My First Paper-Piecing Pattern – Little Tree


I am developing a taste for paper piecing. I am making placemats with the houses I have sewn last fall and the Delectable Mountains I have made during the last weeks. I wanted to add a few trees to my design and, instead of looking for an already made pattern, I decided to try my hand at making one. I came up with this really simple design.


The trees look as follow when placed next to a house:


They will be placed below the Delectable Mountains I have showed you last week, which will also be next to a house:


I have made the pattern in the old-fashion way, with paper, pencil and ruler. I was not in a mood for computer design. Of course, as I made more than one tree, I had to duplicate the pattern a few times. Also in the old-fashion way, with two sheets of paper positioned one on top of the other, against a window. It is good, from time to time, to go back to paper and pencil. And actually feel the creation of a line as a result of moving fingers, wrist and arm.


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Other posts about paper piecing:


Delectable Mountains


My First Paper-Pieced Blocks


6 thoughts on “My First Paper-Piecing Pattern – Little Tree

    • Thank you, Soma! I’m glad of your appreciation. I know a scanner helps… if you have one. In the end, I made 6 trees, so it was not too much work. 🙂

  1. Wonderful little trees France! They are a great addition to your houses and mountains. I like drawing by hand too, and often use a window to trace my work. But a lot of copies?… then technology prevails and they get scanned and printed.

    • I’m happy that you like them, Lara! I know… it’s much faster with a scanner… providing you have one. Which I don’t. But they are small patterns and are duplicated in a few minutes only. 🙂

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