Finished size is about 42 inches across, depending on fabric shrinkage.
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
Main fabric (The aqua on mine): 1/2 yard of each of 3 different quilting fabrics.
Scalloped border fabric (orange on mine): 1/4 yard of each of 3 different quilting fabrics.
Backing Fabric: 1 1/2 yards. Any light to medium weight woven cotton fabric will work.
Leaves: 1/8 yard each of 4 different fabrics. Scraps work great for this! I used satin, corduroy, and plush minky. Look for interesting textures.
Tree Trunk: 20" by 12" piece. I used dot minky.
Quilt batting: 45" by 45". I used Warm and Natural "Baby/ Crib" size.
a small amount of poly fill
a crinkly snack/ chip bag
It is best if you do not prewash or preshrink your main and scalloped boarder fabrics. They will quilt up better if they are quilted before washing.
a sewing machine
scissors, and a rotary cutter and mat, if you have one.
chalk or disappearing fabric pen
lots of pins!
paper and pencil for drafting your templates
Step 2: Create your templates.
A triangle 18" long and 9 7/16" wide. Add 1/4" seam allowance all around. Trim corners.
Scalloped edge template:
A half circle 9 7/16" wide. Add 1/4" seam allowance all around. Trim corners.
Tree trunk template:
Sketch out a tree trunk about 19 1/2" tall, 11" across the branches and 4" to 5" across the trunk. Do not add seam allowance.
Sketch out a leaf 6 1/4" long and 3 1/2" high. Do not add seam allowance.
Step 3: Trace and cut out pieces.
12 1/2 circles (4 of each fabric)
1 tree trunk
17 leaves (a few from each fabric)