees and those trees we will use as a canvas to quilt a different pattern in each of them. We’ll take it slow and start with the very basics. Want to join in? Start here and read more about the Quilt Along and the Fabrics and Materials.

Fabric requirements

You will need the following amount of fabric to make one Luke block. This block measures 10 x 15 inch, 10.5 x 15.5 inch including seam allowance.

  • Tree 20 x 18 inch (50 x 45 cm)
  • Tree trunk 4 x 8 inch (10 x 20 cm)
  • Background fabric 8 x 12 inch (20 x 30 cm)
Fabric kits

When you’re working with a rainbow fabric kit for the QAL you will make Luke with the following fabrics: Buttercup, Bubble gum, Parrot and Glacier.

When you’re working with the Green/Teal kit you will make Luke in: Ice Frappe, Glacier, Clover and Chartreuse.

When you’r working with the Orange/Pink kit you will make Luke in: Peony, Pomgranate, Tangerine and Papaya.

Make sure to use only half of each piece of fabric, since you’ll need to make two trees in each color.

Quilt overview

This is where Luke will be placed in the quilt.

Pattern

Here is the link to download the pattern for Luke. Go ahead and print it true to size. Select ‘do not scale’, or set your printer settings to ‘scaling: 100%’. To check if you printed the pattern the correct size you can measure the one inch square.

The finished block measures 10 x 15 inch, 10.5 x 15.5 inch including seam allowance.

Let’s start sewing

You can now start making the sections of the Luke blocks just like you did with the Flynn block. There are also three sections for this block. Make sure to past all the pieces of the pattern together before you trace your pattern to freezer paper. All three sections are in two pieces on the pattern.

Don’t get discouraged when something turns out a little wonky or upside down. Sometimes it’s just time for a little break, a nice cup of tea. Take a deep breath and try again!

Putting the block together

Now you’ve finished all the sections you can put the blocks together.First sew the bottom parts together, sections A and B. Then sew section C to section AB.

Tadaaaa!

And there your Luke block is finished! Don’t they look cute together?

Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. You can share your trees with the hashtag #onetwotreeQAL on Instagram of share them in the Facebook group. I’d love to see how your Luke trees are turning out.

I’ll be back in two weeks with our last tree buddy!
Irene

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