Evergreen Quilt + Tutorial

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

Since I live in the Evergreen State, it’s only fitting to call this my Evergreen quilt. 

I made a handful of extra tree blocks when I was testing them for my Suburbs quilt, so I figured why not make a few more and put them to good use?!  These are quick and addicting to make, and a good first project trying templates if you haven’t ever used them. 

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

I included some quick instructions for making this quilt below.  It’s a fast sew, and a good use of the random leftover green fabrics I had stuffed into my stash. 

CLICK HERE for the Tree Block Pattern

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

The finished quilt measures 49″ x 55″.  

  1.  Make 35 tree blocks using this printable tree block pattern.  
  2. Cut 35 strips 2 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.  Sew a strip to the bottom of 20 tree blocks.  Sew a strip to the top of 15 tree blocks.  Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial3.  Layout the blocks into 5 rows of 7 blocks each, alternating between blocks with strips at the bottom or top.  Sew blocks together to form rows, and sew the rows together to make the quilt top.  I like to press my seams open, but you could also alternate pressing directions if you press to the side.   Don’t worry too much if you are sewing some of your points off a little or they aren’t perfect as you sew the quilt together…especially if you are a beginner!

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

I did a super fast finish and quilted this with wavy lines on my Bernina with the walking foot.  I use stitch 4, and set the width to 5.5 and the stitch length to 3. 

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

We are still hoping for some snow here in Seattle this winter…but for now it feels like Spring already.  It’s 52 degrees and sunny, and Jane and I already walked through the park today after running errands.  No complaints here!



46 Responses to Evergreen Quilt + Tutorial

  1. rl2b2017 January 15, 2019 at 6:15 am #

    Hi Allison! What a great use of your probably overflowing green stash. I just love all the variety of fabrics you use, just like a true forest. All these trees just make me smile. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Allison January 15, 2019 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks Roseanne! Actually I have a pretty small stash! A big pile of fabrics stress me out! ;)

  2. Libby Blaha January 15, 2019 at 7:09 am #

    Thanks Allison ….. a awesome project to start now with green fabric stash pieces and future
    leftover greens. Thank you and a “Happy New Year” …………….

    • Allison January 15, 2019 at 9:13 am #

      Thanks Libby and happy new year to you also!

  3. Sheila January 15, 2019 at 7:38 am #

    Love how this turned out, Allison! Looks like bright evergreens during the snowy season. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kristy January 15, 2019 at 9:15 am #

    Such a simple design, but it turned out so cute! I’m going to use this to make my brother a TV quilt for his birthday! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!!

    • Allison January 16, 2019 at 10:28 pm #


      • Alanna July 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

        Hi Allison, how much backing fabric (including the 35 blocks and the strips) do you think I would need for this quilt?

      • Allison July 2, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

        I would probably buy 2 yards, maybe even 2 1/2 yards, because cutting the templates for the triangle tree tops takes a bit more yardage than normal.

      • Allison July 2, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

        Oh and I’m assuming you meant the white background fabric right? Not backing fabric? Backing fabric (the fabric on the back side of the quilt) would be 3 1/4 yards if you buy normal 44 inch wide fabric.

  5. Jackie January 15, 2019 at 10:10 am #

    We have lots of snow happy to send you a bit. Thank you for sharing you fun pattern

    • Allison January 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

      We would love snow!

  6. Toni Macomb January 15, 2019 at 10:18 am #

    Thank you for the tutorial! I’ve been wanting to make a tree quilt but haven’t gotten around to it. Similar to when I wanted to make a house quilt…and finally got around to it. Hugs! And thanks again!

    • Allison January 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

      Haha…that sounds like my life. ;)

    • Alanna July 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

      Hi Allison, how much backing fabric (including the 35 blocks and the strips) do you think I would need for this quilt?

  7. Deanna Plotts January 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

    This is cute. Thanks for the tutorial. I picked up your suburbs pattern in December.

    • Allison January 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

      Thanks Deanna!

      • Nicole R Woomer April 19, 2020 at 8:32 am #

        Ok. I love this!!! Did I miss somewhere how to make the trunk and the pieces next to it? I caught the rest of it, but just checking. Thanks!!

  8. Karen January 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

    Love your Evergreen Quilt, Allison! Thank you for sharing the pattern with us!

  9. Kay January 16, 2019 at 3:28 am #

    Thank you for the tutorial. I really want to make a writer/christmas quilt and this looks perfect. x

    • Allison January 16, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

      It’s a perfect winter quilt!

  10. Terri Arnold January 16, 2019 at 4:46 am #

    Thanks for the shared tutorial! I love tree blocks! It looks really fun and whimsical!

  11. Sue H January 16, 2019 at 8:28 am #

    Thanks for the pattern. It’s a wonderful quilt. Happy New Year!

    • Allison January 16, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

      You’re welcome and to you also!

  12. selina January 19, 2019 at 8:21 am #

    The the crisp clean look of this quilt. The quilting you used is my favorite go to. I’m thinking of making this my leader/ender project. Thank you.

  13. selina January 19, 2019 at 8:23 am #

    That comment was supposed to start with the word LOVE. Not sure what happened to it. But I do love it.

  14. Terrie D. January 21, 2019 at 10:37 am #

    This is such a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing the block tutorial. I love the trees. :)

  15. Peggy Melfi January 24, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

    Darling! You may be in the Evergreen State (and lucky you!)~~my family originates from there: Roslyn to Bridgeport to Wenatchee and points in between. But! We have a LOT of evergreens in my home state of Colorado, and I just love this tree quilt! Thanks for sharing the pattern! And I like your “quick finish”, as well. MUCH better than that large meander (IMHO).

    • Allison January 25, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

      Thanks Peggy! I love the trees in Colorado!

  16. Stacy Withrow January 29, 2019 at 6:00 am #

    Beauty! My 5 year old son will love this. He is often concerned about the world’s oxygen/trees! I’m thinking cozy brown minky/dimple dot backing. Might throw in a Christmas print but I’ll test block that…
    Thank you very much for sharing and the pattern! I’m going to check my green situation now.

    • Allison January 29, 2019 at 10:59 am #

      What a perfect quilt for him! You can never go wrong with cozy minky for sure.

  17. webstagram January 30, 2019 at 12:35 am #

    What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I will definitely try it.

  18. Kathy January 31, 2019 at 7:54 am #

    I just want to say that I have been a fan of your website for a long time and I think you are the BEST! I found the simple hearts tutorial and I must say that you are truly a’ quilter of (wo)men!’ You do so much to SHARE your love and expertise with those of us that are trying to learn it! A heartfelt(pun intended)THANK YOU
    Kathy g

    • Allison January 31, 2019 at 10:07 am #

      Thanks Kathy!

    • Elizabeth W December 9, 2021 at 4:49 pm #

      I love this!I’ve been wanting to make a tree quilt and now I have a plan to do it. I just bought your diagonal seam tape at my LQS the other day. So excited to have that helper. :)

  19. Sharlyn February 11, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

    Adorable simplicity. I love it! Thanks for sharig

  20. Barbara June 27, 2019 at 6:03 am #

    Thanks for the tree quilt tutorial, can’t wait to gather up my greens.

  21. Liz October 9, 2020 at 5:38 am #

    I am just beginning to quilt so this may seem like an unusual request, but what is the white fabric that you used for the background. It has such a crisp look to it and makes the trees pop!

    • Allison October 12, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

      I always use Bella Solid 9900-97, or if you want the non bleached version I also love Bella Solid 9900-200 Off White (it’s not really off white, more of a creamy white).

  22. Claire October 13, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

    This tutorial looks adorable! My son requested to make a quilt & we picked this pattern (this is our first time ever making a quilt). What do I do to make the back & sides? Thank you for your help!

  23. Melanie December 15, 2021 at 9:54 am #

    Love the tree quilt and all the various shades of green/blue. Enjoy your spring weather while you can. It’s snowing here in southern OR as I type. And about 30 degrees colder, too. LOL Love your posts and your designs.

  24. Linda September 18, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

    How much backing fabric do you need for this quilt please? Thank you

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