This block is inspired by the book I recently read – The Halloween Tree written by Ray Bradbury. It is small book full of wonder, adventure, friendship and love wrapped in the history behind the idea of Halloween.
The four faces can be paper pieced in like I did here, or can be left out as well. Since all the faces are stand-alone pieces, they can be individually added or left out as shown here in the photos.
Here is a photo of the tree without any of the paper pieced or embroidered faces.
My plan is to make blocks inspired by different characters from the book and then make a quilt out of that. I think I will make the tree the center point of the quilt surrounded by the other blocks.
I thought I was done planning! As I was finishing up the embroidery, my husband asked me if I can turn this into a lap size quilt with large Jack O’ Lanterns hanging from it. So I will be expanding this tree into a much larger paper piecing design! That should be very interesting! I am up for the challenge!