I look at a lot of blocks, I study how they’re structured and then head to EQ to simplify, change the size, or even draft my own variation.
I love tree quilts and have one on my list to make — one day. In the meantime, I’ve looked at many, many variations knowing that the one I would make eventually would be a simpler version than most.
One of the best reason for learning to use quilting software is to draft or change blocks.
So here’s my tree block – doesn’t it remind you of apple trees? I can’t guarantee that it’s not like another block somewhere out there but it’s not one I’ve copied from anywhere. No fussy templates, just squares and a few half square triangles.
Of course it will be set on point but now that I’m home, I’ll draw this block in EQ where it will be easier to look at sashing and overall quilt size.