Hello my friends! I have a little something for you. The Frosted Pines quilt block pattern is here and it comes with two size options! It’s perfect for the Winter months ahead. You can turn it into a pillow or make a few blocks for a table runner or quilt.
This quilt block is really fun and easy to make. There are two sizes to choose from: 16″ square or 16″ x 26″ rectangle. The square size can be made into a pillow or make a bunch for a quilt. The rectangle size is just right for a bench or bed pillow. I made both of mine into pillows and I learned how to insert an invisible zipper, too!
Frosted Pines Quilt Block Pattern
I hope you enjoy making this quilt block. Just click the button below to download the pattern.
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This is a free pattern and I’ve tried my best to make sure it is accurate. With that being said, it has not been tech edited or tested by others. Feel free to contact me if you find any inaccuracies.
Frosted Pines – design options
What can you do with these blocks? I have some great ideas for you! If your time is limited, just make a pillow (or two). That’s what I did, although the invisible zipper required the purchase of an invisible zipper presser foot and a few YouTube videos to get the job done. The second pillow was much faster and good practice of a new skill.
Another quick project is a table runner. I love the idea of a house block in the center of two Frosted Pines blocks. This would make a runner that measures 16” x 48” without any borders or sashing. I love this blue version below!
If you want a lap size quilt, just repeat the Frosted Pines block and house block (I don’t have a pattern for that yet) as many times as needed to get the size you want. The quilt below would measure 77″ square with the addition of 2″ borders.
Frosted Pines – color options
You can also change the fabrics for a completely different look. Here are some fun examples of Frosted Pines using some of my favorite fabric collections.
Tips for making the block
The trees are made with stitch and flip corners. The easiest way to draw a diagonal line on each background rectangle piece is to lay it perpendicular to the tree piece so the top edges meet. Allow the tree piece to peak out of the side so you can see where the diagonal line needs to intersect. The image below shows what I mean.
One of my favorite techniques to sew these corners is by using a Folded Corner Clipper ruler by Creative Grids. This eliminates the need to draw a line because you’re creating the correct seam allowance; I get really accurate results this way. See the image below and also find my blog post for more Stitch and Flip techniques using specialty rulers.
Make sure to save the diagonal corner trimmings! These can be used to make the tree top bows. They’re perfect for making oversized quarter-square triangle units that you can trim down for the perfect bow!
When you sew the tree sections together, sew them into pairs and then sew the pairs together to make the tree. This will help to keep all the seams parallel to each other and prevents arching or skewing.
Most of all have fun playing with this design!
How I quilted my pillows
I used my walking foot to quilt gentle curves across the width of the block. They’re spaced about 1.5″ inches apart. I used a variegated thread for the white pillow and an invisible thread for the navy pillow.
I like how the invisible thread picks up the colors underneath it. It’s a nice choice when you have fabric that is high contrast to each other and you don’t want the thread to speak too loudly.
I hope you enjoy this quilt block pattern. If you make one (or two), make sure to send me a photo or tag me on Instagram @thecraftyquilter so we can all see it!
Make sure to Pin the image below, so you can find it easily! Enjoy and thanks for visiting!