Technically it is easy. But it has taken all my improvisational know-how to create this block. the book is good, but I think it really expects you to be way more comfortable with the whole of improv quilting.
Add to that my harebrained idea of mine. I thought I would use a second set of squares and sew off them so I wouldn't have all the strings to cut of. I forget what they call it. Some people make a whole SECOND quilt. Or at least have a group of blocks already sewn together
I couldn't find my box of 2 1/2 inch squares. I couldn't find my box of 2 inch strips. I couldn't find my box of triangles or my box of laser cut wedges. So I grabbed a stack of HUGE ten inch 60 degree triangles I cut out at the Quilt Haus last time i was there.
I had a set of solids in 10 inch squres. That is what I used.
So here i was, figuring out how to make these tiny 3 1/2 inch tree squares AND precision piecing huge 60 Degree triangles! I kept having to change back and forth in my mind, what am I doing on this one now? Oh, wrong one! Rip Rip Rip!
The first tree block was a tosser. But the rest of them turned out way cool!
And the triangle blocks are way cool!
And I think it needs to be called Earth Girls Are Easy!
I have 64 more tree blocks to do.
I think THAT should be called Earth Girls Are CRAZY!
And this guy was visiting my nandina flowers. you might need to click on it to make it larger.
Think Bumble Bee.
It is a fabulous photo